Jerry Grayson joined the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm at the age of 17, becoming the youngest pilot serving in the Royal Navy.
He served as a helicopter pilot for 8 years, initially aboard HMS ARK ROYAL and later as a search and rescue pilot based at RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall. By the age of 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot, and was presented with the Air Force Cross by the Queen for outstanding gallantry during the rescue of yachtsmen from the 1979 Fastnet yacht race.
“Heroism, gallantry and teamwork leap from the pages of this book. Jerry Grayson was an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career” NICK WARD, author of Left for Dead: The Untold Story of the Tragic 1979 Fastnet Race.
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