Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been made an honorary RAF Group Captain.The vocalist, pilot and keen fencer was enrolled in the Royal Air Force’s 601 Squadron earlier this week, according to Force Network who say the move came after the vocalist reached out to the UK military force’s fencing union last month about the possibility of representing them in the sport. He could now take part in the RAF Championships which will take place on May 16/17.
Dickinson began fencing while he was at school and competed in tournaments until the age of 23. He reached the rank of no.7 in the UK. Bruce Dickinson is also known for flying Iron Maiden’s Boeing 747 on their world tour. Bruce currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a Boeing 747 Type rating, Boeing 757 type rating. Bruce flew 757s for Astraeus Airlines. He recently bought a Fokker Dr.I triplane replica G-CDXR!