Sir John Cockroft began work on an autobiography which was left incomplete on his death. It is now in the National Archives in Kew (AB 27/64).

It remains in typescript, which has not been corrected. There are often blanks left - for example, dates and names - where Cockroft obviously intended to look them up and insert them into the typescript.

Not all the manuscript is reproduced here - some material which is not particularly relevant has been omitted, partly for reasons of space.

Whilst the transcript is as accurate as possible, errors may well have arisen during the transcription.

The first page of the typescript is shown opposite.

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