“On 2nd August, 1983, during a fleet support mission in a Mirage IIIO in miserable weather, I had just turned inbound towards HMAS Hobart for another simulated attack, when my engine failed. I initiated the ejection at 220KIAS using the lower handle this time. The seat worked perfectly, and seconds later I deployed my dinghy, before landing in a state 5 sea, some 90NM off the coast of NSW.
I am most grateful for the Martin-Baker team saving my life for a second time. I went on to fly F/A-18 Hornets for many more years, before retiring from full time service from the position of Air Commander Australia”