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He was educated at Rugby School and briefly studied Law at University of Oxford. In 1940 he joined the Fleet Air Arm. He flew the Supermarine Seafire in operations in North Africa, the Mediterranean and in the south of France. He rose to the rank of Lt Commander and was awarded the DSC and the MBE.
At the conclusion of the war he attended the Central School of Art and Design in London, studying industrial design. He subsequently joined Murphy Radio. He left Murphy in 1948 to join Bush Radio. It was while at Bush that he was responsible for the iconic design of the TR82 transistor radio.
He also designed the Reliant Scimitar.
Ogle died driving an Ogle car on the way to Brands Hatch race circuit on 25 May 1962.
Honours and awards
- 27 March 1945 - For distinguished service and gallantry during the invasion of the South of France, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) to Temporary Lieutenant (A) David Slingsby Ogle, RNVR (Reigate).
- 13 June 1946 - To be a Member of the Order of the British Empire - Lieutenant (A) Davide Slingsby Ogle, DSC, RNVR.