Ed. G.C.S. Dublin, National School Kildare St.
prev. RAFVR 16 Jan 1939 to 18 Sep 1940, Sergeant Pilot under training
prev. a 'Ladies Court Hairdresser' in Paris, then a technical assistant at Plessey in Ilford
m. Jun-42 Madeline Clare [Grigsby] in Maidenhead [d. 2009, Wallasey]
Address in 1941: Littlewick House, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead
Postings: 6FPP, 16FPP, 14FPP, 1FPP
Had 5 accidents in 1942, 4 of which were his fault; he managed to damage a Walrus [failed to control swing], a Hurricane [forgot to lower undercarriage], 2 Masters [hard landing collapsed undercarriage, and hit a post whilst taxying] and a Spitfire [undercarriage leg failed to lock down, that one was not his fault].
Contract Terminated in Apr-42 but re-instated; "This pilot has been given a second chance, a further course of training in the School ... He has not given entire satisfaction. As a pilot he appears now to be average but his reports indicate that he requires driving."
"General flying poor, take-off and approaches below standard", but "A keen and willing pilot within his limited capabilities."
Also damaged 2 more Spitfires in 1943, but neither was his fault.
d. Jul 1995 - Wallasey, Merseyside
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