M.183 Commander  Gerald Victor Cook OBE 

flag england

 b. 14 Aug 1910, Alverstoke (Gosport) Hants  19 Aug 1940 to Jul-45 

  ata gerald cook 1935    ATAM    


"The second son of the late A. W. Cook, C.I.E., I.C.S., of Calcutta, and Mrs. Cook, Willstead Lodge, Lee-on-Solent"

prev. exp. 325hrs

prev. RAFVR from 1935-7 (invalided out due to ill health)

and, a Tea Broker

O.C. No 7 Ferry Pool, Sherburn, from 22 July 1941

"He is exceptionally keen, hard-working and competent as a pilot, but there has been some risk that he judges others by his own standards and drives his pilots too hard."

... although Brief Glory puts it rather differently: "But from the Pool Commander - who in most cases spent as much time in the air as his most junior pilot - downwards, everyone was happy."

d. Jun 1958  - Surrey 

 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):download grey


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