Francis Claud Cockburn of Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Munster, Ireland (ˈkoʊbərn KOH-bərn; 12 April 1904 – 15 December 1981) was an Irish journalist. He was a well known proponent of communism. His saying "believe nothing until it has been officially denied" is widely quoted in journalistic studies, although he doesn't claim credit for originating it. He was the second cousin, once removed, of novelists Alec Waugh and Evelyn Waugh.
Claudia Cockburn Flanders (born Claudia Cockburn) OBE (New York, 11 February 1933 – London, 25 June 1998). Her parents were the journalist Claud Cockburn and his first wife Hope Hale Davis. She married singer-songwriter Michael Flanders in 1959. Her stepmother was Jean Ross, the inspiration for Christopher Isherwood's character Sally Bowles.
George Bertram Cockburn OBE (8 January 1872 – 25 February 1931) was a research chemist who became an aviation pioneer. He represented Great Britain in the first international air race at Rheims and co-founded the first aerodrome for the army at Larkhill. He also trained the first four pilots of what was to become the Fleet Air Arm. During World War I he worked as a Government Inspector of Aeroplanes for the Royal Flying Corps at Farnborough and subsequently became Head of the Accidents Branch of the Department of the Controller-General of Civil Aviation at the Air Ministry.
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