Air engineer proud to keep FAA legacy going
Retiring Air Engineer Mechanic Chief Petty Officer Jack Hammond, 49, can leave the Naval Service after nearly 32 years with his head held high, safe in the knowledge that his legacy will continue to have a positive impact on the Fleet Air Arm branch for some time to come.
Jack’s time in the Royal Navy has seen him serve in Air Craft Carriers, HMS Illustrious, HMS Invincible and HMS Ark Royal seeing active service in campaigns within Bosnia and Afghanistan.
He has spent a large proportion of his career working with Sea Harriers in 899 & 801 Naval Air Squadrons and for the past 6 years Jack has been working within the training environment within both HMS Sultan and RAF Wittering.
Jack’s final role within the Royal Navy has seen him working as a Divisional Officer at HMS Sultan, where he has been passing on his learned wisdom to the next generation of young Air Engineering Technicians, currently undertaking Phase 2a training within 764 Initial Training Squadron, part of the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS).
As if by a twist of fate his son 22 year old Oliver has been amongst the last group of his trainees.