Red Arrows

Circus 9

SAC(T) Jordan Thorburn (Mechanical)

2017 Circus 9 Blues Age - 27

Education - Jordan attended Dunbar Grammar School in Dunbar, Scotland to complete his standard grades and Higher Education.

Career - After a brief spell working in Bank of Scotland Jordan joined the RAF aged 21 where he studied Aircraft Mechanical Engineering.After completing basic training at RAF Halton, Jordan began his mechanical trade training at DCAE Cosford in 2011. Once fully trained he was posted to 18/27 Sqn at RAF Odiham and worked as an AMM (Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic) on Chinook Helicopters. Here he deployed to Afghanistan, completed detachments to Jordan and deployed on HMS Illustrious. Jordan then returned to DCAE Cosford to complete his further trade training in 2013. Upon graduating from his mechanical trade training Jordan was posted to The Red Arrows in 2014. During the 2016 season Jordan was selected to be on the Red Arrows Dye Team. Furthermore he was selected to be on the Hit team for Exercise Eastern Hawk Asia-Pacific and Middle East tour travelling to numerous countries supporting the aircraft.

Background – In his spare time Jordan is a keen footballer and avidly supports Heart of Midlothian Football Club and enjoys travelling to watch the Scottish National team. He also enjoys spending time back in Scotland with his family especially his two nieces, Millie and Indie, and walking his dog, Donald.

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