Michael Cross

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Michael Cross
Nickname(s) Mike
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Rank Group Captain
Awards O.B.E.

Group Captain Michael Cross OBE RAFR is a British former Chief of Staff of the Air Cadet Organisation. He retired from the post in 2006.

Trek to the South Pole[edit]

On 17 January 2003 Mike Cross, aged 60, became the eldest person to travel to the South Pole and, along with his son William Cross, became the first diabetes sufferer to reach the South Pole.[1] Michael and his son William are also the first father and son team to make the journey.[2]


  1. ^ Father and Son become first people with diabetes to reach South Pole, Lincolnshire: Air Cadet Organisation, 17 January 2003, retrieved 30 June 2007 
  2. ^ The Novolog Ultimate Walk Team will reach South Pole goal tomorrow, curewalk.com, 16 January 2003, retrieved 30 June 2007