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DADDOW, Herbert Reginald M.I.W.M., M.I.Prod.E. Works Director, Simms Motor Units, Ltd., since 1958. b: February 6, 1914. Educ: Cornwall and London. Served apprenticeship with Climax Engineering Co., later joined de Havilland Airscrew and Engine Co., subsequently becoming Assistant Chief Efficiency Engineer; became Chief Planning Engineer, A.S.E.A. Electric Co., and joined Simms Motor Units, Ltd., 1948, as Methods Engineer; became successively Material Controller, Assistant Works Manager (1955) and Works Manager (1956). Recreation: golf. Club: Wellington. Add: Simms Motor Units, Ltd., Oak Lane, East Finchley, London, N.2. T: Finchley 2262; and " Trecarne," Winscombe Way, Stanmore, Middlesex.
DANGERFIELD. Roland Edmund F.R.S.A. Chairman and Managing Director. Temple Press Ltd.; Director, George Newnes, Ltd., Chairman, Petroleum Times, Ltd.; Chairman, The St. Bride's Press. Ltd. b: June 18, 1897. Educ: Harrow. Served in R.F.C. and R.A.F., 1916-19; became a Director, Temple Press Ltd., 1918, and Managing Director, Temple Press Ltd., 1933; Chairman, 1948; became a Director, George Newnes, Ltd. 1953; is a Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers; Member of Council of the Royal Society of Arts, 1958; elected President of the Periodical Proprietors Association, June, 1959. Clubs: Garrick, R.A.F., Royal Aero and R.A.C. Add: Temple Press Limited, Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. T: Terminus 3636; and Hoe Farm, Peaslake, Surey. T: Abinger 181.
DANIEL, John Vivian Managing Director, Crompton Parkinson, Ltd., Chairman. The British Electric Transformer Co.. Ltd., Chairman, Cooke and Ferguson, Ltd., Director, Radio and Television Trust, Ltd., Young Accumulator Co., Ltd., Atomic Power Construction, Ltd., and Austin Crompton Parkinson Electric Vehicles, Ltd. b: May 6, 1905, Cardiff. Educ: Treforest School of Mines; joined Powell Duffryn Steam Coal, Ltd.; first connected with the motor industry on the electrical side in 1927. Add: Crompton Parkinson, Ltd., Crompton House, Aldwych, London, W.C.2. T: Chancery 3333; and Thornhyrst, Woodlands, Gerrards Cross. T: 3969.
DANIEL, Reginald Mark M.I.M.I. Sales Manager (Commercial), Morris Garages, Ltd. b: February 4, 1892, Fulham. Educ: Latimer School, Hammersmith, became apprentice with Garty and Wade. Balham Hill, in 1908; served in First War in France with 8th Division as Dispatch Rider; became Mechanist Staff Sergeant, 17th Battalion, Tank Corps; was twice wounded; awarded Military Medal; presented to H.M. the late King George V near Villers-Bretonneux in 1918; on signing of Armistice, 17th Battalion were first British troops to enter Cologne; after demobilization in 1919 rejoined Garty and Wade as Junior Partner; joined Morris Garages Ltd. in 1922, and appointed to present position in 1923. Recreations: deep sea fishing and golf. Add: Morris Garages, Ltd., St. Aldgates, Oxford. T: Oxford 2241; and Newlands, Fritford Heath, near Abingdon, Berks.
DAVIDSON, Alastair Dalzell Sales Director. Tyresoles. Ltd. b: August 25, 1907, Aberdeen. Educ: Charter house and Magdalen College, Oxford. Was sales man to an electrical wholesale and contracting business. 1930-35; joined Tyresoles Department of Henry Simon, Ltd., 1936; appointed to the Board, 1945; is also a director of Tyresoles (Leeds), Ltd., Tyresoles (Wellingborough), Ltd., Tyresoles (New ton Abbot), Ltd., Tyresoles (Bristol). Ltd., Tyre Economy, Ltd.. Aberdeen Tyre Service, Ltd.; served with the Royal Observer Corps, 1938-45. Recreations: tennis, gardening, mountaineering. Add: Tyresoles, Ltd., Palace of Engineering. Wembley, Middlesex. T: Wembley 1222; and Crossway Cottage, Bellingdon, Chesham. T: Cholesbury 249.
DAVIDSON, Brian B.A. Director, Bristol Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: September 14, 1909, Oxford. Educ: Winchester and New College, Oxford. Barrister at Law, 1933; Solicitor, 1939; Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940 (Chief Administrative Officer, Engines); joined Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1943; Commercial Director since 1951; a Director of Bristol Aircraft, Ltd., Bristol Aero-Engines, Ltd., and Bristol Cars, Ltd.; a member of the Monopo lies Commission. Recreations: foxhunting and Scottish country dancing. Club: Travellers'. Add: Bristol Cars, Ltd., Filton. House, Bristol. T: Filton 3831; and The Chantry, Thornbury, Gloucestershire. T: Thornbury 3275.
DAVIDSON, Charles Patrick Duncan M.A.(0xon). Commercial Director, Girling, Ltd., since 1957. b: March 17, 1920, Coventry. Educ: Stowe School; Oxford University. Served in the Royal Artillery, 1940-48; in 1949-57, was with Joseph Lucas (Electrical), Ltd., being appointed Joint Sales Manager in 1954. Recreations: sailing, fishing Club: Junior Army and Navy. Add: Girling, Ltd., King's Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, 11. T: Acocks Green 3371; and Denmark House, 33 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, Worcs. T: Bromsgrove 2086.
