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FAIRLEY, David Leslie. General Secretary, Scottish Motor Trade Association, 3, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh. Telephone: Central 3643. Born Edinburgh, 23rd October, 1911. Educated at George Watson's College. Became a Chartered Accountant and joined S.M.T.A. in 1934 as District Local Centre Secretary. In 1947 became General Secretary to the Association. Private address: 61, Arden Street, Edinburgh. Telephone: Jubilee 1733
FAIRMAN, John Eric George. Director of F. Fairman & Sons Ltd., Horley. Born Smallfield, Surrey, 15th March, 1913. Educated Reigate Grammar School. Studied engineering at Automobile Engineering Training College, Chelsea and gained Diploma. Started learning about motor cars some years before leaving school by working in spare time in father's garage business at Horley. 193234, worked for Daimler Co., Ltd. After assisting in family business, owing to father's illness, for 2 years, he joined Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry, as Aero Engine Test Inspector. Rejoined business at Horley in 1938 and also enlisted in Territorial Army (A.A.). Mobilised August, 1939 and became 2nd i/c of A.A. Battery at Hull. Transferred to Royal Tank Regiment in 1942 to take more active part in the war. Was in the Normandy Operations and finished up at Kiel as Deputy Town Major. Demobilised in 1946, and in addition to the motor business took up Managing Directorship of Fairman Precision Tools & Products Ltd., Horley. Took up Motor Racing with Vintage Bugatti. Acquired 6 cylinder Riley in 1948, tuned with assistance of Freddie Dixon. Established Blandford Lap Record but crashed later. Competed with co-driver Eric Thompson in the 24 hour Endurance Races at Le Mans and Spa in 1949, with an H.R.G. and won the 11 litre class in each event. Was co-driver with Stirling Moss in the works Jaguar team at Le Mans 1951. Record distance covered in first quarter of race, but car retired with bearing trouble after 8 hours. Married Maryon, daughter of Col. C. G. W. Parker, O.B.E. in 1947; one son. Interests : Motor Racing. Hobbies etc.: Languages, Science, Rugby Football. Private address: "Holly Lodge," Old Hollow, Worth, Sussex. Telephone: Pound Hill 3128.
FAIRWEATHER, Cyril Montrose, A.M.INST.B.E. Managing Director and Designer of British Extracting Tool Co., Ltd., Croydon. Born Thornton Heath, 1896. Educated at Whitgift School, Croydon. Studied Engineering at Napier Motor Co., Ltd., and Battersea Polytechnic. 1922-1924, on racing staff of Burney & Blackburne Ltd. Started business on own account as Proprietor of a Garage and Service Station. Served in World War with Surrey Yeomanry, Royal Flying Corps, and Royal Air Force, and was mentioned in Despatches. Hobbies etc.: Tennis, Golf, Skating, Yachting and is interested in Organ playing. Private address: Sandhurst Close, Sanderstead, Surrey. Telephone: 4031.
FALCON, William. Chairman, Haslam & Stretton (E.&M.U.) Ltd., Bristol. Born Norfolk, April, 1890. Educated at Harrow. Learned mining engineering in an Anthracite colliery in S. Wales. In 1909 became an articled pupil to the Motor Industry. Served with Royal Engineers in Salonica 1914-18 with Rank of Captain, and with similar rank during the 1939 war, in the Home Guard. Recreations : Gardening and Fishing. Private address: Slade, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon. Telephone: Cornwood 234.
FARBROTHER, Leonard Gordon. Proprietor of The Ninetree Hill Garage, Bristol. Born Fishponds, Bristol, 27th September, 1902. Educated at St. Nickolas with St. Leonards, Bristol. Served apprenticeship with The Albany Engineering & Motor Co., Bedminster, Bristol, for five years as fitter, turner & general engineer. In 1927 opened up on his own account as The Ninetree Hill Garage. Is now the Police examiner of motor vehicles for the Bristol Constabulary. Married in May, 1926 and celebrated Silver Wedding in 1951; one daughter. Private address: 85, Springfield Avenue, Bristol. Telephone: 45271.
FARMER, Harold Oatridge, M.C., B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E. Born Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1898. Educated at the University of Birmingham. Served during the 1914 war, on demobilisation joined Crossley Bros., Manchester. Subsequently took position with Ricardo & Co., Ltd., Shoreham, prior to engaging on compression ignition engine development with Commer Cars Ltd. Is an authority on High speed Oil Engines. Private address: The Ridgeway, Ashlawn Road, Rugby.
FARMER, John Robert. Proprietor, Wood & Krailing, Theydon Bois. Born Woodford, 2nd October, 1911. Educated Loughton School. Studied engineering at Leyton Technical College and took course with British Institute of Engineering Technology. For II years including wartime served in Fire Brigade; N.F.S. Area Workshop, Southend, 1943-45. Entered partnership with G. H. Krailing, 1945 (C. H. Wood, who founded firm in 1898 having died in 1938). Became Propribtor in 195o. Recreations : Music, Snooker, Swimming, Shooting. Private address: Copace Row, Theydon Bois, Epping. Telephone: 2254.
FARQUHARSON, Charles Fergus, A.M.I.M.I. Director, Edinburgh Haymarket Garage Co., Ltd., Edinburgh, 12. Born 19th October, 1906. Educated at George Heriots School and studied engineering at Heriot Watt College. Joined Westfield Autocar Co., Ltd., Edinburgh in 1925 in Administrative Service and Costing Departments. When war broke out was in charge of Costing Department. Enlisted in R.A.O.C. ; granted commission, becoming Major and serving in N. Africa and in Italy. Mentioned in Despatches. Demobilised in 1945, rejoining Westfield for a few months before founding present firm with H. C. Macpherson. Since 1947 has been Council Member of S.M.T.A. Recreation : Golf. Private address: 7o, Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, 9. Telephone: 45313.
FARQUHARSON-TAYLOR, Walter Henri. See alphabetically under TAYLOR, Walter Henri Farquharson.
FARRAR, Arnold. Service Manager, M.G. Car Co., Ltd., and Riley Motors, Ltd., Abingdon. Born Grimsby, 6th July, 1908. Educated at Brigg Grammar School and at Stramongate School, Kendal. Became apprentice with Riley (Coventry) Ltd., 1927-30. Appointed to Sales Dept., transferring to Service Department in 1938. Became Deputy Service Manager, 1940; Service Manager, 1946. Married 1951. Appointed Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of Riley Motor Club, 1939. Interested in Photography; Motor Sport; Gardening. Private address: 21, Poultney Road, Coventry.
FARROW, Leslie William, C.B.E., F.C.A., F.I.D., F.R.S.A. Senior Partner of Farrow, Bersey, Gain, Vincent & Co., and Chairman of Directors of C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd. Born 7th October, 1888. Educated at Alleyn's School Dulwich, and studied accountancy at London School of Economics. Is Director of many Paper Companies and of the Car & General, and Motor Union Insurance Companies. Also Director of W. B. Dick & Co., Ltd. Clubs : City of London, Royal Motor Yacht and Royal Thames Yacht. Recreation : Golf. Private address: Dengle Manor, Nr. Southminster, Essex. Telephone: Tillingham 216.
