Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

Lt Cdr(O) E I H (Ed) Hughes MRIN RN
Service Career Summary

Other appointments:

  • HQ AFNORTH, Oslo Norway
  • CINC Fleet representative at HQ RAF Strike Command High Wycombe
  • Air Operations Officer NATO Multi-service EW Support Group
  • Operations Officer RNAS Yeovilton
  • Directorate of Avionic Equipment & Systems, MOD London
  • Qualified Naval Fighter Observer 1966, Electronic Warfare Instructor (EWI) 1970, Member, Royal Institute of Navigation (MRIN) 1974, Passed RN Staff Course (psc) 1984


Flying Career 
  Hours Night Unit/Squadron
Sea Prince Hours 783 day 35 night 750 Sqn. RN Observer School, Basic Observer
Course RNAS Hal Far (Malta)
and later Instructor RNAS Culdrose
Whirlwind HAS Mk7 Hours 82 day   Heron Flight RNAS Yeovilton
Sea Venom Mk22 Hours 33 day 4 night Jet Familiarisation RNAS Lossiemouth
Sea Vixen Mk1 and 2 Hours 718 day 162 night 766, 893 & 899 Squadrons, RNAS Yeovilton,
HMS Victorious & HMS Eagle
Canberra T17 & T4 Hours 842 day 101 night 360 (RN/RAF) Squadron RAF Watton & RAF Cottesmore.
Dual qualified Navigator and Air Electronics Operator.
Dominie Hours 51 day 6 night RAF navigation refresher and RAF Staff Navigation
Courses RAF Finningly and RAF Cranwell
Jetstream Hours 58 day   RN Observer School RNAS Culdrose Instructor
Total hours: 2,567 day 308 night 
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