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BABCOCK, Frederick Henry M.A.(Cantab.) (Mech. Sci. Trip.). Managing Director, Watling Boats, Wading Cars, Wading Joinery Works, Self-Drive Caravans, Ltd., and Townsend Investments. Ltd. b: June 30, 1918, Liverpool. Educ: Marlborough and Pembroke College, Cambridge. War service: Royal Air Force, Technical Branch, 1939-45; Jackson Electric Stove Co., Ltd.; Export Market Research and Development, 1945-47; Electrical Apparatus Co., Ltd., Production Controller, 1947 50; Assistant Works General Manager, Claude General Neon Lights, Ltd., 1950-53; Managing Director, Watling Joinery Works, 1953. Recreations: genealogy, amateur radio, veteran motoring, exploring. Clubs: Veteran Car Club, Radio Society of Great Britain, Society of Genealogy, Schools Exploring Society. Add: Watling Joinery Works, Branch Road, Parkstreet Village, St. Albans, Herts; and Long Lane House, Heronsgate, Chorleywood. Herts. T: Chorleywood 145.
BACHE, Joseph William Sales Director, The Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd., since 1952. b: October 3, 1910, Stourbridge. Educ: Evesham Grammar School and Heidelberg. Began business career as apprentice in light metalware with H. Daniel, Ltd., Birmingham; later became a management trainee with Lever Bros. at their Mannheim factory; in 1930 joined the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., on Sales side and for further training; joined present company as Sales Manager, 19)'i Sales Director, 1952; has travelled extensively and speaks European languages fluently; keenly interested in agriculture. Recreations: tennis and gardening. Add: The Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd.. Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 18 Woodland Road, Northfield, Birmingham, 31. T: Priory 3278.
BACHE, John Kenneth Technical Director, George Salter and Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: February 13, 1914, West Bromwich. Educ: King Edward School. Birmingham, and Birmingham University (Mech. Eng.). Apprenticed to the Industry in 19:26; joined George Salter and Co., Ltd., and has held appointments as Laboratory Assistant, Chief Designer, and General Manager (Balance Division). Married; one son and two daughters. Recreation: shooting. Add: George Salter and Co., Ltd., West Bromwich, Staffs. T: West Bromwich 1855.
BACHE, Robert Philip Sidney B.Com. Managing Director, George Salter and Co., Ltd.. since 1948. b: November 7, 1907. West Bromwich. Educ: Shrewsbury School and Birmingham University. \Vas first connected with the Industry in 1928 when joined the Clerical Staff of George Salter and Co.. Ltd.; subsequently appointed Secretary to the Company; President. Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1957 to 1958. Married; two sons, and two daughters. Clubs: Farmers', Whitehall Court. Add: George Salter and Co., Ltd.. West Bromwich. Staffs. T: West Bromwich 1855; and Oldfield, Hagley, Worcestershire. T: Hagley 2490.
BACHE, Robert Salter J.P. Sales Director, George Salter and Co.. Ltd. b: November 15, 1909, West Bromwich. Educ: King Edward's High School, Birmingham ; has been connected with present Company since 1928: President of the Cqil Spring Federation and Research Organization; Governor of the West Bromwich Technical College; member of the British Institute of Management; member of the District Advisory Committee. Midland Regional Board; past President, of the West Bromwich, Swethwick and District Manufacturers' Association. Add: George Salter and Co., Ltd.. West Bromwich. Staffs. T: West Bromwich 1855; and Dodford Lodge, Dodford, Bromsgrove. T: 2616.
BAILEY, Arthur Proprietor, Commercial Motor Body Building Works. b: July 14, 1917, West Bromwich. Educ: Crone hills Central, West Bromwich. Worked at Singer Motors for eight years and with Morris Commercial and other motor concerns until joining Forces; worked in Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop at Derby, Doncaster and London: overseas in Ornabrack, Bielefeld, Brussels, Tilburg; on demobilization started own business in commercial body building and repairing. Recreations: athletics (no longer actively), photography, winter sports. Add: Commercial Motor Body Building Works, 102 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, Birmingham. T: Broadwell 1846; and 25 Burlington Road, West Bromwich.
BAILEY, Leslie James William 'T.D. General Manager, the German Duplop com pany (Deutsche Dunlop, Gummi Compagnie A.G.), since June, 1959. b: June 23, 1910, London. Educ: Emanuel School. With Lloyds Bank, 1929-37; joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., as trainee on Finance side 1937, specializing in cost accounting; became Internal Auditor, 1938: mobilized with Territorial Army, 1939: R.A., B.E.F., Western Desert; Staff College, Haifa, awarded P.S.C., A.Q.M.G. Corps, later G.H.Q.; mentioned in dispatches; joined S.H.A.E.F. as S.O.I., 1943; returned to Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1945; joined Dunlop Plantations, Ltd., 1947, becoming General Manager; appointed Chief Purchasing Agent, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1952; was Chairman, Materials Supply Committee of T.M.C., and F.B.R.M.A.; Director and General Manager India Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., 1957 1959; Director, Roehampton Club, Ltd. Recrea tions: golf, tennis, squash, photography. Clubs: Bath, Roehampton. Add: Deutsche Dunlop, Gummi Compagnie A.G., Hanau, Germany.
BAILEY, Peter Frood Chairman and Managing Director, Brake Linings, Ltd., since 1952. b: May 9, 1920. Educ: Holme Leigh, Buxton, Rydal Junior, Colwyn Bay and privately. Joined R.A., T.A., 1939; medically discharged, May, 1940; engaged on market garden management and farm accountancy, 1940-45; Area Representative, Brake Linings, Ltd., 1945-52; appointed a Director, 1948; Director, Bailey Property and Investment Co., Ltd., 1950; appointed Chairman and Managing Director, Brake Linings, Ltd., 1952. on death of Alfred Bailey, late Governing Director. Recreations: model making, gardening, piano playing. Clubs: Rotary, Llanrwst and Trefriw. Add: Brake Linings, Ltd., Bridge Street, Buxton, Derbyshire. T : Buxton 2851; and Abbey Farm Cdttage, Maenan, 'Llanrwst, Denbighshire. T: Dolgarrog 226.
BAILEY, Reginald William A.M.I.B.M. Director and Works Manager, K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd., since August,. 1957. b: January 29. 1921. Educ: Etchingham Park School, Enfield Technical College. Served apprenticeship with S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd.. 1938-42; course at Smiths School of Technology, Cheltenham, 1943-48; Methods Development Engineer, S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., Cheltenham, 1948-50; Works Study Engineer, 1950-53; Asst. Works Manager, K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd., 1954-55; Works Manager, 1955-57. Recreations: photography. Add: K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd., Putney Vale, London, S.W.15. T : Putney 8111; and 17 Ruxley Lane, Ewell, S..irrey. T : Ewell 5639.
BAILLIEU, 1st Baron (cr. 1953), Clive Latham Baillieu K.B.E., C.M.G., O.B.E. President, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: September 24, 1889, Melbourne, Australia. Educ: Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne; Trinity College, Melbourne University; and Magdalen College, Oxford. In Oxford rowing eight. 1913; Major (retd.), Australian Forces; served in First World War (mentioned in dis patches, O.B.E.); Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1929-45; Deputy-Chairman, 1945-49; Chairman, 1949-57; Chairman, Central Mining and Investment Corporation, Ltd., 1945-59; Director, Consolidated Zinc Corporation, Ltd., English, Scottish and Australian Bank, Ltd., Midland Bank, Ltd., London and Lancashire Insurance Co., Ltd., and other companies; a representative of H.M. Government in Commonwealth of Australia on Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, 1929-39; Deputy President, Federation of British Industries, 1944-45. and President, 1945-46-47; hon. member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Inc.); hon. member of The Institute of Metals: hon. member of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy; chairman, Commonwealth Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions; chairman, The English-Speaking Union. Married; three sons, one daughter. Recreations: golf, shooting, fishing. Clubs: Athenaeum, Bath, Melbourne (Australia), Athenaeum (Australia). Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St, James's Street, S.W.1. 7': Whitehall 6700; and Parkwood, Englefield Green, Surrey. T: Egham 740-1.
BAILY, Claude Walter Lionel A.M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Chief Designer, Jaguar Cars. Ltd., since 1948. b: 1902, Twickenham. Educ: Richmond Hill School, Surrey and Henry Thornton School, Clap ham Junction. Son of John Baily (Coach and Furniture Manufacturers) of London, and grandson of Walter Payton, early pioneer of pneumatic machinery; received technical training in Mechanical Engineering at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London; apprenticed to Anzani Engine Co., Ltd., London from 1918-26; in 1928 joined Morris Engines, Ltd., Coventry, later becoming Chief Draughtsman and Assistant Chief Designer; took charge of Jaguar's Engine Design Development in 1940 and was appointed to present position in 1948. Add: Jaguar Cars. Ltd., Coventry. T : Coventry 62677; and 113 Leamington Road, Coventry. T: 67945.
BAIRD, George Technical Director, Girling, Ltd., since 1946. b: May 16, 1893, Glasgow. Educ: Clydebank High School and Glasgow Technical College. With Albion Motors, 1912-19; Beardmore Motors, as chief engineer, taxicabs, 1919-29; Morris Commercial Cars, as chief designer, 1929-45; joined Girling, Ltd., 1945. Recreation: Golf. Add: Girling, Ltd., Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham. T: Acocks Green 3371; and 84 Rosemary Hill Road, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield. T: Streetly 7452.
BAKER, Charles Humphrey Maurice Purchasing Director, Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., .Ltd., since 1958. b: March 2, 1906. Educ: St. Paul's School, London. First associated with the industry, 1928; Advertising Manager, 1936-45; Time and Motion Study Officer, 1940-45; Chief Purchasing Agent, 1947. Add: Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co.' Ltd., G:cat West Road, Brantford, Middx. T: Ealing 3456.
BAKER, Henry Welistood B.Sc.(Eng.), M.I.Mech.E., A.C.G.I. Director and Chief Engineer, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. b: 1901. Canterbury. Educ: King's School. Canterbury; trained at City and Guilds (Engineering) College (Hons. degree. 1922). Joined Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. as Technical Assistant in 1925 at Willesden, London; became Chief Engineer in 1946; appointed a Director in 1948; Director of subsidiary Cot's., Weldall and Assembly, Ltd., and Stern and Bell, Ltd. Married; one son and one daughter. Add: Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., King's Norton, Birmingham, 30. T: King's Norton 2031.
BALDWIN, Eric Marshall Service Supervisor, Tyre Sales—Replacement Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1949. b: April 22, 1903, Chippenham, Wilts. Educ: Lord Weymouth's Grammar School, Warminster. Pupil with Daimler Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1919-23; draughtsman in Daimler car drawing office, 1923-26; with Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Coventry and Birmingham, 1924-26, engaged in the conver sion of heavy vehicles from solid to pneumatic tyres; with Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Great Britain), Ltd., first on the same work and later as Service Manager, including six months' training in U.S.A., 1926-30; rejoined Dunlop as Manager, 1932, Vehicle Equipment Dept.; Dunlop Technical Superintendent for North of England, dealing with tyre operation on public service vehicles and heavy trucking, 1932-39; with R.A.O.C., Chilwell, and War Office, controlling Work concerned with the identification and processing of spare parts and assemblies for wheeled and fighting vehicles, 1939-45; joined as Lieutenant, rose to Lt.-Col.; service included six months in U.S. and Canada on American vehicles; Deputy Service Supervisor, Tyre Division, Fort Dunlop, 1945-49; Service Supervisor, 1950-58. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. T: Erdington 2121; and 53 Four Oaks Road, Sutton Coldfield. T: Four Oaks 276.
BALDWIN, John Howard B.A. Publicity Manager, The Rover Company Ltd.. since 1954. b: May 31, 1908. Educ: King Edward VII School Sheffie:d and Sidney Sussex College, Cam bridge (1927-30) B.A.Hons.; Modern Languages Master at Magdalen College School, Brackley, 1930, leaving in 1932 to become a sub-editor of The Motor; Editor of house-organ and Brand Promotion Manager with Thomas Fledley and Co., Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1937; in 1940 joined R.A.F. as Intelligence Officer, Fighter Command; demobilized with rank of Squadron-Leader; from 1946, until taking up present position, was Advertising Manager (London) for Jowett Cars, Ltd. Married, Kathleen née Revi:1; one son. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Solihull, Birmingham. T: Sheldon 4242; and Little Longbridge, near Warwick. T: Barford 337.
BALE, Frank Herbert O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, Premier Motor Policies, Ltd. b: November 5, 1886, London. Educ: City of London School; studied Engineering at Coventry Technical College; in 1903 became an apprentice with Swift Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, later London Manager of the company ; served in R.A.S.C. during First World War as Officer in Charge of Main Technical Stores Depot at Shorts Gardens; later appointed Mechanical Transport Liaison Officer between home and overseas; responsible for the issue of " Vocabulary of Miscellaneous Stores "; demobilized with rank of Major; joined E. R. R. Starr to build up present Company in 1919; Company specialises in Motor Insurance and has 20 provincial branch offices; member of the Main Committee of the R.A.C. and has served on other committees including the Standing Joint Committee of the R.A.C., A.A., and R.S.A.C.; represented that committee on the Ministry of Transport Road Safety Committee for some years; served for 24 years on the Committee of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Hon. General Treasurer of the British Automobile Racing Club formerly the Junior Car Club) since 1919; Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Order of the Road, which he founded jointly with A. P. Bradley; member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach-Harness Makers. Add: Premier Motor Policies, Ltd., Melbourne House, Aldwych, London, W.C.2. T: Covent Garden 2301; and Rutherford, Flat 2, 28 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne. T: 3908.
BALLAMY, Leslie Mark M.Inst.P.I. Consulting Engineer. Director, L. M. Ballamy (Components), Ltd.; Director, Lenett Motors (Bournemouth), Ltd.; Director, Ballamy Developments, Ltd. b: December 28, 1903, London. Educ: Michael Faraday. Technical assistant, Robert Hudson (Leeds), at Bcaurainnille, Pas-de-Calais, 1921; ser vice and repair fitter, Paris, 1922; service and repair fitter, Aden (Besse and Co.), 1923-24; commercial and fleet maintenance, J. H. Chapman, Clapham, 1924-28; own business, 1928-35, Clapham; Director, L.M.B. Products, Ltd., 1935-37; Director, L. M. Ballamy, Ltd., 1937-46; Consultant, Admir alty, M.A.P., Ordnance contracts, during war period; Home Guard service; 1946-55. General Consultant, textile and industrial machinery, chassis and suspension design. Recreation: Lloyd Railway Conversion League. Clubs: R.A.C., B.A.R.C., " 750," Steering Wheel, Sports and Alfa Romeo Car Club. Add: 5 Albury Road, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 66584.
BALLANTYNE, Arthur Oliver O.B.E., M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Moorwell Motors, Ltd., since January, 1947. b: November 5, 1903, Garstang, Lancs. Educ: Malvern College. Served apprenticeship with Vaughan Crane Co., Ltd.; Director, Cecil Saunders, Ltd., 1929-39; joined Clement Talbot, Ltd., 1935, and remained with Rootes Group, except for war years, until 1947; Commissioned in R.E.M.E., 1939, serving with 8th Army in Western Desert; served in Sicily and Italy, 1942-43; mentioned in dispatches and awarded O.B.E. in 1944; Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Italy, 1945; rejoined Rootes Group, 1945; has served on the Advisory Panel of Motor Industry. Recreations : fishing and shooting. Clubs: Public Schools; Cardiff County. Add: Moorwell Motors, Ltd., Westgate Street, Cardiff. T : Cardiff 24694; and Nash Manor, nr. Conbridge, Glamorgan. T: Conbridge 428.
BALLANTYNE, James Chairman, John Broadfoot and Sons, Ltd., Glasgow, since 1959; Chairman Royal Scottish Automobile Club, since 1958; Chairman and Managing Director, J. L. Rodger and Co., Ltd., Glasgow, since 1926. b: July 7, 1905. Educ: Hutchison Grammar School, Glasgow. Managing Director, British National Electrics, Ltd., Newarthill, Lanark. and associated companies, 1938-45; Managing Director, Aeroplastics, Ltd., Hillington, Glasgow, 1942-54; Director, Eeze Kitchens, Ltd., Glasgow, 1945; Director, Sunray, Ltd., Alloa, 1946; Member, Western Regional Hospital Board (Scotland), Glasgow, since 1955; Chairman, Standing Joint Committee, R.A.C., R.S.A.C., and A.A., 1959; Member, South of Scotland Electricity Board, Glasgow, 1959. Recreation: golf. farming R.S.A.C. and New, Glasgow. Add: 14 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow. C.1. T: Central 4662; and Dalruscan, Amisfield, Dumfries. T: Parkgate 227.
BANCROFT. Edgar Henson Peter Manager, Retail Fuels and Lubricants Dept., Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., since 1949. b: September 8, 1913, Somerset. Educ: Ilminster School. Joined company, 1930; served in the Army during the Second World War and in 1946 demobilized with rank of Major; 1946-49, sales work, Mobil Oil Co., Ltd. Recreations: cricket, gardening. Add: Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, W.1. T: Whitehall 1010; and Warden Lodge, Coppice Lane, Reigate, Surrey. T: Reigate 3815.
BANCROFT. Thomas Production Director, Blackburn and General Air craft, Ltd., since 1955; Director, Blackburn (Dumbarton), Ltd., since 1955; Director, Jowett Cars, Ltd., since 1955. b: June 6, 1897, Denholme. Educ: Denholme C.C. School; Keighley Technical School. Served apprenticeship with W. and H. Fosters, Denholme; served with R.F.C. and R.A.F. during First World War; Chief Engineer, Blackburn Aircraft Flying Training Schools for 15 years. Recreation: golf. Club: Royal Aero. Add: Blackburn and General Aircraft, Ltd., Brough, East Yorks. T: Brough 121; ani Glenfield, Cave Road, Brough, E. Yorks. T: Brough 247.
BANKS, Colonel Cyril M.B.E., M.P., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.Inst.T. Managing Director, Banks Equipment, Ltd. b: August 12, 1901, Sheffield. Educ: Sheffield Council Day and Evening Schools; and the University of Sheffield; in 1914, apprenticed to Mechanical Engineering; 1923-6 with the Standard Motor Car Co.. Ltd.; Colonel, Chief Supply Officer, S.H.A.E.F., 1944-5; served in N.W. Europe; President National Tyre Distributors Association; member, West Riding County Council, 1946-9; Member of Parliament, Pudsey Division, 1950 ; Interests: Middle and Far East Economic Problems. Club: Constitutional, London. Married, 1930, Gladys (nee Drackley). Recreation: Golf. Add: Banks Equipment Ltd., Fitzwilliam Street, Brad ford. T: Bradford 27131-2; and Springside, Otley, Yorkshire. T: 2714.
BANKS, Air Commodore Francis Rodwell (Retd.) C.B., O.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Mech.E., F.Inst .P c t Director, The Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd. b: March 22, 1898, King's Heath. Educ: Christ's College, London. Served in Navy during First World War, and afterwards specialized in the development of aviation engines and their fuels; was responsible for fuels used in the successful Rolls-Royce engines in the Schneider Trophy Contest of 1929 and 1931: served in R.A.F.V.R. in Second World War, was successively Director General of Engine Production and Director of Engine Research and Development at Ministry of Aircraft Production; has been Chief Experimental Engineer, Peter Hooker, Ltd., Walthamstow, and Assistant Manager, Tech. Sales Dept., Anglo American Oil Co., Ltd.; Technical Manager. The Associated Ethyl Co., Ltd.; has written a number of technical papers on I.C. engines and their fuels. Add: The Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd.. Filton House, Bristol. T: Filton 3831; and 5a Albert Court, Knightsbridge, London, S.W.7. T: Knights bridge 2740.
BANKS WARNER, Francis Director, Petrofina (Gt. Britain), Ltd. (Late Chair man and Managing Director.) b: January 22, 1888, Brentwood. Educ: Friends School, Saffron Walden. Became a partner in Lloyd's brokerage firm 1914; served with Artists' Rifles, 1915-19. subsequently commissioned with Queen's Westminster Rifles; attached to Ministry of Munitions, 1919; in same year entered the oil industry and formed National Fuel Oil Co., Ltd.; absorbed by Cities Service Oil Co., Ltd., 1927, and in 1939 was appointed to be Managing Director; the company changed its name to Fina Petroleum Products, Ltd., in 1947, and to Petrofina (Gt. Britain), Ltd., in 1957; at the outbreak of Second World War joined Petroleum Board as representative of the Independent Companies; served on the Management Committee and became a Director of the Petroleum Board; in 1948, on the demerging of the Petroleum Board, was elected member of the U.K. Petroleum Industry Advisory Committee; also a Member of the Institute of Petroleum and Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society; married; one son. Add: Petrofina (Gt. Britain), Ltd., 25 Victoria Street, London, S.W.1. T : Abbey 7822; and Onslow Court, Worthing, Sussex. T : Worthing 4135.
