Peter Pilkington joined the RAF the day he turned seventeen and a half. He trained as an engine fitter, served a tour with The King's Colour Squadron and as a motor transport fitter. Eventually he made his way to become an Air Loadmaster and was the first in that trade to receive a commission. He served in Berlin during the Cold War and in some of the hot-spots of the Middle East. Before leaving the RAF, after a career of nearly thirty years, Peter was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.
Flames shot out either side of the cockpit