FAULCONBRIDGE, Charles Norman. Commercial Manager, A.C. Sphinx Spark Plug Company, Division of General Motors, Ltd., Dunstable. Born Coventry, 23rd September, 1901. Educated at Coventry Grammar School. Became apprentice with White & Poppe 1916 leaving to join the Experimental Department of the Rover Co., Ltd., in 1926. Joined present organisation in 1927 as Sales Engineer; appointed Equipment Sales Manager in 1930. Married to Phyllis née Green; three daughters. Recreations : Motor Sport, Golf and Gardening. Private address: Chantry, Houghton Regis, Beds. Telephone: Dunstable 1007.
FAULKNER, Sir Alfred Edward, C.B.E. Chairman, Traffic Commissioners, since 1943. Born 3rd July, 1882. Educated at St. Albans School; King's College, London. UnderSecretary for Mines and Petroleum, 1927-42. Elected Officer, St. John of Jerusalem; Chevalier of Legion of Honour; Officer, Crown of Italy; Officer, of the Order of St. Sava of Serbia. Club : Public Schools. Member of Inst. of Transport. Private address: Sussex House, Hobson Street, Cambridge.
FAULKNER, Edwin. Sales Manager, Wolseley Motors Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. Born Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., 12th November, 1906. Educated at Dulwich College Preparatory School, and Dulwich College, having come to England in 1916 when his father was posted to Europe with a Canadian Army Unit. Acquired basic business training with Cunard Steamship Company Ltd., in London. Joined Morris Motors and in 1934 became Resident Lecturer in charge of their Sales Training Centre and in 1937 appointed outside Sales Representative for Midlands and part of N. England. Recalled to Territorial Army, 1939, and served with Infantry Unit until invalided out in 1940. Appointed Deputy to Airframe Director, Civilian Repair Organisation, R.A.F. (controlled by Morris Motors Ltd.) and returned to Cowley at end of 1945. Joined Miles Aircraft Ltd., Reading as Assistant Sales Manager, 1946, returning to the Nuffield Organisation in 1950. Private address: Hayward's Farm House, Sutton Wick, Abingdon. Telephone: Drayton 29.
FAULKNER, Leonard Stanley. District Manager, East Anglia, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Norwich. Born Woodbridge, 1903. Educated at Paignton College and Torquay Grammar School. Went to sea 1918; left sea after gaining certificate in 1925. Joined present firm in 1926 at Fort Dunlop. Became Cycle Rep. in Kent and Sussex, 1927-29. Appointed General Rep. Portsmouth District 1930-33; General Rep. London and Kent 1933-39. Volunteered for R.A.F. in 1939; commanded No. Beach Squadron in invasion of Normandy. Awarded O.B.E. and mentioned in Despatches. Senior Movements, Staff Officer, Irak and Persia Command 1945. Released 1946 and rejoined Dunlop's as Transport Representative Greenwich Depot. Appointed to present position. 1951. Is Hon. Sec. East Anglian Motor & Allied Trades Golfing Soc. Private address: 15, Bracondale Court, Norwich, Norfolk. Telephone: 21785.
FAWELL, Henry Denys, A.NI.T.MECH.E. Regional Maintenance & Certifying Officer, Ministry of Transport, Eastern Traffic Area, Cambridge. Born Rhyl, 1st May, 1909. Educated Epworth College, Rhyl. Studied engineering at Technical School, Basingstoke and became premium pupil with J. I. Thornycroft Ltd., 1926-30. Joined East Kent Road Car Co., Ltd., Canterbury, as an Improver. In 1933 became Draughtsman and later Designer in Experimental Section, J. I. Thornycroft & Co., Ltd., leaving to become Assistant Engineer with Ministry of Transport, Mechanical Vehicles Branch. During the war years was on loan to Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, engaged on experimental and technical work in connection with Naval Aircraft, and associated equipment. From 1946 until taking up present position, in 1948 was in Traffic and Mechanical Engineering Branch, Ministry of Transport. Is married: one son, one daughter. Interested in Music, Gardening, Cats and Tennis. Private address: The Lawns, Salhouse, Norwich. Telephone: Salhouse 226.
FAWKNER, Norman Douglas, M.C., M.INST.T. Deputy Chief Traffic Officer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W.I. Born London, 28th June, 1890. Educated in Denmark. Became Assistant to Managing Director of Bean's Express Ltd., in 1912. In the following year joined Carter Paterson & Co., Ltd., as assistant to Managing Director until war when he served in R.A.S.C. as 2nd Lieut. and later as Captain. Was awarded M.C. and Bar. Returned to Carter Paterson in 1919 as Assistant Commercial Manager, becoming Commercial Manager in 1921, General Manager in 1935. Appointed to present position in July, 1948. Is interested in Politics, Sailing, Fishing, Gardening. Private address: Stanhope, Bickley Park Road, Bickley, Kent. Telephone: Imperial 1406.
FEARNLEY, Claude Reginald, M.I.M.I. Deputy Manager, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, Branch of Kennings Ltd. Born Sheffield, loth March, 1907. Educated at Wrekin College. Studied Automobile Engineering at Sheffield University. In 1934 became a salesman with Essam and Hewson of Sheffield. Prior to that had worked with a firm of nickel silver manufacturers. Is interested in Travel. Recreation : Gardening. Private address: Little Orchard, 8, Clumber Road, Sheffield, io. Telephone: 33154.
FEARNLEY, Ernest, m.r.m.i. Director, Oak Lane Garage Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 31st August, 1891. Educated at Belle Vue High School, Bradford. In 1905 became apprenticed to Engineering. Later joined the office staff of Thornton Engineering Co., Ltd., of Bradford and eventually rose to General Manager. In 1934 resigned to form present Company. Was Chairman of Bradford Section of the Motor Agents Association 1928 & 1929. Plays Bowls and acts as Judge in Athletic events. Private address: 4, Sunderland Road, Bradford. Telephone: 43284.
FEARNLEY, Ronald Arthur, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.T. General Manager and Engineer, Coventry Corporation Transport. Is member of the Council of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association. Chairman of The Municipal Passenger Transport Association, Arca "F" (Midlands). Appointed to present position 1st April, 1933.
FEDDEN, Sir Roy, D.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Director of Research and Development, Leyland Motors Ltd. Born 6th June, 1885. Educated at Clifton College; Bristol Merchant Venturers' Technical College. Joined Drawing Office of Brazil Straker's in 1906, rising to become Technical Director in 1914. Added post of Chief Engineer of Fishponds Works during the 1914 war when Company was engaged on production of aero-engines and shells. Became Chief Engineer with Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., in 1920 remaining until 1942. Was Special Technical Adviser to M.A.P. during the war. President of Royal Aeronautical Society, 1938, 1939 and 1945. Clubs: Royal Aero, Bristol Yacht. Recreations : Fishing and Sailing.
