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Fall 11-2022


Dr Stuart James Cox was born on April 1, 1923, and ‘handed in his logbook’ on October 16, 2016. He was a member of Course 11, 5BFTS at Clewiston from September 25, 1942, to April 8, 1943.

After Clewiston, Stuart was posted to several airfields in the UK, one being Barrow in Furness where he met and married Eithne Forman, a Wren, in August 1944. Their son Robert (Bob) was born in December 1945 and their daughter, Amanda (Mandi), in 1950.

He qualified as a doctor in 1953 and became a GP in Gillingham, Kent, until retiring in 1980.

He was a local councillor, and later Chairman of Kent County Council. He was a JP, Chairman of Kent Police, Fire Service and Health Authority at various times before fully retiring. His interests Included golf and sailing; he was Commodore of the Medway Yacht Club.

Stuart wrote a brief history of his life and this extract is about his time in the RAF

Required Publisher’s Statement

This document is part of the Dr Stuart Cox Archive. His son, Robert Cox has given permission for the Archive to be included in the 5BFTS Digital Archive.