Educated at Rugby School
m. Priscilla M Baumer, in 1930; 2 children before joining ATA
A "well known member of the gliding community" with his great friend Philip Wills (q.v.); in 1930 he received the Dent Cup ("in memory of Mr. David Dent, who did such good work for gliding in general"), for the year's outstanding performance, for his cross-country flight to Hornchurch, Essex, made with very little previous soaring experience.
Here he is in 1938 with Capt. Harold Balfour, the Under-Secretary of State for Air, in a Falcon III glider:
prev. an advertising copywriter with WS Crauford Ltd. From 1938, Sales and Advertising Manager for Desoutter.
Address in 1940: Stamford Brook House, London W.6
Postings: 1FPP, 16FPP, 6FPP, 4FPP, 4aFPP, 2FPP, 9FPP
'A keen and competent pilot, and an able and hardworking administrator.'
From 16 Jul 1942, ran No 9 FPP Aston Down 'in an eminently satisfactory manner'.
"He leaves ATA with an excellent record behind him." (Gerard d'Erlanger, O.C. ATA)
Wrote "Fly and Deliver - A Ferry Pilot's Log Book" (AirLife, 1982)
d. Jan 1986, London
[His elder brother Jack also joined the ATA in 1941, but died the same year in a flying accident]