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Frederick Stanley Mockford
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Birth: 1897
Death: Mar. 1, 1962, England

The Mayday callsign was originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (18971962). A senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the word "Mayday" from the French m'aider. "Venez m'aider" means "come help me. 
Selmeston Churchyard
Wealden District
East Sussex, England
Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
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Frederick Stanley Mockford
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Frederick Stanley Mockford
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- Anonymous
 Added: May. 1, 2015
A noble legacy. Thank you.
- Ray Bobo
 Added: Sep. 8, 2012
In your memory. Your brilliance in coining the term 'MayDay' has surely saved many lives. As an amateur radio operator, Thank You for your contributions to making our world a bit better place. My condolences. Rest In PEACE
- JohnRobert Mauney
 Added: Nov. 20, 2011

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