Biographies of International Astronauts

Boyle

Anthony Hugh

United Kingdom

Personal data

Birthdate:  18.01.1941
Birthplace:  Kidderminster
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  25.02.1984
Selection group:  Skynet
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.07.1984
Date of death:  25.10.2011
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of arts in mechanical sciences from St. Catharine´s College in Cambridge, 1965; master of arts in mechanical sciences from University Officers Training Corps in Cambridge, 1969; was selected for the British Skynet program; had been replaced by the Army's second choice Major Richard Farrimond, due to the need for Boyle to assist in "further consultations" in a alleged leak of secrets. No question over Col. Boyle's competence as a soldier or potential astronaut was involved, but he was called upon to serve in the inquiry of eight men from 9 Signals Regiment in Cyprus, charged with alleged spying activities. Boyle commanded that regiment from February 1981 until September 1983. As the investigation became more "complicated" the need for Boyle to take a more active role in the case meant that he had to leave the Astronaut Payload Specialist programme; later working for the British Office of Defense.

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