LT. Peter Ian Mathews

Tie Club # 1552

“I was the observer in an 801 naval air squadron Buccaneer Mk1flying as an airborne spare for a flypast over HMS Victorious in Singapore. As we had a photographic pack we were also tasked to take photos of the two formations of Buccaneers and Sea Vixens which carried out the flypast. During our last attempt to photograph the Sea Vixens we flew very close to the Buccaneer formation and pitched up in the wake turbulence. This resulted in a spin at about 1,200 ft when we decided that our only option was to put our trust in Martin-Baker.

Our Martin-Baker Mk 4MSA seats worked perfectly and although on landing my first words were “thank God” my next thoughts were to thank Martin-Baker. My life was saved thanks to your marvellous seat and I can’t express how grateful my wife and I were. Only due to your brilliant engineering skills have I had the joy and pleasure of a wonderful family of my lovely wife, two daughters and three granddaughters. A very big thank you to everyone in the Martin-Baker company.”

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