Saturday, August 25, 2007

Richard 'Dickie' B.Mancus M.B.E 1919-1977

Richard B.Mancus was a Naval test pilot with Aero Flight Farnborough,having graduated on ETPS Class 4. He joined Boulton Paul in 1949. His naval experience was invaluable with the development of the Sea Ballliol, and its trial carrier landings.
Unable to fly Canberra's as his thigh length was too long for ejection seats,he was involved with the Tay-Viscount electric flying. He was forced to give up flying when he developed MS but continued working for Boulton Paul until 1958. He was awarded the M.B.E in 1974.