FELCE, Owen Sutherland. Service Manager, Stockwood Motors Ltd., Corby. Born Kettering, 6th July, 1902. Educated at Hawthorn Road School, receiving Technical education at Evening School. In 1917 joined T. J. Fairey, Kettering, as Motor Tractor Mechanic, and in 1922 became a Motor Mechanic with Robinson's Garage, Kettering. In 1923 joined The Regent Autocar Co., Ltd., Market Harborough. In 1925 rejoined Robinson's Garage, Kettering as Motor Mechanic, and in 1933 became Foreman. In 1937 took up present position with Stockwood Motors Ltd. Interests : Show-Ponies, Riding, Shooting, Fishing, Poultry and Pig Keeping. Private address: Broadgate House, Great Easton, Market Harborough.
FINNING, Eric Edward. Proprietor, Grosvenor Garage, Stockbridge, Hants. Born Ipswich, 3rd January, 1913. Educated at Secondary School and studied engineering at Southampton University. Served six years apprenticeship from 1928 with Will Short Ltd., of Winchester. Became an improver before starting business with his father's backing in 1935. Joined R.A.F.V.R. in 1937, training as Pilot. Called up in 1939 doing 42 sorties with Bomber Command. Re-opened business in 1945. Served on local Council, 1946-48. Became J.P., 1950. Married 1937; one son. Hobby: Motor Racing. Private address: High Street, Stockbridge. Telephone: II.
FERGUSON, Harry George, D.SC., M.A.I., A.F.R.AE.S., M.I.MECH.E., F.R.S.A. Chairman and Governing Director of Harry Ferguson Holdings Ltd., Stow-on-the-Wold; Harry Ferguson Ltd., Coventry; Harry Ferguson Inc., U.S.A.; Harry Ferguson (Motors) Ltd., Belfast; Harry Ferguson Research Ltd., Surrey. Born Dromore, Northern Ireland, 4th November, 1884. Educated privately. Was active in promotion of early motor racing events in Northern Ireland. In 1909 built and flew own plane in Northern Ireland. Is inventor of Ferguson System of farm mechanisation. Hobbies etc : Motor Sport, Gardening and Farming. Private address: Abbotswood, Stow-on-theWold, Glos. Telephone: 16.
FICKLING, Harold Irving, A.M.I.MECH.E. Assistant Chief Draughtsman of AvelingBarford Ltd., Grantham. Born Abertillery, Mon., 18th December, 1905. Studied engineering at Technical College, Coventry. Served apprenticeship with Alvis Car & Engineering Co., Ltd., 1925-29. Later engaged in Drawing Office with Messrs. White & Poppe & Humber Ltd., Coventry. 1938, joined the Daimler Co., Ltd., and was engaged on Design Development of Armoured Fighting Vehicles. 1944, joined The IsoSpeedie Co., Ltd., Coventry, as Development Engineer. 1946, joined Motor Rail Ltd., Bedford, as Design Engineer on the Development of Light Diesel Locomotives and Contractors Plant. Took up present position in 1951. Hobbies : Gardening and Motoring. Private address: 28, Puthoe Lane, Bedford. Telephone: 2865.
FIELD, Eric, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.B.A.E. Chief Designer, Bristol Tractors, Ltd., Earby, via Colne, Lancs. Born Marsden, loth December, 1914. Educated at Huddersfield Technical College, 1928-32 where he was awarded Higher National Diploma and took I.Mech.E. entrance exam. In 1934 joined Sunbeam Commercial Vehicles, Wolverhampton working on Design. Left to join Bristol Tractor Ltd., Idle, as Designer and Works Manager. In 1945 Works were transferred to Earby where he designed the Bristol 20 Tractor and implements. Recreations : Golf and Fishing. Private address: Watergates, Skipton Road, Foulbridge, Colne, Lancs. Telephone: Colne 994.
FIELD, Thomas Edwin. Managing Director, Edwin Field & Sons, Ltd., Skelmanthorpe, Nr. Huddersfield. Born Denby Dale, 28th February, 1905. Educated at Leys School and studied engineering at Huddersfield. Entered family business (Mohair Floor Rug Manufacturers) in 1923. Became Managing Director, 1935. Hobby: Philately. Private address: Willand Close, Skelmanthorpe W. Yorkshire. Telephone: 2266.
FIGG, Sidney Henry. Motor Oil Sales Manager, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., W.14. Born London, 20th March, 1897. Educated at Tottenham Grammar School; Pitmans Metropolitan College and City of London College. At the latter studied Lubrication Technology. Served in Royal Flying Corps, 1914-18 and engaged in Civilian Flying until joining Straker Squires as Buyer in 1919. Left to join present firm in 1920; appointed to present post in 1946. Is on Committee of M.G. Car Club; Accessory and Component Section of S.M.M.&T. ; and the London Regional Committee of I.M.I. Interested in Rugger, Sailing, Music and Model Engineering. Private address: 101, Park Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex. Telephone: Laburnum 2356.
FISH, William. Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford. Private address: Croft House, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey.
FISHER, Charles Harold, M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Development Engineer, Stromberg Section of The Zenith Carburettor Co., Ltd., Stanmore. Born Sidcup, 27th January, 1894. Educated at Streatham, and served apprenticeship with Alexander & Sons, Kennington. Joined The Austin Motor Co., in London, in 1913, intended for the Sales Department. Did a year's training in London Service Department. Served in Royal Fusiliers 1914-1919, spending 21 years in France. Commissioned from C.S.M. in May, 1918, and was Asst. Adjutant in 11th Batt. Royal Fusiliers on demobilisation. 1920 went to France for Leylands on the clearance of the St. Omer dump. Later joined Princess Cars, Streatham, in charge of engine assembly. Spent several years on the Maintenance Staff of Daimler Hire Ltd., dealing chiefly with the carburation of the fleet, and in 193o joined Stromberg Motor Devices Ltd., Chelsea, on the technical and development staff. Then entered the service of Solex Ltd., and in 1935 joined The Zenith Carburettor Co., Ltd., in charge of the Stromberg Technical Section. During the 2nd World War was engaged on the development of tank engine carburettors, and in the technical administration of the Stromberg Injection System. Is the author of many books dealing chiefly with Carburation and has contributed many technical articles to "The Automobile Engineer." Interests : reading & music. Private address: 22, Hazeloak Road, Shirley, Birmingham. Telephone: Shirley 1378.
FISHER, Walter Lawrence, M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Editor of "Automobile Engineer." Born London, July, 1886. Educated Merchant Taylors School. Studied general mechanical engineering as premium apprentice at City & Guilds College. joined D. Napier & Sons in 1907 as Draughtsman. Subsequently worked for Standard Motor Co., Daimler Motor Co., Dunlop Rubber Co., until in 1914 he joined Iliffe & Sons Ltd., as editor of the "Automobile Engineer." Is also Engineering Consultant at 75, Victoria Street, London, Hobbies, etc. Farm labouring, mechanical pursuits, squash and fishing. Private address: Artillery Mansions, Victoria Street, London, S.W.'. Telephone: Abbey 3761.
