M.493 First Officer  Peter Macdonald George 

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b. 22 Dec 1920, Hammersmith London   7 May 1941 to 30 Nov 1945

 ata peter george 1946 1946



Ed. at Perse School, Cambridge

father: Robert Evelyn George

m. Jun 1943 Wendy M [Tadgell]; 3 children b. 1944, 1947, 1949

prev. a Master Tailor

RAF Sgt. from Mar-39 to Jan-41 "Unable to fly satisfactorily at night"

prev. exp. 182 hrs

Address in 1941: 68 Panton St, Cambridge ["Telephone No 3943 during day, not Thursday afternoon or Sundays (shop)"]

Postings: 1FPP, 12FPP, 4aFPP, 6FPP, 7FPP

Seconded to RNAS Lee-on-Solent Aug-Sep 1944

"This officer was very slow at the beginning but is progressing slowly."

"Flying of average standard. Slowness was due to sickness and domestic worries."

"A likeable officer whose discipline is good. A capable pilot although somewhat underconfident."

Peter (3rd from right) at the unveiling of the ATA Memorial in Hamble-le-Rice, 2010


d. 10 Feb 2012 - Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

"Former WWII ATA Pilot. Died peacefully at home, on Friday, 10th February, 2012, aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Wendy and very much loved and admired by all his family. Funeral service at the West Chapel, Cambridge City Crematorium, CB3 0JJ on Friday, 9th March at 2.15pm. Family flowers only, but your kind donation in Peter's memory to Maidenhead Heritage Trust may be forwarded." Cambridge News

'The proportion of women fatalities was lower than the proportion of men.  The late Peter George said simply that “the women were more reliable.  They didn’t do the same damn fool things as the men did.” '  http://maidenheadheritage.org.uk

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