Maintainers

Do you maintain a Martin-Baker ejection seat? We have immense pride in the maintainers working on our seats around the world – due to your hard work, dedication and skill in servicing our ejection seats, Martin-Baker can proudly say that the lives of over 7,600 pilots have been saved.

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Maintainer Stories

If you’re a maintainer of a Martin-Baker ejection seat, or have been at some point in your lifetime, we would love to hear your story and publish it on this page of testimonials dedicated to you and your hard work. As a token of our appreciation, we would also like to offer you a Martin-Baker Maintainers Coin when your story is published below.

Barry Fossard

My name is Barry Fossard and was in the RAF for 22 years as a Weapons Technician. The first time I came across an ejection seat was in my apprentice training at RAF Halton. My first posting was to V squadron at Binbrook where I learned about the ejection seat, I was responsible for before…

Tony Murrell

My name is Tony Murrell, during my service as an Aircraft Technician (Weapons) in the Royal Air Force, I was posted to RAF Laarbruch in Germany. On arrival I was assigned to the Ejection Seat Bay to carry out servicing of the Martin Baker Mk 4, Mk 6 and Mk 9 Ejection Seats and their…

Simon Croson

Here are some photos which include my wife Caroline who was also a Seat maintainer on both Harrier early to mid 80s and Tornado mid 90s, we met whilst serving on Bomb Disposal! in the early 1990s, we’ve just celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We both went on to commission from the ranks and left…

Jeff Shannon

As a kid I always wanted to work on jets (Air Force Brat) I joined the US Air Force right out of high school in 1977, after Tech school I was assigned to RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge to work on F-4’s. I cut my Egress teeth on the Martin-Baker MK H7 ejection seat. I was assigned to…

David Roux

Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience as a maintainer with you. I was a qualified Armament Technician in the South African Air Force (SAAF) from 1987 to 2015. The SAAF rotated armourers between sections to keep a high level of experience in the armament trade. I had the privilege to be an…

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