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Rescue pilot: cheating the sea

Rescue pilot: cheating the sea

Grayson, Jerry, author

Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. Excitingly told, frequently funny but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds, it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Jerry Grayson ; foreword by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm
ISBN: 1472917936, 9781472917935
Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject: Grayson, Jerry.; Great Britain. Royal Navy Search and rescue operations.; Warfare and Defence.; Helicopter pilots Great Britain.