FISHWICK, John Woods. Governing Director, John Fishwick Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 4th September, 1894. Educated at Ardwick Higher Elementary School and studied engineering at Manchester School of Technology. Became an apprentice salesman with a Cotton Warehouse. Later became an apprentice wheelwright serving with his father's firm until his father's death. Firm was mainly responsible for maintenance of horse-drawn vehicles operated by the leading Bakery Firms in the City. To-day the business has changed to building and repairing Motor Bodies for similar firms engaged in food delivery etc. During 1914-18 war served as a "wheeler" in R.A.S.C. in Salonica. Is interested in Sport, and is President of the Longsight Cricket Club, is also a keen Bowler. Private address: 216, Parrs Wood Road South, Manchester, 20. Telephone: Didsbury 5123.
FISK, Sir Ernest Thomas, M.I.E.E. Managing Director, E.M.I. Ltd., since 1945. Is also a Director of various Companies associated with S. Smith & Sons (England) Ltd., Born Sunbury-on-Thames, 8th August, 1886. Educated at Sunbury-on-Thames; United Kingdom College; and Sydney University. Commenced business career with Marconi Company in England in 1906. Was a radio pioneer and received first direct England-Australia wireless message in 1918. Connected with first broadcast of human voice England to Australia, 1924. Became Director of Economic Co-ordination, Commonwealth Government also Secretary to Economic Cabinet and Chairman Seaborne Trade Committee, 1939-41. Managing Director, Amalgamated Wireless (Australia) 1917-44. President Royal Empire Society (N.S.W.) 1941-45. Recreations : Music and Flying. Is a Director of S. Smith & Sons (Radio). Address: Electric and Musical Industries Ltd., Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex.
FITT, Francis Victor. Managing Director, Fitt Auto Services and Director of George Fitt Motors Ltd., Faversham and Tankerton respectively. Born iith July, 1909, at Whitstable. Educacated at Simon Langton School, Canterbury. Became an Hotelier at Marine Hotel, Tankerton until 1933 when became an Engineer with George Fitt Motors, Ltd., at Tankerton. Became a Director of this firm in 1938 and founded Fitt Auto Services Ltd., at Faversham in 1947. Is interested in Golf, Yachting and Boxing. Private address: 20, Fitzroy Road, Tankerton, Kent. Telephone: Whitstable 2244 Extn. 7.
FLEMING, Ian Kelt. Managing Director, Stag Garage Ltd., Lochgilphead. Born Glasgow, 1st July, 1904. Educated at Hilihead High School, Glasgow. Attended evening classes at Glasgow Technical College for five years. Served apprenticeship with Alex. Stephens & Sons, Ltd., after which sailed with Anchor Line Ltd., obtaining first class Board of Trade Certificate and sailing as senior engineer officer until 1935. Became Manager of Stag Garage in 1935 and appointed to present position in 1940. Recreation: Shooting. Private address: Sheilean, Lochgilphead, Argyll. Telephone: 218.
FLEMING, William. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Company (Scotland) Ltd., Glasgow. Born Glasgow, January, 1899. Educated at Woodside. Became an accounts clerk in a railway. First connected with the Motor Cycle Industry in 1922 as representative with Sun Cycles. In 1927 joined Dunlop's as Cycle and M /Cycle Tyre Rep., in Argyllshire Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire. Assistant District Manager, Glasgow, 1935 and District Manager, 1938. Private address: 4, Lorraine Road, Glasgow, W.2. Telephone: Western 7439.
FLETCHER, Arthur Holmes, B.SC. (ENG), M.I.MECH.E. Chief Designer (marine) of Rolls-Royce Ltd. Born Dinas Powis, 24th July, 1911. Educated at Penarth County School. Studied Engineering at University of S. Wales and Cardiff Technical College where he gained their Joint Diploma in Engineering. Also gained 1st class Honours at University of London in 1930. Served apprenticeship from 1930-1934 with Reavell & Co., Ltd., Ipswich. In 1934 became designer with present firm. Was put in charge of Research Design Office on aero and car engine development in 1937. In 1941 was transferred to Tank Division as Production Engineer and became Quality Engineer there in 1942. In 1944 was transferred to Marine Division and took up present position in 1945. In 195o read paper on "Marine Gas Turbines" to the Institution of Mechanical Enginerrs. Married Terry (née Morrison) in 1938; two daughters, one son. Hobbies : Tennis, Golf, Gardening and Interior Decoration. Private address: "Aysgarth," 22, Farley Road, Derby. Telephone: 2627.
FLETCHER, Herbert Edward, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Fletchers (Swansea) Ltd Born Newport, Mon, 15th February, 1894. Educated at Swansea Dynevor Secondary School. Had five years training in Motor Garage methods and organisation in Marseilles and Philadelphia prior to joining Navy in 1914 as Wireless Operator at Admiralty House, S.W. Posted to H.M.S. Barham as Radio Telegraphist, and on demobilisation joined present firm, as under-Manager. In 1923 appointed Manager. In 1939 joined Royal Army Ordnance Corps at Chilwell as Assistant Provisions Officer, handling all Motor Equipment. Returned to Fletchers Ltd., made Managing Director in 1943. Is Founder-member of the Swansea Lifeguard Corps and Holder of the Royal Life Saving Association Medallion. Won the Welsh Rally Cup in 1939. Is a Certificated Coach Builder under City and Guilds of London. Has travelled extensively abroad to more than ten countries. Interested in Swimming, Boxing, Wrestling, Civil Aviation, Motor Cruising and Entertaining. Private address: The Beach House, Southend, Mumbles, Swansea, Glamorganshire. Telephone: Swansea 6323.
FLEWITT, Gerald Blashfield. Director, Flewitt Ltd., Birmingham, 6. Born Birmingham, 8th February, 1918. Educated at Kinmel School, N. Wales; Maiden Erleigh, Reading. Left school 1937, studied for accountancy examinations, entered Chartered Accountants Office 1939 leaving to join his father in Flewitt's Ltd., 1944; appointed Director, 195o. Has competed in Trials, Rallies etc., since 1947 and commentated at Shelsley Walsh and Silverstone. Interested in the Theatrical Arts and Motor Sport. Recreations: Tennis, Squash Rackets, and Golf. Private address: 261, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16. Telephone: 1687.
FLEWITT, John Alexander. Managing Director, Flewitt Ltd., B'ham, 6. Born Market Harborough, 30th January, 1879. Educated at King Edwards School, Birmingham. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1905; when he founded the above business. Private address: 261, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16. Telephone: 1687.
FOGDEN, Charles Anthony, M.A., A.M.I.C.E. Director, Southend Motor & Utility Finance Corporation, Ltd., Hastings. Born Singapore, 3rd May, 1924. Educated at Uppingham, and Cambridge University. Appointed to present position in August, 1951. Private address: Feale Cottage, Cooden, Sussex.
FOGG, Albert, M.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Director of The Motor Industry Research Association, Brentford. Born Bolton, 25th February, 1909. Educated at Manchester University, where he gained First Class Honours B.Sc. (Graduate Prizeman) and in 1930 M.Sc. Before taking up present position in 1946 was Principal Scientific Officer, National Physical Laboratory. Married in 1937; two children. Hobbies; Cricket, Tennis and Badminton. Private address: 23, Parkwood Avenue, Esher, Surrey. Telephone: Emberbrook 3233.