BANNISTER, Raymond Lloyd B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.B.I.M. Works Manager, Atkinson Vehicles, Ltd., Preston, since October, 1958. b: 1923, Manchester. Educ: Leigh and Black pool Grammar Schools, Universities of Cardiff and Manchester. Research Engineer, Shell Engine Research Centre, 1944-46; post-graduate apprentice, Leyland Motors, Ltd., 1946-47 and 1948-49; post graduate year, industrial administration, Manchester University, 1947-48; Head of Production Control (engine transmission, etc.) for Leyland Motors, 1949-51, and Body Planning Controller until 1954; Production Superintendent (Aircraft Division), Auto motive Products, Ltd., 1954-56; Works Manager and Local Director. Henry Meadows, Ltd., 1956-58. Add: Atkinson Vehicles, Ltd., Winery Lane, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. T: Preston 84284.
BARBER, Harry Richard A.M.I.Mech.E., M.B.E.I., F.I.B.C.M. Chief Engineer, Cowley Factory, The Pressed Steel Co., Ltd. b: March 29, 1910, Huddersfield. Educ: Man chester Secondary School. Studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. In 1929 became draughtsman with Willys-Overland-Crossley until joining B.S.A., Birmingham, in 1931; joined Austin Motor Co., Ltd., in 1932; Alvis, Ltd., as chief Body Designer, in 1945; Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., in 1956. Recreations: golf, photography. Add: The Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77701; and Wick House, Burcot, nr. Abingdon, Berks. T: Clifton Hampden 343.
BARCLAY, John Donald Managing Director, Jack Barclay, Ltd.; James Young, Ltd., and Jack Barclay (Service), Ltd. b: February 7, 1900, London. Served in the Royal Flying Corps, 1917; joined Motor Trade, 1918; opened Barclay and Wise for Vauxhall and Hispano. Add: Jack Barclay, Ltd., 18-19 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 7444; and Little Baidon Farm, Nuneham Courtenay, Nr. Oxford. T: Nuneham Courtenay 247.
BARNES, Colonel Frederick Stanley f.I.M.I. Automobile Competitions Consultant. b: November 16, 1900, Stourbridge, Worcs. Educ: King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge. From 1916 to 1919, apprentice pupil with the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Road Test Dept., working on armoured cars and trucks; from 1919 to 1934, worked in various capacities in the family business, The North Worcestershire Garage, becoming Senior Partner and Director of Stourbridge and Dudley Depots of North Worcestershire Garages, Ltd., 1934-37; joined Singer Motors, Ltd., as Competitions Manager, and assisted the Design Team of the Singer Le Mans, Sports Cars; Manager of Teams in Racing Rallies and Trials at home and abroad; outstanding successes in all classic Trials and Rallies in Britain, also Monte-Carlo, Paris Nice, Le Mans and Brooklands; from 1937 to 1939, continued above work, and with other products, including Sunbeam-Talbot, Vauxhall, as well as Singer, as a separate undertaking trading as Auto sports, from 1939 to 1947, saw military service in the Royal Tank Regt., from Technical Adjutant, 56th Trg. Rgt., via D. and M. School at Bovington Depot as Assistant Chief Instructor, to attachment to Ministry of Supply, and finally Chief Inspector of Fighting Vehicles; 1948 joined R.A.C. as Com petitions Manager: in 1957 became Automobile Competitions Consultant for Events at home and abroad, also member of Organizing Committee, or Senior official, for Monte-Carlo, Alpine, Tulip, Mid night Sun, Tour de France and other Rallies. Clubs: R.A.C., M.A.C., Lancs A.C., B.R.D.C., Old Edwardians Club. Add: 3 Lismore, Hollington Park Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. T: Hastings 7078.
BARNES, James Donald Managing Director of North Worcestershire Garages (Stourbridge), Ltd., North Worcestershire Garages (Dudley), Ltd., and North Worcester Motors, Ltd. b: July 12, 1906. Educ: King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge; on leaving, joined family business, 1924, which had been founded by his father F. J. Barnes in 1896; became Senior Acting Partner in 1935 and later when the business became incorporated as a Limited Company became Managing Director: in pre-war years took an active part in Motor Racing, etc.: was a member of the Austin Co.'s official team, 1929-33, then M.G.'s and finally from 1935-38, Singer's; scored many successes in International Races in England and on the Continent; in 1940 enlisted in Royal Tank Regiment with rank of 2nd Lieut.: demobilized in 1946, Major. Clubs: R.A.C., B.R.D.C. Add: North Worcester Motors, Ltd.; and The Corner House, Church Road, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, Worcester. T: Stourbridge 5624.
BARNES, John Oliver Young Managing Editor, The Service Station, since 1950. b: August 20, 1908, Wellington, New Zealand. Educ: Hitchin Grammar School. After provincial and London reporting experience, joined The Service Station as sub-editor in 1929; served in R.A.F., 1941-45. Married; three sons. Add: The Service Station, 2 Caxton Street, Westminster, S.W.1. T: Abbey 2796; and 66 Lowther Drive, Enfield, Middx. T: Enfield 0534.
BARNFIELD, Ronald Trevor Chairman and Managing Director, Mercury Truck and Tractor Co., Ltd. Educ: Ruskin School, Croydon. First connected with the Industry, 1936; joined Territorial Com pany of the R.A.S.C., April, 1939; served with them until 1942, then Intelligence Corps, Egypt, 1942-46; joined present company 1946 as Sales Manager, then Sales Director from 1947-57; is also Chairman, Dorset Ironfoundry Co., Ltd., Mercury Airfield Equipment, Ltd., and Director of Servis Recorders, Ltd.; member of Sales Managers' Asso ciation and Founder Member of the Institute of Materials Handling. Clubs: Gloucester, R.M.Y.C., R.A.C. Married: one son, one daughter. Recrea tio.n.: golf, shooting, sailing. Add: Mercury Truck and Tractor Co., Ltd., The Quay, Gloucester. T: 24451; and Pantiles, Heatheville Road, Gloucester. T: 23320.
BARR, Angus Director and Group Publicity Manager, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. b: May 25, 1910, London; first connected with the Publicity side of the Motor Industry in 1927; took up present position in May, 1948. Club: R.A.C. Recreations: Motoring and cricket. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd.. 46 Grosvenor Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9232.
BARRETT, Geoffrey Melvin M.B.E., T.D., B.Sc., A. R.S.M A.M.I.Mech.E., A.I.Loco.E., F.Inst.Pet. Technical Adviser specializing in Diesel Traction, to Shell Petroleum Co., Ltd., O.P.D. Dept. b: November 3, 1910. Educ: Charterhouse, 1924-28; studied science at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University; first connected with the Industry in 1934 when joined Ricardo and Co. Engineers (1927) Ltd., as an Engine Tester; joined Shell Refining and Marketing Co. Ltd., in a similar position in 1935; transferred in 1937 to Asiatic Petroleum Co. Ltd., Engine Fuel Department as Technical Engineer; joined Royal Artillery as 2nd Lieut. in August 1939: specialized in Radar and served in Egypt, 1941-43; promoted Major and awarded M.B.E.; appointed to H.Q. 21 Army Group Staff in September, 1944 and served in N.W. Europe on quality control of Petrol: transferred to R.A.S.C., February, 1945; demobilized in October of the same year and joined present Company as Technical Adviser. Recreations: Model engineering, tennis and music. Add: Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd., O.P.D. Dept.. 16 Finsbury Circus, London, E.C.2. T: London Wall 1200; and La Mia Casa, 30 Pilgrims Way East, Otford, Kent. T: 460.
BARRETT, John Barrington Director and General Manager, Wadham (Holdings), Ltd., since January, 1959. h: October 21, 1914. Educ: Little Appley School and Cheltenham College. Served apprenticeship with Wadham Bros., 1932; appointed Wholesale Representative, 1934; associated with production of aircraft and war stores, 1939-45; appointed Director, Wadham Bros., 1949; following re-grouping of Wadham Bros.. in 1958; appointed to Board of Wadham (Holdings), Ltd., Wadhams, Ltd., Wadham Bros. (Coachbuilders), Ltd., Munn and Underwood, Ltd., Haslemere Motor Co., Ltd., and Applied Power, Ltd. Recreations: fishing, small boat sailing. Clubs: R.A.C., Royal Albert Yacht. Add: Wadham (Holdings), Ltd., London Road, Waterlooville, Hants. T: Waterlooville 2251; and Shore House, Old Bosham, West Sussex. T: Bosham 2302.
BARRIBAL, Frederick Pitt M.B.E., M.Inst.Pct., A.M.I.M.I. Director, Mobil Oil Co., Ltd. b: April 27, 1906, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Educ: St. Paul's School; was first connected with the Industry in 1926; appointed to present position in January, 1957. Club • R.A.C. Recreation: Garden ing. Add: Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., Tothill Street, London, S.W.1. T : Whitehall 1010; and The Cottage, Lower Halliford, Shepperton-on-Thames, Middlesex. T: Walton-on-Thames 2376.
BARTLETT, Leonard Augustine Charles A.M.I.Mech.E. Director, George Kent, Ltd., Steering Gear Division, since 1957. b: 1907, Luton. Educ: Luton Grammar School and Technical College. Served pupilage George Kent, Ltd., 1924-29; Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., 1930. serving as Control and Measurement technician in field and refineries; in 1953 rejoined George Kent, Ltd., as research engineer, promoted to Senior Research Engineer, Automatic Control Dept., 1936, and Manager, Automatic Control Research. 1938; in 1940 assisted in development and later in production of fire control apparatus, predicters and gyro compasses for Admiralty; Manager of all production depts. on Admiralty Service work at George Kent, Ltd., 1942-45; Luton Sales Manager, George Kent, Ltd., 1946; Commercial Manager, 1949; appointed to the Board as Commercial Director, 1951; from 1946 onwards travelled extensively in Europe and America on commercial and production business leading to the setting up of subsidiary companies and agencies; appointed Joint Managing Director of Hydrosteer, Ltd., Luton (partially owned subsidiary of George Kent, Ltd.), formed for the production of power steering mechanism, 1954. Recreations: sailing, field sports including motor racing, etc. Add: George Kent, Ltd., Biscot Road, Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2440; and The Firs, Cross Lane, Harpen den, Herts. T: Harpenden 5406.
BARWELL, Eric Gordon D.F.C. Director, Barwell Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1949; Director, Barwell Engineering, Ltd., since 1946; Vice-President, Retread Manufacturers Association, since 1957. b: August 6, 1913, Clare, Suffolk. Educ: Welling borough School. Joined Barwell's Tyre Renewing Co., 1931, becoming partner; Director of Barwell Rubber Co., Ltd., on its formation in 1949; joined R.A.F.V.R. in 1938 as pilot; awarded D.F.C. and Bar and mentioned in dispatches; demobilized 1945 as Wing Commander. Club: R.A.F. Reserves Club. Add: Barwell Engineering, Ltd., Swavesey, Cam bridge. T: Swavesey 211; and Bourn Lodge, Bourn, Cambridge. T: Caxton 224.
BASSETT, Arthur Sidney M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Arthur Bassett Ltd. b: June 21, 1904, Llanelly. Educ: Glamorgan County School; studied engineering at Swansea Technical College, and University; served apprenticeship to automobile engineering at his grandfather's livery stables; became Chairman of David Bassett's, one of the largest omnibus services in Wales, in 1932; retired from business life when this concern was sold in 1933, and for three years took up farming; established present business in 1935; twice blitzed during Second World War; has for many years been a keen hill-climb and rally competitor, winning many awards; National Council Delegate of M.A.A., 1944-45; Liveryman of Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, and a Freeman of City of London; Vice Chairman of Swansea Centre of Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, and executive member of Welsh Motor Racing Club, and Riley Motor Club; married, one son. Recreations: motor sport, shooting, fishing. Add: Arthur Bassett, Ltd., Greenfield Street, Swansea. T: 55132; and Mewslade, 49 Hazel Road, Sketty, Swansea. T: 87341.
BASTOW, Donald B.Sc.(Eng.). M.I.Mech.E. Director and Chief Designer, Birfield Engineering Ltd. b: June 8, 1909, Bolton-le-Sands. Educ: Dulwich College; University College, London, faculty of Engineering; became a post graduate pupil with Daimler Co., Ltd., at Coventry in 1929; in 1932, designer with Rolls-Royce (under Sir Henry Royce until his death in 1933) mainly concerned with car and tank design; joined Lagonda, Ltd., in 1944, subsequently becoming Assistant to Technical Director, W. O. Bentley; in 1950 became Research Manager, Engine and Mechanism Laboratory, B.S.A. Group Research Organization; became Chief Engineer, Jowett Cars, Ltd., in September, 1952, left after cessation of production in 1954; served subsequently with Metalastik, Ltd., and Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., taking up above appointment in June, 1957; author of a number of papers on steering, chassis frames, petrol engine performance, and independent rear suspension; married 1935; one son and one daughter. Recreations: motoring and reading, houses and gardens. Add: Birfield Engineering, Ltd., Stratford House, Stratford Place, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 7090; and Hall's Close, Bearley, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwicks. T: Snitterfield 253.
BATESON, Austin Howard Works Director, Watling Cars. b: 1922, Liverpool. Educ: Leys School and Christ's College, Cambridge. Captain, R.E. from 1942-47; Director, Bateson Bros. (Liverpool), Ltd., and Vice-chairman and Chairman, Liverpool Motor Club from 1950-53. Recreations: motor racing and Trials Driving. Clubs: Liverpool Motor Club, 750 Motor Club, B.A.R.C. Add: Watling Joinery Works, Branch Road, Parkstreet Village, nr. St. Albans. Herts. T: Parkstreet 3136.
BATLEY, Ernest Managing Director, Motor Bodies (Newcastle). Ltd., since 1923. b: October 1, 1893, Huddersfield, Yorks. Educ: Huddersfield Technical College. Served apprentice ship as coachbuilder: appointed Chief Motor Body Designer, Sir Wm. Angus Sanderson and Co., Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1919; lecturer in motor body building, Rutherford School of Technology, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1934-39: City and Guilds Institute, 1st Class in Road Carriage Building. Add: Motor Bodies (Newcastle), Ltd., Batley Coachworks, Grantham Road, Newcastle. T: Newcastle 2-6321.
BATTERSBY, Denis James Managing Director, Wingard, Ltd. b: August 31, 1910, Calcutta. Educ: England and in India; settled in England in 1932; prior to this was a Partner in a firm of Stevedores in Calcutta and also served with the Indian Defence Force; joined Wingard, Ltd., in 1932 on General Administrative duties; in 1935 appointed a Director; Managing Director in 1942; married, 1941, Joan (née Fletcher). Clubs: R.A.C., Bognor Regis Motor, Birdham Yacht. Recreations: tennis, badminton, golf, sailing and travelling. Add: Wingard, Ltd., Kingsham Road, Chichester. T: Chichester 4411; and Tylers, Berry Barn Lane, West Wittering. T: 3214.
BATTY, William Bradshaw T.D., M.I.B.A.E. Manager, Tractor Division, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1955. b: May 15, 1913, Manchester. Educ: Hulme Grammar School, Manchester. Joined Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1930; Military service, 1939-45; Assistant Manager, Tractor Dept., 1948-51; Assistant Tractor Manager, 1954-55; Manager, Tractor Division, 1955 to present day. Recreations: golf, gardening. Clubs: Thornton Park Golf Club, Farmers Club. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Rainham, Essex, 3000; and 64 Priests Lane, Shenfield, Essex. T: Brentwood 1150.
BAXTER, Alexander Duncan M.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S., F.Inst.Pet. Director and Chief Executive, Rocket and Nuclear Power Divisions, De Havilland Engine Co., Ltd. b: June 17, 1908, Liverpool. Educ: Liverpool Institute High School, 1920-27; technical training at Liverpool University, 1927-30; post-graduate pupil with The Daimler Co., 1930 to 1934; gained pilot's " A " licence with the Liverpool Aero Club in 1930, and served in Air Force Officers Reserve from 1930 to 1935; took B.Eng. degree in 1930 (1st Class Hons.); M.Eng., 1933; became research engineer with Institute of Automobile Engineers in 1934; from 1935 until 1947 was a technical engineer on gas turbine research, and later on rocket propulsion research, at the R.A.E., becoming superintendent in 1947; currently working on aircraft propulsion; Professor of Aircraft Propulsion, The College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1950-57; Deputy Principal, 1954-57; member of various Government Research Committees and technical education advisory committees; member of Council of Royal Aeronautical Society, 1953 to date; Member of Council, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1955-57; Member of Automobile Division Council, 1956; member of Eastern Branch Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Club: R.Ae.C.; married, 1933, Florence Kathleen, née McClean; one son and two daughters. Add: De Havilland Engine Co., Ltd., Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. T: Edgware 0171; and " Triscombe," Heath Drive, Potters Bar, Middlesex. T: Potters Bar 3796.
BAXTER, Raymond Frederic B.B.C. Commentator, with Outside Broadcasts Dept., since 1950. b: Jan. 25, 1922. Educ: Ilford County High School. Joined R.A.F. from school at 18; became fighter-pilot, flying Spitfires with 65, 93 and 602 Squadrons in 11 Group, M.E., Sicily and Italy and France, Belgium and Holland: 2 tours; led flight of 602 and subsequently sqdn.; joined Forces Broadcasting, Cairo, after V.J. Day, then B.F.N., Hamburg (seconded from B.B.C.) where assistant station director, 1947-49; as B.B.C. Commentator now specializes in flying and motoring presentations. Recreations: motoring, flying, gardening and model railways. Clubs; R.A.C., Bugatti Owners, B.R.D.C.(Hon.). Add: B.B.C., London, W.1. T: Langham 4411; and Westerly, Horton, nr. Slough, Bucks. T: Colnbrook 2145.
BAYLISS, Cecil Thomas Chairman, Perry and Co. (Holdings), Ltd., since 1959. b: February 3, 1892, Coventry. Educ: Privately. Designer of the Perry car in 1912; Chief Designer and Works Manager of Perry Car Company, 1913 19 (the designs of the car were sold to the Bean Car Company in 1919); Founder and Director, Bayliss Wiley and Co., Ltd., makers of accessories; (Bayliss Wiley and Co., Ltd., amalgamated with Perry and Co., Ltd., in 1927); Joint Managing Director, Perry and Co., Ltd., and Bayliss Wiley and Co., Ltd., 1940; in 1945, Perry and Co., Ltd., became Perry and Company (Holdings), Ltd., con trolling subsidiaries, Perry Chain Co., Ltd., Bayliss Wiley and Co., Ltd., and Perry and Co. (Pens), Ltd.; became Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director of these companies in May, 1955; became Chairman, 1959: is also a Director of Perry Bayliss Wiley (Belgium) S.A.. Perry Bayliss Wiley (U.S.A.), Ltd., and Perry Bayliss Wiley (Canada), Ltd. Recreations: golf and shooting. Clubs: R.A.C., Birmingham Conservative and Olton Golf Club. Add: Perry and Co. (Holdings), Ltd., Stockfield Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, 11. T: Acocks Green 4311; and Clarinnis, 44 Alderbrook Road, Solihull. T: Solihull 0643.
BEADY, Thomas Redvers M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E., M.I.M.I. Chief Engineer, Eaton Axles, Ltd.. since 1946. b: August 2, 1900, Tipton, Staffs. Educ: Sedgley Queen Victoria School and Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College; served pupillage with Rees Roturbo and Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton; also trained in R.N.V.R.; first connected with the Industry in 1919 as a draughtsman with the Sunbeam Motor Car Co., Ltd.; later held appointments as designer with Guy Motors, Ltd., and A.E.C., Ltd.; and as chief engineer to Tilling Stevens, Ltd.; appointed to present position in October, 1946. Recreations: gardening, tennis, photography. Club: R.Ae.C. Add: Eaton Axles, Ltd., Victoria Road, Gt. Sankey, Warrington, Lancs. T: Penketh 2441-3; and " Ashley House," 24 Higher Lane, Lymm, Cheshire. T: 638.
