Bruce spent 17 years with the Royal Air Force flying the Jaguar aircraft in the low level photo reconnaissance and ground attack roles, gaining over 3000 hours' experience. He was a qualified Weapons Instructor and an Instrument Rating Examiner/Instructor.
He did two tours with the Jaguar Operational Conversion Unit and one with the Royal Air Force of Oman, along with several operational tours. He retired from the RAF in 1998 and since then has worked as a long haul commercial airline pilot flying the 777.
Bruce lives in the West Country and hobbies include cycling, sea swimming, walking, camping, photography and ski-ing.