Here at Martin-Baker, we run an exclusive club that unifies all pilots whose lives we’ve helped save: life membership of the Ejection Tie Club is confined solely to those who have emergency ejected from an aircraft using a Martin-Baker ejection seat, which has thereby saved their life.

To search our collection of Ejectee testimonials please enter information in the below search bar. If you have an Ejection story of your own that you’d like to share with us to be shown on this page, please forward to information@martin-baker.co.uk.

Dear Sir,

I am writing on behalf of my 92 year old father, Air Vice Marshall Henry Alan Merriman ret’d. He is member number #25 of the Martin-Baker Ejection Tie Club as a result of an emergency ejection from a Hunter aircraft in January 1956 using a Martin-Baker ejection seat.

My father has recently completed his personal memoirs of his 40 year RAF career capturing lots of details on the aircraft he flew, most noticeably as a Test Pilot. His recollection of the ejection flight is as follows:

“65 years since a Martin Baker ejection seat saved my life from a stricken Hawker Hunter and I made acquaintances with a dear old lady lying in bed when I burst through her ceiling upon landing, I thought it time to share my story…”

To read AVM Henry Alan Merriman’s full story of his ejection from a Hawker Hunter back in January 1956 – click here.