PEOPLE are invited to attend a presentation at a Test Valley museum featuring a no-holds-barred account of a career as a Royal Navy officer.

Chris Taylor joined the Royal Navy on a University Cadetship which required him to serve initially as a watchkeeping and navigation officer before he could sub-specialise as a pilot on Westland Wasps and subsequently, a Westland Lynx.

The presentation Naval Aviator on Monday, November 20, at the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop, will feature not only why Chris wanted to become a pilot and how he achieved this through the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm, but also tell of his numerous close calls as an aviator.

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Andover Advertiser: Former Royal Navy officer Chris Taylor will give a talk at the Army Flying MuseumInvolved in four major collisions at sea; protecting the Royal Yacht from the threat of Libyan gunboats; being attacked with an acetylene blow torch and kidnapped by a French trawler are just some of the many life-threatening and stressful experiences Chris has faced in his career, yet he wouldn’t change it for the world.

The accidents, incidents, adventures and challenges of trying to maintain a normal domestic life will be fully explained.

The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A where Chris will take questions on any aspect of his career including his work as a test pilot, his varied career in aviation and his 10 years served at Boscombe Down. 

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Chris will also be signing copies of his three books – Test Pilot; Experimental Test Pilot and Naval Aviator following the talk.

Tickets to attend the event in the museum on Monday, November 20, at 7pm are £12, with online pay per view £8.

The presentation will also be recorded for catch-up viewing after the event through the museum website.