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CADE, Laurence Herbert Motoring Correspondent, The Star, since 1927. b: April 23, 1889. Educ: Southend Technical College and private. Fifty-one years a motoring correspondent; author of books on motoring, motor cycling and bridge; Senior Vice-President, Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreations: golf and bridge. Clubs: R.A.C., Press Club. Add: The Star, Bouverie Street, London, E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 5000; and 60 Woodbourne Avenue, Streatham, London, S.W.16. T: Streatham 6571.
CAFFYN, Brigadier Edward Roy C.B., C.B..E., T.D., D.L., J.P., M.I.Mech.E. Joint Managing Director of Caffyns, Ltd., since 1937. b: May 27, 1904, Eastbourne, Sussex. Educ: Eastbourne Grammar School; Loughborough College. Obtained First Class Honours Diploma in Automobile Engineering at Loughborough College; Assistant Manager of present company, 1925; joined T.A., 1931; raised and commanded an Army Field Workshop, 1939; served with the 51st High land Division in France: promoted Brigadier, 1941; assisted in formation of R.E.M.E.; served on Field Marshal Montgomery's staff as D.M.E.; twice mentioned in dispatches; demobilized, 1945, with hon. rank of Brigadier; Chairman of County of Sussex Territorial Army and Auxiliary Forces' Association since 1947; appointed Justice of the Peace for Eastbourne in 1948 and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Sussex in 1956; member of East Sussex County Council, 1958. Married; two sons. Recreations: shooting, fishing, tennis. Club: R.A.C. Add: Caffyns, Ltd., Saffrons Rooms, Meads Road. Eastbourne, Sussex. T: Eastbourne 5152; and Norman Norris, Vines Cross, Horam, East Sussex. T: Horam Road 74.
CAFFYN, Sydney Morris Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Caffyns, Ltd. b: July 22, 1901, Eastbourne. Educ: Eastbourne Grammar School; studied engineering at Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science and Technology; started as Assistant Works Manager in 1922; in 1937 became Joint Managing Director, and in 1942 Chairman of present firm; during the Second World War, raised and commanded Sussex Recovery Company, Home Guard, with the rank of Major; Member Council M.A.A. (President, 1947-49); Member Council, B.M.T.A. (President, 1953-54); Member of Employers Panel of Industrial Disputes Tribunal. 1949-59; Member Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal, 1952-59; Member, N.J.A.C., Ministry of Labour, 1949-58; Member, committee on training and education of young workers (Carr Committee); Member, Central Advisory Council for Education (England); Chairman, Council of University College of Sussex; Member of Eastbourne Borough Council since 1937 (Mayor, 1956 58); Convenor, Home Church Central Committee of Presbyterian Church of England; Member Joint Consultative Committee of Presbyterian Church of England, and the Congregational Union; Liveryman of Worshipful Company. of Coachmakers, and Coach Harness Makers; married Annie (née Dawson), 1925; three sons and one daughter. Recreations: Town Council and church work; book collecting. Add: Caffyns, Ltd., Meads Road, Eastbourne. T: Eastbourne 4343; and Aymond Grange, Dittons Rd., Eastbourne. T: 3111.
CALDERWOOD, Charles Roper Jackson J.P., F.I.D. Director (Production), Spurling Motor Bodies, Ltd. b: May 4, 1898, Auckland, New Zealand. Educ: Auckland Grammar School; Birmingham University; held position with British Thomson-Houston, Ltd., and R. C. A. Photophone, N.Y., prior to taking up present post in January, 1930; is also Director of Spurling Motors (Chiswick), Ltd.; Spurling Motors (Harrow), Ltd.; Marble Arch Supplies, Ltd.; Coatbridge Engineering, Ltd.; member of Institute of British Carriage Makers; Liveryman of the Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Guild. Recreations: salmon and trout fishing; sea bass fish ing in autumn. Club: Constitutional. Married; one son and four daughters. Add: Spurling Motor Bodies, Ltd., The Hyde, Hendon, London. N.W.9. T: Colindale 7171; and Red Lodge, Uxbridge Road, Stanmore, Middlesex. T: Grimsdyke 1695.
CALLINGHAM, Lieut-Colonel Leslie George R.A. and R.A.S.C.. M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. b: 1888, London. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School; First World War, Active Service, 1914-19; in 1921, joined Shell Mex, Ltd., and became Manager of the Technical and Research Department of Shell Mex and B.P., Ltd.; during Second World War served 1939-45 as Chief Instructor M.T. and as G.S.O.1 (Tech.), B.T.N.I. Add: Tomlin's Cottage, Frimley, Aldzrshot, Hants.
CAMDEN, 5th Marquess (cr. 1812), John Charles Henry Pratt D.L., J.P. Director, Bayard Cars, Ltd.; The Royal Automobile Club Buildings Co., Ltd.; The Royal Automobile .Golf and Country Club, Ltd.; The Royal Automobile Club Travel Service. b: April 12, 1899. Educ: Ludgrove, Herts; Eton College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Elder son of John Charles, 4th Marquess Camden, G.C.V.O., T.D., and Lady Joan Marion Nevin. C.B.E., eldest daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny; Major, Reserve of Officers, late Scots Guards; A.D.C. to General the Lord Jeffreys, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.M.G., G.O.C. London District, 1920-24; in 1938 raised and formed 45th Battery 16th Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery, and commanded during early part of Second World War, then rejoined Scots Guards; Conservative Peer; Deputy Lt. and J.P., County of Kent; Hon. Col., 516th Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery; Gold Staff Officer at Coronation of H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; holds appointments on many national and local associations and societies; president, The Aston Martin Owners' Club, The British Motor Cycle Racing Club, Tun bridge Wells Motor Club; steward of appeal, R.A.C.; vice-chairman, R.A.C., 1949-52; vice chairman, R.A.C. Competitions Committee; senior trustee, British International Trophy for Motor Boats (Harmsworth Trophy); patron, College of Automobile and Aeronautical Training, Chelsea; chairman of Panel of Judges, The Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers' Coachwork Competition; Fellow, Institute of Directors; vice-president, Marine Motoring Association; vice-president, governor and member of the Committee of Management, Royal National Lifeboat Institution; member of the Committee, Order of the Road; chairman of Awarding Committee, Segrave Trophy; a Younger Brother of Trinity House; hon. member, Yachtsmen's Assoc. 01 America. Married, 1920, Marjorie Jenkins, one son. one daughter; 1942, Averil Streatfeild, one son. Recreations: shooting, boxing, motor sport, yachting, motor boat racing. Clubs: R.A.C., Bachelors, Guards, Pratts, Royal Yacht Squadron (Vice Commodore), St. James's Turf, Royal Motor Yacht (Vice-Commodore), House of Lords Yacht (Vice Commodore). Seat: Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Kent. T: Tunbridge Wells 9, Lamberhurst 298.
CAMERON, Donald Ewen M.A. Chairman and Managing Director, B.B. Chemical Co., Ltd., since 1947. b: December 15, 1902. Educ: Charterhouse and Brasenose College, Oxford. First associated with the industry on introducing Bostik adhesives, when Sales Director, B.B. Chemical Co., Ltd., 1934; Vice Chairman, Leicester Christian Industrial Council. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Leicestershire. Add: B.B. Chemical Co., Ltd., Ulverscroft Road, Leicester. T: Leicester 20175; and 5 The Grange, Woodhouse Eaves, Leics. T: Woodhouse Eaves 391.
CAMPBELL, Alexander George D.C.M., Director, James A. Laidlaw (Airdrie), Ltd., since October, 1946. b: November 16, 1915. Educ: Jordanhill College School. Served apprenticeship in motor trade in father's business, A. B. Campbell; with George and Jobling, Glasgow, 1929; J. A. Laidlaw, Airdrie, 1932; joined T.A. (R.A.O.C.), 1939; transferred to R.E.M.E. on formation, 1941; served overseas (awarded D.C.M.), 1941-46; rejoined J. A. Laidlaw (Airdrie), Ltd., 1946; Council Member, S.M.T.A.; Member, Glasgow Local Centre S.M.T.A. Com mittee; Committee Member, Glasgow Region, I.M.I., 1946; Chairman, Scottish Ford Dealers Assn., 1958-59. Recreations: building, woodwork, country life. Add: J. A. Laidlaw (Airdrie), Ltd., South Biggar Road, Airdrie, Lanark. T: Airdrie 2484; and 1 Hathersage Drive, Garrowhill, Baillieston, Glasgow. T: Baillieston 1636.
CANHAM, Reginald James M.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, Allard Motor Co.. Ltd. b: May 5, 1907, Haywards Heath. Educ: Peter borough School; served five years' apprenticeship with Buckingham Gate Motor Works, Ltd.; in 1927 joined Car Mart. Ltd., London, and worked in their Sales Dept.; in 1934, joined Adlards Motors, Ltd., as Sales Manager, and assisted Mr. Sydney Allard in designing and building the first Allard Special; during the Second World War was Stores Manager for Adlards Motors, Ltd., in their Army Auxiliary Workshops; was appointed General Manager to the Allard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1946, being responsible for the design and production of Allard Cars; took up present position in 1950. Married. 1935; two sons, and one daughter. Recreations: motor racing and motor sport, foreign travel and gardening. Add: Allard Motor Co., Ltd., 24-28 Clapham High Street, London, S.W.4. T: Macaulay 2431; 3201; and 97 Oaks Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey. T: Derwent 2319.
CANNING-MATTHEWS, Sidney James Director, Globe and Simpson, Ltd. b: April 5, 1905, Clapton. Educ: Acton and Chiswick Polytechnic and Birmingham Commercial College. In 1920 joined C. A. Vandervell and Co., Ltd., for workshop training, transferring to Joseph Lucas, Ltd., Birmingham, on amalgamation; worked with two other electrical service companies before joining Globe and Simpson. Ltd., as Branch Manager, 1939; in 1947 appointed Director of Globe and Simpson (Manchester), Ltd., and in 1950 Managing Director, and to the Board of Globe and Simpson, Ltd. Recreations: gardening, philately and guide-book collecting; is a member of the Inc. Sales Managers Association. Married; two sons. Add: 22 Greystock Avenue, Fulwood. near Preston. T: Preston 77425.
CANSDALE, John Henry M.I.E.E., M.I.Loco.E. Deputy Manager (Contracts), Traction Department, British Thomson Houston Co., Ltd., since 1947. b: March 23, 1904, Brentwood, Essex. Educ: Brentwood School. Served with Crompton and Co.. Chelmsford, 1924-27; joined the British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., Test Department, 1927; Control Gear Engineer, 1928-36, and in the Traction Department, 1936-40; Radar Production Engineer, 1940-44; returned to the Traction Department in 1944; Chairman, Rugby Sub-Centre of the I.E.E., 1956-57, and is a member of the Council of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers; Chair-man of the Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain, 1958-59. Add: The British Thomson Houston Co., Ltd., Rugby. T: Rugby 2121; and 4 Westwood Road, Rugby. T: Rugby 4705.
CARDEW, Basil Motoring Editor, The Daily Express. b: October 28, 1906, London. Educ: Taunton School and in Paris. Was a journalist for some time, before becoming motoring correspondent to the Press Association in 1929; accompanied the Austin " Round-the-World " flight in 21 days in 1951; is a Past Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Clubs: R.A.C., Press Club (Chairman, House Committee, 1951-52). Recreation: foreign travel. Add: The Daily Express, Fleet Street, E.C.4. • T: Fleet Street 8000; and 22 Roedean Crescent, Roehampton Gate, London, S.W.15. T: Prospect 2468.
CARPENTER, Eric M.I.Prod.E., A .M.I.Mech.E. Sales Director, The British Piston Ring Co., Ltd. b: May 9, 1903, Northiam, Sussex. Educ: King Henry VIII School, Coventry; premium pupil with Alfred Herbert, Ltd., 1920-4, and also attended Coventry Technical College, where took National Certificate in Engineering. Joined Associated British Machine Tool Makers, Ltd., Birmingham Area, in 1924, becoming their Continental Representative from 1930 to 1935; in 1935 was appointed Managing Director of the newly formed subsidiary, British Aero Components, Ltd., transferring to the Parent Company in 1938; is also a Director of Associated Engineering, Ltd.; Associated Engineering(Sales), Ltd. Club: R.A.C. Recreations: music and golf. Add: The British Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 89014; and Yew Tree Cottage, Stareton, Warwickshire. T: Leamington Spa 542.
