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    Yet another mysterious airman. Born 1920 Elham, post war operated from Coventry as Skyhire, in 1958 moved from the UK to Australia. I am particularly interested in the period between cease of operations as Skyhire and migration to Oz. He may have been in France for a few years in the period, if he is the man I am looking for.
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    Hello Franek

    From ancestry.co.uk:

    Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate: May 15th 1939 at Cinque Ports Flying Club on B.A. Swallow, Cirrus, 85. Home address Hill House, Hythe, Kent, d.o.b. August 2nd 1920, b. Cheriton, Kent.

    Also:

    Outward Passenger Lists, P & O Arcadia, departed London January 14th 1958 to Sydney:
    MALLORIE, Matthew M. Flying Instuctor, 4 Cord Lane, Easenhall, accompanied by wife Gladys and children Wendy and Gillian.

    Matthew Mallorie, died 2007, Mildura, Victoria, Australia.

    Also, from the Coventry Evening Telegraph, March 10th 1962:

    News has reached this week of Mr. Matthew Mallorie, who was formerly flying instructor with the Coventry Aeroplane Club, and who now holds a similar position with the Royal Aero Club of South Australia.
    Writing from Tea Tree Gully, South Australia, Mrs. Gladys Mallorie tells me her husband acted as pilot for Donald Campbell recently when the racing driver surveyed Lake Eyre as a possible place for his next world land speed record attempt. Mr. Mallorie, it may be recalled operated the first air taxi service from Baginton aerodrome after the war.


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    Simon

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    Thanks Simon!
    I can add that he served with the RAF (1239504/125470) and reliquished his commission with RAFVR in 1960. He also owned Auster J/1 G-AIBH between 1947-1950.
    The question is, if he had any business in Paris around 1956-57, or if I am after another person.
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    Hello.

    At the other end!

    Passengers on board P & O S.N.Co. S.S. "ARCADIA"
    (Master:R.J.F.Paice)
    UK to Australia.
    Arrived Fremantle, W.A. 6/2/1958
    Tourist Class.
    Pass.No.633 - Mallorie, Matthew Mason
    '' '' '' "634 - - , Gladys May
    " " " " 635 - - , Wendy E.
    " " " " 636 - - , Gillian Margaret
    Intended Destination: Sydney.
    Address at Destination in Australia: Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, N.S.W.

    I believe the following organization has some bio info on Mallorie:

    http://www.saam.org.au/contact-us/

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 1st July 2018 at 10:36.

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    Thanks! It looks that there is another story by himself.
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=15698
    I need to try to contact the family.
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