The extraordinary life of Sir Arthur Marshall

Flight International celebrates its centenary next year and it’s a rare day when you come across someone in aviation who’s older than the magazine. Here’s a truly wonderful example however: Sir Arthur Marshall, best known through his engineering firm Marshall of Cambridge, has just died aged 103.

There are some excellent obituaries in the British newspapers – The Times, and The Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph.

Although he’s generally thought of as an engineer, his work in overhauling the RAF’s pilot training system was extraordinarily far-sighted.

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