Lieutenant Commander Oli Burrows
1710 Squadron Data Exploitation Lead, Royal Navy
Oliver Burrows joined the Royal Navy in 2013 having achieved sponsorship via the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme for the final two years of his Mechanical Engineering Degree at Loughborough University. Initial Officer Training at BRNC included Initial Sea Time in HMS DRAGON followed by Air Engineering Specialist Fleet Time in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS during its final exercises prior to decommissioning. Following Systems Engineering and Management Course at HMS SULTAN he achieved his Certificate of Competency at RNAS YEOVILTON in 2016. His first complement appointment was to 815 NAS as the Assistant and subsequently Deputy Air Engineering Officer during the transition from Lynx Mk8 to Wildcat HMA Mk2. Here he deployed briefly on OP CHOBDAHAR in Oman. In 2017 he became the Air Engineer Officer Training Officer at the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS) overseeing training of over 30 trainees during his tenure including embarking in HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH for the duration of WESTLANT 18 and F35 First of Class Flying Trials. After a 6 month period as the RNAESS Staff Officer he was appointed to HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH as the Aviation Support Coordinator planning the embarkation of all external units and coordinating Air Engineering resource to achieve the Flying Programme at sea. This culminated in a career highlight of OP FORTIS in 2021. During this period he completed a MSc. in Engineering Management remotely through Portsmouth University. His current assignment is to 1710 NAS, HMNB PORTSMOUTH as the Aircraft Monitoring Section Deputy Head of Department and 1Lt. The section encompasses all UK Military Rotary Wing Vibration Analysis, Wear Debris Monitoring, Non-Destructive Testing and Data Exploitation subject matter expertise. Married with three sons (6, 3 and 1), Burrows lives in Hampshire. He is a keen runner and cyclist when not spending time with his family. He is an Incorporated Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).