Wing Commander Cobb joined the RAF when he was 18 and trained as a pilot. Most of his operational flying was on the Wellington, initially on bombing sorties before carrying out many more on night attacks against coastal shipping, for which he was awarded the DSO and the DFC. After the war he became a test pilot, initially at Farnborough and then at Boscombe Down. He was awarded the AFC . During a tour in Malaya he played a significant role in the creation of the Malayan Air Force and he was decorated by the Malayan Government. After retiring he continued to fly, mainly on crop spraying activities.
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