M.502 Flight Captain  Ralph Jaggar 

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 b. 3 Jun 1912, Cleckheaton, Yorks  6 Jun 1941 to 31 Oct 1945

 ata ralph jaggar 1935 1935



father: Jesse Jaggar

Ed. at Heckmondwike Grammar School

m. 1935 Kathleen [Lesch] [d. 1972], 1 son b. 1936

m. 1973 Susan [Fudge]

 prev. Director and Sales Manager, Turf Motors (Morris House) Ltd, Bradford

6ft 2½ in. 

Address in 1941: 8 Fernhill Dr, Victoria Park, Sultaine, Shipley, Yorks.

His garage was the sponsor, and himself the 'expert pilot' as the prize of a guess-the-height competition in 1939 in connection with the showing at the Bradford Odeon of 'Men With Wings', which is about the Lafayette Squadron of WWI: 

"The competition, for which there is no entrance fee, consists of estimating the height at which a certain aerial picture of Bradford, photographed from a 'plane over the Odeon, was taken. Each leaflet, which can be obtained this week from the Odeon and from Turf Motors, is made of two sections, one giving a reproduction of the photo, the original of which stands in the cinema foyer, and the other containing the entrance form. For your information, the height was not more than 5.000 feet and not less than 1,000 feet. "

Postings: 4FPP, 6FPP, 7,FPP, 14FPP

"A steady and intelligent pilot."

"Handled the Halifax very well in difficult cross wind conditions."

"Set a high standard of discipline and is a good example to all those around him."


King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

May 1954: "Two well-known local businessmen have had a most successful week-end. though a tiring one. in the National Morecambe Motor Car Rally, which is sponsored the Lancashire Automobile Club They are popular Rotary Club President. Mr. Edward Hirst and Mr. Ralph Jaggar. Mr. Jaggar. who is managing director of Turf Motors, Is also the main local distributor for M.G. and he was the driver while Mr. Hirst acted as navigator They finished eighth (without handicap) in the whole of the Rally, in which 221 cars were competing, and they also won the prize for the Leeds Starting Contest (the most meritorious performance irrespective of group or class at the Leeds starting control." Shipley Times and Express

d. Nov 1987 - Bradford

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