Col (Retd) Mike Crabbe

Qualifying in 1967 as an E, I & R (now known as Avionics) Technician, he served in UK and Germany and qualified as an Artificer Avionics in 1973. Commissioned in 1976, he held a variety of non-aviation appointments in training, engineering and Equipment Support in UK, Germany, and Hong Kong. His REME Aviation appointments included Equipment Support, Project Management, and the command of 70 Aircraft Workshop REME. He retired from the post of Chief Aircraft Engineer in 1997 and in industry managed the training of Apache Aircrew, Groundcrew and Technicians.