Michael (Mike) John CAVANAGH

Born1945 Brisbane, Australia
Died2019 Brisbane, Australia
OccupationRAAF and Aviation Accident Investigator- retired

Biography and Notes

Mike has 3 sons by his previous marriage: Damian born 4/4/1974 partnered with Sara Davis and they have a daughter, Mia born 5/2/2014; Nicholas born 12/4/1976 who is not married and Jonathan born 5/12/ 1980 who is married to Melissa Smith and they have James George Michael born 2/2010 and twins Jacob and Sophie born 30/3/2012.

He was one of 4 boys, his brothers being Paul, John and Peter. Mike was a fighter pilot in the RAAF for about 20 years before taking up a post as an Air Safety Investigator, in which role he led investigations into many high profile accidents. As a young man he was an avid sportsman with a good eye for a ball as well as being a multi-instrument musician with a particular skill on the B flat Clarinet.

A great story-teller he was very proud of his 3 sons and their families and they, in turn, felt privileged to have him as their loving father. Admired by his family and many friends from his flying days he was just a lovely all-round man.

Anthony Cobbold
August 2019

Life Events

2005Married Primrose (Prim) Ann COBBOLD in Forever Partners

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