Educated at North Staffordshire Technical College;
Bronze Medal in Pottery
Works Manager for Colclough China Ltd, Regent Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
m. (1 child before 1941)
Address in 1941: 227 Stone Rd, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
prev. a member of the Civil Air Guard
Missing index finger on right hand, and bad scar
prev. exp. 153 hrs
Postings: 2FPP, 3FPP, 6FPP, 12FPP
"A willing, keen and reliable pilot, a good officer with a keen sense of discipline", but was given a severe reprimand in Dec-43 for taxying a Beaufighter without sufficient care and colliding with a Blenheim. Both pilots were held equally to blame.
Filed a number of patents post-WWII, e.g. in 1948, "a chuck for holding articles of clay, glass, plastics or other materials, in manufacture or finishing operations", and 1952: "Apparatus for shaping clayware."
[Colclough China Ltd became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's; production ceased in 1996.]
d. Nov 2003 - Stoke On Trent