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.

VMFA-211 Squadron

Featured Maintainer

Featured Maintainer

Here are some proud US Marines from VMFA-211 squadron in front of the Flag: “My name is John Riggin. I am currently an active duty US Marine with VMFA-211. I currently work on the F-35B but before that, i worked on the EA-6B Prowler. I’ve been on 4 deployments and getting ready to leave again soon, each one working on your seats. It’s an honor and a privilege.”
VMFA-211 Squadron

Featured Maintainer

Featured Maintainer

Here are some proud US Marines from VMFA-211 squadron in front of the Flag: “My name is John Riggin. I am currently an active duty US Marine with VMFA-211. I currently work on the F-35B but before that, i worked on the EA-6B Prowler. I’ve been on 4 deployments and getting ready to leave again soon, each one working on your seats. It’s an honor and a privilege.”

Maintaner 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.

Martin Kendrick

My name is Martin Kendrick and I have been in the Royal Air Force for almost 12 years as an ‘Armourer’. My first posting after trade training was to 12(B) Sqn at RAF Lossiemouth, working on Tornado GR4, which used the Mk10 Ejection Seat. Within a few weeks of being on the squadron I was sent to the Weapon Training…
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SQN LDR ANDY DAYKIN

I joined the RAF in 1985 as a Weapons Mechanic, later becoming a Weapons Technician before commissioning as an Engineering Officer in 2003. During my time as a technician I was heavily involved in the maintenance and installation of the Mk10 seat on Tornado, working in the Seat Bay at RAF Coningsby (F3) for 3 years (1992-1995) and at RAF…
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JOHN MASSEY (WO RTD)

Having served 39 years in the Royal Air Force as a Weapon Engineering Technician I enjoyed my involvement with Martin Baker ejection seats. I have fitted ejection seats to a variety of aircraft such as Victors, Canberras, Phantoms, Jaguars, Jet Provosts and the Tornado F3. I also served 2 years in the ejection seat maintenance bay at Wildenrath on Phantom…
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Juan Carlos Casallas Parra

My name is Juan Carlos Casallas Parra, and I am a maintainer for Martin-Baker Ejection Seats. For more than 20 years we have worked as non-commissioned officers of the Colombian Air Force, as specialist technicians in Air Armament and Security, we have carried out maintenance on Martin-Baker Ejection Seats, type Mk4, MkJM6, MkBR8 and MkBR10. We are very proud to contribute…
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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 and after flight as well…
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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 components. The very first task…
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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 the RAF in 2013. Me…
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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 the 81st TFW, 81st CRS…
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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 Ejection Seat Maintainer over the…
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Kevin Horner

My name is Kevin Horner I served as a End-Tech-W in the RAF from Mar 1981 – Oct 2003. My first job involving Seats was as a pin monkey on 228 OCU Phantoms and the Mk 7 seat. I then spent the majority of my career on first line Tornado Sqns 111, 1435, 31 and finally XV. I always loved…
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Martin Kendrick

My name is Martin Kendrick and I have been in the Royal Air Force for almost 12 years as an ‘Armourer’. My first posting after trade training was to 12(B) Sqn at RAF Lossiemouth, working on Tornado GR4, which used the Mk10 Ejection Seat. Within a few weeks of being on the squadron I was sent to the Weapon Training…
Read More

SQN LDR ANDY DAYKIN

I joined the RAF in 1985 as a Weapons Mechanic, later becoming a Weapons Technician before commissioning as an Engineering Officer in 2003. During my time as a technician I was heavily involved in the maintenance and installation of the Mk10 seat on Tornado, working in the Seat Bay at RAF Coningsby (F3) for 3 years (1992-1995) and at RAF…
Read More

JOHN MASSEY (WO RTD)

Having served 39 years in the Royal Air Force as a Weapon Engineering Technician I enjoyed my involvement with Martin Baker ejection seats. I have fitted ejection seats to a variety of aircraft such as Victors, Canberras, Phantoms, Jaguars, Jet Provosts and the Tornado F3. I also served 2 years in the ejection seat maintenance bay at Wildenrath on Phantom…
Read More

Juan Carlos Casallas Parra

My name is Juan Carlos Casallas Parra, and I am a maintainer for Martin-Baker Ejection Seats. For more than 20 years we have worked as non-commissioned officers of the Colombian Air Force, as specialist technicians in Air Armament and Security, we have carried out maintenance on Martin-Baker Ejection Seats, type Mk4, MkJM6, MkBR8 and MkBR10. We are very proud to contribute…
Read More

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 and after flight as well…
Read More

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 components. The very first task…
Read More

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 the RAF in 2013. Me…
Read More

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 the 81st TFW, 81st CRS…
Read More

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 Ejection Seat Maintainer over the…
Read More

Kevin Horner

My name is Kevin Horner I served as a End-Tech-W in the RAF from Mar 1981 – Oct 2003. My first job involving Seats was as a pin monkey on 228 OCU Phantoms and the Mk 7 seat. I then spent the majority of my career on first line Tornado Sqns 111, 1435, 31 and finally XV. I always loved…
Read More
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