BEARDALL, George Henry Managing Director and Secretary, Beardall Motors, Ltd. b: June 4, 1916, Blidworth, Notts. Educ: Farn field Church School. Commenced work as " grease boy " at age of 14, and at 19 was appointed manager to Dawsons Cars of Brighton; volunteered for Army, 1939; mentioned in dispatches for service in Middle East, and wounded three times; invalided out with rank of staff-sergeant, June, 1944: in 1945 formed Beardall Motors, Ltd., and while petrol was still rationed designed and built the " Merley " and " Decon " diesel cars; married, two sons. Recreations: chicken farming and power boating: Add: Beardall Motors, Ltd., 180 Loughborough Rd., West Bridgford, Notts. T: 84673-89730; and Freiston, Caythorpe Road, Lowdham, Notts.
BEARE, Louis Arthur Director and General Manager, Nuffield Exports, Ltd., since 1958. b: December 14, 1913, Aldershot, Hants. Joined Export Dept., Morris Motors, Ltd., in 1929, and went to Morris Industries Exports, Ltd. (now Nuffield Exports, Ltd.), on formation, in 1933; served in Royal Artillery, R.A.S.C. and on Staff appointments in the Second World War; rejoined Nuffield Exports in Sales Dept., 1945; European Representative, 1949; Special Sales Representative, 1953; General Sales Manager, 1954; Director and Sales Executive, 1955. Married: three sons. Recreations: literature, cooking, house decorating. Add: Nuffield Exports, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77733; and 4 Warneford Road, Oxford. T: Oxford 47716.
BEART, Francis Lutyens Proprietor, Francis Beart, Guildford. b: 1905, Diss, Suffolk. Educ: Dulwich College. Responsible for World Records at Brooklands on Norton motorcycles which he owned; entrant of Stirling Moss and Stuart Lewis Evans on his Beart-Cooper Formula III car, and the Norton machines that won 1st and 2nd places at Daytona, 1949-50-51, at record speeds. Recreations: garden ing, collecting postage stamps of Great Britain. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., Manx Motorcycle Club. Add: 2 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guild ford 62246; and Brook Lodge, Brook, Albury. Surrey. T: Shere 393.
BEATON, Kenneth J.P. Managing Director, Silent Channel Co., Ltd., and The Huntingdon Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: July 3, 1914. Educ: Bishops Stortford College. Joined Silent Channel Co., Ltd., 1934; Buying Office and Stock Control, G. Beaton and Son, Ltd., 1935-37; Parts Stores Dept. and Costs Office, Vauxhall Motor, Ltd., 1937-39; joined T.A., 1938; during Second World War served with 6th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt.: com missioned, Indian Army, 1942: demobilized with rank of Major, 1945; rejoined Silent Channel Co., Ltd., as Director and Secretary, 1946; appointed Joint Managing Director, 1950. Add: The Silent Channel Co., Ltd., Ferrar's Road, Huntingdon. T: Huntingdon 934; and Eastshotte, 3 Houghton Road, Hartford, Hunts. T: Huntingdon 534.
BEBB, Francis George Montfort 13.A.(0xon.). Joint Assistant Managing Director, Associated Iliffe Press, Ltd., and Chairman, The Trader Publishing Co., Ltd., since 1946. b: April 23, 1901, Lampeter. Educ: Rossall School, New College, Oxford, Middle Temple. Was engaged in Merchant Banking, 1924-32, and after wards became personal assistant to Lord Iliffe; served during the Second World War as Major and Company Commander, 21st Middlesex Battalion Home Guard, and as Deputy Chairman, Publicity Department, Red Cross, and St. John Joint War Organization. Married; two sons and one daughter. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Lansdowne, Worplesdon Golf Club. Add: Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333; and The White House, Worplesdon Hill, near Woking, Surrey. T: Brookwood 3022.
BECK, Baron Rudolf Rolf Chairman and Managing Director, the Slip Group of Companies since 1939; a Director of Slip subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, South Africa and Japan. b: March 25, 1909, Vienna. Educ: Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Vienna Polytechnicum (Engineering Degree). Inventor of Marine Slip Clean Fuel Oil Remover for shipwreck personnel, which was adopted during the Second World War by the Ministry of War Transport as standard life boat pack; previously representative of Automotive Division of Skoda Works in various Continental countries, and finally in the U.K. in 1937-39. Recretions: shooting, sailing, tennis. ski-ing. Clubs: R.A.C., Union Interalliee, S.R.A.C., Hurlingham, Royal Harwich Yacht Club, West Mersey Yacht Club. Add: 34 Great St. Helens, London, E.C.3. T: Avenue 1636: and Layham Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk. T: Hadleigh 2137.
BEDSON, Gordon Don A.R.Ae.S. Chief Engineer, Henry Meadows (Vehicles), Ltd. b: September 23, 1918, Southampton. Educ: Farnborough Technical School. Served apprentice ship with Miles Aircraft, 1934; subsequently joined de Havillands and Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd.; served during Second World War as engineer officer, Fleet Air Arm; joined B.O.A.C., 1946, as project engineer, and Vickers Armstrongs as Assistant Experimental Manager, 1951; has worked with Alan Brown since 1947 as racing mechanic and designed and built " Mackson 500-c.c. racing car, 1952; joined Kieft Cars, 1953, and designed Kieft sports cars and Grand Prix 21/2-litre chassis; joined Henry Meadows, 1954, as Export Sales Manager and designed " Frisky," 1955; appointed Technical Director, 1957. Recreations: golf, flying, motor racing. Clubs: B.R .D.C., R .N.V.R B.R.S.C. Add: Henry Meadows (Vehicles), Ltd.. Park Lane, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 31921; and The Cottage, Sytch Lane, Wombourne, Wolverhampton. T: Wombourne 3395.
BEGG, Lieut.-Col. Francis Lovat T.D. Asst. Managing Director, Mulliners, Ltd.. since 1957. b: October 7, 1905, East Ham, London. Educ: St. Ignatius' College. Student apprentice with Straker-Squire, Ltd.. 1922-26; coachbuilder with Osborne and Son, 1926-27; draughtsman, jigmaker and sawmill foreman with Hancock and Warman, Ltd., Coventry, 1927-28; body draughtsman, Hill man, Ltd., Coventry, 1928-30; served as a body engineer with Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1930-39; served during the Second World War as a T.A. Officer, R.A. and R.E.M.E., 1939-45; demobilized with rank of major; Body Liaison Engineer, S.M. Co., Ltd., 1945-50; joined Mulliners, Ltd., Birming ham, in 1950; after 12 months as Asst. Works Manager appointed Technical Asst. to Deputy Managing Director; appointed a Director of Mulliners, Ltd., in 1954, and a Director of Mulliners (Holdings). Ltd., in 1955. Recre lions: golf, tennis. Clubs: Moorhall (Golf) and Coleshill T.C. Add: Mulliners, Ltd., Bordesley Green Road, Birming ham, 8. T: Victoria 2131; and 5 West Avenue, Castle Bromwich, Warks. 7': Castle Bromwich 2477,
BEHARRELL, George David B.A.(Cantab.). General Manager, Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: May 9, 1922, Durban, Natal. Educ: Upping ham; St. John's College, Cambridge. Served in the Air Branch of R.N.V.R., 1943-46; joined Dunlop Rubber Co. in December, 1946, in. Overseas Engineer's Dept.; transferred to production dept., Coventry works, in July. 1949; appointed Works Manager, Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., Ltd., on January 1, 1954; appointed General Manager, Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., Ltd., on January 5; became a Director in 1957. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., Ltd., Holbrooks Lane, Foleshill, Coventry. T: Coventry 88733; and 30 Blythe Way, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 4430.
BEHARRELL, George Edward Chairman and Managing Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Chairman, International Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd., and Director of many of subsidiary and associated companies of Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. b: May 26, 1899, York. Educ: Wellingborough. Elder son of Sir George and Lady Beharrell. Served in First World War in Inns of Court Regt.; com missioned into R.E.; early training in shipping, here and S. Africa; joined Dunlops. Birmingham, 1928, as assistant to chief purchasing agent; in 1929 became assistant (tyre) sales manager and, in 1931, appointed to Birmingham Local Board; Director, Equipment Sales, 1932; appointed to Main Board in 1942, becoming Joint Managing Director, 1943, Managing Director, 1945, Deputy ,Chairman. 1949 and Chairman in 1957; President of Federation of British Rubber Manufacturers' Associations, 1948-50; Hon. Fellow of Institute of the Rubber Industry and President of Tyre Manufacturers Conference; member of Iron and Steel Board, 1953-57; married 1921, Barbara, younger daughter of the late Walter Waddington; two sons, and two daughters. Clubs: Reform, R.A C., R.Ae.C. Recreations: golf, economics, literature, the theatre and gardening. Add: c/o Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700.
BELCHER, Ernest Sales Manager and Director, Ransome and Marks Bearing Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: May 19. 1893, Whaplode Drive, Lincs. Educ: Old Clee Grammar School. Served in Royal Artillery, 1914-18; joined Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd.. as Assistant to Technical Manager, 1919; appointed Technical Sales Manager, 1923; appointed to Board of Directors of the company in 1953 as Sales Manager and Director. Add: Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd., Newark on-Trent, Notts. T: Newark 456; and 0:d Pound House, Coddington, nr. Newark, Notts. T: Newark 551.
BELGROVE, Walter James Technical and Deputy Managing Director, Vibra proof, Ltd., since 1955. b: September 21, 1900, Liverpool. Educ: Liver pool Secondary; Liverpool Technical School; Liverpool College of Art. Served apprenticeship in coachbuilding, J. Blake and Co., Liverpool, 1916-18. interrupted by Army Service, 1918-20; completed practical experience, J. Lowton and Co. (Liverpool), Vulcan Motors, Ltd., Crossens, The Daimler Co., Ltd., Radford, Coventry, 1927; Triumph Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, Experimental Dept., 1927-33; body draughtsman, 1933-34; chief stylist and chief body engineer, 1934-39; The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., planning and layout, 1939-44; chief stylist and chief body engineer; management status, responsible solely to E. G. Grinham and Sir John Black; resigned from company, October, 1955, and joined Vibraproof, Ltd.; member of Society of Automotive Engineers, Institute of Body Engineers. Recreations: golf, photography, wood carving, painting in oils. Represented the City of Liverpool in Junior Football, English Shields Association. Club: Kenilworth Golf. Add: Vibraproof, Ltd., St. Mary's Mill, Queensway, Leamington Spa, Warwicks. T: Leamington Spa 8636-8; and 3 Crackley Crescent, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. T: Kenilworth 223.
BELL, John Francis President, Retread Manufacturers Association since 1957. Sales Manager, Ondura, Ltd., since 1949. b: December 3, 1911, Liverpool. Educ: Ruther ford College, Newcastle upon Tyne. Goodyear Tyre Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton, 1934; Ministry of Supply, Rubber Control, 1941; Goodyear Tyre Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton, 1944; joined Ondura, Ltd., 1946. Recre ,tions: swimming, gardening. Add: Ondura, Ltd., Hardings Road, Keighley. T: Keighley 3253-4-5; and East Panniards, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, 5. T: 74178.
BELL, Colonel Sir Stanley O.B.E., J.P Chairman and Managing Director, The Astley Industrial Trust, Ltd. b: 1897, Moston, Manchester. Pilot Officer R.F.C. and R.A.F. in 1917 and 1918; Colonel, T.A., 1943-45; Chairman, N.W. Area Conservative Party, 1951-55; President, 1955-57. Recreations: golf, shooting, fishing. Clubs: Carlton and Devon shire (London), Clarendon (Manchester). Add: The Astley Industrial Trust, Ltd., 23 Princess Street, Manchester, 2. T: Manchester Central 9135; and Euxton Hall, Euxton, nr. Chorley, Lancs. T: Chorley 3359.
BELL, William George Managing Director, Motor Bodies (Blackburn), Ltd., since July, [951. b: February 15, 1908. Durham. Educ: Durham. Apprenticed to North of England Motor Trading Co., subsidiary of Vulcan Motor Co.; worked two years with Cadogans of Perth, and came to Blackburn in 1929; started business with Mr. J. Johnson, with whom he had been apprenticed, at East Lanes Coach Builders, Ltd., with two other Partners; started partnership at Blackburn Motor Bodies in 1937, with Mr. Johnson as Senior Partner; Limited Company formed in 1944 as Motor Bodies (Blackburn), Ltd.; appointed Managing Director in July, 1951, on the death of Mr. Johnson. Recreations: football, shooting. Club: Masonic Club. Add: Motor Bodies (Blackburn), Ltd., Audley Bridge Works, Blackburn. T: Black burn 5536; and 14 Somerset Avenue, Wilpshire, Blackburn. T: Blackburn 48308.
BELLAMY, Roland Cecil T.D., J.P., A.M.I.Mech.E., Chairman and Managing Director, Roland C. Bellamy, Ltd. b: May 17, 1902, Grimsby. Educ: Rossall School. Apprenticed with D. Napier and Son; completed training with Arthur R. Watson, Ltd., Grimsby; subsequently studied the commercial side of the motor business until commencing on his own account, 1923; local hon. secretary of M.A.A., later chairman, and member of National Council; East Midland Divisional Chairman, M.A.A., 1939, also member of Council of Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; joined Officers' Emergency Reserve, 1937, and in 1939 was commissioned in R.A.S.C. Supplementary Transport; appointed to Directorate of Technical Training, War Office, 1940, becoming G.S.O.2, 1941; transferred to R.E.M.E. on formation of that Corps; demobilized in August, 1945, and returned to present business a Chairman; member of General Council, R.A.C.; non, secretary and treasurer, Lincolnshire Auto mobile Club; chairman, Grimsby Y.M.C.A ; president, Rotary Club, 1948; president, Chamber of Commerce and Shipping, 1951; member of National Council of Magistrates' Association, and chairman, Lincolnshire branch of Magistrates' Association; Freeman of City of London; Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Publications: " Who's Who in the Motor Industry," 1952 and 1955. Club: R.A.C. Married; one son, two daughters. Add: Roland C. Bellamy. Ltd., St. Mary's Gate, Grimsby, Lines. T: Grimsby 5295; and West Park, Grimsby. T: Grimsby 3958.
BENNETT, Air Vice-Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall (Recd.). C.B. 1944, C.B.E. 1943, D.S.O. 1942, F.R.Ae.S. Chairman and Chief Designer, Fairthorpe, Ltd., since 1935. b: 1910, Brisbane, Queensland. Educ: Brisbane. Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Air Force, A.O.C. the Pathfinder Force of R.A.F. Bomber Command, 1939-45; resigned commission, 1945; Imperial Airways, Empire and Atlantic Air Route Development; holder of the world's long-distance seaplane record (Dundee, Scotland, to Alexandra Bay, South Africa); founder—as Flying Super intendent—of the Atlantic Ferry organization; M.P. (L) Middlesbrough West, May-July, 1945; Chief Executive, British South American Airways, 1945-48; Oswald Watt medallist, 1938 and 1946; Johnston Memorial Trophy, 1937-38; Order of Alexander Nevskv, 1944; Chairman of the Executive Committee, United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1946-49; President, Radar Association, 1952-55; Patron, Pathfinder Association. Publications: " Complete Air Naviga tor," 1935, 6th ed. 1953; " Air Mariner," 1937, 2nd ed. 1943; " Freedom from War," 1945; " Path finder," 1958. Add: Fairthorpe, Ltd., The Market Place, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. T: Gerrards Cross 3881; and Denham 2409.
BENNETT, Dudley Arthur Carlton M.B.E. Local Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since April, 1958. b: July 20, 1907, London. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co. in 1927 in the Overseas Division; served in Spain, 1928-31, and in the Overseas Division (London), 1932-34; Manager, Spain, 1935 36; Middle East representative, 1937-40; served during the Second World War in the Intelligence Corps, 1941-45; Sales Manager, Brazil, 1946-48, and General Manager, 1949-51; Managing Director, Brazilian Dunlop Co., 1952-57. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700.
BENNETT, Jon Keith F.R.S.A., M.O.M.A. Secretary, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (Inc.), since 1953. b: January 9, 1926, Byfleet, Surrey. Educ: Private and Secondary Schools, Woking, Surrey. Served in the Civil Service up to 1944, when joined East Surrey Regiment; commissioned in R.A.S.C., serving in Egypt and Palestine until demobilization in 1948; spent five years with Sterling Offices, Ltd. (Brokers), leaving to take up present appointment. Recreations: writing, amateur drama. Add: The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (Inc.), 69 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 6248; and Green Spires, 66 Connaught Road, Brookwood, Surrey.
BENNETT, Joseph Nevill Motoring Correspondent, Sporting Life, since 1935. b: March 4, 1887, Gloucester. Educ: Cheltenham Grammar School. With Stretton's Garage, Ltd., Bath Road, Cheltenham, makers of the Millionmobile motorcycle, and builders of the first tankless motorcycle and first ladies' motorcycle, 1903; joined the staff of Gloucestershire Echo and Cheltenham Chronicle, 1904, and in 1912 became sports editor of these papers; in motor industry in Detroit, 1913-14; dispatch rider, Royal Flying Corps, and Royal Engineers (Signals), 1914-19; joined Temple Press Ltd., 1919, on staff of Motor Cycling and later that year transferred to the staff of The Motor. Freeman of the City of Gloucester. Chairman, Guild of Motoring Writers, 1955. Add: Acre House, 69-76 Long Acre, London W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 1200; and 228 West Green Road, London, N.15.
BENNETT, Leslie Norman Service Manager, Dennis Bros., Ltd. b: April 4, 1894, Stockton-on-Tees. Educ: King Henry VII Grammar School, Coventry; in 1911 apprenticed to Calthorpe Motor Co., afterwards joined Perry Light Car Co., and the Wolseley Stellite Car Co.; from 1919 until 1929 was Service Manager, Rover Co.; served during World War 1 with 16th Royal Warwickshire Regt., Birmingham City Battalion. Recreations: golf and motor com petitions. Add: Dennis Bros., Ltd., Woodbridge Works, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 5291; and Lane End, Warren Road, Guildford, Surrey.
BENNETT, Leslie Woodbridge M.B.E., J.P. Governing Director, Bennett's Motor Works, Ltd., Letchworth and Baldock. b: 1893. Educ.: Cambridge County School. Served apprenticeship with Bates Motor Works, subsequently becoming Luton Manner ; founded Bennett's Motor Works, 1919. Has been member of Letchworth Urban District Council for a number of years, and Chairman for five years during Second World War ; past President of Letchworth Rotary Club ; Chairman, Letchworth (Garden City) Town Planning, and of Finance Committee. Director, First Garden City Co., Ltd. Recreation: orchid growing. Club: Rotary, Portman Square. Add: Bennett's Motor Works, Ltd.. Station Road, Letch worth, Herts. 7': Letchworth 722; and 508 Broad way, Letchworth, Herts. T: Letchworth 722.
BENNETT, Ralph Chairman and Managing Director, Smethwick Drop Forgings, Ltd. b: 1896, Wall Heath. Educ: King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge. Initial experience at " Bean " works, Dudley, passing through the Estimating and Drawing Office sections before becoming Commercial Manager; when the " Bean " forge department was floated as a public company in 1936, became a Director, later Assistant Managing Director, and subsequently Chairman and Managing Director; President of the National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers, 1956 and 1957; several years Chairman of the Commercial Committee of this Association; on local Board for the Midland Area of the Engineering and Allied Employers' Association. Recreation: angling. Add: Smethwick Drop Forgings, Ltd., Rolfe Street, Smethwick. T: Smethwick 1234; and Sandbourne, Bewdley, Worcs. T: Bewdley 3282.
BENNION BROWNE, Donald M.I.Mech.E., M.B.I.M. Director in Charge, No. 2 Plant, AC-Delco Division of General Motors, Ltd., since 1952. b: February 16, 1895, Carnarvon; spent early childhood in South Africa. Educ: Ackworth School, Yorkshire, attending Smethwick and Birmingham Technical Schools later; practical engineering shop experience with Guest, Keen and Nettlefold, Ltd., and the Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; later in the Designs Offices of the Hampton Engineering Co., Ltd., and the Briton Motor Co.. Ltd.; joined up in 1914; served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France; commissioned 1917, in Mechanical Branch of A.S.C.; was Workshops Officer to several units, final appointment being Officer-in-Charge, Workshops Rhine Army Siege Park; in 1920 managed an electrical business until rejoining Austin's; joined AC-Sphinx Sparking Plug Co. as Chief Engineer in 1934; during Second World War commanded Home Guard Company; in 1945 became Managing Director, and when AC-Sphinx became a Division of General Motors, Ltd., became General Manager of that Division; during this period served on local committees of the Institute of Industrial Administration and other bodies; in 1950 was appointed Technical Director, General Motors, Ltd., London, S.W.1; is now Chairman of the local branch of the British Institute of Management. Recreation: golf. Add: AC-Delco, West Bay Road, New Docks, Southampton, Hants. T: 74111; and Green Gorse, Roman Road, Bassett, Southampton. T: Southampton 69066.
