Frank Cox (55-59)

Frank Cox (55-59) attended his first reunion since leaving the NCP 58 years earlier when he and his wife were at the excellent West Country centenary lunch in Brixham, Devon in April. He said that he enjoyed the experience so perhaps it won’t be another fifty years before his next appearance!


After the Nautical College, Derek went into the Merchant Navy for a few years before changing course and joining the Fleet Air Arm and then the RAF. He served for more than 25 years, flying both jets and helicopters. Aged 50, he then became a helicopter pilot in the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry, flying in all conditions and living near Aberdeen. Three years ago, he retired and moved with his wife south to Cornwall for family reasons. He now lives near Launceston.