CARR, Francis Richard Sales Manager, Accessories Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.. since 1926. b: July 28, 1895. Educ: Sutton Coldfield. Served apprenticeship with Belliss and Morcom, Engineers, Birmingham, 1909-14; joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.. August, 1914, as junior clerk in Advertising Dept. Has for many years served on S.M.M.T. committees relating to Accessories and Transport Service Equipment; has been Council Member of the Garage Equipment Association since its forma tion, and President since April, 1956. Recreations: gardening, golf. Club: Moor Hall Golf (Member of Council since 1937; Captain, 1947; Vice President, 1948-56; President, 1956-57; Chairman of Green Committee since 1957). Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2121; and "Carsden," 164 Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks. T: Sutton Coldfield 2333.
CARR, George Frederick General Sales Manager, Dunlopillo Division, Dunlop Rubber Co.. Ltd., since 1954. b: November 11, 1912, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Educ: Eccles Grammar School, Lancashire. First connected with the industry in 1930 as a sales clerk; joined the Dunlopillo Division of Dunlop's in 1935 as representative; mobilized with the T.A. in 1939 as a Private; demobilized as Major in R.A., 1946; returned to Dunlopillo Division as Export Sales Manager; appointed Sales Manager, Upholstery (U.K.), 1948; Associate of Institute of Journalists; Associate of Incorporated Sales Managers' Associa tion; Chairman, British Latex Foam Manufacturers' Association, 1958. Married: one daughter. Recreations: sport, music and broadcasting. Clubs: R.A.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Dunlopillo Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 176 Rice Lane, Walton. Liverpool, 9. T: Aintree 1691; and Newlyn, Winnington Road, Marple, Cheshire. T: Marple 3028.
CARS, Ernest A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.Prod.E. Former Works Director, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd. b: July 14, 1923, Manchester. Educ: Dury Falls School, Hornchurch, and S.E. Essex Technical College. Served four-year works apprenticeship with the Ford Motor Co., Dagenham, followed by six years automobile and tractor design, and machine and tool design; after periods with the Hoffmann Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as Project Engineer, and Newman Industries, Tractor Division, as Planning Engineer, joined F. Perkins, Ltd., in January, 1949, as Personal Assistant to the Director and General Manager; after two years in this capacity, appointed Manager of Production Engin eering Division; continued in this position until joining Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in October, 1955. Recreations: golf, gardening and reading. Add: 91 Castlecroft Road, Finchfield, Wolverhamp ton. T: Wolverhampton 61363.
CARTER, Frederick William Pearson F.Inst.D., F.R.H.S. Managing Director, Tyres and Accessories, since 1946. b: August 7, 1890, Torquay, Devon. Educ: Torquay and Bournemouth. Founder Editor, Tyres and Accessories. Newspaper appointments: Bourne mouth Daily Echo, 1908-13; Assistant Editor, The Gentlewoman, 1914; Daily News, 1917-19; joined Editorial staff, Daily Mail, 1919, becom ing News Editor; News Editor, The Westminster Gazette, 1928; rejoined Daily Mail, 1930, then London News Editor, Kemsley Group, until 1941, when seconded to the Board of Trade. Recreations: gardening and golf. Clubs: Press Club, Directors' Club. Add: 236 High Street, Hounslow, Middle sex. T: Hounslow 2423; and 105 St. Stephen's Road, Hounslow, Middlesex. T: Hounslow 4515.
CAUNT, Burley Francis A.M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, Atkinson Vehicles, Ltd., since 1946. b: September 10, 1902, Wolverton, Bucks. Educ: Grammar School, Wolverton. From 1919 to 1923 was a pupil with John I. Thornycroft and Co., and from 1923 to 1926 was a junior draughtsman with the same company; draughtsman with Guy Motors. Ltd., 1927; development draughtsman with Karrier Motors, Ltd., 1927-30; with Leyland Motors, Ltd., 1930-45; sucessively Section Leader, Chief Draughtsman, Assistant Works Manager (Tanks), and Works Manager, Chorley Works, with Leyland Motors, Ltd. Recreations: gardening, sport. Add: Atkinson Vehicles, Ltd., Winery Lane, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, Lancashire. T: Preston 84284/5/6; and 8 King Edward Avenue, St. Annes, Lanes. T: St. Annes 2244. CAVE, Richard Guy M.C. Divisional Export Director, Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., since November, 1956. b: March 16. 1920. Educ: Tonbridge School, Gronville and Caius College, Cambridge. Served in the Roya: Tank Regiment, 1940-46; joined S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., 1946; is a Director of K.L.G. Sparking Plugs. Ltd., S. Smith and Sons (Radiomobile), Ltd., Smiths Jacking Systems, Ltd., and S. Smith and Sons (Canada), Ltd. Add: Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., Cricklewood Works, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 3333.
CHADWICK, Arthur Bindloss Publicity Manager, Leyland Motors. Ltd. b: January 9, 1897. Educ: Charterhouse. Royal Artillery, 1914-19; apprentice, Leyland Motors, 1919-22; Sales Staff, 1923-27; Publicity Department, 1927 to present. Recreations: shooting, fishing. Add: Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancs. T: Leyland 81400; and 11 Kingsway, Penwortham, nr. Preston, Lancs. T: Preston Priory 83335.
CHALLEN Keith Motoring Correspondent, News of the World. since 1950. b: August 18, 1912, Croydon, Surrey. Joined News of the World, 1929; volunteered for Army. March, 1940; East African Command. October. 1940: served in Abyssinia, Madagascar and the Middle East; was for five years a Warrant Officer in the R.E.M.E.: rejoined News of the World reporting staff, in 1948, specializing in motoring and motor sport. Recreation: motor racing. Add: News of the World, 30 Bouverie Street, London. E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 3030; and 81 Kings Drive Surbiton, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 6094.
CHANDLER, Reginald George Joint Managing Director. Henlys, Ltd. b: April 25. 1890, Hertford. E'uc: Hertford Cowper School. Joined motor industry, 1906. Recreations: interested in football, cricket, golf, snooker. Club: Brookmans Park Golf Club. Add: Henlys, Ltd.. Henly House, Euston Road, London, N.W. T: Euston 4444; and 3 Mymms Drive, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts. T: Potters Bar 4367.
CHANDOS, 1st Viscount, cr. 1954, of Aldershot: The Rt. Hon. Oliver Lyttleton P.C., D.S.0., M.C. Chairman, Associated Elec trical Industries. Ltd., and subsidiaries; Chairman, A.E.I.-John Thompson Nuclear Energy Co.; Director, Alliance Assurance Co., Ltd.; Director, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. b: March 15, 1893. Educ: Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Joined Grenadier Guards, 1914; served at front-line from January, 1915, until wounded, April, 1918. Engaged in industry and commerce, 1919-39; Managing Director, British Metal Corporation, Ltd., 1928. Appointed Controller of Non-ferrous Metals at outbreak of war, 1939; President of the Board of Trade, 1940; Member of War Cabinet and Minister of State in Cairo, 1941; Minister of Production, 1942-45. Chairman, Associated Electrical Industries, Ltd., 1945-51; Director, Alliance Assurance Co., Ltd., 1947-51; Secretary of State for the Colonies, October, 1951-July, 1954; Member of Parliament for Aldershot, 1941-54; President of the Advertising Association, 1946-49; President of the English Opera Group, 1947-50; President, Electrical Research Association, 1955-56; British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers Association, Ltd., 1955-57; British Electrical Development Association, 1955-58. Recreations: golf, cricket and shooting. Clubs: Buck's, St. James's, Turf, Grillions. Add: Associated Electrical Industries, Ltd., 33 Grosvenor Place, London, S.W.1. T: Belgravia 7011; and 14 Upper Belgrave Street, London, S.W.1. T: Sloane 5374.
CHAPLIN. William David A.M.I.Mech.E. Technical Director, Crane's (Dereham), Ltd., 1938-50 and Director on formation of the public company of the same name. b: November 18, 1904, Dereham, Norfolk. Educ: Studied under Mr. Samuel Laws. Served apprenticeship with Crane's (Dereham), Ltd., 1920, gaining experience of machine work, fitting, steam and internal combustion repair work, draughtsmanship and design study; in 1928 responsible for the design of a heavy-capacity vehicle having 64 solid tyres, which is still in service today and has carried loads up to 160 tons; later designed tank-recovery trailers which eventually became standard for the British Army; during Second World War responsible for the design of all the trailer tank-transformers adopted for use by the War ()Mee; after the war, evolved and patented the Crane hydraulic suspension for loads up to 300 tons weight; responsible for developing transporter bogies for moving complete drill rig assemblies in oil field areas: a member of the Trailer Technical Committee during the war, and later of the S.M.M.T. Trailer Technical Committee; a member of the Articulated Vehicle Committee of the S.M.M.T. since it was formed. Add: Crane's (Dereham), Ltd., Dereham, Norfolk. T: Dereham 278; and Clandon Cottage, Toftwood, Dereham, Norfolk. T: 419.
CHAPMAN, Anthony Colin Bruce 13.Sc.(Eng.). Development Engineer and Managing Director, Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd. b: May 19, 1928, Richmond, Surrey. Educ: University College, London University. Served for one year with R.A.F., then 12 months with a struc:ural steel company; this was followed by five years with the British Aluminium Co., Ltd., as Development Engineer and three years with The Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd. Recreation: motor racing. Club: B.R.D.C. Add: Lotus Engineer ing Co., Ltd., 7 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N.B. T: Fitzroy 1777.
CHAPMAN, Charles Wallace M.Eng., M.I.Mech.E. Director (Consulting). Twiflex Couplings, Ltd. Director, Charles W. Chapman (Consultants), Ltd. b: August 4, 1897, Lancaster. Educ: Royal Grammar School Lancaster; studied engineering at University of Liverpool; served apprenticeship with Vickers Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness; served in First World War as Sub-Lieutenant. R.N.V.R.; worked for various companies until, in 1932, became Founder Member and Technical Director of F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough; Second World War: Commander (E) R.N.V.R. in charge of overhaul of a:1 engines for Coastal Forces; in 1945 founded Compression Ignition Ltd. (now Twiflex Couplings, Ltd.), doing Consulting and Research on high-speed Diesels, and mechanical transmissions; author of " Modern High-Speed Diesel Engines " and various papers; married; one son and one daughter. Clubs: R.A.C., R.N.V.R. Recreations: golf, gardening and astronomy. Add: Twiflex Couplings, Ltd., Twickenham, Middlesex; and The Stables, Burstow, Horley, Surrey. T: Smallfield 49.
CHAPMAN, Harold Thomas C.B.E.. M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S. Managing Director, Armstrong Siddeley Motors. Ltd. b: August 4, 1896, Camberwell, London. Educ: Rutherford College, Newcastle upon Tyne; served apprenticeship with John Spencer and Sons, New castle. then in 1926 became a Designer; subsequently appointed Production Manager, then Works Manager, and then General Manager to Armstrong Siddeley Motors, being appointed to present position in September 1950; is also a director of Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd., and Bristol Siddeley Engines, Ltd.; is chairman of Stoneleigh Motors, Ltd., Taggarts (Glasgow), Ltd., and Glamorgan Motor Co., Ltd.; Member of City and Guilds Insignia Award Committee. Recreations: fishing and golf. Add: Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Parkside, Coventry. T: Coventry 62666; and Arlescote House, near Banbury, Oxon. T: Edge Hill 248.
CHAPMAN, Stanley Frank M.Inst.F., A.M.Inst.Pet. Director, Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: 1905, London. Educ: Marylebone Grammar School, Shoreham College. Director, Smith Auto mobiles, Long Acre, 1925; Sales Manager, Beard more Commercial Vehicles, 1928; Director, S. F. Chapman and Co., Ltd., 1935; Director of S. F. Chapman and Co., Ltd., Dyas Products, Ltd., Associated Factors, Ltd., 1943; Director of S. F. Chapman and Co., Ltd., Associated Factors, Ltd., Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd., 1953. Recreations: yachting, golf, motor racing, shooting. Clubs: Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Highgate Golf Club. Add: Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd., Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, London, N.8. T: Fitzroy 1777; and Colford Lodge, Beech Drive, London, N.2. T: Tudor 7123.
