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David Durston

David Durston
Senior Advisor

David has completed 50 years of military service including as a warship commander; a Royal Navy helicopter pilot; and a reservist RAF pilot, also with both fixed and rotary wing civilian licences.
MOD roles included Maritime Capability Leader in Defence Science and Technology Laboratories; lead for maritime systems requirements; air, surface and sub-surface design, helicopter design, and ship/aircraft integration, controlling automation for air ops from small ships’ moving decks.
He was formerly UK’s national rep in NATO for unmanned maritime interoperable systems; and later oversaw refits and complex systems integration of warships for overseas governments. 
David is a qualified commercial shipping Master, specialising in commissioning privately owned ships from refit, setting Safety Management Systems to international compliance standards, and advisor to a major superyacht refit consortium.