BENTLEY, Walter Owen M.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. b: September, 1888, London. Ethic: Clifton College. Served apprenticeship with Great Northern Railway Loco. Works at Doncaster; founder of the original Bentley Motors; designer of Bentley Rotary BR1 and BR2 aero engines, whilst serving with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the First World War; responsible for design of 41/,-litre Lagonda and 21/2-litre 6-cyl. Lagonda. Recreation: motor sport. Add: Lake Cottage, Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey.
BERRIMAN, Algernon Edward O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S. b: 1882. A premium pupil with C. A. Parsons and Co., Ltd.; Chief Engineer, Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1912; organized preparatory technical work for the production of the Gnome engine and succeeded Col. Hopkinson as Deputy Controller of the Technical Department of Aircraft Production during First World War ; became Assistant Managing Director of B.S.A., and a Director of Daimler, and other B.S.A. subsidiaries, awarded Crompton Medal by the Inst. of Automobile Engineers for a paper in 1919; was first Chairman of Joint Committee for the award of City of Birmingham Certificate of Apprenticeship in the Engineering and Allied Trades ; during Second World War and subsequently with the Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Oxford. Add.: Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77701; and 4 Wood stock Close, Oxford.
BERTOYA, Oscar Managing Director, Renold Chains, Ltd., since 1953. b: September 20, 1900, Odessa. Educ: Northern and South Western Polytechnics, London. Export sales engineer, Hans Renold, Ltd., 1923; Manager, Renold Chains, Ltd., Brussels, 1924; Manager, Renold Industrie Ketten G.m.b.H., Berlin, 1929-35; European Territorial Sales Manager, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., and General Manager of a number of European selling subsidiaries, 1935-44; Deputy General Manager, Subsidiaries Division, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1944-48; General Sales Manager, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1948-53; is a Director of Renold Chains, Ltd., Renold Chains Continental. Ltd. S.A. des Etablissements Brampton, Brampton Renold S.A., and Anchor Chain Co., Ltd.; is an independent member of the Cotton Board. Recreations: reading, golf, wood and metal working. Club: Clarendon (Manchester). Add: Renold Chains, Ltd., Renold House, Wythenshawe, Manchester. T: Gatley 5221; and 44 Appleby Lodge, Rusholme, Manchester, 14.
BEVERLEY, Robert Lewis D.F.C., M.S.M.A. General Sales Manager. Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: 1910, Compton, Berkshire. Educ: Leighton Park, Reading. Served practical apprenticeship, Diesel engines, with R. A. Lister and Co., Ltd., Dursley, 1929; Technical School, de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1930-31; sales representative automotive, Maudes of Norwich, Ltd., 1932-35( Sales Manager, Lex Garages, Ltd., London, W.1 Rolls-Royce and Bentley Distributors; flying instructor, Blackburn and General Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1938; instructor and night fighter pilot No. 264 Squadron, 1939-44; private pilot, 1945 47; sales, General Motors, Frigidaire Division. 1948-52; Turner Manufacturing Co., Diesel engines, 1954 to present time. Recreation: golf. Club: Royal Aero. Add: Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 24456; and Badger Heath House, Nr. Burnhill Green, Shropshire. T: Ackleton 255.
BIGG, Henry James A.M.B.I.M. Works Director, Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd.. London; Duple Motor Bodies (Mid land). Ltd., Loughborough. since, 1955; Director, Willowbrook, Ltd., Loughborough, and Duple Motor Bodies (Northern), Ltd., Manchester, since 1958. b: July 29, 1908, Farnham. Educ: Xaverian College, Brighton; Salesian College, Farnborough. Joined Duple Motor Bodies in August, 1951; held appointment of General Manager, Reid and Sigrist, Ltd., New Malden, Surrey, 1938-51. Recreation: cricket. Add.: Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., Hendon, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6412; and Ladymead, 21 Michleham Down, Wood side Park, London, N.12. T: Hillside 8364.
BIGGS, Norman Parris A Managing Director of Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd. b: 1907, N. Ireland. Is well known in financial and banking circles; joined the Bank of England, 1927, and held various positions, including that of Central Banking Liaison, and carried out foreign financial and economic studies; was appointed to Exchange Control in 1939; resigned from the Bank of England and joined Kleinwort Son and Co., Ltd., merchant bankers, 1946; became a Director of the Company in 1947; resigned this Directorship to take up appointment as a Director of Esso Petroleum Co. in 1952; appointed a Managing Director, 1957. Club: Reform. Add: Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., 36 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 5151; and Swan's Way, Portmore Park Road, Weybridge, Surrey.
BINNS, Albert (Jack) Truck Sales Manager, Rootes, Ltd., London, since 1955. b: April 17, 1899, Longwood. Educ: Longwood Grammar School and Crowe Lane Board School. In 1913 became Scribbling Engineer Premium Apprentice with John Crowther and Sons (Wool Manufacturers), Huddersfield; during First World War served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry; upon demobilization joined Karrier Motors, Ltd., in 1920; left to join Morris-Commercial Cars, Ltd., as Sales Representative from 1928 to 1933; rejoined Karrier Motors, Ltd., as Sales Manager, Mechanical Horse Dept., 1933-34, then became Sales Manager, Lookers, Ltd., Commercial Vehicle Dept.; in 1938 took up position with Rootes, Ltd., Birmingham, as Truck Sales Manager; visited Australia for a period of six months in 1949 on behalf of Rootes Group ; widower, one daughter. Recreations: boxing, golf, cricket. Clubs: South Herts, R.A.C. Add: Rootcs, Ltd., Ladbroke Hall, London, W.10. T: Ladbroke 3232; and Flat 8, 51 Marlborough Place, St. Johns Wood, London, N.W.B.
BIRD. George M.I.Mech.E., B.Sc.(Eng.), A.C.G.I. Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. b: August 2, 1902, Willesden. Educ: Christ's Hospital; studied engineering at City and Guilds College, Imperial College of Science and Technology; employed by Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., 1923-30; became Research Assistant at Roads Experimental Station, Ministry of Transport—this became the Road Research Laboratory, D.S.I.R. in 1933; worked mainly on skidding and wheel impact problems; in 1944 transferred to H.Q. of the Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Married, one daughter. Add: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 5-11 Regent Street, London, W.1. T: Whitehall 9788; and 27 Westholme Gardens, Ruislip, Middlesex. T: 6952.
BIRD, Sir Robert Bland 2nd Bart., cr. 1922, K.B.E., M.R.I. b: September 20, 1876. Educ: King Edward VI School, New Street, Birmingham. A pioneer of photography in natural colours, 40 years ago; continues to work in colour photography with the modern systems; designs and constructs, as a crafts man, sea-going model speedboats; a founder of the Circle of 19th Century Motorists; ranks 10th in senior 100 members of R.A.C.: has driven for 60 yews, accident free, during which time has owned about 65 cars. Clubs: Carlton. R.A.C. Add: The White House, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 0080 : and 25 Chapel Street, Belgrave Square, London, S.W.1. T: Belgravia 5677.
BIRD, William Gerald Wilberforce Managing Director, Blue Peter Retreads, Ltd.; Director, Wayne Rubber Co. (Pty.), Ltd., Ross burgh, Natal, South Africa. b: 1908, Iquique. Chile. "Educ: Cheltenham College. Began business career with the Bank of London and South America. Ltd.: joined Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd.. 1928; later trans ferred to Australian subsidiary, the Common wealth Oil Refineries, Ltd., for a period of eight years; returned from Australia in 1937 to join Auto Tyre Services, Ltd. (now Blue Peter Retreads, Ltd.) as Secretary; General Manager and Director, 1939;. Joint Managing Director, 1945; Managing Director, 1949; President and Chairman of the Retread Manufacturers Asso ciation, 1942-46; Member of Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Club: Devonshire. Add: Brambles, Powntley Copse, Nr. Alton, Hants. T: Long Sutton 259.
BIRDSELL, James Alan B.Sc.(Hons.), A.M.I.Mech.E., Technical Manager, Jonas Woodhead and Sons (Leeds), Ltd., since 1959. b: April 19, 1915, Leeds. Educ: Scarborough College; studied engineering at Leeds College of Technology and University of Leeds; served apprenticeship with Jonas Woodhead and Sons, Ltd., and served in drawing office from 1932-37; studied mechanical engineering at University of Leeds, 1937-40; commissioned service during war in R.A.O.C., I.A.O.C. and I.E.M.E.; captured at Singapore in February, 1942, and worked on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway; released in August, 1945; rejoined present company in 1947 as Assistant Technical Engineer; appointed Design Engineer, 1949; Technical Engineer, 1954, Midlands Manager, 1957. Recreation: photography. Add: Jones Woodhead and Sons (Leeds), Ltd., Kirkstall Road, Leeds, 4, Yorks. T: Leeds 20814; and 25 Carr Manor Road, Moortown, Leeds, 17. T: 68-6655.
BIRNEY, John Charles Ramsay B.Sc., A.M.I.Mech.E. Export Sales Director, The David Brown Corporation (Sales), Ltd., since 1957. b: September 24, 1911, Castle Douglas. Educ: Winchester; Trinity College, Cambridge; joined David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield), Ltd., passing through all departments and eventually becoming Export Sales Manager, appointed Sales Manager (Tractor Division) in 1944; Assistant General Manager, 1956. Recreation: boating. Club: R.A.C. Add: The David Brown Corporation (Sales), Ltd., Hanworth Park, Feltham, Middx. T: Feltham 3641; and Bcrkeleys, Bray-on-Thames, Berks.
BISHOP, Archibald Samuel Chairman, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (G.B.), Ltd. since 1957. b: December 2. 1891, Tring. Ethic: Locally. Joined Goodyear as Sales Clerk in 1916 after being discharged from the Army through serious wounds received in France; received general business training in U.S.A. in 1919, when made special study of use of pneumatic tyres on commercial vehicles then just being introduced; returned to England 1920 and introduced Giant Pneumatics to this market; became Manager, Commercial Tyre Dept., in 1920, General Sales Manager 1933; appointed to the Board 1936, Managing Director and Deputy Chairman 1954, Chairman 1957; was Chairman of the Tyre Trade Joint Comm. from 1947-1953; chairman of Tyre Section, S.M.M.T. since 1943; member of Management Committee and Council of S.M.M. and T.; President, Institution of the Rubber Industry, 1957-58. Recreations: all kinds of sport, gardening. Add: Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (G.B.), Ltd., Bushbury, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 22321; and " Monterey ", Wrottesly Road, Tettenhall, Staffs. T: Wolverhampton 51319.
BISHOP, Arthur Albert Managing Director, Morgan, Crossley and Co., Ltd. b: January 25, 1903, London. Educ: London and Birmingham; became an Assistant Works Chemist, later Assistant Research Chemist, with Bells Asbestos Co.; joined Raybestos in 1928 as Assistant Works Manager; became Chief Chemist to Morgan Crossley and Co. Ltd. in 1934; appointed Works Manager in 1935, and to present position in January, 1953. Married, two sons. Recreations: lacrosse, cricket, bridge and shooting. Add: Morgan Crossley and Co. Ltd., Tenoid Works, Hulme Hall Lane, Manchester, 10. T: Colleyhurst 1711; and Lynton House, Lynton Park Road, Cheadle, Hulme, Cheshire. T: Hulme Hall 1341.
BISHOP, John Leslie Hunthold A.M.I.Mech.E. Technical Data Engineer, Research Dept., The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. b: March 5, 1904, Barry. Educ: Barry Grammar School; began career as apprentice in the Loco motive Dept., G.W.R.; was employed as a Draughtsman with Babcock and Wilcox Ltd., London, and subsequently as a stress calculator in the Aero-Engine Department of the Bristol Aero plane Co. Ltd.; during Second World War joined Rotol Ltd. as Assistant Project Engineer; took Mechanical Engineering Course at Cardiff Technical College; in 1944, Chief Technician to Sir Roy Fedden; in 1945, stress engineer, Designs Depart ment, Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; elected a member of the Automobile Division of the Institution in 1950; technical papers for Inst. of Mech. Eng. include " Tyres and the M.I.R.A. Proving Ground ", " The Analytic Approach to Automobile Valve Gear Design "; contributed sections on Engine Balancing, Crankshaft Design, Connecting-rod Design and Cam Design in the "Automobile Engineers Reference Book ". Recreotioni: swimming, garden ing, motoring, photography. Add: The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham ; and 28 Kingsdown Road, Northfield, Birmingham, 31.
BISHOP, Major Reginald M.I.Mech.E. Director, Bishop Transmission Co. b: October 13, 1882, Honiton. Ethic: Clanville School, Ross-on-Wye, and studied engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic. Originally in Printing Trade, but in 1903 became Junior Draughtsman with Clement Talbot; afterwards worked with Sheffield-Simplex before going to U.S.A. in 1911; there held appointments with Studebakers, Continental Motors, Lodge and Shipley, Goodrich Tyres during three years, and returned to England in 1914; joined Nobel Explosives as designer of special machines for cartridge manufacture, and subsequently became inspecting Engineer, Ministry of Munitions, Nottingham District; served with B.E.F., France, as Lieut., R.A.O.C.; in 1919 invented the Bishop Steering Gear, and in 1929 started present concern; during Second World War was Major, R.E.M.E.. and since then has been engaged in research and development of steering gears; holds many patents in this field. Add: Bishop Transmission Co., Harpenden; and 145 The Vale, London, N.W.11. T: Meadway 1796.
BISHOP, Reginald Arthur Director of Publicity, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., and Director and General Manager, The Nuffield Press, Ltd., since June, 1958. b: December 4, 1904, Leyton, Essex. Educ: Uxbridge County School. Early training and experience with a London printing works and with The Times (London) foreign news department; 1929-31, Publicity Manager, Guy Motors. Ltd., and Star Motor Co., Ltd.; 1931-34, Publicity Manager, Singer Motors, Ltd.; 1934-38, Press Officer, Morris Motors, Ltd.; 1939, Publicity Manager, Standard Motor Co., Ltd.; 1940-45, Manager, No. 1 Repair able Equipment Depot, R.A.F. 1945-48, Publicity Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd.; 1948, General Publicity Manager, The Nuffield Organization; appointed General Manager of The Nuffield Press, Ltd., in 1952. and later that year General Publicity Manager of The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. Add: Longbridge Works, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 1 St. Agnes Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13
BISHOP, Roland Ransome M.I.Mech.E. Consultant Truck Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1956. b: February 12, 1895, Barnes. Educ: Latymcr Upper School. Hammersmith; studied engineering at Acton Technical College; early training with D. Napier and Son. With G. Constantinesco as fitter, foreman, etc., 1914; then as Draughtsman engaged on experimental development of Wave Transmission devices, paraffin vaporizers and car buretters; worked on Admiralty experiments in underwater sound signalling, and silent and flash less mortars; joined W. H. Dorman and Sons, Stafford, as Draughtsman, 1920-22; rejoined Constantinesco's as Draughtsman and Technical Assistant, becoming Chief Draughtsman; with Associated Transmission Ltd., 1929-30, as Chief Designer in development of Barrington type inertia gear, and Humphrey Sandberg free wheel; joined Bentley Motors Ltd., 1930, as Chief Draughtsman; Vauxhall Motors 1931 in same position; became Assistant Experimental Engineer; Commercial Vehicle Engineer 1940-1956, and Consultant Truck Engineer 1956 to present date. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2600; and The Lodge, Porters End, Kimpton, Herts. T: Kimpton 213.
BISHOP, William Henry M.I.Mech.E. Director, Wea'thershields, Ltd., since 1924. b: November 23, 1890, Bristol. Educ: Stoke Bishop and Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol From 1904 to 1914 with Bristol Wagon and Carriage Co., Ltd.; with London Improved Coachbuilders, and National Projectile Factory, Dudley, 1914-18; from 1919 to 1924, served with Harper Bean, Ltd., and Swift of Coventry; joined Weathershields in 1924. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Bishops, Eccentric. Add: Weathershields, Ltd., Birmingham, 4. T: Mid 2074 ; and 70 Croftdown Road, Harborne, Birmingham, 17. T: Har 1631.
BLACK, Sir William (Rushton) Chairman, A.E.C., Ltd., since 1958 ; Managing Director, Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., since 1957 ; Director of Birfield Industries, Ltd., British United Traction, Charles H. Roe, and Park Royal Vehicles, etc. b: January 12, 1893, Barrow-in-Furness. Educ: Barrow Secondary and Barrow Technical Schools. Served apprenticeship at Barrow Works of Vickers, 1908 ; Works Manager of Vickers factory, 1924-28 ; General Manager, Weymann Motor Bodies, 1928-34; Director and General Manager. Park Royal Vehicles, 1934-39 ; Managing Director, Park Royal Vehicles, 1939-57 ; President of National Federation of Vehicle Trades, 1939-41; Director of Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., 1949; Chairman of A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 1952-57; President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 1953-54; Chairman—Suez Contractors (Vehicles), Ltd., 1955; Director—Suez Contractors (Services), Ltd., 1955 ; Managing Director, Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., 1957 ; Chairman, National Research Develop ment Corporation, 1957. Recreations: golf, garden ing. Club: R.A.C. Add: 49 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 2141; and Birchwood Grange, Ruxley Crescent, Claygate, Surrey. T: Esher 2823.
BLACKFORD, Harry Crothall M.A. Director and Production Manager, The British Piston Ring Co., Ltd. b: February 22, 1913, Dover. Educ: Dover C.S. Kitchener Scholar, Cambridge University, B.A (Hons.), 1935; with Metal Box Co. Ltd., 1934-41; joined present concern 1942; managed shadow factory. 1943-45; has been Production Manager, Coventry, since 1945. Married, three daughters, two sons. Add: British Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 89014; and 5 Dalton Road, Coventry. T: 73174.
BLACKWELL, Alfred Hearn F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Smith and Blackwell, Ltd. b: November 29, 1893, Upper Clapton. Educ: locally; served apprenticeship in body building; joined R.F.C., 1914, and served in France from 1915 to 1919; after the war started a repair works in Hackney, transferring it to present address in 1921; commenced partnership of Smith and Blackwell; this was formed into a limited company in 1929, as motor agents; Liveryman of the Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers Company; a member of The City Livery Club; a Freeman of the City of London; honorary treasurer since 1949 of the Institute of the Motor Industry; is interested in local affairs, and public service; and holds, and has held, many executive posts in these fields. Add: Smith and Blackwell, Ltd., 325 Essex Road, Islington. London. N.1. T: Canonbury 6451.
BLAIR, John Lamond Sales and Service Manager, Lea-Francis Cars, Ltd. b: October 17, 1924, Jagtoal, Bengal, India. Educ: Forfar Academy and St. Andrews University. Joined R.A.F., 1942 and served as flying instructor; on being demobilized joined bodybuilding concern, then to Lea-Francis Cars, Ltd., as assistant to service manager; Service Manager, 1950; Sales and Service Manager, 1953. Recreations: golf, tennis. Club: Kenilworth Golf Club. Add: Lea-Francis Cars, Ltd., Much Park Street, Coventry. T: 60204-5-6; and Willows, Lillington Road, Leaming ton Spa. T: 363.
BLAIR, Peter T.D., A.M.Brit.I.R.E. Director and General Manager, S. Smith and Sons (Radiomobile), Ltd. b: January 10, 1920, Manchester. Educ: Mill Hill. With B.B.C. in Engineering Division prior to Second World War, in which he served in the Royal Artillery, on special radar duties at H.Q., " AA " Command, and with S.H.A.E.F.; in May, 1946, joined present company as Dealers' Sales Manager. Add: S. Smith and Sons (Radiomobile), Ltd., Goodwood Works, Cricklewood, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 0171.
BLAKEY, Frank Thompson F.C.W.A., A.A..C.C.A. Secretary, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., since 1955. h: July 20, 1913, Wallington. Educ: Bideford Grammar School. Accountant, Morris Motors, Ltd., subsidiary factories 1933-49. and Cost Accountant Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1949-53; Chief Accountant, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., 1953; in December, 1955, appointed Secretary of the same company. Recreation: golf. Club: Copt Heath Golf Club. Add: Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Parkside, Coventry. T: Coventry 62666; and 16 Land Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham. T: Marston Green 2529.
BLAND, Maxey Hungerford A.M.I.Mech.E. Chief Engineer, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., since 1935. b: July 12, 1912, Harlow, Essex. Educ: University College School; Rugby School of Technology and Arts. First connected with the Industry as a learner at Standard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1929; subsequently with the Technical Dept., S.M.M.T., prior to taking up present position in 1935; served with R.E.M.E., 1941-46, returning to Lodge Plugs on demobilization; took part in N.W. Europe campaign with 6th Airborne Division; assumed command Div. Workshops after V.E. Day, and went with Div. to Palestine; transferred to T.A. after demobilization and served with 16 Airborne Div. (T.A.) until 1957. Recreations: golf and photography. Club: The Airborne. Add: Lodge Plugs, Ltd., Rugby. T: 2076; and The Mill House, Grandborough, near Rugby.