CHARLES, William Thomas Wholesale Manager, European Cars, Ltd., since October, 1958. b: May 5, 1896, Cardiff. Educ: Monkton House, Cardiff, and Cardiff Technical College. Joined Inns of Court (Ldn. Regt.), 1915; commissioned Monmouthshire Regt., 1916; served in France, Belgium and Germany until 1919; mentioned in dispatches; after First World War became Trans port Superintendent with Cleveland Petroleum Products, Ltd.; in 1932 joined Field Sales Staff of present company and afterwards took charge of Sales Department; recalled from T.A.R.O. in October, 1939, to former Regt.; held Staff appointment, Holland and Germany, 1944-45 (mentioned in dispatches); rejoined Trojan's in 1945 as Sales Manager and in 1950 became General Sales Manager; retired, August, 1958; joined European Cars, Ltd., October, 1958; member of the Council of the Institute of the Motor Industry since 1947, and of the Management Committee since 1948. Recreations: travel and the country. Add: European Cars, Ltd., 129 Old Brompton Road, London, S.W.7. T: Fremantle 7711; and 22 Furze Lane, Purley, Surrey. T: Uplands 0774.
CHARLESWORTH, Ernest Claude Cecil Chairman and Managing Director, Colmore Depot, Ltd. b: January 26. 1889, Grantham. Educ: Highfield School; studied engineering at Birmingham Municipal Technical Day School; four years in chartered accountant's office and 13 years in gas stove industry prior to entering motor trade; in 1923 became Chief Accountant of Calthorpe Motor Co., Ltd.; appointed to present position in 1944 after being Secretary since 1927; is also Managing Director of Priestly and Ford Ltd.. Midland Refrigerators Ltd., and Aston Cabinet Co., Ltd. Married, one son. Recreations: reading and cricket. Add: Colmore Depot Ltd., 77-85 Station Street, Birmingham, 5. T: Midland 4001; and 9 Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. T: Edgbaston 1561.
CHATFIELD, William Cyril Smith A.M.Inst.T. Director, Metropolitan-Cammell Weymann, Ltd., since 1956. b: Hartlebury, Worcs. Educ: Adamsdown, Cardiff, and St. Augustine's, Penarth. First con nected with the Motor Industry as Assistant Buyer to Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd., Lough borough, in 1919; joined Hall Lewis as Buyer, then with Park Royal Vehicles, later combining the position of Buyer with that of Sales Manager; joined Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd., in 1934 as Personal Assistant to Managing Director; appointed Sales Manager in 1948 and Director in 1956. Recreations: golf and gardening. Clubs: Eccentric and Galleon. Add: Metropolitan-Cammell Weymann, Ltd., Vickers House, Broadway, West minster, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 2611; and Dunraven, 13 Ashley Park Crescent, Walton-on Thames. Surrey. T: Walton-on-Thames 4773.
CHATTEY, Arthur Stanley Clark F.I.D. Chairman, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd.; Director, A.C.V., Ltd., A.E.C., Ltd., B.U.T, Ltd. b: July 15, 1893. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School. Joined the London General Omnibus Co., Ltd., as an apprentice; First World War, commissioned in Royal Field Artillery in 1916, after serving with the Honourable Artillery Company in Egypt; twice mentioned in dispatches; rejoined company in February, 1919; appointed Home Sales Manager, 1925, and General Sales Manager, 1938; in March, 1950, on the formation of A.C.V. Sales, appointed Director, Home Sales; in September, 1952, appointed Managing Director, and May, 1957, Chairman; for a number of years served on the Council of the S.M.M.T.; at present member of tilt.. Council of the Public Transport Association. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C. and Constitutional. Add: 49 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 2141; and 12a Hartington Mansions, Hartington Place, Eastbourne, Sussex. T: Eastbourne 6§26.
CHESTON, Arthur Sam Freeman of the City of London, F.I.B.C.A.M. Chairman, Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston, Ltd., and Associated Companies. b: July 6. 1877, Solihull, Warwickshire. Educ: Bromsgrove School. Served apprenticeship with Lowe Bevan and Co., manufacturers of Coach and Saddlery equipment, in 1891; employed with Hallam, Sleigh and Avery, 1895; took over the partnership of Mr. Avery in the company, 1912; Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston became a Limited Company in 1947 and a Public Limited Company, in 1953. Recreations: shooting, snooker. Clubs: The Eccentric; The Midland Conservative Club, Birmingham. Add: Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston, Ltd., Wilney Works, Bagot Street, Birmingham, 4. T: Aston Cross 0914-7; and The Dell, Oakland AVenue, Droitwich, Worcestershire. T: Droitwich 2229.
CHESTON, Basil Joint Managing Director, Hallam, Sleigh and Ches ton, Ltd., since 1954. b: 1905, London. Educ: Bradfield College, Berks. With The Widney Manufacturing Co., Ltd., on leaving school; joined Microvernier, Ltd., 1923; appointed Director, 1929; Partnership, Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston until Limited Company formed in 1947; became Joint Managing Director when Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston was floated as a public company in January, 1954; Directorship in The Widney Manufacturing Co. Ltd., January, 1941; Freeman of the City of London; Fellow of Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers. Recreation: yachting. Club: The Eccentric. Add: Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston, Ltd., Widney Works, Bagot Street, Birmingham, 4. T: Aston Cross 0914; and Arden Court, Whitley Hill, Henley-in-Arden. Warwickshire. T: Henley in-Arden 153.
CHITTLEBURGH, James Douglas M.B.E. Director of Lex Garages, Ltd. b: August 1, 1896, Great Yarmouth. Educ: Great Yarmouth. With National Provincial Bank, Ltd., for over forty years, for the last ten Manager at 208/209 Piccadilly, London, W.1; First World War, Suffolk Yeomanry and 5th. Bn. Suffolk Regt. T.A; Second World War, Ipswich County Borough Special Constabulary, Air Train ing Corps. District Inspection Officer for County of Suffolk; rank of Squadron Leader R.A.F.V.R.; is also a Director of Egertons (Ipswich), Ltd., Weybridge Automobiles, Ltd., Weybridge Auto mobiles (Distributors), Ltd., Reading Automobiles (Weybridge), Ltd., British and Colonial Motors, Ltd., B. and C. Concessions, Ltd., Vehicle Con tracts, Ltd., William Brown and Co. (Ipswich), Ltd., E. Shipton and Co. (Holdings), Ltd. Club: Ipswich and Suffolk, Ipswich. Add: Lex Garages, Ltd., Lex House, Alfred Place, London, W.C.1; and St. Cyrus, Trout Rise, Loudwater, Rickmans worth.
CHRISTIE, Michael Alexander Hunter Chairman and Managing Director, Alexander Engineering Co., Ltd.; Michael Christie Motors, Ltd., Bicester Road, Aylesbury; The Thame Engineer ing Co. (Oxon). Ltd.; Lotus Sales, Haddenham, Bucks; and Alexander Engineering (Marine), Ltd., Haddenham, Bucks. b: December 31, 1918, Barnt Green. Educ: Lickey Hill School (Preparatory), Rednall; Malvern College, Worcs. Became articled to N. Lea and Son, Stockbrokers, Birmingham, in 1937; served as Pilot in R.A.F.V.R. during the late war; became Director M.A.P. Film Unit, 1944; became Sales Director, Christie-Tyler, transport seating manu facturers, 1945; took up motor racing, 1945; gained several F.T.D. in Cooper and Kieft cars; gained 2nd place in R.A.C. Hill Climb Champion ship, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. Founded Plexeal, Ltd., 1949; is also Sales Consultant on Fibreglass and Plastics Bodies. Recreations: yachting, motor racing and photography. Add: Alexander Eng. Co., Ltd., Haddenham, Bucks. Haddenham 345; and The Old Vicarage, Haddenham, Bucks. T: 234.
CHRISTMAS, Philip Guy A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.M.I. General Sales Manager, Dodge Brothers (Britain). Ltd., and Chrysler Motors, Ltd., since February, 1959. b: August 6, 1913. Educ: Berkhamsted School. Studied Engineering at City and Guilds College, and Automobile Engineering Training College, Chelsea; was a technical trainee with Morris Motors, Ltd., becoming Service Representative; Engine Shop Manager, Laystall Engineering Co.. Ltd.; served in Army. 1942-46, mainly with 3rd Line Armoured Troops Workshop, M.E.; demobilized with rank of Lt.-Col.; joined Nuffield Exports, Ltd., Cowley, 1946; appointed Service Manager, Dodge Brothers (Britain), Ltd.. April, 1948; Sales Manager, July, 1955. Add: Chrysler Motors. Ltd., and Dodge Brothers (Britain), Ltd., Mortlake Road, Kew Gar dens, Richmond, Surrey. T: Prospect 3456; and Highlands, Hempstead Lane, Rovingdon, Herts. T: Bovingdon 2216.
CHURCH, Robert Stanley M.I.W.M., M.B.I.M. Director, Wingard, Ltd., since 1941. b: November 27, 1916. Educ: Alexander School. Studied Engineering at Watford Technical College; served apprenticeship with North and Sons, Ltd., Watford, 1930-34; joined John Dickinson and Co., Ltd., as Experimental Engineer; Asst. Chief Engineer, Fisher Foils, Ltd., Wembley, 1937; engaged on design of rolling mills with W. H. A. Robertson and Co., Ltd., 1939-41. Married, 1939, Vera Iris (nee Miles), one son, one daughter. Recreations: photography, gardening, carpentry, lawn tennis. Club: Eccentric. Add: Wingard, Ltd., Chichester, Sussex. T: Chichester 4411; and Langley, Itchenor, nr. Chichester, Sussex. T: Bird ham 462.
CLARIDGE, John Lea Secretary, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1951. b: December 10, 1903, Birmingham. Educ: Queen's College, Taunton. With International Standard Electric Corporation before joining Ford Motor Co., Ltd., in 1931; Assistant Company Secretary, 1941; Company Secretary, 1951; Director, Lincoln Cars, Ltd., 1957; Secretary, Ford Pension Funds. Recreations: travel and literature. Clubs: R.A.C., Public Schools. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Dominion 3000; and Monkhams End, Woodford Green, Essex. T: Buckhurst 3039.
CLARK, Bernard William Managing Director, The S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., Edinburgh, since June, 1957; Joint Managing Director, Shaw and Kilburn, Ltd., London, since June, 1958; Director, Elgin Motors, Ltd., Elgin, since April, 1957. b: June 16, 1897. Educ: Owen's School, London. Following demobilization, entered Motor Trade in Scotland; with Chrysler Motors, Ltd., 1926-29; with Scottish Oils and Shell-Mex, Ltd., 1929-43, holding various executive positions in Scotland; subsequently Manager, Newcastle upon Tyne. Joined the S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., Edinburgh, 1943; subsequently appointed Asst. General Manager and General Manager; Asst. Managing Director, January, 1957. Recreations: gardening, cinema photography, philately. Clubs: Caledonian, United Service, Northern, R.S.A.C. Add: The S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., 39 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, 3. T: Fountainbridge 2488; and Liberton Green House, Edinburgh, 9. T: Edin burgh 79743.
CLARK, Edward George Acting Vehicle Sales Manager, General Motors, Ltd., London, since 1954; Sales Director, B. and C. Concessions, Ltd., since 1956. b: November 8, 1928, London. Educ: Richmond and East Sheen Grammar School. On release from Army joined sales staff, British and Colonial Motors, Ltd., London; joined General Motors, Ltd., 1949, as assistant to Vehicle Sales Manager: joined B. and C. Concessions, Ltd., and subsequently appointed Sales Director, 1956; member of Council of S.M.M.T.; member of Car Section Committee of S.M.M.T.; member of Importers' Section and member of the Commercial Vehicle (Light and Medium) Sections of S.M.M.T., 1955-56. Recreations: cricket, football, swimming, reading. Clubs: Surrey County Cricket, Richmond and East Sheen Old Grammarians' Association. Add: B. and C. Concessions, Ltd., 13-14 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 3588; and Rylstoa, 53 St. Leonards Road, East Sheen, London, S.W.14. T: Prospect 4370.
