Frederick Stanley Mockford

Frederick Stanley Mockford

Birth
Death 1 Mar 1962 (aged 64–65)
England
Burial Selmeston, Wealden District, East Sussex, England
Memorial ID 76372158 · View Source
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The Mayday callsign was originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897–1962). 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.


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  • Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
  • Added: 11 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76372158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897–1 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76372158, citing Selmeston Churchyard, Selmeston, Wealden District, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by JohnRobert Mauney (contributor 47310410) .