Doug Gregory flew operationally in WW-2 and is still flying today. He learned to fly with the RAF in 1941. He flew two tours on Beaufighters and Mosquitos on bomber escort and shot down two Ju-88s, being awarded a DFC. He then became a test pilot at a Maintenance Unit in India. After the war he became a schoolteacher. In the 1960s, encouraged by a neighbour, Des Biggs, he returned to flying; initially gliding and then powered flying. He and Des constructed a pair of scale-replica SE-5A aircraft, home-built under the Popular Flying Association, which were completed in 1987. Doug and Des formed an airshow display act for over 20 years, appearing more than 100 times. Doug, now aged 87, is still flying and maintaining his own aircraft, and still has a Display Authorisation.
Cowburn & Kay Old & Bold Trophy
Light Aircraft Association