Introducing Wing Commander Peter Spurgin (retired). Peter has had a wide variety of Air Force Operations from flying fighters in Malaysia and Thailand to peacekeeping operations in the Sinai Desert and lastly with Care Flight.
He joined the RAAF in 1963 and graduated as a Fighter Pilot.
He was posted on 3 occasions to Malaysia serving on Sabres and Mirages.
Pete also served in Ubon, Thailand during the Vietnam War on fighter alert for incursions from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and was also on fighter duty during Indonesian Confrontation.
In 1970, he completed the sort after Fighter Combat Instructor Course but then in 1974, he had a huge change of direction and was posted to Huey choppers.
He served with the United Nations in the Sinai Desert twice. One as Commanding Officer Austair UNEF 2 and for the second time with Multinational Force and Observers both involved with Huey Helicopters patrolling the Sinai Desert
In 1980, he continued his chopper career as Commanding Officer of 9 Squadron, well known for its vital operations in Vietnam.
Peter retired from the RAAF in 1985.
He has spent the rest of his flying career as Chief pilot Careflight (now Lifeflight) and then as Safety & Risk Manager.