John Jennings was a Cold War fighter pilot throughout his career in the RAF. At the end of WW 2 he flew Mustangs in Palestine before converting to jets, initially Vampires from Odiham. After an exchange tour with the USAF flying Sabres he served at the Central Fighter Establishment. He converted to the Hunter before taking command of the Strike Wing at RAF Khormaksar. He led many strikes during the Radfan campaign when he was awarded the DFC. As a group captain he commanded RAF Coltishall with Lightnings. After six years in NATO appointments, he retired from the RAF in 1979.
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