FOLLETT, Jack William. Director and General Sales Manager, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. Born South Kensington, 1891. Educated at Westminster City School. Apprenticed to Lane Engineering Co., prior to the 1914 war in which he worked as Inspector of Aircraft to British Calldron Aeroplane Co., and, in 1916, was appointed Works Manager. In 1920 became Works Manager of Body Engineering Dept. of Hay's Wharf Cartage and Pickfords. Joined Protectoglass Ltd. in 1928 as Works Manager and joined the Board in 1931. In 1933 became Sales Manager with present firm and in 1947 appointed Director. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Walking. Private address: 1, Heath Drive, Hampstead, N.W.3. Telephone: 6144.
FOOT, Denis. Managing Director, C. Allen & Son (Bristol) Ltd., and Berkeley Motors (Bristol) Ltd. Born London, loth November, 1906. Educated at Chapel Royal, St. James's; All Saints, Bloxham. Received technical education with Eastern Telegraph Company. Was Works Manager of Exhibition Stand Constructors, then Director of an Advertising Agency. In 1930 became first connected with the Motor Industry as a junior Salesman. Became Managing Director of present firms in 1944. Interested in Education, Gastronomy and R.A.F.V.R. Recreation: Yachting. Private address: Long Cottage, Wrington, Somerset. Telephone: 368.
FOOT, James Frederic, T.D., C.A. Accountant and Chief Cashier, Rossleigh Motors, Ltd., Edinburgh, 2. Born Vegriville, Alberta. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and at Edinburgh University. Became a Senior Audit Clerk and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1935. Joined present firm as Accountant in 1937. Commissioned in T.A. 1939, serving in Western Desert and Italy as Major, R.A. throughout the war. Rejoined Rossleigh Ltd., in 1946. Received Territorial Decoration, 1950. Married; one son, two daughters. Recreations : Golf and Shooting. Private address: Graemesdyke, Bo'ness, West Lothian. Telephone: Bo'ness 52.
FORD, Henry II. President Ford Motor Company since 1945. Born 4th September, 1917. Educated at Hotchkiss School, Lakeville; Yale University. Worked in Ford Motor Co., plant prior to serving as Lieut. in U.S. Navy, 1941-43. On his father's death in 1943 was released and became Vice-President Ford Motor Co.; Exec. Vice-President 1944. Officer of Order of the Crown, Belgium, 1948. Married, 1940, Anne McDonnell: one son, two daughters. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Boating. Private address: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.A.
FORD, John Edward, m.r.m.i. Financial Director of Ford and Slater Limited. Born Stapleford Park, 2nd July, 1902. Educated at Wymondham School, Leicestershire. After leaving school joined the Midland Railway as junior clerk, against his wish. In 1920 joined Castle's Motor Company (Leicester) Ltd. as an apprentice for three years. Then worked as mechanic with Batchelor Bowles & Co., Ltd. Later became assistant foreman and eventually works foreman of Victoria Park Motor Car and Garage Co., Ltd., Leicester. In 1928 commenced present concern in Stonebridge Street, Leicester, moving to present establishment in 1932. Is also Director and Secretary of Ford & Slater (Lincs.) Ltd., of Caistor, nr. Grimsby. Married 1932; one son and one daughter. Interests: Nature and Country Life, and anything mechanical. Is Honorary Tyre Secretary of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Hobbies: Motoring, and Shooting. Private address: 62, Knighton Church Road, Leicester. Telephone: 77263.
FORREST, Henry Robert, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Born Durban, S. Africa. Educated in Durban and at London Polytechnic. Worked with Natal Government Railways (7 years) as Marine Engineer (6 years) as Chief Engineer Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society (14 years). In 1928 appointed Chief Engineer and Manager of Insurance Engineers Ltd., of London. Interested in Yachting, Music. Private address: 43, Whitchurch Gardens, Edgware, Middlesex.
FOSH, Alfred Stephen, A.M.I.M.I. Managing Director of Modern Service (Wimbledon) Ltd., and of Morgans (Wimbledon) Ltd. Born 18th January, 1914, at Egham, Surrey. Educated at Goodwin College, Margate; and Kingston Grammar School. Served apprenticeship in Business Management with Bentalls of Kingston until 1934, then became Service Manager at Modern Service (W'don) Ltd., until joining the R.A.F. as an Air Gunner in 1940. Demobilised in 1945 as a Flt/Lt. R.A.F.V.R. and returned to Modern Service as a Director. In 1946 became Managing Director and in October 1949 became Managing Director of: Morgans (Wimbledon) Ltd., also. Chairman of Kingston Section, Motor Agents Association, 1949-1950 and Vice-Chairman, Metropolitan Division M.A.A. 1950/1. Deputy Councillor M.A.A. 1950,151. Is a member of the Yacht Racing Association and a Sailing enthusiast. Private address: Beverley, Grasmere Avenue, Kingston Vale, London, S.W.15. Telephone: Kingston 3445.
FOSTER, Janies Muir. Regional Tyre Manager, Kennings Ltd., Brown Street, Sheffield, 1. Born Edinburgh, 22nd March,1919. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh leaving to become an acturial student with a Life Insurance Company. In 1939 became a Gunner in Heavy A.A. Battery and in the following year received commission serving in British Isles. In 1943 seconded to R.A.F. for Flying Duties with Tactical Air Force; trained in Canada. Posted to Germany, 1945 with rank of Flight /Lt. Demobilised in December, 1945, becoming a tyre representative in the following year. Appointed to present position in 1948. A keen sportsman— speciality golf. Private address: 51, Struam Road, Sheffield, 7.
FOSTER, John Robert, m.i.m.i. Managing Director, Kingston Caravan Co., Ltd., Cheltenham. Born Burford, 8th November, 1898. Educated at Burford Grammar School and worked in his father's Garage after leaving school. Enlisted in Royal Flying Corps in 1916. After discharge took over family business, car repairs and hire—also toured Britain and Continent with American visitors. Ran the local cinema two nights a week, with hand operated projector etc. more for fun than profit. Was postmaster, after his father, who held the post for 5o years. Resigned this position in 1942 joining V.P. Sheet Metal Ltd., Cheltenham as Director. Joined present Company as Managing Director, 1947. Married to Constance Winifred (née Giles) 1926; two sons. Recreations : Travel, Snooker, Cars. Private address: 398, High Street, Cheltenham, Glos.
FOSTER, Thelbert St. John, M.I.NI.I. Governing Director and General Manager of The Warrington Motor Co., Ltd. Born Penketh, 8th November, 1908. Educated at Penketh Friends School, Boteler School and Manchester University. Served apprenticeship with Ford Motor Co., at Trafford Park and Dagenham. In 1928 became engineer on Laboratory Staff of Ford Motor Co. Whilst with that Company specialised in fuels and lubricants and investigation into the cause of service failures of motor vehicles. In 1939 became General Manager and in 1943 Governing Director of present firm. 1946 '1947 Chairman of Lancashire Ford Dealers' Association and Secretary 195o. Member of the Warrington Society. Hobbies: Flying, Yachting, Hockey, Golf, and Motor Sport. Married in 1939 to Margaret McQueen (nee Smith); two daughters. Private address: Cotsmore, Lower Walton, Nr. Warrington, Lancashire. Telephone: Stockton Heath 728.
