Maurice Kirk was born on the 12th March 1945 in Taunton, Somerset, West of England. Maurice's father, Denis (1912-2007) was a hard working country vet, his mother Violet, was the daughter of a well known industrial chemist and inventor in the confectionery business. Their immediate family consisted of five boys and one girl: Michael, Christopher, Maurice, Rupert and twins, Timothy and Celia. Denis' brother Maurice was an Officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps when he died in Northern France a few days before Maurice's birth; Denis and Violet subsequently named their third son in honour of him.
Maurice's interests as a boy were hunting, shooting and fishing and later as a young man, mountaineering, rugger, old vintage cars and seeing the world.
In 1963 he began a veterinary career studying veterinary medicine at Bristol University, during which time, he also became a climbing instructor in North Wales, hitch hiked 8000 miles around North America and paddled the English Channel in a home made canoe after swimming the ‘Iron Curtain' at the height of the Cold War. He hitched, jumped trains or hid in the back of trucks to get across Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand. He was also commissioned into the Royal Air Force Reserve, making him eligible for not just one final year reunion, each year, but three! Needless to say he had problems with his University exams.
Veterinary medicine was a passion inspired by his father with a close second being the ‘breaking of the bonds of earth', flying anything from hangliders, microlites to old canvas or ‘spam can' aircraft. By this he obtained further qualifications and experience, first with a commercial licence and second, seven broken or severely damaged joint injuries, all now coming home to haunt him.
Maurice first married in 1970, the first to parachute to his own wedding, to Janet who later bore him Caspar, Belinda and Alex but married again in 1998 to Kirstie a veterinary surgeon, who bore his second daughter, Genevieve.
Maurice is currently trying to fly around the world in his 1943 WW2 Piper Cub, believed to have been flown by General Patten after the 6th June 1944 D-Day landings. This somewhat risky adventure began when an American read Maurice's old web site in 2001 and laughed so much he donated £25,000 for him to enter the 2001 London to Sydney Air Race.
Maurice’s life is now dominated by his legal actions as a ‘chronic litigant’. He believes that his nightmarish harassments by police in Somerset, Guernsey and South Wales are due to the fact that he was assumed to be smuggling drugs with his aeroplanes. Harassed by police in South Wales, resulted even in being struck off the register of veterinary surgeons, in 2001. Having won over 120 allegations, brought by the South Wales Police, he is now currently leading numerous Actions, including several at the Court of Appeal. His current Actions, for civil damages against South Wales Police, include costs claimed by the Police for over £800,000. The Police, however, were abusing MAPPA regulations to try to have him shot or at least to accept a Broadmoor prison sentence, for life, instead.
Despite ten Cardiff judges refusing him bail they failed in that manoevre..... 'Authority', meantime, with their usual bottomless pit of tax payers' cash, rely on their 'treacle treatment', that the likes of Maurice will eventually run out of money, run out of steam or simply die.
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