BLAND, William Ravenshaw Divisional Manager, Midland Division, Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd. b: May 16, 1900, Acton Reynald, Shropshire. Educ: Felsted School; Manchester University; technical training at Manchester College of Technology. First connected with the industry in February, 1922, as a sales representative; afterwards held positions in the divisional management of Shell-Mex and B.P., in Plymouth, Hull, Leeds and Newcastle; took up present position in September, 1954. Clubs: Union Club, Birmingham; Rotary Club, Birmingham. Add: Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., 14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, 2. T: Midland 5030.
BLATCHLEY, John Polwhele Chief Styling Engineer, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Motor Car Division, since 1950. b: July 1, 1913 London. Educ: Gt. Chesterford College, Essex. Student, Automobile Engineering Training College, Chelsea, 1933; student, School of Motor Bodybuilding, Regent Street Polytechnic, 1934. Gurney-Nutting and Co., Ltd., Coachbuilders, Chelsea, 1935-39; Chief Draughtsman and designer from 1936 to outbreak of war; joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Aero Division. Hucknall, Notts (Power Plant Design Office), 1939; Motor Car Division of Rolls-Royce as styling engineer, 1946; head of that department four years later. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd,. Pym's Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 55155; and The Mill House, Crewe Green, Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 2742.
BLAZEY, Sidney Henry Chief Engineer, AC-Delco Division, General Motors, Ltd. b: October 1, 1909, Norwich. Educ: Hitchin Grammar School and trained in engineering at West Ham Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Hart Accumulator Co., Ltd., and subsequently draughtsman with Delco-Remy-Hyatt, Ltd.; rose to become Director and Chief Engineer; on amalgamation with General Motors Group became Chief Engineer of the Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division; with change of production locations, moved to Dunstable to operate in same capacity for AC-Delco Division of General Motors, Ltd.; specialized in coil ignition for motor vehicles. Recreations: yachting and golf. Add: AC-Delco, General Motors, Ltd., Dunstable, Beds. T: Dunstable 1166; and Manor Cottage. Common Road, Kensworth, near Dunstable. T: Whipsnade 296.
BLOWER, Arthur Lawrence F.C.A. Chairman, Guy Motors, Ltd.. since October, 1957. b: October 7. 1896. Educ: Carter's College, Wolverhampton, and abroad. Held Commissioned Rank during First World War and was mentioned in Dispatches; became Chartered Accountant in 1921 and a senior partner of the Accountancy firms of Campbell and Co. and Arthur L. Blower and Co.; President, Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce 1947-49; Financial Director of several Companies including Express and Star, Wolverhampton, Ltd., Midland News Association and South Staffs Building Society. Add: Guy Motors, Ltd., Fallings Park, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 31241; and Hilton, Foxlands Avenue, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 36207.
BODDY, William Charles Editor, Motor Sport since 1939. b: 1913. Educ: Belmont College. Served apprenticeship with Kings Autocars, London; Assistant Editor, Brooklands, Track and Air; Advertising staff of The Sports Car; took up free-lance motor and aeronautical journalism; served with Ministry of Aircraft Production at Farnborough and Harrogate in technical capacity during Second World War, compiling Motor Sport a& relaxation; became full-time Editor of this journal after the war; Member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Publications: " History of the World's Land Speed Record," " Continental Sports Cars," " The 200 Mile Race," " The Story of Brook lands " (3 vols.), " The History of Brooklands Motor Course "; contributed motor and motorcycle sections to " Fifty Years of Brooklands." Clubs: Vintage S.C.C., Bugatti 0.C., Veteran C.C. (Hon. life membership), Vintage M.C.C. (Vice-President), Vintage Sports C.C. of Australia (Hon. life member), 750 M.C., Hants and Berks M.C., S.T.D. Register, Young Conservatives M.C. Add: Motor Sport, 15117 City Road, London, E.C.1. T: Mon 8944; and Carmel, Fleet, Hampshire. T: Fleet 831.
BOLTON, Peter R. I.M.I., I.S.M.A. Governing Director, Bolton of Leeds, Ltd., P. R. Bolton (Leeds), Ltd., Spencer N. Blackburn, Ltd., P. R. Bolton (Plant Hire); Director, Wilks and Mead, Ltd. b: December 24, 1919. Educ: Leeds Central High School. Served apprenticeship as laboratory mechanic, 1934-38; oil traveller, 1938-39; with Royal Navy, 1939-46; demobilized as Lieut., having served as executive officer and pilot; transferred to R.A.F.V.R., 1948-53; motor salesman, Sykes and Robinson, 1946; appointed Director, 1948; resigned to found own company in July, 1949; took up motor sport. 1949, and has driven works cars in International Rallies for Standard, Triumph, Daimler, Armstrong Siddeley, Ford and Sunbeam; has raced Frazer-Nash, Cooper-Bristol, and Cooper Jaguar cars, and was Works Driver for A.C. Cars and Triumph at Le Mans and Rheims. Has held Pilot's " A " Licence since 1938. Married Margaret Stella, nee Hickman; two sons. Recreations: squash, swimming, water ski-ing, photography. Clubs: Bi.A.R.C., R.N.V.R., Leeds Conservative. Add: Bolton of Leeds, Ltd., Harrison Street, Leeds, 1. T: Leeds 36031-7; and Stoneycroft, Linton Common, Linton Wetherby, Yorks. T: Wetherby 2992.
BONALLACK. Basil George M.C., T.D., M.A.Eng.(Cantab). Deputy-Chairman, Bonallack and Sons, Ltd. b: August 21, 1907, Wanstead. Educ: Mill Hill School, Clare College, Cambridge. Joined Bonallack and Sons Ltd. in September, 1929; " Maythorne " Prize Medallist; Second World War: with B.E.F. September, 1939. to June, 1940 (Dunkirk); served in Middle East, Invasion of Sicily and Italy, Anzio and the Battle of Germany; President, National Federation of Vehicle Trades; Member, United Kingdom Joint Wages Board for the Vehicle Building Industry; Member of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Markers. Club: R.A.C. Add: 40/42 Cannon Street, London, E.C.4. T: City 4304; Nevendon Works, Paycocke Road, Basildon, Essex; and Hillside House, Wrotham, Kent. T: Fairseat 263.
BONALLACK, Richard Frank C.B.E., O.B.E. Managing Director since 1938, and Chairman since 1957, Bonallack and Sons, Ltd. b: June 2, 1904, Forest Gate, Essex. Educ: Haileybury College. Pupil at Thornycrofts, Basing stoke, 1923-25. Joined Bonallack and Sons, Ltd., 1925; Manager, Repair Department, 1926-30; Branch Manager, 1930; Managing Director, 1938; Chairman and Managing Director, 1957; Managing Director, Bonallack and Sons (Contracts), Ltd., and Bonallack Aluminium, Ltd.: commissioned T.A. pre-war in R.A.O.C.; transferred to R.E.M.E. on formation; promoted Colonel 1943; served in Middle East including Persia and Iraq; awarded O.B.E. (Military) New Year honours 1946 for ser vices in Paiforce; awarded C.B.E. birthday honours 1957. Recreations: golf and sailing. Clubs: United and Cecil. Add: Bonallack and Sons, Ltd., Neven don Works, Paycocke Road, Basildon, Essex. T: Basildon 20481; and 112 Burges Road, Thorpe Bay, Essex. T: Thorpe Bay 88180.
BONFIELD, Arthur Ernest General Manager, Strachan's Successors, Ltd.. since January, 1957. b: December 29, 1904, Biggleswade, Beds. Educ: Hitchin Grammar School. Apprenticed Bodymaker, Maythorn and Son, Ltd., 1920; First Staff Appointment was with Weymann Bodies, Ltd., as Foreman Bodymaker, 1931-33; with Park Royal Vehicles, 1933-35 as Metal Bodyshop Superintendent; with Strachan's Successors 1935-37 as Works General Foreman, and Leyland Motors, Ltd., 1937-47 as Bodyworks Superintendent and Personnel Manager; with Park Royal Vehicles from 1946-53, as Assistant Works Manager; Works Manager, 1953-57. Add: Strachan's Successors, Ltd., Wales Farm Road. North Acton, W.3. T: Acorn 0033; and 55 Durlston Road. Kingston-upon-Thames. T: Kingston 6057.
BONNETT, Ralph b: January 6, 1928. Educ: Bedford School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served in Royal Artillery, 1946-49; Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1949-52; admitted Solicitor, 1952. Acting Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers since 1957. Recreation: music. Add: 8 Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.2. T: Holborn 4602; and 35 Lamb's Conduit Street, W.C.1. T: Chancery 7516.
BONSER, Edward Samuel A.C.A. Managing Director, The Wagon Finance Corporation, Ltd., and Managing Director of Union Transport Finance, Ltd. b: April, 1907, Bolsover. Educ: Chesterfield Grammar School and qualified as chartered accountant in 1928. In 1929 was appointed accountant to Midland Counties Finance Co., Ltd., Sheffield; joined U.T.F., Ltd., when it was incor porated in 1934, becoming General Manager and Secretary prior to being elected to the board in 1945; took up present position in 1957. Recreations: farming, golf and bridge. Add: Union Transport Finance, Ltd., 3 Endcliffe Crescent. Sheffield, 10. T: Sheffield 64466; and 201 Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, 11. T: Sheffield 75773.
BORLAND, Donald Dalrymple B .Sc .(Eng.), M.I.Mech.E., A .M.I.T. Regional Maintenance and Certifying Officer, Ministry of Transport, Nottingham. b: June 6, 1895, London. Educ: Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon; studied engineering at Bristol University. Served during First World War in M.T., R.A.S.C., France; in 1920 became draughtsman with W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., and later joined designing staff of Leyland Motors, Ltd., and J. I. Thornycroft, Ltd.; appointed Engineer. Roads Dept., Ministry of Transport H.Q., 1931; appointed certifying Officer (under Road Traffic Act, 1930) in 1932, and has worked as such in N.W., S.E. and East Midlands Traffic Areas; seconded for a period to M.o.S. as Inspecting Officer for Mech. Transport during Second War; author of textbook on automobile engineering; married, one son. Recreations: gardening, motoring. Add: Red Lodge, Aspley Lane, Nottingham. T: 73276.
BOTHAMLEY, Frederick Henry A.M.I.MechE., A.R.Ae.S. Special Project Engineer, Automotive Products, Ltd. b: July 23, 1915, Peterborough, Educ: Eastbourne and at Coventry Technical College. First connected with the industry in 1937 as a student, Daimler Co.; joined Research and Design Staff of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., becoming in 1946 Passenger Vehicle Field Engineer; later became Chief Designer to Douglas Motor Cycles; Deputy Research Engineer to the Rover Co., and Chief Engineer to Mitchell Cotts and Co. (Middle East); joined present company in 1951 as Deputy Head of Research and Development Dept.; served as Competitions Manager (in charge of racing activities), 1953-55 inc., and took up present position in January, 1956; served with R.E.M.E. in North Africa and Italy with rank of Captain, 1943-45; travelled widely in Red Sea and Persian Gulf area, 1949-51, and in Moslem World, generally; single. Recreations: motor sport and Rugby football. Club: The Steering Wheel. Add: Automotive Products, Ltd., Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 2700; and 8 Lillington Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwicks. T: Leamington Spa 1675.
BOULTER, James Edward Works Manager, Lucas of Brixton Hill, Ltd. b: June 8, 1911. Educ: Ivydale, Peckham: studied engineering at Technical Instruction Classes; started work as telephone wiring apprentice, and was for six months with Tug company; joined present company as cost copy typist in 1928, becoming Assistant to Works manager in 1930; handled the costing and estimating of engineering repairs until the war; served with London Fire Service until 1943; was then claimed by Government Dept., and attached to N.I.D. on transport side until October, 1945; on demobilization returned to present company, taking full charge of works from January, 1946. Recreations: Carpentry and photography. Add: Lucas of Brixton Hill, Ltd., 240 Brixton Hill, London, S.W.2. T: Tulse Hill 5261; and 19 Playfield Crescent, Dulwich, S.E.22.
BOURNE, Arthur Brittan C.I.Mech.E. Director. Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., since 1951. b: March 5, 1902, Bedford Park, London. Educ: St. Paul's School and Imperial College of Science. Engineer to the Auto-Cycle Union, 1923-26: editorial staff, The Motor Cycle, 1926-28; Editor, The Motor Cycle. 1928-51: Editorial Director. The Autocar, Automobile Engineer, The Motor Cycle, Motor Transport, Bus and Coach, Flight. Aircraft Production, and Amateur Photographer; also Director of Roupell Street Garage, Ltd. Recreations: trout and salmon fishing. Club: R.A.C. (Member of Committee). Add: Iliffe and Sons. Ltd.. Dorset House Stamford Street. London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333; and Ingleton, Sandy Drive. Sandy Lane, Cobham, Surrey. T: Oxshott 2125.
BOWLER, Henry Percy B.A. President, Vintage Sports Car Club 1957-60. b: April 7, 1906, Buxton, Derbyshire. Educ: Malvern College, Pembroke College, Cambridge. A Director of Bowler and Sidney, Ltd. (Arc Welding Plant Specialists); Vintage Sports Car Club: committee member 1935 to present date; Competitions Secretary, 1936-49; President, 1957-60. Recreations: vintage motoring, motor boats. Clubs: Vintage Sports Car Club; R.Ae.C.; Bentley Drivers Club; B.A.R.C.; B.R.D.C. Add: Bowler and Sidney, Ltd., 490 Ipswich Road Trading Estate, Slough, Bucks. T: Slough 24488; and Herons Lodge, Heronsgate, Nr. Rickmansworth, Herts. T: Chorley Wood 277.
BOWLES, Leslie Arthur General Sales Manager, The Nuffield Organization, since 1955. b: February 6, 1905. Educ: Cowley St. John School, Oxford. First associated with Morris Motors, Ltd., in 1925 in Sales and Despatch Depart ments; in charge of Contract Section of the Civilian Repair Organization (R.A.F.), 1939-45; appointed Sales Superintendent when Nuffield Sales Departments were combined in 1948; Sales Executive, Morris Motors, Ltd., Cars Branch, 1952. Add: The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and 23 Sunderland Avenue, Oxford. T: Oxford 56286.
BOWLEY, John Otley Director and General Manager, A.E.C., Ltd., since 1957; Director, British United Traction, Ltd., and Crossley Motors, Ltd., since 1958. b: June 28, 1902, London. Educ: Lincoln. Served apprenticeship with Herbert Engineering Co., Ltd., Caversham, Reading (manufacturers of H.E. Light Car), 1918-23; draughtsman, Vauxhall Motors; designer, A.E.C., Ltd., 1926, becoming Experimental Engineer then Assistant Prod. Supt., then Assistant Works Manager with this company; Works Manager, Guy Motors, 1950-52; Deputy Chief Engineer, Fighting Vehicle Research and Develop ment Est., M.o.S., 1952-55; General Works Manager, A.E.C., Ltd., 1955-57; appointed Director, Monaco Engines, Ltd., 1957. Recreations: golf, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: A.E.C., Ltd., Windmill Lane, Southall, Middlesex. T: Southall 2424; and The Firs, Finchampstead, Berkshire. T: Eversley 3235.
BOWMAN, John O. H. M.I.P.R. Press and Public Relations Officer, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: February 8, 1925, London. Educ: Ashville College, Harrogate, Yorks; and MacGregor Collegiate, Manitoba, Canada. After farming in Canada and completing one year at University, served in R.C.A.F. and R.N.V.R.; following demobilization joined editorial staff of Kent and Sussex Courier in 1947; in 1950 appointed Public Relations Officer to Clothing Industry Development Council and in 1951 joined The Austin Motor Co. as Assistant Public Relations Officer. Recreations: motoring, riding, swimming, sailing. Clubs: R.A.C., London Press Club, Birmingham Press Club, Steer ing Wheel. Add: The Austin Motor Co.. Ltd.. Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101: and Pantiles, Rowney Green. Alvechurch, Worcester shire. T: Redditch 310.
BOWLER, George Ernest Director, Bowser Monks and Whitehouse, Ltd., since 1953. b: March 12. 1926, Doncaster. Educ: Doncaster Grammar School. Served overseas in the Royal Engineers, 1944-48; Planning Engineer with International Harvester Co., Ltd., Doncaster, 1948-50; Chief Process Engineer, 1950-53; Director, Bowser Monks and Whitehouse, Ltd., 1953. Add: Bowser, Monks and Whitehouse, Ltd., Spring Gardens, Doncaster. T: Doncaster 6596; and 22 Ivanhoe Road, Edenthorpe, Doncaster.
BOYCE, Cecil Murray Managing Director, Romac• Industries, Ltd. b: London. Managing Director of Romac Industries since its inception; one of the founders of the company, formed in 1923. Recreations: golf, snooker, gardening. Clubs: Constitutional, R.A.C., Hadley Wood Golf Club, Mill Hill Golf Club. Add: Romac Industries, Ltd., Romac Works, The Hyde, Hendon, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6055; and Brooklyn, 126 Wood Street, Barnet, Herts. T: Barnet 4740.
BOYCE, Reginald Donovan Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Romac Industries. Ltd., since 1955. Director, Croxley Rubber Co., Ltd. b: 1894, London. Educ: Herne Bay. Served 31/2 years in France during First World War; Co Director and Founder of Boyce Connical Clip Co. and Boyce Terminal Co.; Joint Managing Director and Founder of Boyce Motor Accessories, Ltd.; Joint Managing Director and Founder of Romac Motor Accessories, Ltd., later changed to Roma( Industries, Ltd., 1925; since the termination of First World War has been connected with the Motor Industry and allied trades, mainly engineering and rubber; is also a Director of Anglo-American Film Co., Ltd. Recreations: golf, music, gardening. Clubs: Constitutional, R.A.C., Number 10. Add: Romac Industries, Ltd.. Hendon Works, The Hyde, Hendon, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6055; and 35 Grand Avenue, West Worthing, Sussex. T: 2309.
BOYCE, Victor Merwan Sales and Buying Director, Romac Industries, Ltd. b: 1904, Leigh-on-Sea. Educ: Clarke's College and privately. First connected with the motor industry as Secretary of present company in 1924; Sales Director in 1947. Recreations: music, golf and tennis. Add: Romac Industries, Ltd., Romac Works, The Hyde, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6055; and Elm Point, East End Way, Pinner, Middlesex. T: Pinner 8333.
BOYLE, Walter Bertram Chairman, Cable Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd. b: September 23, 1885, London. Educ: City of London School. Apprenticed in mechanical engineering and afterwards gained experienced in electrical engineering with Evershed and Vignoles, Ltd., as Instrument Assembler and Calibrator, 1904, Assistant to Chief Engineer engaged on contract work in S. Wales; 1906, joined Ariel Motors (1906), Ltd., as Service Mechanic and Car Tester, becoming Salesman and Travelling Representative; joined De Dion Bouton, Ltd., 1910, as Salesman and London Service Representative; General Manager to David Kennedy, S. Norwood, 1914-19, responsible for considerable munitions production; from 1905 onwards, practised spare-time free-lance fiction writing and journalism, specializing in motor vehicle subjects; contributed from first issue onwards to The Garage and Motor Agent; took over editorship of this trade journal, 1919-47; appointed Director, 1937, Joint Managing Director, 1947, Managing Director, 1949, Chairman and Managing Director, 1951-5, Chairman from 1955 to present time; has been driving cars since pioneer days; is a founder member of the Institute of the Motor Industry, Inc.; devised Boyle's system of costing repair and service work; compiled and wrote " Boyle's Price Book of Motor `Repairs and Service," " The Costing and Charging of Motor Vehicle Repairs," etc. Married May Lenore, nde Stace; three daughters, eight grand-children. Recreation: any mechanical work. Add: Cable Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 62 Doughty Street, London, W.C.1. T: Holborn 7771; and Springfield, Chestnut Lane, Amersham Common. T: Amersham 1131.
BOYLE, William Robert Executive Director (Engineering), The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: March 27, 1907, London. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwicks. T: Sheldon 4242; and Lower Ling House, Newnham, Wootton Wawen, Warwicks. T: Great Alne 291.