CLARK, Herbert Raymond M.B.E., T.D. General Manager, Car and Commercial Divisions, Jensen Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: Northwich, Ches'. Educ: King's School. Chester. Premium apprentice, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1928-32; and in the Experimental Department, 1933-35; during Second World War, Territorial Army Officer, B.E.F.; in 1948, Sales Manager, James Young (Coachbuilder); Sales Manager, Jensen Motors, Ltd., 1955. Club: R.A.C. Add: Jensen Motors, Ltd., West Bromwich, Staffs. T: West Bromwich 1112; and Hoboro House, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcs. T: Wolverley 382.
CLARK, Stanley Ernest U.B.E. Chief Executive, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., since 1955. b: February 11, 1905, Beeston, Notts. Educ: Repton School. Became a chartered accountant, spending six years with Price, Waterhouse and Co.; Secretary and Chief Accountant with Wm. P. Hartley, Ltd., the jam manufacturers; served in Europe and North Africa. 1939-45; mentioned in dispatches; joined S.M.M.T. in 1946 as secretary. Recreations: bridge, golf, sailing. Clubs: R.A.C., Canning. Add: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Forbes House, Halkin Street. London, S.W.1. T: Belgravia 6611; and 62 Pont Street, S.W.1. T: Knightsbridge 2077.
CLARKE, Brian George Joseph B.Com.Sc. S.M.M.T. Representative in New Zealand since 1953. b: August 26, 1917, Be:fast. Educ: Royal Academical Inst., Belfast. Second World War, 1939-46, Royal Hampshire Regt.; joined Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Head Office, October, 1946. Clubs: Wellesley Club. Wellington Club and United Officers Club. Add: G.P.O., Box 843, National Bank Chambers, Featherston Street. Wellington, New Zealand. T: 42-454; and 112 Messines Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand. T: 77-275.
CLARKE, Rodney Eyre M.S.A.E., F.R.S.A., A.M.I.M.I., F.Inst.D. Chairman, Continental Cars, Ltd, since 1943; General Manager, Connaught Engineering (Automobile and General Engineers), since 1949. b: November 10, 1915. London. Educ: Berkhamsted; A.E.T.C., Chelsea. Served apprenticeship in Electronics research, 1933-35; Royal Air Force commission (night-bomber Captain), 1935-40; Air Transport Auxiliary (Ferry Pilot), 1941; engaged in Motor Industry as from 1943. Club: R.A.C. Add: Connaught Engineering, Portsmouth Rd., Send, Surrey. T: Ripley 3012; and St. Vincent, Woodland Grove, Weybridge, Surrey. T: Wey bridge 3667.
CLAYTON, Major-General Edward Hadrill C.B., C.B.E. Director and General Manager, B.M.C. Service, Ltd., since 1955; Local Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: October 10, 1899, Eastbourne. Educ: Brighton College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. With the Regular Army, 1917-51, receiving techni cal training in Advanced Class, Military College of Science, 1924-27; from 1928 onwards held various technical appointments in the Army, including that of Director General of Fighting Vehicles. Ministry of Supply; left this post in 1951 to join The Austin Motor Co., Ltd. Club: United Services. Add: B.M.C. Service, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and Old Victoria, North Moreton, Berks. T: Didcot 3369.
CLEASE, Albert George Douglas B.Sc., A.Mech.E. Motoring Correspondent, Illustrated London News, since 1957; Consulting Engineer (own account), 1955 to present day. b: April 23, 1890, Bath. Educ: King Edward's School, Birmingham; Birmingham University. With Temple Press Ltd., 1913-15; War Service, 1915-18; Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., 1919-55, as Technical Editor, The Autocar, and Midland Editor, The Autocar, Motor Transport and Bus and Coach; served in Second World War, 1939-46, with final rank of Lieut.-Col., R.E.M.E.; Deputy Chief Inspector of Vehicles, R.E.M.E.; since 1955, freelance journalist, contributing to The Times, The Financial Times, Daily Mail, Birmingham Post and Mail, The Automobile Engineer, and other periodicals. Add: Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd., 196 Strand, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 5444; and 80 Granshaw Close, King's Norton, Birmingham, 30.
CLIBBERY, Francis Walter B.Com. Director and General Manager, Amal, Ltd., since 1957. b: October 11, 1921, Birmingham. Educ: Cottor College, Birmingham University. War service as a Major in the Royal Armoured Corps, 1942-47; Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Metals Division), 1947; joined Amal, Ltd., in 1950, and became a director in 1953; in 1956 was appointed Acting General Manager; General Manager, 1957. Add: Amal, Ltd., Holdford Road, Witton, Birming ham, 6. T: Birchfields 4571; and 15 St. Bernard's Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. T: Sutton Coldfield 5734.
CLOUGH, Wendell Snow Managing Director, Chrysler Motors, Ltd., since January 1, 1959. b: September 6, 1914. Educ: Yale University. Served in U.S. Navy during Second World War, 1943-46; Lieut., U.S.N.R. Recreation: golf. Club: American. Add: Chrysler Motors, Ltd., Mortlake Road, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey. T: Pros pect 3456; and 34 Hyde Park Gate, London, S.W.7. T: Knightsbridge 2070.
COADE, Charles Lucas A.M.I.Mech.E. Branch Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd. (Tractors and Transmissions Branch), since 1956. b: June 25, 1916, Birmingham. Educ: King Edwards School, Birmingham. Served General Engineering apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham, 1935-39; on completion of apprenticeship engaged by Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham; whole career has been with this Factory; Jig and Tool Draughtsman at Wolseley Motors, Ltd., 1939-41; Planning Engineer at Wolseley Motors, Ltd., and subsequently at Morris Motors Ltd.; Chief Planning Engineer, January, 1953; General Superintendent, September, 1953; Works Manager, 1954. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd.. Tractors and Transmissions Branch, Wolseley Works, Drews Lane, Ward End, Birmingham. T: East 1501; and 14 Tenbury Road, Birmingham, 14. T: 4031.
COLBECK, Eric Winearls M.A. (Cantab.), F.I.M., Metallurgical and Research Director, Hadfields, Ltd. b: September, 5, 1899, London. Educ: Rugby School; Gonville and Caius College, Cam bridge; Moulton Medallist. Metallurgical career commenced in the Metallurgical Department of the National Physical Laboratory under Dr. Walter Rosenhain, 1922-24; in 1924 became Technical Assistant to General Manager, Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co., Manchester; other appointments have been Chief Metallurgist, Alkali Division. I.C.I., Cheshire, and Metallurgical Adviser. Department of Atomic Energy. M.o.S.: appointed to present position in July, 1947; is also Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Hadfields Steels, Ltd., and Director, Hadfields Forgings. Ltd., Hadfields Foundry and Engineering Co., Ltd., Millspaugh, Ltd.. C. A. Harnden, Ltd; The Wm. Kennedy and Sons, Ltd., and Hadfields (Canada), Ltd., founder Fellow and president of the Institution of Metallurgists in 1950; past president of the Manchester Metallurgical Society; past president of the Sheffield Metallurgical Association; member of various Metallurgical Committees including B.I.S.R.A. Council, B.S.C.R.A. Council and the Council of the Iron and Steel Institute; elected a Freeman of the Cutlers' Company in Hallamshire in 1951; member of the Institute of Metals and of other British and American Metallurgical Societies. Recreation: golf. Club: Savile. Add: Hadfields, Ltd., East Heela Works, Sheffield, 9. T: Sheffield 41001; and Highfield House, Lound, near Retford, Notts. T: Ranskill 304.
COLE, Rowland Maurice Managing Director, Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd., since 1956. b: November 4, 1906. London. Educ: Alleyn's and Northampton Polytechnic. Served apprenticeship with Associated Equipment Co., Ltd.; joined British Electrical Federation as Junior Engineer, 1928; Chief Assistant to Engineer, 1935: Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd., on the technical sales side, 1937; war service in 4th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, 1940-45; awarded Military Cross, rising to rank of Major; rejoined Metropolitan Cammell-Weymann, 1945; became a director of the company, 1950. Clubs: Eccentric, Number Ten. Add: Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd.. Vickers House, Broadway, Westminster, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 2611; and Robin Hill, Fairfield Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. T: Eastbourne 4861.
COLES George Ward Beresford M.I.M.I. Director, Young's Bodyworks (Lincoln), Ltd., since 1954. b: July 20, 1914, Hipswell, Richmond. Yorks. Educ: Pannel Ash College, Harrogate; Pickering Grammar School. Served apprenticeship to motor engineering, 1912-37; salesman. 1917-39; R.A.F. Service. 1939-45; salesman, 1945-50; Bodyworks Manager, 1950-54. Recreation: reading, sailing. Add: Young's Bodyworks (Lincoln), Ltd., Milton Street, Lincoln. T: 22353; and 28 Somersby Close, Lincoln. T: 20950.
COLLETT, David Brooke Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1952. b: November 6, 1907, Bromley. Kent. Educ: Bishop's Stortford College. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1926 as a trainee, becoming staff training probationer at Fort Dunlop, 1927; development assistant, 1930; Assistant Factory Liaison Officer later in 1930; Safety and Education Manager, 1931; Assistant, Works Personnel Dept.. 1934; Manager, Works Personnel Dept., 1936; Assistant Regional Controller, Ministry of Labour and National Service Midland Region, 1941-42; Counsellor at British Embassy, Cairo. during 1942; Labour Relations Officer, Fort Dunlop and other factories during 1943; appointed General Works Manager, Speke, Liverpool. 1945; Member of Council of Liverpool University; Member of Mersey Docks and Harbour Board; Member of Board of Directors, Liverpool Repertory Company, 1947-49; appointed Vice-president and General Manager, Dunlop Tyre and Rubber Goods Co., Ltd., Canada, 1949; chairman of the Research Association of British Rubber Manufacturers, 1957. Club: R.A.C. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and Sunnyside, Chorley wood Road, Rickmansworth. T: Rickmansworth 2495.
COLLIER, Lieut.-Col. Richard Hamilton (Retd.) D.S.O., O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., Chairman, R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: December 4, 1889, Chesterton, Cambs. Educ: Cambridge and County School, Northgate School, Ipswich. Served apprenticeship September, 1903. with S. Dawson Begbie, M.I.M.E.; later with Century Motor Co., Ltd., and Aster Engineering Co.; with Hills Garage, Cardiff, as Sales Manager, 1908-15; during First World War, R.F.C., S.R., 1915-19; retired as Lieut.-Col.; awarded D.S.O., 1917; O.B.E., 1918; with R. E. Jones, Ltd., Depot as General manager from 1921-26; formed R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd., 1926. Recreations: golf, bridge. Clubs: Birmingham Conservative, Olton Golf, Royal Porthcawl. Add: 42 Easy Row, Birmingham, 1. T: Midland 2317; and 24 Brueton Avenue, Solihull, Warwicks. T: Solihull 2570.
COLLINS, John Martin George A.M.I.Mech.E. Export Sales Manager, F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough, since 1958. b: May 18, 1919, Plumpton, Australia. Educ: South East Essex Technical College. Scholarship student with Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, from 1937; was Technical Representative to the company, 1940-46, in which year became Service Manager in Alexandria until 1953, when. was appointed Zone Manager, Beirut, Ford Motor Co. (Egypt) S.A.E. Alexandria, Egypt; General Manager, Perkins Diesel (Overseas) Pty., Ltd., Dandenong, Australia, 1955-57. Recreations: golf, cricket. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterscourt, Peterborough. T: 5341.
COLLINS, John Vaughan Director and General Manager, Motor Commerce, Ltd. (Publishers, Motor Industry). b: June 24, 1905, Worthing. Educ: Belmont School, Brighton, and privately. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1924 as Technical Representative; joined present company in June, 1927, as London advertisement representative; appointed Advertisement Manager, 1940; General Manager, 1947; elected to Board in 1948; a Mem ber of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry, the Institute of the Motor Industry and Motor Trade Golfing Society. Add: Motor Commerce, Ltd., John Adam House, 17-19 John Adam Street, London, W.C.2; and Westcott Lodge, Parsonage Lane, Westcott, nr. Dorking, Surrey. T: Wesotott 279.
