According to The Lochside Press, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was guest of honor at the the second annual the second annual Submarine Service Awards – The Submarine Oscars last week.
Over 450 people attended the event on Saturday, September 29 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, hosted by Rear Admiral John Weale, Rear Admiral Submarines (RASM).
The charity Military Versus Cancer held a raffle during the evening, with Dickinson presenting the prizes, which included a Breitling Submarine Service watch and a Spitfire experience, amongst many others.
Prior to the night, Dickinson said in a statement: "I am delighted and honored to be invited to the 2018 Submarine Oscars. I was privileged several years ago to spend some time on a Vanguard Class submarine and witness first-hand the incredible dedication of the submariners."
Dickinson joined IRON MAIDEN in 1981, replacing Paul Di'Anno, and made his recording debut with the band on the 1982 album "The Number Of The Beast". He quit the band in 1993, pursuing several solo projects, and rejoined in 1999.
Dickinson, who turned 60 in August, has several other interests beyond music. He is a licensed commercial pilot and owns an aviation company. He has written other books, done some acting and brewed beer.
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