George Bertram Cockburn

George Bertram Cockburn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Bertram Cockburn OBE was a research chemist who became an aviation pioneer. He represented Great Britain in the first international air race at Rheims and co-founded the first aerodrome for the army at Larkhill. He also trained the first four pilots of what was to become the Fleet Air Arm. During World War I he worked as a Government Inspector of Aeroplanes for the Royal Flying Corps at Farnborough and subsequently became Head of the Accidents Branch of the Department of the Controller-General of Civil Aviation at the Air Ministry. Bertram Cockburn was the youngest child of George Cockburn, a Liverpool provisions merchant, and his second wife Katherine Jessie Stitt. Both his parents having previously been widowed, he had four older half siblings from his parents' first marriages - John Scott Cockburn, Ada Cockburn, Mary Cockburn and Katie Stitt. The family lived across the River Mersey at Lingdale Lodge, Shrewsbury Road in Oxton, Birkenhead
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613577008X
  • 9786135770087