Alan Ernest Gerald Pearson

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 15 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1445
  1. David Pearson

Alan Ernest Gerald Pearson’s early childhood was spent in Mont Estoril, Portugal, where his father had established a cork business. At the age of 8 he was sent to England to board at the Grange preparatory school in Crowborough. This was followed by Tonbridge School, his education being interrupted by the outbreak of war. He was evacuated to Belleville in Canada during part of the war, returning to start at Cambridge, Trinity Hall, to read engineering in October 1944. Towards the end of the year he joined the Royal Air Force for …

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