COLLINS, Perceval Allan M.B.E. Managing Director, Kidderminster Motors, Ltd. b: August 14, 1906, Birmingham. Educ: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Hartlebury, Worcs. Castle Motor Co., Ltd., Kidderminster, 1922-25; Talbot Garages, Ltd., Stone, Kidderminster, Managing Director, 1925-47; founded Kidderminster Motors, Ltd., 1947. Recreations: golf, shooting, sailing. Clubs: Kidderminster Golf Club, Royal Dart Yacht Club. Add: Kidderminster Motors, Ltd.. Worcester Road, Kidderminster. T: Kidderminster 4027-9; and Shaterford Grange, nr. Bewdley, Worcs. T: Arley 284.
COLLINS, William Norman M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. Director, F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough, and subsidiary overseas companies, since 1945. b: Hartlepool, County Durham. Educ: Technical College, West Hartlepool; Durham University. Served with Seaforth Highlanders; Rajputs (Indian Army); served apprenticeships with Sir William Gray (Marine Engineers and Shipbuilders), Hartle pool, and The Austin Motor co., Ltd., Longbridge; Chief Technical Assistant to the Director of Mechanization. War Office, 1939; Assistant Director and Deputy Director of Mechanization, Ministry of Supply. 1940-45. Recreations: shooting, fishing, rose growing. Clubs: (include) Devonshire, R.A.C., East India, Canning. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterscourt, Peterborough. T: Peterborough 5341; and The Old Rectory, Paston, Peterborough. T: Werrington 460.
COMMANDER, Edward Gastineau Director, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: May 3, 1882, Coventry. Educ: St. John's, Coventry. On leaving school in 1896, joined J. K. Starley and Co. as junior clerk and later in charge of sundries and repairs in Cycle Department: transferred to stores and material supplies when the Rover company entered the motorcycle trade about 1900; with growth of car trade, was appointed buyer on introduction of the 12-h.p. Rover in 1911; held this post until retirement from full-time duties in January, 1954 (after 58 years), at which date services were recognized by an invitation to occupy a seat on the Main Board. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Lode Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and 38 Kenilworth Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 67110.
CONNOLLY, Edward Philip Director, Connolly Bros. (Curriers), Ltd. b: September 5, 1900, London. Educ: Ample forth College. Joined Connolly Bros. (Curriers), Ltd., 1919; Past-Master, The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers; President, The Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., The City Livery Club. Add: Connolly Bros. (Curriers), Ltd., 39-43 Chalton Street, London, N.W.1. T: Euston 1661; and 26 Parkside, Wimbledon Common, S.W.19. T: Wimbledon 1877.
CONNOLLY, Frederick Ignatius Chairman and Managing Director, Connolly Bros. (Curriers), Ltd.; Director, Joseph Lucas (Industries), Ltd., since 1952. b: June 28, 1895, London. Educ: St, Edmund's College, Herts. Joined Connolly Bros. (Curriers), Ltd., 1912; served in the H.A.C. in First World War; elected to the Council, S.M.M.T., 1930, becoming Hon. Treasurer, 1936, and President, 1948-49, 1949-50. Recreation: golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: Connolly Bros. , (Curriers), Ltd., 39-43 Chalton Street, London, N.W.1. T: Euston 1661-5; and 33 Parkside, Wimbledon, S.W.19. T: Wim 1964.
COOK, Bernard Edward M.I.Prod.E. Special Director, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., since .1957. b: March 15, 1900, Birmingham. Educ: St. Antics, Moseley, Birmingham. Studied engineering and design with Wolseley Motors, Ltd., and became Toolroom Foreman, 1933; Technical Liaison (Body and Pressings), 1936; Superintendent, Toolrooms and Press Shop at Castle Bromwich Aero (Nuffields), 1938; Works Manager, Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd., January, 1941; Production Manager, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., 1946; in control of Nuffield Metal Products, Ltd., 1955; served in R.N.V.R. from 1917-19. Married, one son. Recreation: travel. Add: Fisher and Ludlow. Ltd., Albion Works, • Kingsbury Road, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. 7': Erdington 2141; and 27 Heath Way, Castle Brom wich, Birmingham, 34. T: Castle Bromwich 2539.
COOKE; John Upton Export Manager. A.C.V. Sales. Ltd., since 1956. b: February 28, 1920, Manchester. Educ: Leigh, Lancashire. Prior to joining A.C.V. Sales. Ltd., was Overseas Sales Manager of Crossley Motors, Ltd., Stockport; Assistant Export Manager of A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 1946; has conducted many overseas tours on behalf of the company; Director of A.C.V. (Central Africa), Ltd., Umtali, Rhodesia. Recreations: tennis, cricket, photography. C'ub: R.A.C. Add: A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 49 Berkeley Square, London, W.I. T: Hyde Park 2141; A.E.C. Works, Windmill Lane, Southall, Middx. T: Southall 2424; and 14 Dibdin Road, Sutton, Surrey. T: Fairlands 5031.
COOKE, Roger Gresham C.B.E., M.P. Director, Rootes, Ltd., and Kerry's (Gt. Britain), Ltd. 1: January 26, 1907, Cambridge. Educ: Winchester College and New College, Oxford. Barrister-at-law, 1930; Secretary, British Road Federation, 1935-38; Secretary, German Roads Delegation, 1937; Secretary, United Steel Companies, Ltd., 1938-46; Director, S.M.M.T., 1946-55; Chairman, Highways Committee, B.R.F., 1947-55; Grand Council, F.B.I., 1946-55; Conservative M.P. for Twickenham since 1955; Parliamentary private secretary to the Economic Secretary, 1956-57; Chairman, General Purposes Committee, Institute of Advanced Motorists. Recreations: golf, sailing. Clubs: Carlton, R.A.C., A.G.S. Add: 31 Palace Street, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 2608; and 4 Ranelagh Grove, London, S.W.1. T: Sloane 7576.
COOKE, Royce Douglas N1.I.M.I. Director and Secretary, the Kenning Motor Group, since 1956. b: January 12, 1903, Sheffield. Educ: Locally. On leaving school joined John Watson, Sons and Wheatcroft, chartered accountants, of Sheffield; in 1927 became chief accountant of Frank Kenning and Sons (now Kennings, Ltd.); holds a number of Directorships of the many subsidiary and associate companies within the Kenning Motor Group; appointed to the Board of Kennings, Ltd., Novem ber, 1956, at the same time taking over the position of secretary. Recreations: reading, motoring. Add: The Kenning Motor Group, Kenning House, 36 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, 10; and 12 Stumperlowe Park Road, Sheffield, 10. T: Sheffield 32551.
COOP, Maurice Fletcher B.A. Secretary, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1948. b: September 11, 1907. Educ: Epworth College, Rhyl, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Trained as a Solicitor, and first connected with the motor industry in this capacity in 1935. Recreations: Association football, cricket. Clubs: Oxford and Cambridge University, The Coningsby. Add: The Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and 39 Hill Street, London, W.I. T: Grosvenor 3484.
COOPER, Charles Newton Joint Managing Director, Cooper Car Co., Ltd. b: October 14, 1893, Paris. Educ: Tiffins School. After leaving school served apprenticeship with Napiers at Acton; on the outbreak of the First World War joined the Forces and served until demobilized in 1919; after demobilization, opened Cooper's Garage (Surbiton); in 1945 founded the Cooper Car Co. and started the manufacture of the 500-c.c. Formula III racing car; in 1955 the 1,100-c.c. and 1,500-c.c. sports/competition cars were developed and produced, the 1,500-c.c. Formula II Cooper followed in 1956. Recreation: riding. Clubs: B.R.D.C., Silverhounds Riding Club, Cobham. Add: Cooper Car Co., Ltd., 243 Ewell Road, Surbiton. Surrey. T: Elmbridge 3346; and The Shou-Sham, Ashurst Drive, Boxhill, Surrey. T: Bctchworth 2149.
COOPER, Edmund Works Manager, Luton and Dunstable Works, Commer Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: December 8, 1909. Manchester. Educ: College of Technology, Manchester. Trained with L.M. and S. Railway, then with Pressed Steel Co., Oxford; Superintendent of English Electric Co.'s Dick Kerr Works, Preston, 1936-46; Director and General Manager, Brush/A.B.O.E. Subsidiaries, 1946-56. Recreations: golf, shooting, lecturing. Add: Commer Cars, Ltd., Luton. T: Luton 5660; and Brambles, Studham, Beds. T: Whipsnade 231.
COOPER, John Newton Joint Managing Director, Cooper Car Co., Ltd. b: July 17, 1923. Educ: Surbiton County School. Recreation: motor sport. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.R.S.C.C. Add: Cooper Car Co., Ltd., 243 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey; 7': Elmbridge 3346; and 16 Kingsdownt Road, Surbiton, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 0943.
COOTE, Ian Vernon O.B.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Cork Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Flexo Plywood Industries, Ltd., and Plexeal, Ltd., since 1954. b: February 9, 1897, Vancouver. B.C. Educ: King Edward, Vancouver, B.C. Served 1915-19 Western Ontario Regiment (Despatches); Hon. Colonel, 599 H.A.A. Regt.; Sector Commander, Metropolitan Essex Home Guard, from 1952; D.L., 1943; J.P. (Essex), 1942; is also a Director of Shern Hall (Methodist) Building Society and Cork Manufacturing Company (South Africa), Ltd. Recre Won: shooting. Add: Langite Works, South Chingford, London, E.4. T: Silverthorn 1101; and Fair Green Lodge, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. T: Sawbridgeworth 2346.
COPELIN, Phillip Wilson Chevalier de la Legion d'Honncur. Chairman and Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since October, 1958. b: December 19, 1903, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. Educ: Brown University, U.S.A. and University of Grenoble, France. Served with Studebaker Corporation, 1925-31; Paper Industry, 1931-33; has been with General Motors Corporation, since 1933 (U.S. War Department, 1940-43); has worked in Antwerp, Paris, Middle East and U.S.A.; appointed President and General Manager, General Motors (France), 1950; Managing Director, General Motors Continental (Belgium), 1954; Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, 1955; Director, General Motors, Ltd., 1955. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds: T: Luton 2600; and Barnards, Oakhurst Avenue, Harpenden, Hens. T: Harpenden 3281.
COPSEY, John Douglas A.C.A. Joint Managing Director (since 1958) and Secretary (since 1950), Eastern Automobiles, Ltd. b: March 20, 1926. Educ: King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford. Served in R.A.S.C., 1944-48, and rose from the ranks to rank of Captain. Qualified as Chartered Accountant and admitted to the Institute, 1949; joined Eastern Automobiles, Ltd., as Secretary and Accountant, 1949; Director and Secretary of Associated Companies, Eastern Automobiles (Colchester), Ltd., Eastern Automobiles (Southend), Ltd., and Eastern Automobiles (Braintree), Ltd.; a member of the Institute of Directors. Recreations: round table associations, reading. Add: Eastern Automobiles, Ltd., London Road, Chelmsford, Essex. T: Chelmsford 3191; and " Lyndhurst." Westfield Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex. T: Chelmsford 3937.
CORDERY, Sidney John Secretary/Director (Incorporated), Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd. b: November 3, 1901, Richmond, Surrey. Educ: Richmond British School; Earlsdon (Coventry) Council School. First associated with industry 1914; joined Coventry Victor, 1921; became Director in 1938; appointed Senior Director, 1945; is also a Director of Morton and Weaver, Ltd.. Coventry; has been a member of the present Coventry City Council since 1947. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., The Constitutional. Add: Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd.. Cox Street, Coventry. T: Coventry 5054; and Staveley House, 64 Leamington Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 67084.
CORLEY, Kenneth Sholl Ferrand Director, Joseph Lucas, Ltd., since 1948, and Vice-Chairman and General Manager, Joseph Lucas (Electrical), Ltd. b: November 3, 1908. Educ: St. Bees School, Cumberland. Joined Joseph Lucas, Ltd., 1927. Member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Midland Regional Council of Federation of British Industries. Add: Joseph Lucas, Ltd., Great King Street, Birmingham, 19. T: Northern 5252; and Sandalls, 944 Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwicks. T: Solihull 1597.
