Christopher Oliver Payne

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1817
  1. Cathy Rhodes

Christopher Oliver Payne’s father was a music hall variety artist who had left school at 12; his mother was a shorthand typist. Chris was proud to be a scholarship boy at Dulwich College and became the first member of his family to attend university, where he met his future wife, Paddy. In 1962 he joined the Royal Air Force as a medical cadet, and from 1965 to 68 he worked at Changi Hospital in Singapore. He left the RAF as squadron leader. In 1971 the family moved to Iran with the Church Missionary Society, …

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