Pilot Officer George Basil McBAIN

Born 30 August, 1917 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, McBain was named after his British father, Captain George McBain, killed the following year in May 1918 while serving in the Royal Air Force with 27 Squadron during the First World War.  McBain’s mother, Elva Alysh McBain (née Linghard) was Swedish. McBain received a private education, largely in Switzerland where he attended school from 1925 onwards, including the Ecole Nouvelle in Lausanne from 1928 to1930.  For less than a year he then went to the Château de Busy in the Seine et Oise region of France, before returning to Switzerland and the Ecole Lémonia private secondary school in Lausanne from 1931 to 1932, followed by the Institut Montana in Zug between 1932 and 1933.  He was completely bi-lingual in French and English, had some German, and listed philately and making model aeroplanes as his hobbies........[Remainder of case study is complete - contact author for further details].

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