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Born in New Zealand Mick Fry was bought up in the United Kingdom. He joined the RAF in 1988 serving in Germany and Cyprus. In 1999 he converted to rotary wing at RAF Odiham, the home of the UK Chinook Force.
After a tour in The Balkans he was sent on exchange to Australia in 2001. Returning to the UK in 2002 he was deployed to HMS Illustrious. In the North Arabian Sea before moving to Bagram supporting 3 Commando Brigade.
Over the next ten years he saw repeated action flying in Chinooks, the most targeted of all aircraft, in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Since retiring from the RAF in 2011 Mick has held a range of senior commercial aviation positions worldwide. He has a Master’s degree from City University, London and lives in Far North Queensland.