W.40 * First Officer 

Hon. Mrs Ruth Margaret Moore

flag england  b. 8 Nov 1909, London 15 Apr 1941 to Apr 1943 

 ruth cokayne 1936  RAeC

     

 

née Cokayne

Father: Brien Ibrican Cokayne (d. 1932), Mother: Grace Margaret [Marsham]

In 1937, she and Ruth Lambton took a 'light-hearted summer tour' to Budapest (via Brussels, Cologne, Munich, and Salzburg) in a Gipsy Moth; a trip which they reckoned cost them about £55 each in total.

ruths cokayne and lambton 1934 Ruth C (l) and Ruth L (r) ('Flight')

They muddled along in a breathless, schoolgirlish sort of way. In Frankfurt, all their possessions were confiscated but then "we found ourselves in the officers' mess, where the entire squadron shook our hands with the utmost solemnity, clicked heels, Heiled Hitler and gave us lunch! Another round of handshakes, our belongings were duly returned to us, and we Heiled Hitler gratefully ourselves as we took off"

Address in 1939: Blythe Rd, Worksop, Notts

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m. 17 Oct 1939 in Chelsea, Capt. Robert William Alfred Moore, Royal Artillery. He was killed 29/30 May 1940 at Dunkirk.

 1 daughter, Elizabeth, b. 27 Nov 1940


  1942 caricature by 'Sammy' Clayton


 

m. 1949 in London, Rev. David Henry Aitcheson Williams (Vicar of Tetbury, Gloucestershire. d. 1955)

d. 19 Jan 1997 - West Surrey


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