FOULDS, Duncan Howard, D.S.C., M.INST.T., F.I.D. Deputy Chief Traffic Officer, (Commercial), Road Haulage Executive. Born 2nd August, 1908, in London. Educated at Brighton College. After general business training joined the staff of a Bank in 1929 leaving in 1932 to become Manager of the Transport Department of Callenders Cable and Construction Co., Ltd. In 1937 became Assistant Manager and Accountant, Pickfords Ltd., and other firms until outbreak of war in which he served until 1945. In that year rejoined Carter Paterson & Pickfords Parcels Services becoming Managing in 1948. Appointed Managing Director, Carter Paterson and Co., (BTC) Ltd., in 1949, and also Chairman of Chaplins (BTC) Ltd.; Sutton & Co., (BTC) Ltd.; and of Sutton & Co., Manchester (BTC) Ltd. Served in R.N. in Destroyers, 1940-45; mentioned in Despatches, 1942; awarded Distinguished Service Cross, 1943; released with Rank of LtCommander, R.N.V.R., 1945. Recreations: Hunting, Shooting, Gardening. Private address: Mariners Folly, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent. Telephone: Crockham Hill 302.
FOULDS, Edward, A.M.I.M.I. Director, E. Foulds (M.E.) Ltd., Keighley. Born Bingley, 9th August, 1909. Educated at Bingley Grammar School. Commenced apprenticeship in 1923 with Jowett Cars Ltd., and completed service with Rowland Winn Ltd., Leeds. Later became Works Foreman. Started business on own account in Keighley in 1938. Recreations: Golf, Competition racing, Travel. Private address: 12, Selbourne Grove, Manningham, Bradford.
FOULDS, Leonard Wilson, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.A.E. Works Director, C. A. Britten & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. Born 19th March, 1905. Educated at Brentnal School, Stockport. Apprenticed with Furnival & Co., Stockport, 1919. Joined Hollingdrake Automobile Co., 1926 and appointed Service Manager of their Liverpool Branch, 1928. In 1931 joined present Company in similar capacity. Gazetted as Lieut. R.A.O.C., T.A. in 1939. Served during war, in R.A.O.C. and in R.E.M.E. with rank of Major in India and Persia. Rejoined C. A. Britten & Co., becoming Works Director in 1947 on formation of Limited Company. Married; one daughter. Recreation : Gardening. Hobby : Keeping Budgerigars. Private address: II, Greenway, Greasby, Upton, Cheshire. Telephone: Upton 2436.
FOWERAKER, David Bruce, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Draughtsman of Engineering Productions (Clevedon) Ltd. Born Bristol, 4th January, 1920. Educated at Bristol Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. Served apprenticeship with Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. from 1936-1941, after which worked in engine stress office from 1941-1946, the latter year as Section Leader. In 1946 became design draughtsman in Research Dept. Morris Motors. Has held present position with automobile component manufacturers since 1948. Married in 1943. Interests : Motoring and Music. Private address: Morven, Kings Road, Clevedon, Som.
FOX, Arthur. Managing Director, Tolworth Motor Service Station, Kingston By Pass, Near Surbiton. Born Lichfield, 15th January, 1886. Educated at Cheltenham College, then became a pupil on the Earl of Crewe's Estate. In 1906 joined Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co., Ltd., to learn trade. Transferred to London Works as Assistant Service Manager in 1910. Became London Service Manager in 1912. Was Manager of Wolseley National Gauge Factory during war (under Ministry of Munitions); awarded M.B.E. After the war returned to Wolseley's London Works as Service Manager leaving in 1925 to establish firm at Kingston By Pass with R. I. Nicholl. 1929-37 managed Car Racing teams for manufacturers and private owners competing in many European events, with Talbots, Lagondas, Singers, Alpha-Romeo's and Maseratis. Engaged on manufacture of aircraft light Components during the war, reverting to normal business in 1946. Is interested in Farming—commenced breeding Pedigree Jersey cattle in 1938. Elected to Council of English Jersey Cattle Society, 1943; Elected President, 1951. Is also interested in Shooting. Private address: The Cottage, Chatley, Cobham, Surrey. Telephone: Cobham 240.
FOX, Edwin. Director, Vanden Plas (England) 1923 Ltd., N.W.9. Born Edgware, 8th September, 1884. Educated at City of London School and received Commercial Training in Berlin. Entered the Aircraft Industry in 1915 in Stores, Progress and finally sub-contracts Depts. as manager of the latter. In 1920 became Manager of Vanden Plas Engineering 1917, Ltd., and engaged in coachbuilding until 1923 when he joined the Board as Managing Director. In 1946 when Austin Motor Co., acquired control he became Director of the new Company. Is Fellow and President, Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers since 1949; Founder Member of Institute of Body Engineers. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: Haslemere, Old Church Lane, Stanmore. Telephone: Grimsdyke 243.
FOX, Edwin Roland. Works Director, Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd., N.W.9. Born 21st April, 1911, at Edgware. Educated at Margate College and studied engineering at London Polytechnic; School of Motor Body Engineering. Became Draughtsman with Carrosserie Gangloff, Geneva, Switzerland and later Body Engineer with Alvis Ltd., of Coventry. In 1939 jcined present Company which had been founded by his father in 1923. Is a Member of the Institution of Body Engineers; Council Member of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; Member of British Automobile Racing Club. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Interested in Music, and outdoor life. Private address: Invergarry, Hall Park, Berkhamsted. Telephone: 455.
FOX, Gerald Broome, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.PET. Diesel Engine Consultant. Born Manchester, 8th February, 1891. Educated at Repton School and Manchester Schools of Technology. Did 2nd and 3rd years of B.Sc. Course. Served apprenticeship with W. J. Bates & Co., Browett & Lindlay, and Mirrlees Bickerton & Day Ltd., for five years. In 1915 joined R.N.V.R. and in 1917 joined Admiralty Engineering Laboratory as Testing Engineer. Became Chief Testing Engineer in 1927, Principal Technical Officer in 1936, and Senior Principal Scientific Officer in 1940. 1951 retired from Admiralty and took up present work. Is a Member of Diesel Engine Users Association Committee (Chairman of Papers panel). Member of B.I.C.E.R.A. Was responsible for reports on type tests of proprietary diesels and petrol engines for motor boats used by Admiralty. Interest: Stock Breeding, Poultry Breeding. Hobbies : Cricket (Chairman of A.E.L. Cricket Club for 20 years). Private address: c/o F. Poile Esq., Welland, Malvern.
FOXCROFT, William. Director and General Manager, Bradshaws Motor House Ltd., Preston. Born Manchester, 2nd July, 1896. Educated at Webster School, Manchester. Commenced business life, 1912, with Royal Ruby Cycle Co., Ltd., Manchester. Enlisted in August, 1914 in 4 7th Dragoon Guards; demobilised in 1919 with rank of Lieut. Joined Ford Motor Co., Ltd., as Road Representative and became ultimately Head of Commercial Department. Joined present firm as Director and General Manager, in 193o. Served in 2nd World War invalided out, 1942, with rank of Major. Is also Director of Bradshaws Refrigerators, Ltd, Preston; Refrigeration Facilities Ltd., Preston; and Bank Top Motor House, Ltd., Burnley. Hobby : Golf. Private address: Broadwood Drive, Fuiwood, Preston. Telephone: 3969.
