Tom Docherty - Aviation Historian

Tom Docherty is originally from Fife in Scotland but now lives in Moray. He is the author of eight historical military aviation books and numerous aviation historical articles. He joined the RAF in 1978 and served for a number of years in the Air Traffic Control branch before transferring to the Air Loadmaster branch. Tom spent six years on Chinook helicopters in England, Germany and in the Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. Following this Tom transferred to Wessex and then Puma helicopters in Northern Ireland for nearly 10 years followed by 10 years as a controller at the RAF Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre retiring in 2011 to continue writing aviation books and articles.