3rd Officer [Seconded from RAF]

 John Noble Cochrane
 flag england b. 31 Jan 1923, Newcastle on Tyne  5 Oct 1943 to 15 Apr 1945 

 ata john cochrane 1947 1947

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Father: Wilfred Theodore Claude Cochrane, Mother: Yseult Joan

Ed. Eton, Magdalene College Cambridge

prev. RAF Sep-42 to Oct-43

Address in 1943: Edenmore, Stranolar, Co. Donegal, Eire

Postings: 8FPP

2 accidents, 1 his fault:

- 1 Nov 1944, he landed his Spitfire VII with the tail wheel retracted, due to a technical fault [The Mk VII was the first Spitfire with a retractable tail wheel, btw] [The accident happened at Aldergrove, so I think this must be him, although the pilot is recorded as 'T.M Cochrane'];

- 2 Mar 1945, he seriously injured a pedestrian, naval rating A M Ducker, while taxying in a Swordfish. His attention was distracted by a motorcyclist coming towards him.

Address in 1947: 15 Alpha Rd, Cambridge

m. 1952 Georgiana Elizabeth Fane de Salis [4 childen]

He was a Development Engineer with Bristol Aeroplane Co. between 1947 and 1961, and was in the Scientific Civil Service at RAF Farnborough.



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