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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | February 10, 2008
Noel Blair Hunter Cochrane, founder and president of an industrial valve and filtering business, died of a respiratory ailment Feb. 3 at his Lutherville home. He was 88. Born in London on Christmas Day and known as Blair, he emigrated at age 3 with his family to the United States. His father, great-grandnephew of Adm. Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, was recruited to work in the United States. The elder Mr. Cochrane was chief financial officer of the newly opened Lord Baltimore Hotel.
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By Katherine Dunn | January 31, 2012
Atholton All-Metro offensive lineman Paul Federinko has been named to the first Military.com All-DoD Football Team. For his first two years of high school, Federinko, whose mother is an Air Force doctor, played in England. He started for Lakenheath High School, a Department of Defense school on the Royal Air Force base where his mother was stationed. The family moved back to the United States two years ago and Federinko, 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, has started for the Raiders ever since.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2004
Henry Albert Bavister, a British "male war bride" who was an expert on World War II aircraft, died of heart disease July 2 at his daughter's Forest Hill home. The Dundalk resident was 92. Born in Luton, England, he served as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He received the Malta George Cross, among other decorations, for service that included postings in Malta, India, Palestine, Africa, Egypt and Italy. While serving in the military, he came to Baltimore and was stationed at Harbor Field, now the Dundalk Marine Terminal.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | February 10, 2008
Noel Blair Hunter Cochrane, founder and president of an industrial valve and filtering business, died of a respiratory ailment Feb. 3 at his Lutherville home. He was 88. Born in London on Christmas Day and known as Blair, he emigrated at age 3 with his family to the United States. His father, great-grandnephew of Adm. Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, was recruited to work in the United States. The elder Mr. Cochrane was chief financial officer of the newly opened Lord Baltimore Hotel.
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By Katherine Dunn | January 31, 2012
Atholton All-Metro offensive lineman Paul Federinko has been named to the first Military.com All-DoD Football Team. For his first two years of high school, Federinko, whose mother is an Air Force doctor, played in England. He started for Lakenheath High School, a Department of Defense school on the Royal Air Force base where his mother was stationed. The family moved back to the United States two years ago and Federinko, 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, has started for the Raiders ever since.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
Vincent dePaul Gisriel Sr., whose World War II exploits as a B-17 bombardier on 32 missions over Germany earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations, died of pneumonia Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The 81-year-old retired district manager with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. had lived at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm since 2000. Mr. Gisriel was born and raised in East Baltimore and graduated in 1940 from Polytechnic Institute. He was working for C&P when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942.
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By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,Staff writer | October 6, 1991
The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club has forged strong international ties on atrip to Great Britain and two visits to Canada.That reputation will pay some dividends for Carroll residents Wednesday night, when Her Majesty's Royal Air Force team takes on Westminster-based Mason-Dixon at 7:30 at the North Carroll High stadium.Mike Gallagher, coach of the Mason-Dixon team, said the match wasarranged by the Potomac Rugby Union, which oversees the sport in this region. The British team is touring the East Coast, and also will compete against the Chesapeake Rugby Club next weekend in Baltimore.
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By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library | November 13, 1994
25 Years Ago (week of Nov. 2-8, 1969)* The Howard County school board, faced with the fact that school site acquisition and land preparation would cost $5 million over the next 10 years, proposed to the county planning board that developers of new towns and planned communities be required to donate school sites ready for construction.* Construction at the General Electric Appliance Park in Columbia was halted as a result of GE's nationwide labor problems. Six workers from GE's Baltimore facility set up picket lines at each of the entrances to the Columbia site.
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July 19, 2009
HENRY ALLINGHAM, 113 World's oldest man, World War I veteran Henry Allingham, a World War I veteran who was the world's oldest man, died Saturday. He attributed his remarkable longevity to "cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women." He was the last surviving original member of the Royal Air Force, which was formed in 1918. He made it a personal crusade to talk about a conflict that wiped out much of a generation. Only a handful of World War I veterans remain of the estimated 68 million mobilized.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | January 21, 1991
LONDON -- Two British leaders sought to curb expectations of a quick victory, and the cost of the war was further brought home by the overnight loss of a third Royal Air Force Tornado fighter-bomber in an attack on an Iraqi air base.Prime Minister John Major warned that the war could last "quite a few weeks."Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd also said that the war might not be short and that an invasion of Iraqi territory was possible "as long as it is clear that that is necessary to secure the objectives of the United Nations.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2004
Henry Albert Bavister, a British "male war bride" who was an expert on World War II aircraft, died of heart disease July 2 at his daughter's Forest Hill home. The Dundalk resident was 92. Born in Luton, England, he served as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He received the Malta George Cross, among other decorations, for service that included postings in Malta, India, Palestine, Africa, Egypt and Italy. While serving in the military, he came to Baltimore and was stationed at Harbor Field, now the Dundalk Marine Terminal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
Vincent dePaul Gisriel Sr., whose World War II exploits as a B-17 bombardier on 32 missions over Germany earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations, died of pneumonia Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The 81-year-old retired district manager with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. had lived at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm since 2000. Mr. Gisriel was born and raised in East Baltimore and graduated in 1940 from Polytechnic Institute. He was working for C&P when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942.
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By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,Staff writer | October 6, 1991
The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club has forged strong international ties on atrip to Great Britain and two visits to Canada.That reputation will pay some dividends for Carroll residents Wednesday night, when Her Majesty's Royal Air Force team takes on Westminster-based Mason-Dixon at 7:30 at the North Carroll High stadium.Mike Gallagher, coach of the Mason-Dixon team, said the match wasarranged by the Potomac Rugby Union, which oversees the sport in this region. The British team is touring the East Coast, and also will compete against the Chesapeake Rugby Club next weekend in Baltimore.
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April 13, 2008
ALBERT FRANK COLLINS, of Lutherville,MD. A gallant WW II veteran of the Royal Air Force and former head coach of the Baltimore Comets, passed away on April 10, 2008. He was 85. His most revered role was as an ardent husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by Aleida Collins, his wife of 54 years and their two daughters, Gladys Burke and Michelle Hamlett. His daughter Leidi passed away in 1998. His daughter Gladys gave him five grandchildren and youngest daughter Michelle and her husband Todd gave him three through all of whom his hopes are still very much alive.
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By New York Times News Service | August 18, 1991
LONDON -- John McCarthy, the British hostage freed in Beirut eight days ago, paid an emotional tribute yesterday to Westerners still captive in Lebanon as he left the Royal Air Force base where he has been recuperating since his release.Mr. McCarthy, who flew off with his father and brother to an undisclosed location, spoke warmly of the courage, strength and friendship of two American hostages, Terry A. Anderson and Thomas M. Sutherland, and a British captive, Anglican church envoy Terry Waite.
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