PARK : THE BIOGRAPHY OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR KEITH PARK G.C.B., K.B.E., M.C., D.F.C., D.C.L.
George Vincent Orange ( September 24th, 1935 - November 26th, 2012 ) was born in Shildon ( County Durham, England ). He was educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School in nearby Darlington ( County Durham ).
He then served in the Royal Air Force ( R.A.F. ) from 1953 to 1956, after which he went to the University of Hull ( Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England ). Graduating with a Ph.D. ( Philosophiæ doctor : Doctor of Philosophy ), he emigrated to New Zealand in 1962, where he took up a position lecturing in History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch ( Ōtautahi, South Island ).
His academic interests was the medieval period and the First and Second World Wars. He was considered to be a popular lecturer, teaching in an engaging style. After 40 years of teaching at the University of Canterbury, George V. Orange retired in 2002, by which time he was a reader. He later lectured at the New Zealand Defence Force's Command and Staff College, Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt ( near Wellington, Te Whanganui - a - Tara, North Island ).
Married and stepfather of two children, he passed away at Christchurch, at the age of 77.
George V. Orange had authored numerous articles and conference papers in addition to several books ( some co - authored ), including the following titles : Johnny Checketts : The Road to Biggin Hill ( 1987 ), Straight and Level ( with Kenneth Cross, 1993 ), Ensor's Endeavour : A Biography of Wing Commander Mick Ensor ( 1994 ), Tedder : Quietly in Command ( 2004 ), Dowding of Fighter Command : Victor of the Battle of Britain ( 2008 ), Churchill and His Airmen : Relationships, Intrigue and Policy Making, 1914 - 1945 ( 2013 ).
( sources : Wikipedia, peoplepill.com, grubstreet.co.uk )