AVM Emmerson was one of the RAF’s most experienced maritime patrol airmen when he was appointed to command the Nimrod Mark 2 detachment sent to Ascension Island to fly operations during the Falkland’s War of 1982. He flew ten long-range sorties in support of the Task Force and to gather intelligence. He was awarded an AFC. His distinguished career included commanding No. 206 Squadron and RAF Kinloss in Scotland and serving as the Chief of Staff of No. 18 (Maritime) Group.
In the photograph he is the Reviewing Officer at RAF Swinderby
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