Frank Cox (57-62)
Frank Cox (57-62) 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!
In his words: “I was at the College from 1957 – 1962 and entered BRNC Dartmouth, alongside seven other General list stalwarts, as a lowly Supplementary list Air Cadet. After six months I was on my way to pilot training and onward to a career in the Fleet Air Arm flying mainly Buccaneers and Hunters. An interlude from 1973-76 saw an enjoyable, hard working, exchange appointment with the US Navy flying the A6 Intruder and mainly teaching students converting to the aircraft how to deliver weapons without the aid of sophisticated computery. My final appointment was as the Senior Pilot of the last Naval Buccaneer squadron, 809, embarked in HMS Ark Royal.
Following The Navy I started on a second career operating corporate and private jets based in and around the Middle East, finally retiring in 2008. Today I live in North Devon to the west of Bideford where I fly and and restore vintage aircraft.”