Thursday, July 11, 2013
J. G. 'Mac' McCowan joined the RAF as a Boy Entrant and in 1938 volunteered for flying duties. He did his flying training in Canada and returned to England in 1943. Serving in India and Singapore, he flew with a fighter squadron on the North-West Frontier and later became a rocket-firing instructor. After leaving the Service, he was a maintenance test pilot with Airwork before joining Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft as a test pilot.