M.133  First Officer Stirrat 'Mac' Love MBE 

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 b. 18 Mar 1913, Glasgow  22 Jul 1940 to 7 Oct 1941 

  ata stirrat love 1938 1938      


Ed. Glasgow High School

prev. a flying instructor and Assistant Aerodrome Manager:

"MIDLAND AIRCRAFT CO. (REARSBY), LTD.—Private Company, registered April 29. Capital, £1,000 in 1,000 shares of £1 each. Objects: To carry on the business of manufacturers and repairers of aeroplanes, balloons, airships and flying machines of all kinds, etc. The permanent directors are : Stirrat Love, Assistant Aerodrome Manager; Frank B. Gardner, tobacconist; Henry M. Scottoni garage proprietor." Flight, May 1939

"Mr. Love has been associated with the County Flying Club almost since the outset. Before he became one of the keenest of flying men, Mr. Love had some interesting adventures afloat - an ordinary seaman, he sailed to Durban, South Africa, to Hongkong, and Dairen. He also made trips to Canada and India, and then joined a whaling vessel for a journey to the Antarctic. He is a native of Glasgow." Leicester Daily Mercury, 1939

In 1939, he injured his right hand when it was struck by a propeller: "he was swinging the propeller before taking off again when the engine suddenly fired and a blade of the propeller struck the back of his hand. The force of the blow lifted him from the ground. He was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with a badly lacerated hand."

Address in 1940: 99 Millbrae Rd, Langside, Glasgow

Postings: 1FPP, 4FPP

5 other accidents, 2 of them judged to be his fault.

"Fair pilot" but "After considerable experience this pilot shows no ability to concentrate on fast aircraft"

 MBE in 1971; "recently retired trom his post as operations control superindendent for B.E.A. in Germany" 

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