BRABAZON OF TARA, 1st Baron, cr. 1942, of Sandwich; John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon G.B.E., M.C., P.C., Hon. F.R.Ae.S. Comman.leur de la Legion d'Honneur. b: February 8, 1884. Educ: Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. British politician, aviator and pioneer motor racer; won Circuit des Ardennes, 1907; competed in other races including Tourist Trophy and Four-Inch Race in the Isle of Man, the Keiser Prize, Coup de Liederkirke (Second) and the Grand Prix, Dieppe, 1908; first English aviator; holds No. 1 certificate granted by Royal Aero Club for pilots; won Daily Mail £1,000 for flying circular mile in all-English-made machine, 1909; also first British Empire Michelin Cup; served in World War One, Royal Flying Corps; M.P. (Unionist) Chatham Division, Rochester, 1918-29, and Wallasey, 1931-42; Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport, 1923-27; President, Royal Aeronautical Society, 1935; Minister of Transport. 1940-41; Minister of Aircraft Production, 1941-42; Chairman of the Brabazon Committee, 1943; President, Royal Institution; President, Royal Aero Club since 1943; Chairman. Air Registration Board; elected Vice President, Royal Automobile Club, 1949; Chairman, A.C.V., Daimler Hire, Ltd., and V.W. Motors, Ltd.; Director, David Brown Corporation, Ltd.; Kodak, Ltd.; E.M.I., Ltd.; Thomas Tilling, Ltd. Publications: " Forty Years of Flight " (Romanes Lecture, 1949); " The Brabazon Story " (1956); married: two sons (one deceased). Recreations: golf, tobogganing, sailing. Clubs: White's. Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Add: 20 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 2326; and Grangewood, Long Cross, Chertsey, Surrey. T: Long Cross 249.
BRABHAM, John Arthur Professional Racing Driver. b: April 2, 1926, Sydney, Australia. Educ: Sydney, Australia. After 2 years in R.A.A.F., had 6 years' Midget Car racing experience (1946 to 1951), followed by Road Racing, from 1952 to the present time. Add: 12 Ashcombe Road, Dorking. Surrey. T: Dorking 4770; or 11 Laycock Road, Penshurst, N.S.W., Australia.
BRACEWELL, Geoffrey Alfred F.R.I.C., F.R.M.S. Managing Director, Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd. b: September 16, 1888, Bradford. Educ: Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University. Became an analytical chemist and joined present company as Chemist, 1913; joined the Board, and in 1935 was appointed Managing Director. Add: Cresswell's Ysbestos Co., Ltd., Wellington Mills, Bradford, orks. T: Bradford 64301; and Newlands, Toiler Lane, Bradford, 9. T: 44626.
BRACEWELL Ralph Arnold Joint Managing Director, Cresswell's Asbestos Co.. Ltd. b: February 9, 1895, Bradford. Educ: Bradford Grammar School and Denstone College; studied engineering at Bradford Technical College. Became interested in engineering through assisting the late Alfred Scott in development work in his private workshop; later joined Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.; appointed to present position in 1926. Recreation: electronics. Add: Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd., Bradford. 4, Yorks. T: Bradford 64301; and The Lodge, Morton Lane, Keighley, Yorks. T: Bingley 2498.
BRADBURY, Cyril Henry M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Mar.E. Technical Director, Simms Motor Units. Ltd. b: December 27, 1905, Lincoln. Educ: Lincoln School; technical training at Lincoln Technical College. Apprenticed to Ruston and Hornsby, Ltd., Lincoln, 1923-27; subsequently held position in the Technical Dept. of the ct,mpany, becoming their Chief Research Engineer in 1937. From 1949 to 1955, Chief Engineer, Petters, Ltd., and 1 echnical Director from 1951. Add: Simms Motor Un:t9, Ltd., East Finchley, London, N.2. T: Finchley 2262; and 49 Deacons Hill Road, Elstree, Herts.
BRADBURY, Leonard John M.Comm. Managing Director, Joseph Bradbury and Sons, Ltd., since 1927. b: September 5, 1900, Braintree. Educ: Braintree County High School; gained degree at Birmingham University, 1922. Joined present company as Director in 1923; became Managing Director, 1927; is Chairman of Transport Service Equipment Manufacturers Section of S.M.M. and T.; member of Council of S.M.M. and T. since 1929; a founder member and first Chairman of Garage liquipm,nt Association; member of Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Married: 1931; one daughter. Recreations: gardening, sailing and music. C.ub: R.A.C. A Id: Joseph Bradbury and Sons, Ltd., New Street Works, Braintree, Essex. T: Braintree 623-5; and Ludham Hall, Braintree. T: 482.
BRADLEY, John M.I.B.C.A.M., F.W.S.S., M.I.B.E. Technical Director, Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd., since October, 1954. b: December 11, 1899, Queenboro', Kent. Educ: Grammar School, Sheerness, Kent. Served apprenticeship in the Design Office, Eastchurch, Sheppey and Rochester, Short Bros. Aeronautical Engineers, 1914-20; Designer with Gwynnes Engineering Co., Cadogan Motors. Chelsea, Invicta Cars, and Humber, Coventry, 1920-30; in 1931 went to Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd.; Designer, 1931-44; Technical Manager, 1944-54; Technical Director, 1954 to the present time. Recreations: motoring, ski-ing. Add: Vanden Plas (England), 1923, Ltd., Kingsbury Works, London, N.W.9. T: Col 1141; and Lowen, Copse Wood Way, North wood, Middx.
BRADLEY, Thomas Geoffrey M.I.Mech.E., Local Director, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; Controller of Stock and Programmes for The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1953. b: August 1. 1898, West Bromwich, Staffs. Educ: King Edward's High School, Birmingham. Part time student at Birmingham Technical College. With Lanchester Motor Co., 1915-23; joined Morris Motors. Ltd., in 1923, and was variously Chief Inspector, Engines Branch; Chief Buyer, Cowley; General Manager, Engines Branch; later joined Richard Thomas and Baldwins as Commercial Manager (Purchases); re-joined B.M.C., July, 1952. after serving as Deputy Managing Director for the Salisbury Transmission Co.. Ltd. Recreations: small dairy farm, music, photography. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101: and Windmill House, Hatton, Warwickshire. T: Haseley Knob 327.
BRADSHAW, Ewart (Deceased June 5, 1959) Founder Director, Loxhams Garages, Ltd.; Bradshaws Motor House, Ltd. and 30 other companies connected with motor sales and service; motor cycles; general engineering; coach building; chemicals; refrigeration; quarrying and agriculture. Served in Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry. Has been a keen participant in Motor Speed Trials; a director of Preston North End for 25 years; president for 25 years of Bradshaws and Loxhams C.C.; Charter Member of Preston Rotary Club; interested in B.E.N.; is a keen horticulturist. Recreation: collecting works of art. Add: Greyfriars Hall. Preston. T: 7625.
BRADSTOCK, (Major) George D.S.O., M.C., B.A. Chairman and Managing Direc tor, University Motors, Ltd., and Subsidiary Companies. b: Cambridge. Educ: Blundell's School, Tiverton; Jesus College, Cambridge. Managing Director of University Motors, Ltd., since 1921. Club: Oxford and Cambridge University. Add: Univer sity Motors, Ltd., 7 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W.I. T: Grosvenor 4141; and Yokehurst, South Chaney, Nr. Lewes, Sussex. T: Plumpton 245.
BRADSTOCK, Michael Hilary George Joint Managing Director, University Motors, Ltd. b: February 5, 1922, London. Son of Major G. Bradstock, D.S.O., M.C. (q.v.). Educ: Eton College. Served in 12th Royal Lancers (mentioned in Dis patches), 1940-46: demobilized with rank of captain; joined University Motors, Ltd., in 1948. Married, Anne Murray, only daughter of John Maude, Q.C.. M.P., 1950; one son, one daughter. Recreations: shooting, tennis and golf. Club: Cavalry. Add: University Motors, Ltd., 7 Hertford Street. London, W.1. T: Gro 4141; and Yokehurst Cottage, E. Chiltington, near Lewes, Sussex. T : Plumpton 258.
BRADWELL, Cyril Joint Managing Director, Martin Walter, Ltd., since 1955. b: December 12, 1895. Sheffield. Educ: St. Lawrence School, Jersey, C.I., and Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone. First associated with the motor industry in 1915. Add: Martin Walter, Ltd., Utilecon Works, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent. T: Folkestone 3103; and The Manor House, New church, Romney Marsh, Kent. T: Dymchurch 2285.
BRAID, Albert F.I.M.I. Deputy Chairman, Assistant Managing Director, Braid Group, Ltd. b: November 14, 1895, Manchester. Educ: Central High School, Manchester. Served apprenticeship with R. Braid Engineering Works, Manchester, 1910; is also Managing Director, Braid Bros., Ltd.; Director of: Garlick, Burrell and Edwards, Ltd., Southport Engineering Co., Ltd., Chester Engineering Co., Ltd., Braid's (Midland), Ltd., North West Securities, Ltd., Braid Engineering, Ltd., and Clarke Aero Assembly, Ltd., Roncraft, Ltd., Chester Coachworks, Ltd., Deeside Electric, Ltd., and Rawlings Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Clubs: B.R.D.C. (life member); B.A.R.C.; Lancashire Acro. Recreations: motor racing, flying. Married: three sons, two daughters. Add: Bedford House, 83a Boughton, Chester. T: Chester 22323; and Dene Leigh, Walshaw Avenue, Colwyn Bay. T: 3238.
BRAID, Robert M.B.E., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Braid Group, Ltd., Chester. b: September 23, 1889, Manchester. Educ: Manchester. Received technical training with Coverley and Co., Engineers; also Chairman and Managing Director of: Garlick, Burrell and Edw,irds, Ltd., Southport Engineering Co., Ltd., Chester Engineering Co., Ltd., Braid's (Midland), Ltd., North West Securities. Ltd., Braid Engineer ing, Ltd., Clarke Aero Assembly, Ltd., Roncraft, Ltd., Deeside Electric, Ltd., Chester Coachworks, Ltd.; Chairman of Braid Bros., Ltd.; Chairman of Rawlings Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Chairman and Managing Director, Monsall Developments, Ltd.; Chairman, John Wright, Ltd., Newton Hall Estates, Ltd.; from 1939-45 was in charge of Company's factories engaged on armaments; hon. Chairman of N.W. Area of Emergency Services' Organization for M.A.P., M.o.S. and Admiralty; M.B.E., 1947. Club: R.A.C. Recreations: sailing and travel. Add: 96 Gloucester Place, London, W.1. T: Welbeck 2673; and Monsall, 608 Watford Way, Mill Hill, London, N.W.7. T: Mill Hill 2416.
BRAITHWAITE, Brian Lalor Director, Scammell Lorries, Ltd., since 1955. b: November 11, 1903, Hampstead, London. Educ: Fitzroy College, London; Christs College, Finchley; Polytechnic School of Engineering, London. Student apprenticeship, Scammell Lorries, Ltd., 1920-23; Sales and Service Assistant to Northern Area Manager, 1926-29; Branch Manager, Sales and Service Depot, Leeds, 1929-33; Northern Area Manager, Sales, Spares and Service Depots, 1933-39; Military Service R.A.S.C. and R.E.M.E. (Lt.-Col.), 1939-45; Dealer Sales Manager with Scammell Lorries, Ltd., 1945-48; Controller, Production and Service, 1948-50; General Manager, 1950-55; Sales Manager (Goods Vehicles), Leyland Motors, Ltd., Albion Motors, Ltd., and Scammell Lorries, Ltd., 1956-58. Recreations: golf, watching motor racing. Clubs: Moor Park Golf Club; R.A.C.; B.A.R.C. Add: Scammell Lorries, Ltd., Watford, Herts. T: Watford 25231; and High Meadow, 21 Astons Road, Moor Park, North wood, Middlesex. T: Northwood 2008.
BRAMHALL, Sidney M.B.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Smith's Stamping Works (Coventry), Ltd., and Smith Clayton Forge. Ltd. b: August 22, 1891. Educ: Sheffield University. Trained in metallurgy with William Jessop and Sons, 1904-18; with Vickers, Ltd., 1918-34; appointed Director, Smith's Stamping Works (Coventry), Ltd., and Smith-Clayton Forge, Ltd., 1936, and Managing Director, 1953; Director, Mitchell Shackleton and Co., Ltd., and Clarke's Crank and Forge, Ltd., since 1956. Recreations: golf and fishing. Add: Smith's Stamping Works (Coventry), Ltd., Ribble Road Works, Humber Avenue, Coventry. T: Coventry 52271; and 24 Leamington Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 67510.
BRAMLEY, James Frank Director of Export Sales, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1954. Director, The Austin Motor Co.. Ltd., since 1954; Managing Director, Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd., since 1949. b: May 4. 1905. Educ: London Borough Poly technic. Assistant Editor, The Garage and Motor Agent, 1928-31; Publicity Assistant, Singer Motor Co., Ltd., 1931; Publicity and Press Officer, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd.,1932-39; Safety and Welfare Superintendent, he Austin Motor Co.. Ltd., 1939-45; Advertising Manager, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1945-49; Chairman, Birmingham National Savings Publicity Committee, 1943-44; Secretary, Motor Industry Midland Jubilee Committee, 1946. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd.. Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 23 Lickey Square, Rednal, nr. Birmingham.
BREARLEY, Norman Crabtree M.I.P.E. Deputy Chairman, Associated Engineer ing Holdings, Ltd., since June, 1959. b: October 2, 1896, Bradford. Educ: In Bradford and at Bradford Technical College. First connected with Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., in 1923 as a foreman; appointed a director in 1924 and Deputy Managing Director and General Works Manager in 1954; Managing Director, Associated Engineering Holdings, Ltd., 1956. Add: Hepworth and Grand age, Ltd., St. John's Works. Bradford, 4. T: Bradford 29595 and " Coyt Field," Hill End Lane, Harden, Bingley, Yorks. T: Cullingworth 8192.
BRENTFORD, The Rt. Hon. 3rd Viscount, Lancelot William 1st Bt. cr. 1955, M.A. Chairman, Executive Com mittee. The Automobile Association, since 1957. Senior partner, Joynson-Hicks and Co., Solicitors. b: April 10, 1902. Educ: Winchester and Trinity College, Oxford. Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Fuel and Power, 1951-56; Conservative M.P. for the Chichester Division of West Sussex, 1942-58; second son of 1st Viscount Brentford, a former Chairman of the Automobile Association; life member of the A.A. since 1923; joined Executive Committee, 1946. Add: Newick Park, Sussex; and 5 Astell House, Astell Street, London, S.W.3.
BRIDCUTT, Henry Owen Scott Advertisement Manager, The Motor; Deputy Advertisement Manager, Temple Press Ltd. b: 1904, Windsor. Educ: Westminster City School. Served with Dunford and Elliott (Sheffield), Ltd., in various works positions, and as London Representative and Sales Manager; from 1930-32 was with New Hudson, Ltd., as General Sales Manager, and from 1932-38 with Raleigh Cycle Co., Ltd., as Motor Sales Manager, Assistant Sales Manager, and Sales and Export Manager; with Simmonds Aerocessories, Ltd., as General Sales Manager from 1938-46, and from 1947-48 with Richard Crittall and Co., Ltd., as Director and General Manager of subsidiary companies and President, Richard Crittall Corporation, U.S.A.; from 1949 to the present time has been with Temple Press Ltd., as Midland Advertisement Manager, 1949-50, Advertisement Manager The Motor, from 1950 to date, and as Deputy Advertisement Manager from 1957. Recreations: golf, veteran cars. Club: R.A.C. Add: Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. T: Terminus 3636; and New Cottage, Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Herts. T: Bushey Heath 1883.
BRIGGS, Walter Henry Technical Director, Burman and Sons, Ltd. b: October 2, 1902, Birmingham. Educ: Birmingham, and trained within the industry as a designer, specializing in gearboxes, steering gear, etc.; was Chief Designer to Burman and Sons, Ltd., before taking up present position. Recreations: walking, painting and music. Add: Burman and Sons, Ltd., Kings Norton, Birmingham. T : Kings Norton 3201; and 1 Woodcock Lane, Northfield. Birmingham, 31. T: Priory 2788.
BRIMELOW, Edward Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, since 1956. b: March 20, 1896, Bolton, Lancs. Educ: St. Albans School. General Manager, Barclays Bank, Ltd., January, 1950, to April, 1957, having been Manager of Coventry branch; now Local Director of the bank in S.W. London. Recreations: golf, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Barclays Bank, Ltd., 1 Pall Mall East, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 5664; and Colet Lodge, Oakfield Road, Ashtead, Surrey. T: Ashtead 3494.
BRINTON, Alan Motoring Correspondent, News Chronicle, since 1955. b: January 26, 1920. Began journalistic career with a Midland freelance agency; joined editorial staff of News Chronicle in 1945; subsequently became an assistant news editor; Parliamentary Correspondent, 1949-55. A member of the Committee of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreations: reading and photography. Club: The Steering Wheel. Add: The News Chronicle, Bouverie Street, London, E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 5000; and " The Lawns," Forest Ridge, Keston, Kent. T: Farnborough (Kent) 53437.
BRISTOW, Percy Michael Sales Director, The Duramin Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1936. b: May 25, 1910. Educ: Radley College, Magdalen College, Oxford. Joined the Company in 1933. Joined R.A.F. Class " F " Reserve, 1935; transferred to R.A.F.V.R., 1936; mobilized as Sergeant Pilot, 1939; commissioned, 1940; served on 271 Squadron (Transport), 24 Squadron (Transport and Communications), 194 Squadron (Trans port) in Burma and India S.E.A.C., and held the rank of Squadron Leader on release. Is also a Director of Duramin Engineering (Lydney), Ltd., Frank Bernhart (Engineering), Ltd.. Bristow Bros., Ltd., and The Langham Sewing Co., Ltd. Recreations: rowing, rugby football and golf. Add: The Duramin Engineering Co., Ltd., Stonefield Way, Ruislip, Middlesex. T: Ruislip 3322; and Warren side. Oxshott, Surrey. T: Oxshott 2762.
BRITAIN, Edward William Martin B.Sc., A.C.G.I., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.C.E., Engine Department Manager, Fodens, Ltd. b: November 20. 1915, London. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School, City and Guilds College; studied engineering at City and Guilds College, London University, where graduated A.C.G.I., B.Sc., in 1936; served special apprenticeship with Ruston and Hornsby, Ltd., Lincoln, until 1938; then appointed Technical Adviser to Mono Pumps, Ltd.; in 1940 joined I.C.I. high-pressure research team in the Alkali Division; took up present appointment in 1944. Married Margaret née Whitham, 1941; one son and one daughter. Recreation: all types of engines. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach, Cheshire. T : Sandbach 644; and Bridge House, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: 507.
BRITTAIN, John Vincent B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.E.E., M.I.I.A., Managing Editor (in control), Electric Vehicles. b: 1896, Newcastle, Staffs. Educ: Buxton College and Birmingham University. Has been editor of various technical journals; was Assistant Manager of Motor Agents and Garage in Newcastle, Staffs. for a short period, 1915; took up present position in 1953. Recreation: golf. Add: " Electric Vehicles," Morley House, Holborn Viaduct, London. E.C.1. T: Central 5623; and " Green Boughs, Chelsfield Park, Kent. T: Farnborough (Kent) 4621.
BROADWAY, Leonard Marsham Deputy Chairman from 1957, and Managing Director from 1954, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. b: November 29, 1903, London. Educ: Privately. Appointed Secretary, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., by the founder, the late Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, 1938; Director, 1947; Assistant Managing. Director, 1952; Chairman of the Trustees, Wakefield Group Staff Superannuation Scheme; Member, Port of London Authority, representing the Corporation of the City of London; Vice-President of the College of Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering; Member of the Petroleum Industry Advisory Committee. Recreations: tennis, swimming, carpentry, gardening. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street, London, W.1. T: May fair 9232; and Greyne, Wilton Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks. T: Beaconsfield 1131.
BROCKHOUSE, John Leslie Chairman and Managing Director. J. Brockhouse and Co., Ltd., since February, 1948. b: January 14, 1911, Smethwick. Educ: Malvern College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Only son of John T. Brockhouse, and Mary Emily, née Fisher; is a Barrister-at-Law; first connections with the motor industry as a liaison officer to managing director in 1933; appointed Director of present firm in 1936; Assistant Managing Director, 1941; Managing Director, 1944; Life Governor of Birmingham University. Clubs: Union (Birmingham), Royal Aero. Married to Vera Ivy, née Rogers, three sons and one daughter. Recreations: angling, flying, yachting. Add: J. Brockhouse and Co., Ltd.. Victoria Works, Hill Top, West Bromwich, Staffs. T: Wednesbury 0243; and 94 Richmond Road, Wolverhampton, Staffs. T: Wolverhampton 21381.
