Mal was born not long ago in Lancaster, UK, in 1944. 

 

He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar

School and joined the Royal AirForce as a trainee

pilot in 1962. In 1964 he converted to the Hunter,

an association that was to last around fifteen years.

8 Sqn in Aden: 1 Sqn, West Raynham: 234 Sqn,

Chivenor: Strike Wing Bahrain: 4 FTS, Valley:

12 Sqn, Honington. 2000 Hunter flying hours.

 

Thereafter he converted to the Buccaneer,

staying with this band of brothers for some

eight years; you'll find several of those in

the video to the right, with the artist himself,

if you concentrate! Several staff tours

followed, including attendance at the

Royal Australian Air Force Staff College in

Canberra - to where he would return some

fourteen years later.                                  

 

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Leaving the RAF in 1988 as a Wg Cdr, he spent the following 12 years with British Aerospace as its Eurofighter PR and Marketing Executive, the last four of which were spent in Canberra, Australia, leading the Eurofighter Typhoon sales campaign. In 2000, he very reluctantly bade farewell to Oz, retired from BAESystems, and retreated to the North of England, taking up his dormant passion for oil painting. Mal had previously painted just five works, and found that  painting more or less every day kept him in touch with aviation, and away from the pub - well, until at least teatime. In 2015, his eldest daughter (he has another, and a son) introduced him to the world of miniatures in which he is now developing further skills.  

 

 

                                                                                      He can be found here:

 

                                                                              01772 611025 or 07779 178313

                                                                                                    and here

                                                                                    malgrosse@talktalk.net

 

  

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