prev. an ATA Ground Engineer from 1942; an ab initio pupil who "took to flying easily, particularly in Class 1 and 2."
Postings: 1FPP, 5FPP, 8FPP, 4FPP
Certificate of Commendation "for displaying exceptional airmanship. On 15 Nov 44 he landed his aircraft in a small field after hydraulic failure had filled the cockpit and sprayed him with a large quantity of hydraulic fluid possessing powerful anaesthetic properties."
"A keen pilot who has settled down to doing a very good job."
2 accidents, one his fault.