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Sad to report E. Gordon Hancock died in 2023. Although not a veteran, E. Gordon-Hancock was very much a character. I first met Gordon-Hancock ( as he was known to everyone) when working in the Software Engineering Department. It didn’t take long before I heard of an that Gordon-Hancock had once claimed for a light aircraft on expenses. I asked him about this and he confirmed the story. He was working in South Africa commissioning remote sites and had worked out that flying between sites would be cheaper and faster than conventional transport. (He had a pilot’s licence). I recently heard that the aircraft was sold at a profit. I hope this is true.

Oh yes, what did the E stand for? Why Everard. What other name could be fitting for a tough character?