CORMACK, Alexander James Managing Director, James Ross and Sons (Motors), Ltd., since 1953. b: May 7, 1907, Edinburgh. Educ: Harrow. On leaving school in 1925 served apprenticeship in ship ping office and was subsequently director of shipping company and a marine insurance company; entered aviation, 1937; served as pilot in R.A.F., 1939-45; with Scottish Aviation, Ltd., Prestwick, 1945-51, first as test pilot, then in charge of build ing light alloy bus bodies, and latterly as General Manager (Operations) until leaving to join present company in 1951; President S.M.T.A.; Member of Council S.M.M.T. Clubs: New Club, Edinburgh; R.S.A.C., Glasgow. Add: James Ross and Sons (Motors), Ltd., Lochrin, Edinburgh, 3. T: Fountainbridge 1555; and Eildon, Easter Bel mont Road, Edinburgh. T: 64875.
CORNER, John Alan Chairman and Managing Director, Cornercroft, Ltd., The Metal Spinning Co., James Beresford and Sons, Ltd., and Cornercroft Plastics, Ltd. b: November 15, 1889, South Shields. Educ: Oxford. Recreations: hunting, fishing. boating, shooting. Clubs: Conservative, R.A.C., Poole Yachting. Add: Cornercroft, Ltd., Ace Works, Parkside, Coventry. T: Coventry 5966; and Fieldgate Lawn, Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth. T: Kenilworth 294.
CORRIE, Thomas Governing Director, Thomas Corrie, Ltd. b: December 17, 1903, Dumfries. Educ: Lockerbie Academy. Started in business with his father, now deceased, at Blue Bell Garage, Locker bie, in 1922; transferred in 1926 to Dumfries to open a new depot, now head office; opened addi tional premises in Castle Douglas, 1931, and at Annan in 1932: became a Limited Company in 1945: founded separate company to look after tractor sales in 1947, building separate premises for this purpose: interested in trade politics, acted as President of Scottish Motor Trade Association, June. 1948, until February, 1950; owns and operates a dairy farm near Dumfries. Recreations: gardening, golf, shooting, fishing. Add: Thomas Corrie, Ltd.. Morris House, Dumfries. T: Dumfries 1001 ; and Ashridge. St. Cuthbert's Avenue, Dumfries. T 336.
COSTIN, Francis A. Chief Designer, Brian Lister (Light Engineering), Ltd., since November, 1958. b: June 8, 1920. Educ: Harrow Weald College. Joined General Aircraft, Feltham, as fitter; graduated to Drawing Office, 1937-40; Design Office, Airspeed (Portsmouth), Ltd., 1940-43; with Supermarine, Ltd., 1943-46; Project Design Engineer, Percival Aircraft, Ltd., 1946-48; Technical Director, Sanderson and Costin, Newbury, 1948-51; Aerodynamic Flight Test Engineer i/c Experimental Dept., de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., Christ church, 1951-53; with de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., Chester, 1953-58; prior to present appointment was responsible for design of many Lotus car bodies, the 1957 Le Mans Maserati coupe and the 1957-58 Vanwall body. Recreations: gliding, sailing, music. Add: Brian Lister (Light Engineering), Ltd., 26-30 Abbey Road, Cambridge. T: Cambridge 55601 (three lines).
COSTIN, Michael Charles Technical Manager, Lotus Cars, Ltd. b: July 10, 1929. Educ: Salvatorian College, Harrow. On completion of technical training at the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School, Hatfield, and following National Service, joined The de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., as design draughtsman on test rigs for aircraft systems; in 1953 joined Lotus Cars, Ltd., engaged on overall design and development of Lotus range of cars. Clubs: Lotus, B.R.D.C., B.R.S.C.C. Add: Lotus Cars, Ltd., Delamere Road, Cheshunt, Herts; and 3 Veritys, Hatfield, Herts. T: Hatfield 2887.
COUCH. Richard Edward Tucker Local Director, Morris Motors, Ltd.; Branch Manager of Cars Branch, Cowley, and responsible for production at the M.G. Car Company, Abingdon, and Morris Motors, Ltd., Bodies Branch, Coventry. b: November 9. 1909, Pewsey, Wilts. Educ: George Palmer Central School. Reading. Com menced business career at repair garage in Reading, 1924; in March, 1928, went to Morris Motors. Ltd. (Cars Branch), Cowley. Tuning Department; became a member of Time and Motion Study Department, 1933; second in charge of Planning Department, 1939; in charge of Time and Motion Study Department, 1941; Works Superintendent, 1946; Works Manager, 1948; Branch Manager. 1954. Recreations: gardening, bowls, fishing, sail ing. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd. (Cars Branch), Cowley.. Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and Cleeve Croft, 41 Sunderland Avenue, Oxford. T: Oxford 56128.
COUPER, William Michael Managing Director, W. M. Couper, Ltd., from 1933. b: September, 1905. London. Educ: Repton and Zurich. Served apprenticeship with J. and E. Hall. Ltd., Dartford, 1923; joined sales side of industry with Barclay and Wyse, Ltd., London, 1927; joined Lagonda Cars. Ltd., Staines, 1929; established 2-litre Class Records for 200 kilometres and 200 miles and won Class in J.C.C. Double Twelve Hours Race, 1929; in partnership with Sir Henry Birkin, 1930-32; skippered• Talbot team 1934 in Alpine Trial, winning team prize; won Coachwork prize in Monte Carlo Rally 1939 with Hillman in Light Car Class; served in R.A.S.C. during Second World War. Captain; won Grand Prix d'Honneur, Monte Carlo Rally, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, with Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bentley and Armstrong Siddeley, and class wins in 1953, 1955, 1956, with Bentley, Armstrong Siddeley and Austin (Concours); became Member of A.A. Executive Committee, 1953; Member of St. Albans Rotary Club since 1937. Publication: " Rallying to Monte Carlo." Married: one daughter. Recreations: tine-photography. stamp collecting, motor sport. Clubs: R.A.C., B.R.D.C. (Committee and Vice-President). Add: W. M. Couper, Ltd., Catherine Street, St. Albans. T: 54343; and Farthing Hall, St. Albans. T: 51086.
COUPLAND, Ernest M.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.W., M.Inst.F., Chief Engineer. Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd., Director, Motor Panels (Coventry), Ltd., Invicta' Electrodes, Ltd., and Castra Electric Washing Machine Co.. Ltd. b: October 20, 1895, Birmingham. Educ: Central Secondary School, Birmingham; Birmingham University. Served as Leading Mechanic, R.N.A.S., 1916-18; detached for special duties on Inspection, and later attached to the Air Board for research on the strength at high temperatures of aero-engine materials; on discharge from R.N.A.S. continued as Research Assistant, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; for four years from 1916 was responsible under Prof. F C. Lea and Prof. C. F Jenkin for research and development of metal construction for aircraft; joined Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd., in January, 1920, as a draughtsman. becoming Technical Manager in 1924, and Chief Engineer in 1938; was a member of Deep Drawing Panel of Automobile Research Committee from its commencement in 1935; for the first three years after M.I.R.A. took over this research, was Chairman; married, 1920, Mildred Louise née Trevitt; one son, and one daughter. Recreations: the theatre, and gardening. Add• Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd., Darlaston, Wednesbury, Staffs. 7': James Bridge 3131; and 5 Argyle Road, Wolverhampton. T: 36391.
COURTNEY, Walter Director, Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd. b: October 28, 1897, London. Educ: City of London College; studied afterwards at Beaufoy Institute, London. and Brixton School of Building. Served in the Army, 1915-19; afterwards became a technical aswstant in the Architects Department, L.C.C.; joined Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., 1927, as Manager of their first Provincial Branch, in Leeds; appointed Northern Divisional Manager, 1937; Director, 1944; also appointed Sales Director of associated company, The Regent Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1945; has represented the company on the Council of the Retread Manufacturers' Associa tion since 1946; President and Chairman of that Association, 1953-54; Director, Finchley Golf Club, Ltd. Recreations: golf, fishing. Add: Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., Oxtord St., London, W.1. T: Gerrard 8650; and 33 Sherwood Road, Hendon, London, N.W.4.
COUSINS, Henry Edward Cecil Works Manager, The M.G. Car Co., Ltd., since 1944. b: April 14. 1902, Oxford. Educ: St. Paul's, Oxford. Served apprenticeship with Messrs. T. G. West and Son, Motor Engineers, Oxford, 1914-17; joined Morris Garages, January, 1920, as an improver; transferred to special department originated by the late Cecil Kimber in 1922, and thus became the first employee of The M.G. Car Co., Ltd.; in the capacity of Foreman of this department was responsible for development and production of all the early M.G.s; promoted to Technical Superintendent in 1931 with similar responsibilities until the outbreak of Second World War, when was made Works Superintendent, Aircraft Section, responsible for all the aircraft production carried out by the M.G. Car Co., Ltd.; promoted Works Manager, 1944; at the cessation of hostilities became once again responsible for M.G. car manufacture; from 1949 to 1957 inclusive responsible for the manufacture of both M.G. and Riley cars; now responsible for M.G. and Austin Healey production. Recreation: gardening. Add: The M.G. Car Co., Ltd., Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire. T: Abingdon 251; and 20 Abbot Road, Abingdon, Berks. T: Abingdon 1030.
COX, George Stanley Holman B.Sc. (Engineering). Director, Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1933, and Laystall Cromard, Ltd. b: June 7, 1893. Educ: St. Paul's School; London University. Royal Engineers, 1914-18; General Electric Co., Ltd. (Osram Lamp Works), 1920-23; Technical Assistant and subsequently Section Superintendent; joined Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., 1923, holding positions of Office Manager, later Sales Manager and Director (1933). Recreations: golf, bridge. Clubs: New Century Club, London; The Belfry; South Staffordshire Golf Club, Tettenhall; Tettenhall Bridge Club. Add: Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., Tettenhall, Staffs. T: Wolverhampton 52006; and 153a Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 24175.
COX, Sir Harold Roxbee Kt. cr. 1953. D.Sc. (Hon.), Ph.D., D.I.C., B.Sc. (Eng.), M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S. Director of Wilmot Breeden, Ltd., Metal Box Co., Ltd., Boulton Paul Aircraft, Ltd., and Alan Muntz and Co. b: June 6, 1902, Birmingham. Educ: King's Norton Grammar School; Imperial College of Science and Technology. First connected with the Motor Industry when joined the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1918; Chairman and Managing Director of Power Jets (Research and Development), Ltd., 1944-46: Director, National Gas Turbine Establishment, 1946-48; chief Scientist, Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1948-54; Vice-Chairman of Governors. College of Aeronautics, Cranfield; member of Council of Air Registration Board, Council of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Aeronautical Research Council, holder of the Medal of Freedom (Silver Palm), U.S.A. Recreation: collection of aeronautical prints. Clubs: Athenaeum; Royal Automobile (on Committee and Technical Committee). Add: Wilmot Breeden, Ltd., Amington Road, Birmingham, 25. T: Acocks Green 3344; and 3 Upper Harley Street, London. T: Welbeck 8757.
COX, Rowland Wilton Chairman and Manning Director, Cox and Co. (Watford), Ltd., and of Cox and Co. (R.W.), Ltd. b: June 19, 1884, Birmingham. Educ: King Edward's School, Birmingham. Joined Bellis and Morcom, Birmingham; later was for 20 years General Manager and subsequently Director of Rotax (Motor Accessories), Ltd.; founded both the above firms in 1927. Married; four children. Add: Cox and Co. (Watford), Ltd., Watford By-pass, Watford. T: Watford 5631; and Harefield Grove, Harefield, Middlesex. T: 2293.
