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President – Group Captain Billy Cooper Vice Presidents - AVM S.D.Atha DSO MA BSc, Group Captain J.J. Hitchcock Chairman - Alex Wood BSc CEng MIMechE Secretary - Anthony Knight BSc CEng FIET Trustees – RAF Coningsby Group Captain Billy Cooper Station Commander. Officer Commanding No 3 Squadron
Anthony Knight - Secretary. Nephew of “Killy” Kilpatrick, the only known pilot to survive when his Typhoon’s tail broke off in flight then awarded the DSO after the battle of Mortain (shot down by flak, captured and escaped with a large party of enemy prisoners). Anthony, now retired, was a senior BT executive, then joined Henley Management College as Director of Studies of Executive programmes and Senior Tutor on their MBA courses.
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Chris Woodcock Retired Civil Engineer. Has written a history of 193 Squadron. Our specialist in locating crash sites and pilots’ families. His father, a ground crew member and skilled photographer, played a valuable part during 193’s photo recce and napalm operational developments.
Amy Wood - Treasurer. Great-niece of Killy Kilkpatrick. After spending 4 years training as a tax consultant for a large accountancy firm Amy worked as a reward analyst for a UK bank in central London and is now based in Bristol and is married to Chairman Alex Wood.
Alex Wood - joined the RAF as an Engineer Officer (Aerosystems) in 2006, and during early tours deployed around the Middle East as an Explosives Safety Officer. Subsequently, as a Junior Engineering Officer on 3(Fighter) Squadron at Coningsby, he looked after up to 12 Eurofighter Typhoons. During this time he deployed to the Falkland Islands and to Gioia del Colle in Southern Italy during the Libyan campaign, Operation ELLAMY. After working with Qinetiq at MOD Boscombe Down in Continuing Airworthiness Management for 13 aircraft types he was engaged on the F35 project, based in Bristol. After leaving the RAF he continues to work in aviation engineering with Ebeni Ltd.
Trustees – Veterans and Veterans’ Families.