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Fozard, John William (1928–1996), aeronautical engineer, was born at 21 Holme Street, Millbridge, Liversedge, Yorkshire, on 16 January 1928, the son of John (Jack) Fozard (1880–1955) and his wife, Eleanor, née Paulkitt (1895–1948). His father had been an underground face worker in coal mines, and a branch secretary of the miners' union, before working as a carter and haulier; on leaving school his mother had worked in woollen mills, where she had been a union organizer and ...

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Maitland, Edward Maitland (1880–1921), air force officer and developer of airships and parachutes, was born at 156 Westbourne Terrace, London, on 21 February 1880, the elder son of Arthur Gee (d. 1903), a farmer and later barrister and JP, of Shudy Camps Park, Cambridgeshire...

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Pateman, Jack Edward (1921–2004), aviation engineer and businessman, was born on 29 November 1921 in West Somerton, Norfolk, the son of William Edward Pateman, head gamekeeper, and his wife, Lucy Varley, née Jetten. After attending Great Yarmouth grammar school he served in the ...