Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson is a man of many talents. Apart from his rockstar side, he is an accomplished pilot as well. And now he has been attested into the British Royal Air Force. The British singer has been awarded the rank of honorary group captain.
Dickinson will attend the Royal Air Force Fencing Open in June, and might even participate.
At the age of 13, Dickinson was suggested by a teacher that he should start fencing. It is no wonder the Air Force found him eligible for induction into their team.
In 2015, Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with throat cancer. Doctors discovered a golf ball-sized tumor on his tongue. Following that, the rockstar went through rigorous treatment until finally being relieved of the disease.
"What does this button do?'," a memoir by Bruce Dickinson, accounts his early life before joining Iron Maiden, and obviously, his battle with cancer.
The 61 year old musician has other interests besides music. He is a licenced pilot, aviation businessman, beer brewer and has also done some acting gigs.
Bruce Dickinson joined Iron Maiden in 1981, replacing Paul Di'Anno. He made his recording debut with the band with the album "The Number of the Beast."