Francis (Frank) Humphrey Dell was born in 1923, joining the Home Guard in 1940 while still at school. He served in the RAF between 1941 and 1946, and then flew for BEA in Cyprus before returning to the UK in 1954, where he flew Viscounts, Vanguards and Tridents, retiring in 1976 as British Airway's Chief Pilot (Technical). After retirement Frank served as a member of the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority, and held the post of Master of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in London. Frank is married to Isabel and they have three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Frank and Isabel now live in Sydney, Australia.
'A compelling tale told in a compelling and candid manner - thoroughly recommended.' (RAF News, July 2014) 'Through compelling narrative Frank Dell shares his remarkable story with great candour.' (Flypast Magazine, September 2014)