BBMF Project Team Deputy Chief Engineer retires

Header image: Gp Capt Andy March, BBMF Chief Engineer, (left) presenting a retirement gift to Shane Rowland, BBMF Deputy Chief Engineer (right) on 30th January.

Shane Rowland, the BBMF Project Team Deputy Chief Engineer, has retired after nearly 30 years in RAF uniform and another 18 as a Civil Servant.

Shane joined the RAF on 27th September 1977 as an Airframe Mechanic and subsequently served around the UK on types now retired, such as the Vulcan, Nimrod, F-4 Phantom, Tornado F3 and C130J Hercules.  Shane left the RAF in April 2006 as a Chief Technician and immediately joined the Defence Logistics Organisation, working first in the Hercules Integrated Project Team (IPT) at RAF Wyton and subsequently at RAF Waddington on the E-3 Sentry IPT and the Sentinel IPT for 10 years. Shane joined the BBMF Project Team in January 2018 as the first BBMF Propulsion Systems Engineering Authority (EA).  Finally, Shane moved into the role of Deputy Chief Engineer, responsible for all EAs and Team engineering output in the summer of 2022.

On 30th January the BBMF Project Team colleagues and friends gathered together at the RAF Coningsby Heritage Centre to send off Shane in fine style.  The BBMF Chief Engineer, Group Captain Andy March, presented Shane with various BBMF-related retirement gifts, including a fine replica of a Hurricane stick top.

We all wish Shane a happy retirement and thank him for his work supporting the BBMF.

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