CRAMPTON, John D.F.C., A.F.C. and Bar. Business Executive, S. G. Brown, Ltd., since 1957. b: August 21, 1921, Weybridge, Surrey. Educ: Collington Rise Preparatory School, Bexhill, Harrow. With the General Electric Co., Ltd., 1939-40; joined R.A.F.. October, 1940; served in Flying Training Command, Bomber Command, Transport Command and Fighter Command; awarded D.F.C., 1945, A.F.C., 1952, Bar to A.F.C.. 1954; retired from the R.A.F., June, 1957; competed in a number of Hill Climbs and Speed Trials (in a Grand Prix 2.9 litre Mascrati), 1947-50; Member of the committee of the R.A.C. since 1947; a steward of the R.A.C. in 1957; married, one daughter. Recreations: photography, motor sport, squash. Clubs: R.A.C. and Royal Air Force. Add: S. G. Brown, Ltd., Shakespeare St., Watford, Herts. T: Watford 27241; and Pennyfields, Farm Lane, East Horsley, Surrey. T: East Horsley 2849.
CRANE. Walter Fred M.I.Mcch.E., Chairman and Managing Director, Cranes (Dereham). Ltd. b: July 19, 1882, Fransham, Norfolk. Educ: Swaffham Grammar School. Started apprentice ship in January, 1898. with Savages, Ltd.; joined his father in Home Timber and General Agricultural Engineering in 1903 and remained there until private company was formed; in First World War made many thousands of wheels for Field Guns and Heavy Artillery, and in Second World War developed design and construction of Tank Trans porters; was for a short time Engineer to the Forestry Commission and The Timber Control; has developed design and construction of vehicles of capacities up to 200 tons. Recreation: shooting. Add: South Green Works, Dereham, Norfolk. T: Dereham 278-9; and Summerfield, Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk. T: Dereham 142.
CRAWFORD, Major-General John Scott C.B., C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. Director, Guy Motors. Ltd., since 1946; Director, The Sunbeam Trolley bus Co., Ltd.; Director, " F.N." (England), Ltd. b: February 6, 1889, Liverpool. Educ: Liverpool College, Campbell College, Belfast. Apprenticed Marine Engineering; travelled widely before entering the Army at the age of 26; Army career centred in technical side of equipment including tanks and armoured vehicles; appointments held included Deputy Director of Mechanization, Director of Mechanization (Ministry of Supply), Deputy Direc tor General of Tanks and Transport, Deputy Director General of Armaments Production; Member of Council, S.M.M.T. (Vice President, 1948-49 and 1949-50, Hon. Treasurer, 1953-54, and 1954-55); Member of Inst. Engineering Inspection (President 1953-54); President Rubber Research Assoc., 1952-53 and 1953-54; Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen (Master, 1957-58). Recreations: golf, fishing, sketching. Clubs: United Service; R.A.C. Add: Guy Motors, Ltd., Porteus House, Porteus Road, Paddington, London, W.I. T: Paddington 4492; Guy Motors, Ltd., Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. T: Wolverhampton 31241; and 36 Denbigh Gardens, Richmond, Surrey. T: Richmond 1225.
CREWS, Frank Willowby B.A., A.C.I.S. Secretary, The Institute of Transport, since 1941; previously Assistant Secretary (1927) and Assistant Secretary of University of London Appointments Board (1924-27). Add: The Institute of Transport, 80 Portland Place, London, W.1.
CRIPPS, Charles Lawrence Works, Director, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. b: August 10, 1907, Coventry. Educ: Marl-borough and West Bromwich; took part-time course in engineering whilst employed by Izons and Co., Ltd., West Bromwich; joined Triplex Co. at King's Norton in 1928 and transferred to the Willesden factory as Production Manager in 1946; became Works Director in 1948; married, 1939. Recreations: sports, shooting and motoring. Add: Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., Willesden, London, N.W.10. T: Ladbroke 0082; and 25 Sedgecombe Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex. T: Wordsworth 2161.
CROALL, Robert Edmund Chairman and Managing Director, John Croall and Sons, Ltd., Edinburgh, and Chairman, H. J. Mulliner and Co., Ltd., Chiswick, since 1952. b: March 21, 1895, Edinburgh. Educ: Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Served apprenticeship with H. J. Mulliner and Co., Ltd., coachbuilders, 1912; served in Border Regt. and Machine Gun Corps as Major, 1914-19 (mentioned in Dispatches); rejoined H. J. Mulliner and Co., Ltd. until 1927; transferred to sales staff, Bentley Motors, Ltd., London, 1923-30; appointed Assistant Manager to John Croall and Sons, Ltd., Edinburgh; President, S.M.T.A., 1934-35 and 1945-46; appointed Director, H. J. Mulliner and Co., Ltd., 1938, and John Croall and Sons, Ltd., 1940; appointed Chairman of both companies, 1952; Director, H. A. Fox and Co., Ltd , London, since formation of company in 1949. Moderator of High Constables and Guard of Honour of Holyroodhouse, 1955-57; Director of Scottish Trade Protection Society, 1946. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Scottish Conservative, R.S.A.C., R.A.C. Add: John Croall and Sons, Ltd., Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, 1. T: Fountainbridge 7247; and 34 Hope Terrace, Edinburgh. T: Edinburgh 54417.
CROKER, Edgar Alfred Director, Commercial Manager, Douglas Equipment, Ltd. b: February 13, 1924, Kingston-on-Thames. Educ: Kingston Technical College. Was a garage pro prietor from 1951-54; with Power Petroleum Co., Technical Sales Representative, 1954-57; served with R.A.F., Flight Lieutenant-Pilot, 1941-46; Director, Cheltenham Town Football Club, since 1955. Recreations: golf, tennis, bridge. Add: Douglas Equipment, Ltd., Kingsditch Lane, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. T: Cheltenham 56361: and 15 Cleevelands Avenue, Cheltenham. T: Cheltenham 57399.
CROOK, Cecil Lionel Works Manager, Rotinoff Motors, Ltd., since 1956. b: November 28, 1908, Southall, Middlesex. Educ: Tudor Road School, Southall, and Acton and Chiswick Polytechnic. From 1924 to 1929 served apprenticeship with Great Western Railway in Engineering Department, Repair Shops, Machine Shops and Drawing Office; 'fitter and maintenance engineer, 1929-38; served with Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. as Marine Engineer employed on the overhaul of marine Diesel engines, reduction and reverse gearboxes. 1938-41; during this period six months was served as sea-going engineer with Shaw Savill and Albion Shipping Co.; with Dowsett Engineering Construction Co. as Plant Superintendent in charge of p:ant repair workshops, 1941-49; first associated with the Motor Industry during this period with the repair and maintenance of the fleet of cars and vehicles operated by the company; with Dow-Mac (Plant and Transport), Ltd., as Works Manager in charge of main workshops, stores and buying, 1949-55; Chief Mechanical Engineer, Rotinoff Construction, Ltd., 1955-56. Recreations: angling and gardening. Add: Rotinoff Motors, Ltd., Colnbrook, Slough, Bucks. T: Coln brook 2676; and Oakleigh, 83 Warren Road, Ickenham, Middlesex. T: Uxbridge 6092.
CROOK, Thomas Anthony Donald Managing Director, Anthony Crook Motors. Ltd. b: February 16, 1920. Educ: Clifton College and Cambridge University. Served in the Desert Air Force during the Second World War (twice mentioned in dispatches); formed present company to distribute Bristol cars, 1946; subsequently, distributor of Fiat, Abarth, Simca and A.C. cars; had succesful career as international racing driver until retirement, 1955, and established a number of long distance records in Bristol and Bristol-engined cars. Add: Anthony Crook Motors, Ltd., High Street, Esher, Surrey. T: Esher 4580.
CROOK, William Ewart General Tyre Sales Manager, North British Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: August 18, 1917, Bristol. Educ: Bristol Cathedral School. Bristol Corporation Electricity Dept. 1934-39; R.A.F.V.R. Pilot (Flight Lieuten ant), 1939-45; civil pilot, 1946-48; joined The North British Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1948; Tyre Sales Mana ger, 1953. Add: North British Rubber Co., Ltd., 204-208 Tottenham Court Road, London, W.1. T: Museum 5460.
CROPPER, Ralph M.Sc.(Econ.), B.A., A .M.Inst.T., F.R.Econ.S. Transport Consultant. Managing Director, Con quers Transport, Ltd. b: June 6, 1913, Ilford. Educ: London School of Economics. From 1939 to 1949, Executive Officer for various associations in road transport, including National Road Transport Federation, London and Home Counties Haulage Contractors' Association, Road Haulage Association, National Conference of Express Carriers, etc.; since 1949 has carried on business as independent Transport Consultant, specializing in road transport licensing, costs and operating problems of goods vehicles; Secretary of Wholesale Meat and Provision Transport Associa Lion, Ltd. Recreations: badminton, journalism. Add: Dunbar, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent. T: Beckenham 1546.
CROSS, John Hamilton A.M.I.Prod.E. Joint Managing Director, Weston Works (Birmingham), Ltd., since 1953. 1): 1914, Reading. Educ: Mount St. Mary's College and Reading University. Engineering Train ing with G. D. Peters and Co., Ltd.; joined T.A. Royal Artillery, 1938; War Service, Libya to Ger many via Mexico and America; Agricultural Engineer, Southern Rhodesia, 1948-53. Recreations: Territorial Army, colour photography. Add: Weston Works (Birmingham), Ltd., Weston Lane, Greet, Birmingham, 11. T: Acocks Green 3936; and Rowington, Warwickshire.
CROSS, Roland Claude A.F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Prod.E., M.S.A.E., F.Inst.P.I. Managing Director, Cross Manufacturing Co. (1938), Ltd., since 1938. b: December 27, 1895, Bath. Educ: St. Mark's, Bath, and Dumfries Academy. Served apprentice ship with Arrol Johnston Motor Co., Dumfries; Design Dept., British and Colonial Aeroplane Co., Filton, Bristol; Vickers, Ltd., Weybridge; since. 1924 has run own company of Development and Manufacturing Engineers; Member of Council, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Chairman, Automobile Divn., 1957-58. Recreation: archeology. Add: Cross Manufacturing Co. (1938), Ltd., 33 Midford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset. T: Combe Down 2355; and Verulam, 114 Midford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset. T: Combe Down 2274
CROSSE, Ernest M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E. Director, Albion Drop Forgings Co., Ltd., Coventry; Executive Director, J. Brockhouse and Co., Ltd., from 1954 until retiring from that position in June, 1959. b: October 26, 1893, Liverpool. Educ: Wolverhampton Secondary School, Wolverhampton, and Staffordshire Technical College. Indentured apprentice with Samuel Platt, Ltd., Wednesbury, 1908-14; elected Graduate, Inst. of Mech. Engineers, June, 1914; served in H.M. Forces, 1914-16; Chief Draughtsman, Thompson Bros (Bilston), Ltd., 1917 20; Assistant Works Manager. Guest Keen and Nettlefolds, Ltd., Darlaston, and, in 1922, appointed Works Manager of Company at Cwmbran, South Wales; in 3926, appointed Chief Engineer and Joint Works Manager. Thompson Bros. (Bilston). Ltd., until 1945: appointed General Manager, Brockhouse and Co., Ltd., Victoria Works, 1946. Recreations: motoring and gardening. Add: 19 Meadow Road, Wolverhampton. T: 61019.
CROSTHWAIT,. Michael Stephen M.I.Mech.E.. M.S.A.E. Managing Director, Hardy Spicer, Ltd., since 1956. b: April 25, 1913, Welton Le Marsh. Educ: St. John's School, Leatherhead, Surrey. Served apprenticeship with Lea Francis, Ltd., Coventry, 1931-33; served apprenticeship with the Coventry Victor Motor Co. and Victor Oil Engines, 1933-35; Draughtsman, English Racing Automobiles, Ltd., 1935; Technical Assistant, Humber, Ltd.. 1935-37: Assistant Editor, The Motor Trader, 1937-39; Air Ministry D.T.D.; Assistant to Resident Technical Officer at Rotol Airscrews, Ltd., 1940-41; Technical Assistant to Chief Engineer, Rotol Airscrews, Ltd., Auxiliaries Division and later Engine Research Engineer, 1941-45; Technical Editor, British Engineering Export Journal, 1945; Editorial Department, The Automobile Engineer, 1947; Assistant Editor, The Automobile Engineer, 1948; Chief Engineer, Birfield Industries, Ltd., 1951; Director, Hardy Spicer, Ltd., 1953; Chairman, Rzeppa, Ltd., since 1956; Director, Birfield Engineering, Ltd., since August, 1957. Recreations: sailing, music, rock-climbing, motoring abroad. Add: Hardy Spicer. Ltd.. Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2191.
