Roybo & dagama
Thanks for the Mike memory; Roy I'm fairly sure that Mike wasn't the youngest Herc captain.
I only know about the period 67-73, but I know of several who were younger than Mike.
I guess Mike did his captain course late '70 and probably was 24 ( 30/12/70) while on the course. One of his mates, who was a 'Co' with him on 24 Sqn, came on to 30 Sqn, one John Lambert, and I think he claimed to be still 23 when he arrived on 30 Sqn.
Another mate of Mike and I is Chris Kelly (dob 9/4/47) and he did his Captain course 3 or 4 months after Mike.
When 48 formed with the Herc late '67, I was the youngest officer apart from a 'Co' called MIke Arthur - born about March 1947. IIRC he did his captain course in '70 and may have been only 22 when it started.
I'm sure another Pruner will know the definitive answer!
By the time Mike did his last trip, aged almost 27, there would have been quite a few captains younger than him.
I used to speak to Mike quite a lot on the R/T when I was an ATCO at LHR, he was always ready with a drole comment!
Be nice if others could post memories of him.