Charles Geoffrey Sykes

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 18 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c322
  1. Philip Sykes

    Charles Geoffrey Sykes (“Geoff”) was born at Fartown in Huddersfield in 1922. He was educated locally and at Almondbury Grammar School, Huddersfield. After school he studied medicine at Leeds Medical School, graduating in 1948. He joined the Royal Air Force as a doctor and was based in Lincolnshire, where, in addition to providing medical services, he enjoyed taking the occasional trip in a Lancaster bomber. He was also seconded for a period to the American Air Force. He never forgot the warmth with which the American servicemen welcomed him, his memories of this period of his life remaining very special.

    After national service, Geoff returned to Yorkshire, and in 1955 he married …

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