CROW, Herbert Howard M.Inst.T. Chairman and Managing Director, Crow Carrying Co., Ltd., since 1932. b: May 16, 1890, West Ham. Educ: Forest Gate Commercial College, City of London School, West Ham Technical College. Articled Pupil, South Metropolitan Gas Co. Tar Distillery, 1907-09: Works Manager, Thomas Crow and Sons Tar Drillers, West Ham and Barking, 1909-19: Crow Catchpole and Co., Ltd., Tar Distillers, Barking. 1919-21; in 1920 assisted his father, the late Mr. Latimer Crow, in formation of Crow Carrying Co.. Ltd.; General Manager and Director. 1921-32; National Vice-Chairman, Road Haulage Association, 1956-59; Vice-president, The Institute of Transport, 1959-60. Recreations: motor touring, theatre. Club: R.A.C. Add: Crow Carrying Co.. Ltd., Harts Lane, North Street, Barking. T: Rippleway 0366.
CROWE, Sir Edward Thomas Frederick K.C.M.G. cr. 1930. b: August 20, 1877. Educ: Bedford School. Became by competition a student interpreter in Japan, 1897; by 1901 had become Vice-Consul, Yokohama; was Comptroller-General of Department of Overseas Trade from 1928 until retirement in 1937; has always been interested in Art, and was President of tin Royal Society of Arts from 1941 to 1943; Past-Director, Henley's Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., and associated companies. Club: Athenaeum. Add: 5 Roland Way, London, S.W.7. 7': Fremantle 2426.
CROWTHER, Ronald Geoffrey M.B.E. National Chairman, Road Haulage Associa tion, Ltd., 1956-58. b: June 29, 1899. Educ: Sandal, Wakefield; Melbourne House School, Yorks. Entered family haulage business in 1920, when first motor vehicle was acquired; elected chairman, Wakefield Sub Area. Road Haulage Association, November, 1945; elected chairman, Yorkshire (W.R.) Area, Road Haulage Association, March, 1949; elected national vice-chairman, Road Haulage Association in April, 1950, and re-elected to this office each succeeding year until 1956, when he was elected national chairman of the Association; president. Wakefield Agricultural Society, 1951; chairman, Wakefield branch, National Farmers' Union. 1953; appointed Commandant, Auxiliary Fire Service. Wakefield, 1939; is a Director of F. Crowther and Son (Wakefield), Ltd., F. Crowther and Son (Sandal), Ltd., Pashley's (Newmillerdam), Ltd., and Barnsley and District Transport, Ltd.; appointed Minister's Representative, Ministry of National Insurance, National Assistance Act (1948) Appeals Tribunal, 1953—an appointment he still holds. Recreations: hockey, cricket, breeding pedigree British Friesian and Aberdeen Angus cattle and Landrace pigs. Club: Chevet, Wakefield. Add: F. Crowther and Son (Wakefield), Ltd., Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield. T: Wakefield 5282; and Iveridge Hall, Oulton, Nr. Leeds. T: Rothwell 2271.
CRUMP, Jack Cyril Glass O.B.E., F.C.C.S., Managing Director and Secretary, Penton Publishing Co., Ltd.; Editorial Director of Service Station. b: June 4, 1905, Mortlake. Surrey. Educ: Kings ton Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames. Joined Service Station advertisement staff, 1926; appointed Advertisement Manager. 1927; appointed Director, Penton Publishing Co., Ltd.. 1930; during Second World War served as Headquarters Liaison Officer of Emergency Services Organization. Recreations: athletics (Honorary Secretary, British Amateur Athletic Board); broadcasting, sound and television, writing, education (member of the Surrey Education Committee and Governor of several schools). Add: Penton Publishing Co., Ltd., 2 Caxton Street, Westminster, London, S.W.I. T; Abbey 2796; and 166 Stoneleigh Park Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey. T: Ewell 2687.
CUDLIPP, Colin William General Secretary, Motor and Cycle Trades Benevo lent Fund. b: September 8, 1913, Bowes Park. Educ: Glendale County School, Wood Green. Joined Marine Insurance Co. in 1931, leaving with the rank of Office Boy (sic) in 1936 to work for the Drapers' Institution of which became Chief Clerk in 1939; served in A.F.S. until 1940 when joined R.A.F. as Corporal Fitter, Airframes; on demobilization in 1946, returned to Drapers' Institution as Southern Appeals Organizer; appointed Assistant Secretary to present concern in August, 1949, and promoted to present position, May, 1950; married, 1939; three daughters. Recreations: cricket, " do it yourself." Add: Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. 15 Fitzhardinge Street, London. W.1. T: Welbeck 2297; and 35 St. James Mansions, Hampstead, N.W.6. T: Maida Vale 2362
CULLUM, William Edward Angus A.M.1.Mech.E. Local Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: October 17, 1900, Aylesbury, Bucks. Educ: Aylesbury Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., 1916-21; A.C. Cars, Ltd., Thames Ditton (Service Staff), 1922-25; Harper Bean and Co. (Service Staff), 1925 26; joined Morris Motors, Ltd., 1926; Technical Service, 1926-36; Assistant Service Manager, 1936-39; Aircraft Repairs Superintendent, 1939-41; Works Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd., Car Branch, Oxford. 1941-43; Production Manager, 1943-48; General Manager, 1948-55. Recreations: fishing, gardening. Add: The Nuffield Organization, Woodstock Road, Oxford. T: Oxford 59966; and Dormers, Blenheim Drive, Oxford. T: Oxford 58516.
CUMMINGS, Thomas Sales Manager Tractor Division, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: November 26, 1919, Newcastle upon Tyne. Educ: Newcastle Elementary Schools and Newcastle College of Commerce. Ships-auxiliary manufacturer in Newcastle upon Tyne; variety of junior administrative positions, 1933-39; Royal Air Force, 1939-56; returned to pre-war company as Progress Controller, 1946-50; Morris Motors, Ltd., Assistant to Sales Manager, Tractor Division, 1950-55. Recreations: reading, carpentry. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Tractors Division, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and 27 St. Leonards Road, Headington, Oxford.
CUNNINGHAM, General Sir Alan G.C.M.G., cr. 1948, K.C.B., 1941, D.S.O., M.C., LL.D., D.L. Director, Car and General Insurance Co., Ltd. b: May 1, 1887. Educ: Cheltenham and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Received commission in 1906; served in First World War as Brigade Major and General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, mentioned in Dispatches five times; D.S.O. and M.C.; Second World War, General in 1945; High Commissioner and C. in C. for Palestine, 1945-8; awarded Comdr. American Legion of Merit, 1945: Brilliant Star of Zanzibar (1st Class); Ordre de la Couronne, 1st Class (Belgium), Medaille Militaire, and order of Menelik (1st Class), Ethiopia, 1941. Recreations: gardening and fishing. Club: Atheneum. Add: Car and General Insurance Co., Ltd., 83 Pall Mall, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6161.
CUNNINGHAM, Sir Graham K.B.E. cr. 1946, Kt. cr. 1943. Chairman and Managing Director of Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. b: May 19, 1892, Walthamstow. Educ: Bancrofts School. Solicitor, 1914; served in First World War as Captain. Royal Fusiliers: worked with Parson Lee and Co., Solicitors. from 1919-33; became Managing Director, Tuck and Co., Ltd., from 1924 to 1930; appointed Managing Director of present Company, 1929, and Chairman, 1935; deputy Director. General Children's Overseas Reception Board, 1940; director of Claims, War Damage Commission, 1941; from 1941-46; Chief Executive and Controller General Munitions Production. M.o.S.: 'created Knight, 1943, and to K.B.E. in 1946: Chairman, Shipbuilding Advisory Committee; Fellow of the Imperial College of Science and Technology. Recreation: gardening. Add: 1 Albemarle St., London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 8171.
CURTIS, A. G. O.B.E., M.Inst.T. Transport Commissioner for Wales and Monmouthshire, since October, 1958. b: April 7, 1897, Southampton. Educ: Widnes Secondary School, Widnes, Lancs. Entered Civil Service as Boy Clerk in Office of Works, 1912; served in 2nd London Regt. R.F., 1914-18; returned to Office of Works; transferred to Ministry of Transport, 1931, and posted to East Midland Traffic Arta Office (as Higher Clerical Officer) on the initial setting up of that office; remained there until transferred to Newcastle upon Tyne as Chief Assistant to the regional Transport Commissioner, Northern Region. 1940; appointed Principal, 1943, and transferred to Ministry of Transport Headquarters, London, on duties connected with war-time shipping; served in Allocation of Tonnage (General) Division, Foreign Shipping Relations Division and Inland Road Transport Division until appointed Assistant Secre tary in Establishment Division—Ministry of Trans port, July, 1951; appointed Chairman of Traffic Commissioners, East Midland Traffic Area, December, 1953. Add: Graham Buildings, Newport Road, Cardiff. T: Cardiff 24801: and 40 Llandenosis Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff. T: Cardiff 54682.
CUTBUSH, George Hugh M.I.Mech. E., F.R.G.S. Editor and Chairman. Motor World Publishing Co., Ltd. b: April 3, 1882. Educ: St. Mark's College School, Chelsea, and South Western Polytechnic, Chelsea. Six years with Charing Cross City Electric Supply Co., Ltd., in mains and station depart ments; has held driving licence since 1905 in which year joined Motor World; served in France during First World War; in Second World War was for a time correspondent with 21st Army Group and Tactical Air Force; Member of Council of Scottish M.T.A., 1930-31; Chairman, Scottish Centre Motor Trades Benevolent Fund, 1928-29; a founder and Vice-President, Scottish Autocycle Union; a founder of the Scottish Sporting Car Club (Director, 1932-37); a past Chairman, Scottish Centre, Institution of Mech. Engineers (Automobile Div.); a past Chairman, Royal Scottish A.C. Trials and Competitions Committee. Recreations: travel and gardening. Club: Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Adfi! 73 Dunlop Street, Glasgow, C.1. T: Central 9535; and The Cottage, Stafford Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. T: Helensburgh 1172.
CUTHBERT, Eric Tom Sales Manager, Lendrum and Hartman, Ltd. h: April 23, 1900, Highgate, London. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School. Inns of Court 0.T.C., 1917; Cadet School 1917; passed out as 2nd Lt. at end of First World War; transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers; served apprenticeship with Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co., Ltd., 1919-22; joined Lendrum Motors (afterwards Len drum and Hartman, Ltd.), 1922; Sales Manager, 1926; in 1939, as Regular Army Reserve Officer, reported to The East Lancashire Regt.; overseas service with the Battalion of Cheshire Regt., which he commanded with rank of Lieut-Col. N. Africa and Italy; War Office, 1946: after demobilisation rejoined Lendrum and Hartman, Ltd., as Sales Manager. Retired from Regular Army Reserve of Officers with rank of Lieut.-Col., 1951. Recreations: sailing, golf, tennis, Clubs: Old Merchant Taylors. Little Ship, Upper Thames Motor Cruising. Add: Buick and Cadillac House, 26 Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 7121: and Cherry Trees, Roundwood Park, Harpenden, Herts. T: Harpenden 3531.
CUTLER, Gerard Mervyn A.F.R.Ae.S. Chief Engineer, Long Term Project Division, Humber, Ltd., since November, 1956. b: October, 1902, Wolverhampton. Educ: Alex Hunters Preparatory School and Wolverhampton School. Served apprenticeship with Sunbeam Motor Co., Wolverhampton; from 1931 to 1935, worked with Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., on aero engine design, and in 1935 worked in the same sphere with Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.; in 1941, Engine and Transmission Experimental Engineer, with Humber, Ltd., and in 1946. Chief Development Engineer of Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.; Deputy Chief Engineer (Engines), Morris Motors, Ltd., 1948; Technical Manager and Chief Engineer (Car Division), Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., 1951; from 1953 to 1956, Chief Technical Engineer (Medium Cars), with Humber, Ltd. Recreations: music, photography and mountain walking. Add: Humber, Ltd., Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry. T: 62031; and 5 Cannon Hill Road, Coventry. T: 68079.