BROOK, Lieut.-Colonel Reginald Vernon Charlesworth O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.I.E.I. Director, Nuway Heating Plants, Ltd., and Chairman and Managing Director, Nuway Manufacturing Co., Ltd. b: November 7, 1886, Bradford. Educ: Bradford Grammar School, and Bradford and Birmingham Technical Colleges; was apprenticed to Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (now Phoenix Works of English Electric), and became Midland Engineer and Manager in 1908; was Chief Aero Engine Production Officer at Air Ministry during First World War; during Second World War was Works Manager, Northern Ireland Heavy Repair Shops, R.A.S.C., and later Deputy Assistant Director, Motor Vehicle Design Department, M.o.S.; in 1943 was appointed in Command Wheeled Vehicle Experimental Establishment at Farnborough, Hants; founded, and is Vice-President of Midland Car Club; chairman of Birmingham Accident Prevention Council; has been Midland Engineer for R.A.C. since 1920; conducts investigations in road and factory accidents for police and public. Recreations: farming and motor sport. Add: Nuway Manufacturing Co.. Ltd., Coalport, Shropshire. T: Ironbridge 2132; 409 Streetsbrook Road, Solihull, Warwicks. T: 2143; and Weston House Farm, Priestweston, Chirbury, Salop.
BROOKS, Charles Antony Standish B.D.S.(Manc.), L.D.S.(Manc.). Dental Surgeon and Motor Racing Driver. b: February 25, 1932, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Educ: Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, Nr. Sheffield. Commenced motor racing in March, 1952, at Goodwood, driving a Healey Silverstone; drove B.R.M., Aston Martin, 1956; Vanwall, Aston Martin, Cooper, 1957-58; Ferrari, Vanwall, 1959; had first important success driving for Connaught at Syracuse, October, 1955. Recreations: squash, swimming. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., Mid Cheshire M.C. Add: Eastman Dental Clinic, Gray's Inn Road, London, W.C.1; and 40 Milner Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. T: Kingston 6489.
BROOMFIELD, William Percival Managing Director, Town and County Motor Garage Co., Ltd., since 1942. b: April 9, 1905, London. Educ: Vincent's, Loughton. Joined Harper Motor Co., Aberdeen, 1928; General Manager, Town and County Motor Garage, Ltd., 1935; president, S.M.T.A., 1956-57; Director, Cellulosers (Aberdeen), Ltd.; president, Rotary Club of Aberdeen; senior vice-president, Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce; chairman, Scottish Nuffield Distributors' Assoc. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Clubs: University, Aberdeen, R.A.F. Add: The Town and County Motor Garage, Ltd., 19 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen. T: Aberdeen 22388; and 67 King's Gate, Aberdeen. T: Aberdeen 34002.
BROWN, Alan Everest Managing Director, The Onslow Motor Co., Ltd., Sales Manager, Connaught Engineering. b: November 20, 1919, Malton, Yorks. Educ: King Edward VI Royal Grammar School, Guild ford; Guildford Technical Col:ege. Served apprenticeship with Dennis Bros., Ltd., from 1937, becoming Technical Sales Representative, and remaining with the company until 1952; General Manager, R.J.C. Motors, 1952-53; took up present position in December, 1958; War Service 1939 (Royal Corps of Signals); commissioned in R.A.S.C.; promoted captain, 1943; and transferred to R.E.M.E. as E.M.E.; promoted Major i/c A.F.V./M.T., 1 Base Workshops, P.A.I.F., 1945; demobilized with rank of Major, 1946; took up motor racing in 1949; formed the racing team of " Ecurie Richmond "; won the Luxemburg Grand Prix, 1951, the 1st International Circuit de Vitesse Draguignan, France, and the 4th International Grenzlandring Rennen, Germany; holder of The Light Car Challenge Trophy, 1951; 2nd in British Racing Drivers' Club, Gold Star event, 1952; successes in many other events. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.R. and S.C.C. Recreation: golf. Add: Connaught Engineering, Portsmouth Road, Send, Surrey; and 14 Mellersh Hill, Wonersh Park, near Guildford, Surrey.
BROWN, Charles Kenneth Chairman, Managing Director, William Marston, Ltd. b: July 3, 1898, Olton. Educ: Wrekin College, Salop; served during First World War as Lieutenant in West Kent Yeomanry, and later in R.F.C.; returned to firm of Marston (which has always been controlled by his family) in 1920, and was elected to the Board in 1923 prior to his later appointments in 1925; in the same year married Joyce nee Hoskins; one son (now in the business), and one daughter. Recreations: golf, bowls, and gardening. Add: William Marston, Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham, 4. T: Midland 0852; art-1 " Welford," Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. T: South 1620.
BROWN, David M.I.Mech.E., A.F.R.Ae.S. Chairman and Managing Director, The David Brown Corporation, Ltd., and various associated Companies. b: May 10, 1904, Huddersfield. Educ: Privately, Rossall School; joined David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield), Ltd., as an apprentice in 1921; visited the U.S.A., South Africa and Europe in 1928 to study factory methods and conditions; appointed a Director in 1929; Joint Managing Director in 1932; and was appointed as sole Managing Director in 1933; established the David Brown Foundries in 1935 and David Brown Tractors. Ltd., 1939; in 1944 acquired companies now known as David Brown Machine Tools. Ltd., The Coventry Gear Company, and David Brown Gears (London), Ltd.; in 1945, established the David Brown Tool Company; in 1947, acquired the assets and goodwill of Aston Martin, Ltd., and in 1948 those of Lagonda, Ltd. Married; one son (in the business) and one daughter; holds a pilot's certificate. Recreations: hunting, flying, motor racing, yachting and farming. Add: The David Brown Corporation, Ltd., Park Works, Lockwood, Huddersfield. T: Huddersfield 3500; ajd Chequers Manor Farm, Stokenchurch, Bucks.
BROWN, David, Jun. Director and General Manager, David Brown Industries, Ltd., Tractor Division, since August, 1956. b: December 23, 1927. Educ: St. Anselm's Preparatory School, Bakewell, and Harrow School. Served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., January, 1949-October, 1949 with David Brown Industries, Ltd., 1949-50; Pollard Bearings. Ltd., 1950; Manager, Keighley Gear Division, 1954-55. Joined Scots Guards, 1946; after attending Sand hurst, commissioned in First King's Dragoon Guards, subsequently serving in Palestine and N. Africa until demobilization, 1948. Director, Harrison, McGregor and Guest, Ltd., The David Brown Corpn., Ltd., The David Brown C( ron. (Sales), Ltd., David Brown Estates, Ltd., Tickford, Ltd., and David Brown Construction Equipment, Ltd. Recreations: polo, hunting, shooting, motor racing, painting, guitar playing, bullfighting. Clubs: Toulston Polo, Huddersfield, Huddersfield Borough. Add: David Brown Industries, Ltd.. Tractor Division, Meltham, Huddersfield. T: Meltham 361; and Field House, Meltham, nr. Huddersfield. T: Meltham 291.
BROWN, George John M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.T. Chief Engineer, The Western National and Southern National Omnibus Companies since 1944. b: August, 1902, London. Educ: City of London School and Regent Street Polytechnic. Joined Thomas Tilling, Ltd., 1922; was with the West Yorkshire Road Car Co., Ltd., as an Assistant Engineer, 1929; Assistant Engineer with the Western National and Southern National Omnibus Companies, 1936; Chief Engineer, Hants and Dorset Motor Services, Ltd., 1939; joined North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., 1941, as Chief Engineer, and in 1944 became Chief Engineer, the Western National and Southern National Omnibus Companies. Add: Western National and Southern National Omnibus Companies, 48-50 Queen Street, Exeter. T: Exeter 74191; and 6 The Mede, Whipton, Exeter. T: Exeter 67569.
BROWN, Reginald Ernest Sales Director, Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., since 1928. 1): October 11, 1902, London. Educ: Various Grammar Schools. From 1919 to 1925 underwent training at Strachan and Brown (Coachbuilders); with Fellows Magneto Co., Ltd., 1925-27; returned to Strachan and Brown and worked in the sales and drawing offices from 1927 to 1928; with Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., since 1928 as Sales Manager and Sales Director; is also a Director of Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., Duple Motor Bodies (Mid land). Ltd., Dekko Cameras, Ltd., Telford Products, Ltd., Vismax, Ltd., Windsorian Holdings, Ltd., Cowleaze Works, Ltd., Duple Motor Bodies (Northern), Ltd., and W. Frost and Co., Ltd. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers and a Freeman of the City of London. Recreation: gardening. Clubs: B.A.R.C., Ballards (Finchley), Bath Club (London). Add: Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., Hendon, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6412; and Green Tiles. Priory Drive, Stanmore Common, Middx. T': Grimsdyke 51.
BROWN, Robert James F.I.M., A.M.I.Mcch.E. Chief Materials Engineer, The British Motor Corporation. b: June 5, 1910. Teignmouth. Educ: Coventry Junior Technical School and Birmingham Central Technical College. With the Triumph Cycle and Motor Co., Ltd., Renolds and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., and Humber, Ltd., 1925-29; Foundry Chemist with Morris Motors, Ltd., 1929; appointed Chief Assistant Metallurgist, 1933; Chief Metallurgist and Chemist, 1935, with control of Nuffield Central Research Laboratories on their establishment in 1946; in 1955 was appointed to present position in control of all B.M.C. Laboratories. Fellow or Member of a number of Technical Institutions; Member of Council, British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association and of the Institute of Metal Finishing; married 1933; one son and one daughter. Recreations: gardening, colour photography. Add: The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham; and 563 Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 0562.
BROWN, Thomas Thorp A.M.I.Mech.E. Service Manager, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: February 2, 1905, Melton Mowbray, Leics. Educ: Melton Mowbray Grammar School and Luton Technical College. Student with Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1922-27; served in the engineering department, 1927-29; until 1939 was a service representative for the same company; during the Second World War, Major, R.E.M.E.; appointed assistant service manager, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1945. Recreation: golf. Add: Vauxhall Motors. Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire. T: Luton 2600; and 1 Bush mead Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. T: Luton 4153.
BROWN, Tom M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E., F.I.I.A. Managing Direc tor, Shecpbridge Engineering, Ltd., and Chairman of 16 subsidiary companies. b: 1907. Educ: Birmingham Central Technical College. From 1921-28, with the B.S.A. Co., Light foot Refrigeration Co., Wolseley Motors, Ltd., and the Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; in 1936, served with Morris Motors, Ltd., as development engineer; in 1937, with Morris Engines as assistant chief engineer, becoming chief engineer in 1939; from 1941-43, was Director of Machine Tool Production. Ministry of Supply; is a Fellow of several engineering insti tutes. Add: Sheepbridge Engineering, Ltd., Sheep bridge Works, Chesterfield. T: Chesterfield 5471; and Amber House, Kelstedge, Ashover, Derbyshire. T: Ashover 304.
BROWN, Walter Michael Andrew Northern Editor, Iliffe Press, since April, 1957. b: November 30, 1912, Farnborough, Hants. Educ: St. Bartholomew's Grammar School, New bury. Joined Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., 1930; Assistant Editor, The Autocar, 1948; Associate Editor, 1955; Chief Radio Officer, Merchant Navy, 1940-45. Recreations: gardening, travel. Add: Dille and Sons, Ltd., 260 Deansgate, Manchester. T: Black friars 4412; and Hill Crest. Start Lane, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. T: Whaley Bridge 2501.
BROWN, Wilfred Banks Duncan M.B.E. Chairman, The Glacier Metal Co., Ltd., since 1939. b: 1908, Greenock. Educ: Rossall School. Served one-year apprenticeship with a firm of chartered accountants, 1928-29; two years with Wholesale Engineering Co., Glasgow; from 1931 to the present time has been successively: cost clerk, salesman, o/c Advertising, Sales Manager, Managing Director and Chairman of Board. Recreations: golf, tennis. Clubs: Reform, Moor Park G.C. Add: Glacier Metal Co., Ltd., Alperton, Wembley, Middlesex. T: Perivale 6611; and 20 Corfton Road, Ealing, W.5. T: Perivale 2914.
BROWN, William John M.I.B.C.M. Production Manager, Singer Motors, Ltd.. Birmingham. since 1957. b: December 29, 1905, Cardiff. Educ: Cardiff High School. Chief Inspector, Carbodies, Ltd.. Coventry, 1936-48; Chief Inspector, Fisher and Ludlow. Ltd., Tile Hill, Coventry, 1948-55; Chief Inspector (Bodies), Humber, Ltd., 1955-57; resumed Chief Inspector's duties, Humber, Ltd., 1958. Recreations: golf, swimming, gardening. Add: Singer Motors. Ltd., Coventry Road Works, Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, 10. T: Victoria 4321; and 286 Allesley Old Road, Coventry, Warwickshire. T: Coventry 72039.
BROWNE, Arthur William O.B.E., M.I.E.E. Chairman and Managing Director, The Chloride Electrical Storage Co., Ltd. b: March 3, 1887, London. Educ: Berkham-sted; technical training at Finsbury Technical College. Add: Chloride Electrical Storage Co., Ltd., Clifton Junction, Manchester. T: Swinton 2011; and The Beacon, Dormansland, Surrey. T: Dormans Park 259.
BROWNE. Lt.-Col. Tom Bousquet O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., F.I.P.A. b: July 15, 1873, London. Educ: University College School, London, and King's College. London. Served apprenticeship with New and Mayne, Engineers, Woking, 1896-1912; Chairman and Managing Director, James and Browne, Ltd., Automobile Engineers, Hammersmith, responsible for the design and construction of J. and B. cars, 1912-13; President of the Institute of Automobile Engineers and a Founder Member; served on Council for 21 years; served with R.A.S.C. (M.T.), with four years in France (twice mentioned in dis patches), 1914-20; Consulting Automobile Engineer and Transport Adviser, H.M. Defence Force, 1921-39; Transport Adviser, Imperial War Graves Commission; Chief Transport Engineer, Hyde Park, during Great Strike; won the 1,000 miles Trial Silver Cup and Silver Medal with 6-h.p. Panhard, 1900; Member of Committee and Past Vice-Chairman, R.A.C.; Chairman, T. B. Browne, Ltd.. Advertising Agents, since 1918. Add: 117 Piccadilly London, W.1.
BROWNING, Walter M. I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Prod.E. Deputy Chairman, Saunders-Roe (Anglesey), Ltd. b: June 3, 1902, Rochester, Kent. Educ: Medway Technical College and Royal Dockyard Schools Joined Short Bros. (R. and B.), Ltd., as technical assistant in 1927; appointed head of technical staff, 1931; transferred to Short and Harland, Ltd., Belfast, when formed in 1936 in charge of aircraft design; appointed Works Manager. 1939; General Manager, 1945; joined Saunders-Roc as General Works Manager, 1946; is also Deputy Chairman of Saro Laminated Wood Products, Ltd.. and Saro Structures, Ltd. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: R.A.C., Island Sailing Club, Starboard Club. Add: Saunders-Roe, Ltd., Osborne, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. T: Cowes 2211; and The Chalet, Whippingham, Isle of Wight. T: Cowes 871.
BRUCE, Alex Editor, Motor Industry. b: July 1, 1909, Kilmacolm. Educ: Greenock High School and Glasgow University. Joined The Motor World, Glasgow, 1929, and remained with this journal until -1951: between these dates also represented the Nationals and technical journals; was Deputy President of the Scottish Sporting Car Club. later made honorary life member; has given many B.B.C. commentaries; joined Motor Industry, 1951, as news editor; Editor, 1954; Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers, 1958-59. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: The Motor Industry, John Adam House, Ade1phi, London, W.C.2. T: Trafalgar 6171; and 49 New Street Hill, Bromley, Kent. T: Ravensbourne 0467.
BRUCE-GARDNER, Sir Charles 1st Rt. cr. 1945, M.I.Mech.E. Deputy Chairman, The Steel Company of Wales, Ltd., Vice-Chairman, Crompton Parkinson, Ltd., Director, Consent Iron Company, Ltd., and Chairman, The British Iron and Steel Corporation. b: November 6, 1887. Educ: St. Dunstan's College; Battersea Technical College. Has been Chairman of numerous councils mostly connected with the Iron and Steel Industry; member of Advisory Committee of Department of Overseas Trade, 1929-30; adviser to Bank of England, 1930-38; member of Secretary of State for Air's Industrial Advisory Panel, 1938-39; Air Council Committee on Supply, 1938-39; Air Supply Board, 1939-41; National Production Advisory Council, 1942-43; Controller of Labour Allocation and Supply, M.A.P., 1943-44; Chairman of Society of British Aircraft Constructors, Ltd., 1938-43; Chief Executive for Industrial Reconversion, Board of Trade, 1944-46; Industrial Adviser, Board of Trade, 1947; Director of several industrial companies; President, Iron and Steel Institute, 1955-56; Life Hon. Member of American Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; Life Hon. Member of American Society for Metals; President, Society of British Gas Industries, 1958. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Junior Carlton; City of London. Add: Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, Ltd., Heath Street, Birmingham, 18. T: Smethwick 1441; and Kinloss, Woodside, near Abingdon, Berks.
BRUDENELL, Cyril Bruce M.I.M.I., M.I.S.M. Director, Hills (Patents), Ltd., since 1949. b: 1894, London. Educ: Bournemouth Technical School. Served in R.F.C. and R.A.F., 1915-19; chief representative, Binks Carburetters, Ltd., 1919-20; 1920-23, Wholesale Manager, A.C.-Sphinx Sparking Plugs, Ltd.; Sales Manager, Tecalemit, Ltd., 1923-49. Recreations: motor sport, foreign travel. Add: Hills (Patents), Ltd., Atalanta Works, London Road, Staines, Middx. T: Staines 5041; and 273 Petersham Road, Petersham, Surrey. T: Richmond 2647.
BRUNNER, Christopher Tatham M.A., F.Inst.Pet., M.Inst.T. Director, Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., since 1950; Director, Scottish Oils and Shell-Mex. Ltd., Irish Shell, Ltd., National Benzoic Co., Ltd., and Power Petroleum Co.. Ltd. b: October 30, 1902, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts. Educ: Nottingham High School; Manchester University. Started career with the Metropolitan Railway; joined Shell-Mex, Ltd., 1926, and in 1927 formed the company's Statistical Department (now Trade Relations Dept.); continued as its Manager after formation of Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., in 1932; during the Second World War was Secretary of the Management Committee of the Petroleum Board and Manager of the Board's Secretariat; Acting Secretary from 1947 until June, 1948, when Board was dissolved; appointed an Assistant General Manager of Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., in 1947, and in 1950 a Director and General Manager of the company; a leading authority on economics of road transport and author of several books and technical papers on this subject; President, Inst. of Transport, 1952-53; a Vice-Chairman of the International Road Federation, Ltd.; Vice-Chairman of British Road Federation, Ltd., and Member of Mag. Committee; Member of Grand Council of Federation of British Industries; Member of Federation's Transport Users' Policy Committee; Chairman of Road Panel of Federation's Transport Users' Policy Committee; Chairman, Committee on Economics of Road Research Board, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; Member of R.A.C. Committee and R.A.C. Public Policy Committee; founder Member of Brit. Inst. of Management. Club: Reform. Add: Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., Shell Mex House, Strand, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 1234; and 22 Norfolk Road, St. John's Wood, London, N.W.8. T: Primrose 5605.
BRYAR, Leslie Arnold Wholesale Sales Manager, Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd., since 1957. b: March 20, 1910, London. Educ: Streatham Hill College, London. First associated with the industry in 1927, when on leaving college spent 31/2 years with the Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering Training College, obtaining a 1st Class Diploma in all subjects and passing the Institute of Motor Trade examinations; joined South London Motors, Ltd., Streatham, London, as junior sales man, 1932; a branch manager in 1938 until out break of Second World War; joined R.A.S.C. June, 1940; posted to Egypt October, 1940; trans ferred to R.E.M.E. in charge of workshop and served with 8th Army in Western Desert; took part in the invasion of Sicily and also Italy; returned to England March, 1944; posted to 21st Army Group and took part in the invasion of Normandy; mentioned in dispatches; rejoined South London Motors at their Head Office, Streatham, January, 1946; appointed Sales Director, 1952. Recreations: tennis, table tennis, gardening. Add: Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd., 58 Camber well New Road, London, S.E.5. T: Reliance 7691; and 49 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. T: Uplands 0979.
