Richard Warren Jarrett was born on 16 July 1946 in Murwillumbah, NSW, and completed his secondary education at Toowoomba State High School in Queensland.
Before entering OTU as an Air Cadet, Rick was a member of the Australian Regular Army, serving with the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. Whilst at OTU he attained the rank of Under Officer as Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant.
Rick graduated with Class 2/69 on 4 October 1969, was allocated to the Australian Army Aviation Corps and posted to the 3rd Training Battalion in Singleton, NSW. He commenced his Basic Flying Training School course at Point Cook on 12 January 1970. On 27 April 1970 Rick was posted to 162 Independent Recce Flt as an Admin Offr. This was followed by postings to 1 Aviation Regiment and the School of Army Aviation.
Regret to inform all that Rick passed away on 30 May2018 at Hervey Bay hospital.