FOXWELL, Geoffrey Edwin, D.SC., F.INST.F. President, Institute of Fuel since October, 1951. Born 1892. Educated at Hinckley Grammar School and All Saints' School, Bloxham. Was intended for the Church but at age of twenty became a junior chemist with Koppers Coke Oven and By-Product Co. of Sheffield. Held various appointments during the next twelve years and simultaneously took B.Sc. at London University, followed by M.Sc. for a thesis on Thermal Decomposition of Ammonia and D.Sc. for a thesis on the Plastic State of Coal. In 1924 on the formation of the research department of the Gas Light and Coke Co., became Senior Research Chemist, but a year later returned to Sheffield as Chief Technical Officer with Koppers finally leaving them in 1932 though retained as Consultant. During World War II was Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Fuel and Power and was part author of a book "The Efficient Use of Fuel." Hobbies : Technical Journalism and Cricket. Private address: Thorncliffe, Oakfield Road, Ashstead, Surrey. Telephone: 502.
FOXWELL, William John, A.M.I.MECH.E. Assistant Chief Tractor Designer, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham. Born Stapleton, 28th August, 1917. Educated at Dr. Bell's, Bristol. Became engineering apprentice with Parnall's, Bristol in 1931 winning a Ford Scholarship. Student with Ford's 1936-39; Draughtsman 1939-47; appointed to present position 1947. Recreations : Cricket and Gardening. Private address: 49, Lincoln Avenue, Romford, Essex. Telephone: 5234.
FRAME, James. Director, Thomson & Brown Brothers Ltd., Edinburgh, 2. Born Peebles, 1886. Commenced business life in Hardware trade but became a Traveller for James Thomson & Son (now a subsidiary of Brown Bros., Ltd., under above title) in 1912. During 1914 war served in Egypt with R.A.S.C. (M.T.); mentioned in Despatches. Opened. Aberdeen Branch as Manager in 1920 until returning to Edinburgh in 1928, acting as Manager until appointed Director in 1950. Has served for eight years as Member of General Committee of the Scottish Motor Trade Association—for one year as nonretailer Vice-President. Was previously Member of Council for five years. Recreations : Gardening and Golf. Private address: Struan Lodge, Balgrcen Avenue, Edinburgh, 12. Telephone: 63139.
FRANK, Robin W. Proprietor, Horse Shoe Garage, Pickering. Born Pickering, 1905. Educated at Scarborough College. First connected with Motor Industry in 1933. Recreation: Cricket. Private Address: Ivy House, Pickering, Yorkshire. Telephone: 78.
FRANKS, Edgar Martin, A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical Manager of Norton Motors Ltd., Aston, Birmingham. Born Stone, 28th August, 1904. Educated at Wolverhampton Higher Grade School and studied engineering at Wolverhampton Technical College. Served six years apprenticeship with the Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Joined H.R.D. Motor Cycles as Junior Draughtsman. In 1926 joined present firm as draughtsman and became Chief Draughtsman, Chief Designer and finally Technical Manager in 1946. Married, 1932; two sons. Interest: Technical journalism. Hobbies : Reading, Gardening, and the Countryside. Private Address: 81, Petersfield Road, Hail Green, Birmingham, 28. Telephone: Springfield 3709.
FRASER, Alexander. Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Girling Ltd., Tyseley, Birmingham. Born Glasgow, loth January, 1894. Educated at Hamilton Crescent School, Glasgow and studied engineering at Royal Technical College there. In 1915 joined Albion Motor Works and subsequently became General Manager and Director of New Hudson Ltd. Took up present appointment 1926. Interests : Football and Golf. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private Address: Park Corner, Old Temple Lane, Knowle, Warwickshire. Telephone: 3005.
FRASER, William MacDonald. Director and Sales Manager of Lamb's Garage Ltd., Dundee. Born Aberdeen, 1905. Educated at Harris Academy, Dundee, and later Dundee Technical College. Served apprenticeship with St. Rogues Automobile Co. Ltd., in 1920. In 1925 qualified as Journeyman Mechanic and became Service Engineer in 1928. Joined present firm in 1930 as Service Engineer and in 1932 was transferred to Sales Department as Car and Commercial Vehicle Salesman. Took up present position in 1936 and reorganized Sales Staff and trained new members. Served in the Home Guard during 2nd World War, and played a big part in the successful running of Ministry of Supply F.V.3 Workshops, reconditioning Army Vehicles as well as maintaining an essential civilian service for cars and commercial vehicles. Since 1945 has organized a Purchase and Sales Department on a large scale for Used Cars. Married; two sons and one daughter. Interests : Dundee Business Club and Dundee Institute of Engineers. Hobbies : Gardening, Golf, Fishing, and Horseback Riding. Private Address: 421, Blackness Road, Dundee. Telephone: 68791.
FRASER-JAMES, James. Area Secretary, British Motor Trade Association, Leeds. Born Milford Haven, 27th June, 1911. Educated at Stowe School; Downing College, Cambridge. After reading Law at Cambridge (Law Tripos Parts 1 and 2) and being articled, qualified as a solicitor. Joined R.A.F. at outbreak of war and served with East Asia Command and on staff of 252 Group, R.A.F., Bangalore. On being demobilised took up an appointment in Hull and subsequently joined the staff of B.M.T.A. in October, 1946. Recreations: Squash, Golf, and Walking. Married, 1940, to Vera (née Finch); one son, one daughter. Lives at Harrogate. Private Address: c/o B.M.T.A., 49, Basinghall Street, Leeds, 1. Telephone: 28354.
FREEGUARD, John. Western Divisional Manager, Road Haulage Executive, 4/5, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Born, Newport, Mon., 10th June, 1909. Educated at West Buckland School, Devon. Commenced business career on Stock Exchange, leaving to found own Transport business in 1930. Remained Managing Director of this business (All British Carriers Ltd.) until Nationalisation of Transport in 1948. Became first Divisional Manager, Western Division in August, 1948. Recreations : Flying, Water Polo, Swimming, Golf. Is Lieut-Commdr., R.N.V.R. Married : one daughter. Clubs : Monmouthshire County; Constitutional, London. Private Address: Craig-yr-Haul, Castleton, Monmouthshire. Telephone: 334.
FREEMAN, Elsie Florence. Managing Director, C. McAdams, Ltd., Middlesbrough. Born Beeston, 25th October, 1897. Educated at Halifax Secondary School for Girls. In 1929, when Mr. C. McAdams died, Robert Louis Freeman became his successor and appointed his wife as co-Director of the Company. In 1945 Mr. Freeman. passed away leaving the business to his widow Elsie Florence Freeman who carried on so that her son might complete a course at Loughborough College and return to take his place in the firm. Hobby: Gardening. Private Address: West Lodge, Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough. Telephone: 88112.
