Julian joined the Army Air Corps (AAC) in 1987 after three years flying Bulldogs at Durham University.
He was a direct AAC entrant at Sandhurst and completed a short attachment to the Queens Own Hussars before joining his Wings course in 1988.
Julian’s first posting after his course was to the Netheravon where he flew with the Airborne Brigade as a Gazelle pilot. During his time with the Corps he undertook a variety of flying duties in Belize, Kenya, Canada and Europe. Julian’s final flying tour was commanding 7 Flight AAC in Brunei, flying the Bell 212.
Julian left the Army Air Corps to pursue a second career in the City, founding and growing a business providing venture investment to small companies. He has maintained his enthusiasm for flying, both rotary and fixed wing and has owned shares in a succession of aircraft, including a Warrior, an Arrow and most recently a Bulldog.
A keen sailor as well as pilot, Julian holds Private Pilot’s Licences for both helicopters and aeroplanes. He holds instrument and aerobatic ratings and is the pilot for the Historic Aircraft Flight Auster.