Shawn Cato Bateman

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:115

Former British Airways medical officer Manchester Airport (b Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 1924; q Queen's University, Belfast, 1952), died from cardiac failure on 13 April 2004.

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During the second world war he trained as a navigator/wireless operator and did an operational tour in photographic reconnaissance Mosquitoes in the 2nd Tactical Air Force. For his bravery he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. He studied medicine after the war and, following spells as an assistant in general practice, he joined British Airways as a medical officer, looking after staff and passengers at Manchester Airport. He took part in various research projects, including a study of the effect on time zone changes on sleep patterns. He leaves a wife, Beryl; and a daughter.

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