FREEMAN, George Tyler. Advertising Manager, Tyre Group, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Southampton, 13th October, 1909. Educated at Taunton Secondary School, Southampton. On leaving school joined Dunlop's as junior clerk at Southampton Depot. Transferred to Cheltenham ` ubdepot as Manager in 1937, promoted to Chief Clerk at Bristol, 1938. Joined H.M. Forces in 1942 serving at R.A.O.C. Depot. In 1945-46 served in Italy, and demobilised with rank of W.O. II. Returned to Dunlop's as Resident Representative in Channel Islands, 1946-48. Appointed Manager, Sales Development, Tyre Division, 1948, and Advertising Manager, Tyre Group, 1949. Recreations : Outdoor sport and reading. Private Address: 4, Welford Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks. Telephone: 4426.
FREEMAN, Norman Anthony. Director of C. McAdams Ltd., Middlesbrough. Born Middlesbrough, 4th May, 1927. Educated at Acklam Hall School from 1938 to 1944. Studied engineering at Loughborough College and with The Nuffield Organisation. Served apprenticeship, starting in 1945, with present firm, where his father had been Managing Director until his death and had been successor to Christopher McAdams who founded the firm. Served for two years during 2nd World War in the Green Howards Regiment, being demobilised in 1948. In 1949 joined the Nuffield Organisation as trainee and worked at Morris Motors Ltd., Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., S.U. Carburettors Ltd., and M.G. and Riley Ltd. Returned to C. McAdams Ltd. in 195o in present position. Is a bachelor. Interests : Gardening, Archery, Sailing and Motoring. Hobbies : Model Aircraft. Private Address: " West Lodge," Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Telephone: 88112.
FREEMAN, Norman William Howard, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I., A.R.AE.S. Racing Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., r, Albany Street, London, N.W. 1. Born Birmingham, 5th October, 1892. Educated at Erdington High School; Sutton Coldfield Grammar School. Received Technical training at Birmingham Technical School and Birmingham University. In 192o joined Dunlop's as Engineer in the Experimental Department. Engaged in Development Design, Racing Department, 1924, and in 1927 became Personal Assistant to Technical Director. Appointed to present position, 1928. Interests : Music and Travel. Clubs : R.A.C., B.R.D.C. and Royal Aero Club. Private Address: 25, Rutland Court, Queen's Drive, London, W.3. Telephone: Acorn 1851.
FRIER, John Drummond, D.I.C., WH.EX., M.I.MECH.E., F.R.AE.S., A.R.C.S., M.I.P.E. Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Coventry Technical College. Born Madras, India, loth September, 1892. Educated at Woolwich Polytechnic. Studied engineering at Royal College of Science and City and Guilds College. Served apprenticeship with Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, 1908. 1915-1918 Technical Assistant, Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough. 1919-192o Technical Assistant Austin Motor Co. Is Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Northampton Polytechnic, and Recognised Teacher of the University of London 1925-1932. Took up present position in 1932. Responsible for layout and design of laboratories and workshops for new Technical College and purchase of equipment covering mechanical, aeronautical, automobile and production engineering in 1935. Interests: Handicrafts (including Bricklaying), and Cycling. Hobby : Music. Private Address: "Astra," Foamcourt Waye, Ferring, Sussex. Telephone: Goring-by-Sea 42462.
FROST, Charles John. Partner, Frost Brothers, Hornchurch. Born ist August, 1877 at Hornchurch. Educated at local Grammar School and commenced work at local Post Office. After a few years joined business started in 1857 by his grandfather. In 1896 became Manager of Coachpainting Department. Still connected actively with the firm in an advisory capacity. Private Address: 19, Burn Way, Hornchurch, Essex. Telephone: 3426.
FROST, Charles William. Partner, Frost Brothers, Hornchurch. Born Hornchurch, 1st August, 1910. Educated at Palmer School, Grays. In 1926 was apprenticed to Engineering with Eastern Garages Ltd., of Chelmsford. And later joined his present firm, founded by his great-grandfather in 1857. In those days it was mainly concerned with work as Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights. Has been Managing partner since 1935. Private Address: Casa Mia, Woodlands Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex. Telephone: 4033.
FRY, Frederick Charles. Director and General Manager, Furrows Ltd., Shrewsbury. Born Westcliff-on-Sea, 16th June, 1911. Educated at Lynton College, Herne Bay, Kent. In 193o became junior Salesman with Verulam Motor Co. Ltd., leaving in 1936 to become Manager of H. J. Willett, Ltd. Served 1939/45 in R.A.F. as A.C.2 becoming Squadron Leader with Flying Duties as Navigator. On demobilisation appointed as General Manager, Furrows Ltd., became a Director of James Garages Ltd., Church Stretton 1947/51, and a Director of present firm in 1947. Recreations : Cricket and Association Football. Private Address: Romlea, Russell Field, Shrewsbury.
FRYER, Charles Henry, J.P. Director of City Motor Co. (Oxford) Ltd. Born London, 8th January, 1889. Educated Cheltenham College. In early career was interested in sugar plantation, Demerara, British Guiana. Has since taken an interest in a variety of Companies and is Chairman of Allen & Simmonds Ltd., and of AutoCulto International Ltd. Is Director of British Thermostat Co. Ltd., of Great Western Hotel (Reading) Ltd., of Teddington Controls Ltd., and Thames Mount Investment Co. Private Address : Thames Mount, Wargrave, Berks.
FRYER, Jack Hickman. Agency Manager, Union Transport Finance Ltd., Nottingham. Born Sutton, 2nd September, 1905. Educated at Newark Magnus and West Bridgford Secondary School. Employed by John Player & Sons prior to joining present firm. Became Agency Manager, 1949. Private Address: 17, Grange Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, Telephone: 63560.
FRYER, Richard Henry. Northern Divisional Manager of The Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. Born Leeds, 19th December, 1902. Educated at Meanwood Road Council School, Leeds. Served apprenticeship for 2 years with Electrical Engineers. 1917 worked with Wood Milne & Spencer Moulton Ltd. in the Stores. Joined present firm in 1925 as Junior Representative, and took up present position in 1944, controlling five Branches and all Northern England. Interests : Sport and Athletic Meetings. Hobbies : Golf, Fishing and Motoring. Private Address: Stonecroft, 42, Templegate, Whitkirk, Leeds. Telephone: 47177 (Leeds).
FURLONG, Eric John, M.B.E., D.F.C. Managing Director, Furlongs Ltd., Woolwich. Born Woolwich, loth December, 1897. Educated at Colfe's Grammar School and Mill Hill. Learned to fly while still at School, but refused admission to Royal Flying Corps as being too " heavy ", so joined Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1915. In 1917 transferred to R.F.C. and served in Italy and North Russia as Pilot. Awarded D.F.C. On demobilisation employed as Learner at local garage (5/per week). Became assistant to mechanic on own fleet of Removal Vehicles, started Motor Engineering Section of Furlongs Ltd. in 1921, took up present position 1935. Opened four storey garage and workshops at Powis Street in 1939. Interested in Gliding since 1934. Held British two-seater height record 1946/7. Is District Gliding Officer for S.E. Counties, A.T.C. 61 Group. President Woolwich Chamber of Commerce, 1939/46. Hobby: Sailing. Private Address: Greet, Nottingham Lane, Eltham, S.E.9. Telephone: Eltham 4313.