EEI Welcomes Martin ‘Taz’ Hetherington to the Team

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Taz has joined EEI as an Airborne Specialist Instructor having served 23 years in the RAF. His early career was spent as a military photographer before transferring to the Intelligence Analyst Trade in 2009.

On completion of training was posted to TIW, RAF Marham. where he completed the UKIAC soon after, becoming a qualified Imagery Analyst. During his time at TIW he completed 2 tours as part of the TIW detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan providing C-IED support. This was followed by employment in Gioia Del Colle, Italy in support of Op Ellamy as JNCO TIW Det providing targets and BDA for the RAF Tornado force.

In 2011 he was promoted to Corporal and moved to UK DGS supporting US Predators providing on-screen Imagery Analysis and Imagery Mission Supervision. In 2015 he completed a tour of Afghanistan providing support to Helicopter crews in the position of overwatch and medical evacuation out of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan earning a commendation from Cdr JAG Ops.

In 2015 he was then posted to XIII Sqn, RAF Waddington where he qualified as a Mission Intelligence Coordinator (MIC), Senior MIC, and finally an Instructor MIC. After just under 4 years of supporting Front Line Ops he was posted to 54 Sqn to help set up the UK Reaper Training Flight providing work up training for MICs.

Please join us in welcoming Taz to the EEI family.

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