We're not being shy, but neither of these Pilots was actually a Met Man (our speciality!). They were ordinary GD Pilots posted to a Met Flt. The fact that they had to fly in some appalling weather (Lyffe may have some information for these two prangs?) 365 days a year AND read Met instruments (not in the cockpit - W Heath-Robinson would have been proud of the mountings!) AND write the readings on a knee-pad (or similar) AND survive an open cockpit at up to 30,000 ft meant they were - or became - exceptionally able Pilots!
Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
We might not know - but we might know who does!