Archie Ng

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  1. Archie Ng died a little earlier this year riding his HARLEY in Canada. He died as he had lived, on a fast machine.
    Those who knew him will remember that Archie was the first ever Chinese Commissioned Officer in the history of the Royal Navy. After learning the intricacies of helicopter flying at Culdrose, he joined 815 Squadron in the Far East serving in Borneo and Aden hot spots on board Ark Royal. 815 then embarked on Centaur joining up with 45 Commando Royal Marine sorting out those little difficulties in Tanganyika.
    Having left the navy and moving to Canada, he became the first Chinese pilot in Air Canada's history.
    Flying B-767's he became their first Chinese Captain
     
  2. I first knew Archie in 705 NAS at Culdrose in '62 when he was undergoing flying training (Whirlwind helicopters). He had partly recovered from the physical injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident (a hit and run) but suffered a relapse. There is a fine obituary in the latest issue of the Fleet Air Arm Officers' Newsletter
     

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