BUCKLER, Chadwick Derek Frank Managing Director, Bucklers of Reading, Ltd., and Buckler Cars, Ltd. b: September 26, 1910, Hornsey, London. Educ: Tottenham Grammar and St. Thomas College. Trainee engineer, Frank Buckler, Ltd., 1927-29; legal training, Crossman Block and Co.. 1929-33; Transport and Sales Manager, Watford Dairies, 1934-38; Sales Organizer, own account, 1938-39; Director, Johnson Roberts, Ltd., Engineers to the Trade, 1939-40; Director, W. C. Ford, Ltd.. Coach builder, 1948-56; Rivers Motors (Reading), Ltd. (since 1945); designer of Buckler multi-tube chassis frames, i.f.s. units, de Dion-type rear axles, etc.; since 1947, committee member, Hants and Berks Motor Club. Recreations: competition motoring, designing motor vehicles. Clubs: B.A.R.C., Hants and Berks Motor Club, London Motor Club, Athenaeum Club, Reading. Add: Bucklers of Read ing, Ltd., 67 Caversham Road, Reading, Berks. T: Reading 54031; and 85 Woodcote Road, Reading, Berks. T: Reading 72106.
BUCKMAN, James A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E. Project Development Manager, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. b: January 2, 1912, Nottingham. Educ: High Pavement School, Nottingham; studied engineering at Oxford and Coventry Technical Schools; apprenticed to Morris Motors, Ltd., 1927; subsequently worked as Planning Engineer on re-layout of Cowley Works; Planning Engineer with Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., 1937; Chief Works Engineer to S.S. Cars, Ltd., 1940; in 1941 joined Rover Motor Co. (Acro Engines), Ltd., on factory layout for gas turbine aero-engine production; was responsible for the design of production test plant for engines and components until taken over by Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1943; became Industrial Consultant in 1944, and " worked with Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd.. Joseph Lucas, Ltd., and other companies; rejoined Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., 1954: married, four sons. Recreations: gardening, photography. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry. T: Tile Hill 65211; and Heather Dene, 2 Beaconsfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. T: 4984.
BUCKMASTER, Maurice James O.B.E. Manager, Public Relations Staff. Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex, since 1950. b: January 11, 1902, Rugeley. Educ: Eton. With J. Henry Schroder and Co., Merchant Bankers. 1923-29; Personal Assistant to the late Lord Perry, Chairman of Ford Motor Co.. Ltd., 1929-32; Assistant General Manager, Ford S.A.F. Asnieres (Seine) France, 1932-35; European Department, Ford Motor Co., Ltd.. 1935-39; War Service (S.O.E. and 50 Div.), 1939-45; European Department, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1945-50; Fellow and Past President, Institute of Public Relations. Club: Special Forces Club. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Dominion 3000; and 22 Wellington Square, London, S.W.3. T: S;oane 7462.
BUCKNALL, Colonel Rixon M.B.E. Executive Chairman, Anthony Hoists, Ltd., since 1957. b: June 7, 1903, Newport Pagnall. Educ: " Hawtrey's ", Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Joined Royal Naval Reserve, serving in H.M.S. " Conway" (training ship), 1917-19; entered Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1921; commissioned in Cold stream Guards, 1923; specialized in weapons, weapon production and mechanical transport; held various staff appointments; entered industry, 1945; engaged in industrial consultative capacity (Stevenson, Jordan and Harrison, Ltd.), covering steel castings, electrical components and motor body building. Publications: " The Story of Palestine, 1914-1918," " Our Railway History," " Railway Memories," and " Boat Trains and Channel Packets." Recreations: sports-car motoring, rail-way and shipping history. Club: Guards'. Add: Anthony Hoists, Ltd., Braintree Road, South Ruislip, Middx. T: Ruislip 6011; and The Grove, Mayfield. Sussex. T.: Mayfield (Sussex) 2176.
BUDGETT, Francis John Brogden M.I.Eng.Insp., A.I.D. Director, Kennings (Redhill), Ltd., formerly John Chalmers and Sons, Ltd., Red hill, and Director, European Yacht Cruises, Ltd., London, W.1. b: January 31, 1906, Shortlands. Educ: Leys School, Cambridge. After completing pupil apprenticeship on the L.N.E.R., under Sir Nigel Gresley, joined L.G.O.C. and remained employed by them and the L.P.T.B. when it was formed, in various capacities until 1939; joined R.A.F. in 1940, passing through Engineer Officer's War Course at Cosford; subsequently served as Engineer Officer to R.A.F. units in U.K.: in 1942 was posted to Far East Command as Engineer Officer, No. 222 Group, Ceylon, being responsible for maintenance of air craft, marine craft and motor transport throughout the island; posted to H.Q., India, under Admiral Lord Mountbatten, 1943; promoted Wing Commander and appointed Controller of Research and Development; returned to U.K. in 1945 and appointed A.I.D. Officer for Air Frames and Engines at H.Q., Maintenance Command; demobilized. 1046; took over present business in 1947. Recreation: sailing. Club: Little Ship Club. Add: Kennings (Redhill). Ltd.. Ladbroke Road, Redhill, Surrey. T: Redhill 3931-2.
BULL Geoffrey M.I.M.I., A.S.M.A. Sales Director, Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry), Ltd., since 1958; Secretary, Coventry Motor Agents Union, since 1954. b: September 29, 1914, Coventry. Educ: Bablake, Coventry. Joined A. C. Cox (Car Sales), Ltd., Coventry, 1937; The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1939; S. H. Newsome and Co., Ltd., 1945; Chairman, Coventry Centre, Institute of the Motor Industry. Recreation: cricket, football. Clubs: Bablake Old Boys', Great Heath Conservative. Add: Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry), Ltd., Daventry Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 63774; and 103 Arnold Avenue, Coventry. T: Coventry 67165.
BULL, Wilfred Stanley A.M.I.Mech.E. General Service Manager, Motor Car Division, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., since 1957. b: May 15, 1904, Skegness, Lincs. Educ: St. James. Derby and Derby Technical College. Joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1919; service engineci, 1925-37; Assistant Technical Production Engineer. 1938-40; Repair co-ordinating Engineer. 1940-45: Chief Ser vice Engineer. 1946-57. Recreation: cinematography. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Hythe Road, Scrubbs Lane. Willesden. London, N.W.10. T: Ladbroke 2444; and June Cottage, 129 Swakeleys Road. Ickenham, Middx. T: Ruislip 3142.
BULLOCK, Alan John M.I.P.R. Chief Public Relations Officer, Rootes Group, since 1954. b: September 24, 1924, Swansea. Educ: Bromsgrove School. Started journalism with the Redditch Indicator; later joined The Evening News and The Times; served with the R.A.F. during the Second World War and returned to journalism as News Editor of The Birmingham Gazette; became motor ing correspondent of The Evening Dispatch and later of the National Press Agency and was appointed Night News Editor of the Westminster Press Group of provincial papers; entered Public Relations as senior executive with Sidney-Barton, Ltd. Recreations: cricket, sailing, polo, hunting. Clubs: R.A.C., Royal Ocean Racing, Little Ship's Steering Wheel, B.R.S.C.C. Add: Rootes Motors, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and The Croft, Longcroft Avenue, Banstead, Surrey. T: Burgh Heath 1185.
BULLOCK, William Edmund M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E. Director, W. G. Allen and Sons (Tipton), Ltd.; Consultant to Guy Motors, Ltd., since 1957. b: September 27, 1902, Coventry. Educ: Malvern College. Served apprenticeship with Singer Motors, Ltd., 1920-25; Production Engineer, 1925-28; Assistant to Managing Director, 1928-32; Director and General Manager, 1932-36; Director and General Manager of Production, Guy Motors, Ltd., 1937-57. Recreation: golf. Add: Saintsbury, Perton, Compton, Staffs. T: Pattingham 269.
BURGESS, Thomas Martin Chairman and Managing Director, W. H. M. Burgess, Ltd., since 1947. b: September 6, 1898, South Norwood. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School; apprenticed with C.A.V., Ltd., Acton, prior to serving in France at end of First World War; demobilized from Army of Occupation, R.A.S.C., in 1919, and joined his father as Assistant Manager; in 1926 took over the sole wholesale distribution of S.U. Carburetters for Great Britain; in 1940 rejoined Army as Major in R.A.O.C., stationed at Chilwell, Notts, M.T. Stores. until invalided out in December, 1944; rejoined the company, becoming Governing Director on his father's death in May, 1947. Recreation: golf. Add: W. H. M. Burgess, Ltd., East Acton, London, W.3. T: Shepherds Bush 5361; and White Wings Seaway, Middleton-on-Sea. Sussex. T: 2112.
BURKE, Harold M.I.Mech.E. M.I.Prod.E., F.I.I.A., M.S.A.E. Joint Managing Director, Concentric Manufacturing Co.. Ltd. b: November 13, 1901, Birmingham. Educ: Elementary School; Birmingham College of Technology; Birmingham University. Served apprenticeship with Vickers, Ltd., 1916-21; gained shop experience from 1921 to 1929 with T. H. Savery, Ltd., Steam Engineers; in 1929 became Production Manager, Premier Electric Heaters, Ltd., and from 1937 to 1945 was General Works Manager, Bendix, Ltd., Auto and Aero Brakes; in 1945 appointed Deputy Managing Director, A.I.D., Ltd., and then in 1947, Joint Managing Director to above firm engaged in the manufacture of Water Pumps, Oil Pumps, Steering Idlers and Mechanisms, Gear-change Units, etc.; is also a Director of Metaducts, Ltd., Brent ford; of Rowmill Metal, Ltd.; and T. Miller, Ltd., Birmingham; Alexander Controls, Ltd., Sutton Coldfield; and Chairman of Fletcher Bros. (Pressings), Ltd., Birmingham. Recreations: music, social and public service, technical education. Add: Concentric Mfg. Co., Ltd., Tyburn Road, Birmingham. 24. T: East 2081-5; and " Heather Brae." 43 Four Oaks Road, Four Oaks, Warwicks. T: Four Oaks 636.
BURLINGTON, Stanley Director, Smiths Motor Accessories. Ltd., and General Manager of the London Sub-Division, since 1956. b: March 11. 1906. Educ: Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Joined the Motor Industry. 1927; joined K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd., 1940; appointed General Manager, K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd., Treforest, Glamorganshire, 1942; appointed Trade Sales and Service Director, Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., 1948; present directorships: Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd.; ,K.L.G. Sparking Plugs, Ltd.; Radiomobile, Ltd.; Petro-Flex, Ltd. Recreation: golf. Club: Northwood Golf. Add: Smiths Motor Accessories. Ltd., Cricklewood Works, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 3333; and The Tile House, 35 Main Avenue, Moor Park, Northwood, Middx. T: Northwood 3508.
BURMAN, Major John Edward Managing Director. Modern Transport Publishing Co., Ltd., since 1952. b: February 16. 1899, London. Educ: Forest Hill House School and Westminster City School. Exeter Cadet School, Royal Artillery, 1916; com missioned 2nd Lieut.. R.F.A.S.R., and posted 10th Div., M.E.F.. Salonika; division left M.E.F. 1917 and joined E.E.F., Palestine; granted a Regular Commission in the Field. July. 1917; Captain and Adjutant, 67th Bde., R.F.A., 1917; A/Major commanding 3rd Meerut D.A.C., 1918; Staff Captain, D.A.A.G., 10th Div., 1919-21; posted and returned U.K. with 16th Bde., R.F.A., 1921; retired on to Regular Army Reserve of Officers, 1924 (Captain, R.A.); joined Modern Transport Publishing Co., Ltd., 1935; July. 1939, rejoined Regular United 13/92 Battery, 4th Division; September, 1939, with 2nd Army Corps, B.E.F.; 1940, Camp Commandant, H.Q., L. of C., evacuated with troops from Brest, 1940, and arrived U.K.; Camp Commandant, X Corps. 1940-41: 1941-42, various Staff appointments in Southern Command; retired Brevet Major, 1945, and returned to Modern Trans port Publishing Co., Ltd. Recreations: riding and golfing. Clubs: R.A.C., Eccentric, Royal Aero, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf. Add: Modern Transport Publishing Co., Ltd., Russell Court, 3-16 Woburn Place, London, W.C.1. T: Terminus 0303: and 37 Hyde Park Gate, London, S.W.7. T: Knightsbridge 6933.
BURMAN, Stephen France C.B.E., M.A. Director, Dunort, Ltd., and Managing Director, Burman and Sons, Ltd. (subsidiary of Duport). b: December 27, 1904, Birmingham. Educ: Oundle School. Joined Burman and Sons, Ltd., 1923; also Director of: Imperial Chemical Indus tries, Ltd., Joseph Lucas (Industries), Ltd., Serck, Ltd., Averys, Ltd., Briton Ferry Steel Co., Ltd., London Works (Barlows), Ltd.; member of the Midlands Electricity Board and Midland Regional Board for Industry; Pro-Chancellor, Birmingham University; member of the Royal Corn mission of the Civil Service, 1953-56. Clubs: Union, Birmingham. Add: Burman and Sons, Ltd., Wychall Lane, King's Norton, Birmingham, 30. T: King's Norton 3201; and 50 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. T: Edgbaston 0747.
BURN, James Michael General Manager, A.F.N., Ltd. b: 1925, Llanelly. Educ: Wycliffe. Joined A.F.N., Ltd., 1954, on return from Rhodesia war service with R.E.M.E.; other directorships held outside Motor Industry. Recreations: motor sport, gardening. Clubs: H. and B.M.C., V.S.C.C. Add: A.F.N., Ltd., London Road, Isleworth, Middx. T: Hounslow 0011; and Lines, Ewshot, Hampshire. T: Crondall 267.
BURNELL, John Blomfield C.B.E., J.P. (County of Middlesex). Operating Manager, Central Road Services, London Transport Executive since October, 1945. b: October, 24. 1898. London. Educ: Preparatory School, Rugby; Royal Naval College, Osborne; Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Entered the Navy in 1911; served throughout First World War in the Grand Fleet, Dover Patrol and submarines; entered London Transport as a Traffic Observer, July, 1926; Depot Supt., 1931; Staff Assistant Country Buses, March, 1935; Assistant Staff Supt., 1939; Divisional Supt., 1940; member of the Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee since 1947. Recreations: sailing, fishing. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht Club; Tamesis Club. Add: London Trans port Executive, 55 Broadway, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 5600; and 2 Mulberry House, Cavendish Road, Chiswick, London, W.4. T: Chiswick 4297.
BURROUGHES, Hugh F.R.Ae.S. Deputy Managing Director, Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd.; Vice-Chairman, Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd. b: December 22, 1883. Director of Armstrong Siddeley Motors since January, 1951; is also a Director of: Armstrong Siddeley (Brockworth), Ltd.; High Duty Alloys, Ltd.; H. M. Hobson, Ltd.; H. H. Martyn and Co., Ltd.; Integral, Ltd.; Templewood Hawksley, Ltd.; Kelvin Construction Co.; Hawker Sanders, Ltd.; A.T.S. Co., Ltd. ; Norstel, Ltd.; Aluminium Wire and Cable Co., Ltd.; Aircraft Research Association, Ltd.; Member of Council of Society of British Aircraft Con structors, Ltd. Clubs: Devonshire, Royal Aero. Add: Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., Gloucester. T: Gloucester 67011; and Stratton, Hatherley Court Road, Cheltenham.
BURTON, Arthur James M.I.P.E., A.M.I.Mech.E. Works Director, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1957, and of the Midland factories of the British Motor Corporation, Ltd. b: September 12, 1916, Birmingham. Educ: Birmingham Central Technical College. Joined Wolseley Motors, Ltd., as an engineering apprentice, 1932; served in H.M. Forces, 1939-46. attaining the rank of Major and mentioned in dispatches; rejoined Wolseley Motors, Ltd., as Chief Gear Engineer and later became, successively, Assistant Works Manager, Works Manager and, in 1953, Branch Manager; following the formation of The British Motor Corporation, appointed a Local Director of The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., and Super visor of Factories; in September, 1956, became Works Director of The Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; appointed Executive Director of the company and to present position in November, 1957; member of "The Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Recreations: interested in all forms of sports; main recreation is golf. Club: Warwickshire County Cricket. Add: The Austin Motor Co.. Ltd.. Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 18 Jaffray Crescent, Erdington, Birmingham. T: Erdington 1150.
BURTON, Charles E. M I.Mech.E. Chief Designer, Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd., 1935-58. (Retired June, 1958.) b: uly 5. 1892, Preston. Educ: WestclifT School; Norbreck; Blackpool. Served apprenticeship with T. Coulthard and Son, Ltd., Preston, and con currently studied engineering at the Harris Technical College, Preston, afterwards serving with the English Co., Ltd. (then Dick Kerr, Ltd.), Preston. and Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby; served with British Expeditionary Force in France and the Balkans, 1914-19; after period with Vulcan Motors, South port, joined Karrier Motors, Ltd., Huddersfield, in 1922 as assistant to Chief Engineer and was responsible for design and development of first British rigid six-wheeler; in charge of Experimental Design Department, Tilling-Stevens, Ltd., Maid stone, 1926-29; Works Manager and Chief Engineer to Gilford Motors, Ltd., High Wycombe, 1930-35; Member of Council, 1954-56, and Chairman of Southern Branch of Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Add: 47 Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, Hants. T: Basingstoke 575.
BURTON, Douglas Gordon B.Sc.(Eng.) (Lond.), M.I.Mech.E. Chief Diesel Engineer, C.A.V., Ltd., since 1948. b: June 10. 1914, London. Educ: City of London School and King's College, University of London. With A.E.C., Ltd., Southall. Middx, from 1936-47, as student apprentice ; technical assistant, Engine Research; Assistant Experimental Engineer; Assistant Engine Research Engineer; Chief Experimental Engineer; joined C.A.V., Ltd., Acton, 1947, m Chief Experimental Engineer; Member of Council. Automobile Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 1954. Recreation: photography. Add: C.A.V., Ltd., Acton, London, W.3. T: Shepherd's Bush 3111; and 63 Southdown Avenue, Boston Manor, London, W.7. T: Ealing 0632.
BURTON, John Denis B.Sc., A .C.G ., A .M.I.Mech.E ., A.M.Inst.T. Transport Officer, Supplies Dept., London County Council since 1954. b: March 22, 1902,London. Educ: Mill Hill School, and City and Guilds Engineering College, University of London; in 1919 received technical training with Gwynnes, Ltd., and in 1921 joined Leopold Ward, Ltd.. as Technical Assistant; in 1925, transferred to Walker Crosweller .and Co., Ltd.; in 1927 to Pass and Joyce, Ltd.; in 1930 to Bentley Motors, Ltd., and in 1931 joined London Car Exchange, Ltd., as Director; in 1941, joined London County Council as Assistant to Engineer in Charge of Civil Defence Vehicle Repair Depots; appointed Officer in Charge, Transport Division, in 1952. Recreations: engineering research; local history. Add: London County Council, Supplies Dept., Mechanical Works Division, 249 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, S.W.18. T: Vandyke 7611; and 18 Rodway Road, Roehampton, London, S.W.15. T: Putney 5098.
BUTLER, Rodney Fawcett Chairman, since 1945, and Managing Director, since 1946, Kirkstall Forge Engineering, Ltd. b: November 9, 1899, Kirkstall, Leeds. Educ: Rugby. Appointed a Director of Kirkstall Forge in 1923; Director of Kirkstall-Repco (Pty.). Ltd. Add: Kirkstall Forge, Kirkstall, Leeds, 5. T: Horsforth 2821; and Rossett Grange, Harrogate, Yorkshire T: Harrogate 81713.
BUTTERWORTH, Archibald James Chairman and Managing Director, Butterworth Engineering Co., Ltd.; Director, Swing-Valve Engineering, Ltd., and Sidler, Ltd. b: June 19, 1912, Dungarvan. Educ: Mount St. Mary's College; University College, London. Served in the ranks with 1st Batt. Irish Guards, 1931-33, also as M.T. Instructor and Dispatch Rider in R.A.S.C., active service 1939-41, including Dunkirk evacuation; released to M.o.S., 1941; engaged successively in design of automatic small arms, tank fire control instruments, wheeled vehicle chassis and transmissions, with rank of Senior Design Officer; left Fighting Vehicle Design Estabblishment in 1950 to devote full time to automotive research, and design and manufacture of racing cars and engines— in particular the A.J.B. Air cooled Flat-Four racing engine; inventor of the Butterworth Swing-Valve and the Sidler parking device, and has taken out various other patents relating to automobile engines, transmissions and chassis; twice winner of Brighton International Speed Trials in A.J.B. Sprint car; winner and course recorder-holder at Blandford, Boreham, and Gosport Speed Trials; third in 1947 Ulster Trophy Handicap Race with 1929 Bentley Tourer. Recreations: sailing, golf, pistol-shooting. Add: Butterworth Engineering Co., Ltd., Grove Gardens, Frimley, nr, Aldershot, Hants. T: Camberley 1092; and 7 Grove Gardens, Frimley, nr. Aldershot.