DAVIES, Albert Neal Technical Director, All Wheel Drive, Ltd., since 1954. b: November 27, 1922, Leeds, Yorks. Educ: Gloucester Grammar School and Gloucester Technical College. Technical Director, Douglas Equipment, Ltd., Cheltenham, Glos, 1947-54; is also Technical Director, Michigan (G.B.), Ltd., Camberley, Surrey, and Director, Power Diggers, Ltd., Camberley, Surrey. Recreations: rugby, golf, cricket. Club: R.A.C. Add: All Wheel Drive, Ltd., P.O. Box 3, Camberley. Surrey. T: Camberley 3420; and Castellane, Park Avenue. Camberley, Surrey. T: Camberley 22786.
DAVIES, Denzil Managing Director, Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., Re-Cord Tyre Co., Ltd., and Tyre Retreading and Recapping Co., Ltd. b: January 16, 1916, Brighton. Educ: University College School, Hampstead. Joined company in 1934; a Director in 1939; commissioned in R.A.S.C., 1941 transferred to R.E.M.E. in M.E.F., October, 1942; demobilised with rank of Major, and returned to Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., in 1945. Recreations: golf and gardening. Add: Davies Works, The Hyde, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 8614; and 17 Newlands Avenue, Radlett, Herts. T: Radlett 6043.
DAVIES, Frank David Director and Sales Manager, Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., Re-Cord Tyre Co., Ltd. b: Hampstead, London, January 20, 1923. Educ: University College School. Joined company in 1939; served with the Bedfordshire and Hertford shire Regt., 1941-42 and with the Royal Sussex Regt. in Burma, 1942-46; rejoined Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., in 1946 and became a Director in 1947; combined this position with that of Sales Manager in 1950. Married; one daughter. Recreations: hockey and gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Davies Works, The Hyde, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 8614; and 9 Goodyers Avenue, Radlett, Herts. T: Radlett 5809.
DAVIES, Frederick William Managing Director, York Trailer Co., Ltd., from 1956 Director, York Transport Equipment, Ltd., and Davies Magnet Works, Ltd. b: June 19, 1907, London. Educ: Hitchin Grammar School. Sales Representative for Red Motors Inc., Lansing, Mich., U.S.A., 1925-37; Sales Representative for Fruehauf Trailer Co., Ltd., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A., 1939-40; served in Canadian Army, 1940-45; President, Trailmobile (Canada), Ltd.. 1945-56. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Granite Club. Toronto. R.A.C. Add: York Trailer Co., Ltd., St. Mark's Road, Corby, Northants. T: Corby 3561; and Fairleigh, The Fairway, Oadby, Leics. T: Leicester 76510.
DAVIES, John Emerson Harding M.B.E., A.C.A. General Manager, Markets Division, The British Petroleum Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: January 8, 1916, London. Educ: St. Edward's School, Oxford. Qualified as A.C.A., 1939; R.A.S.C., 1939-46 (final rank, Major); joined British Petroleum Co., Ltd., May, 1946, and served in various appointments at home and abroad (Paris and Stockholm) until appointment to General Management, 1956; Director of many subsidiary and associated companies of B.P., including Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd. Recreations: travel, golf. Clubs: The Oriental, London; Union Interallide, Paris. Add: The British Petroleum Co., Ltd., Britannic House, Finsbury Circus, London, E.C.2. T: National 1200; and 30a Collingham Gardens, London, S.W.5. T: Fremantle 3183.
DAVIES, Philip Morey B.Sc. (Hons.Lond.), A.R.I.C. Managing Director, Davies Magnet Works, Ltd., since 1942; Director, Norman Engineering (Hoddesdon), Ltd., since 1956. b: March 7, 1913, London. Educ: Enfield Grammar School and Northern Polytechnic. Analytical and Research Chemist, Thomas Morson and Sons, Ltd., 1930-38; continued studies in metallurgy and mineralogy, 1938-39; Manager, Chemical Department, Mitcham Works, Ltd., 1939-40; technical representative welding processes, Phillips Industrial, Ltd., 1940-42. Recreations: tennis, gardening. Add: Davies Magnet Works. Ltd., Ware, Herts. T: Ware 489; and 27 Radcliffe Road, London, N.21. T: Laburnum 2737.
DAVIES, Sydney John D.Se.(Eng.), Ph.D., M.I.Mcch.E., Wh.Ex. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, King's College, University of London since 1937. b: March 17, 1891, Portsmouth. Educ: (and Technical training) H.M. Dockyard School, Ports mouth; Portsmouth Technical College; University of London; first connected with the industry as Deputy Works Manager, Clym Engineering Co., Wolverhampton, 1919-20; Lecturer, University of Durham, 1920-26; Reader in Mechanical Engineer ing. King's College, London, 1926-37; 1930-47; Member of Council, I.A.E., 1940-47; Member of Council of Automobile Division, I.Mech.E., since 1947; Chairman of Automobile Division, 1953-54; Consulting Engineer, chiefly in connection with internal combustion engines. Club: St. Stephen's. Add: 54 The Gallop, Sutton, Surrey. T: Vigilant 4345.
DAVIES, Trevor Seaton Managing Director, W. H. Baker, Ltd., since 1945: Managing Director, Didcot Motors, Ltd. b: April 18, 1911, Prescott, Lancs. Educ: Kings wood School, Bath. Trained in engineering and woodworking with Wm. Sykes, Ltd., Horbury, Yorks, becoming Technical Director, 1935-38; commissioned in The Border Regt., 1939; transferred to R.E.M.E., 1944; served in desert campaigns, 1941-42; India and Burma, 1942-45; demobilized (Major), 1945; entered motor trade, December, 1945, with W. H. Baker, Ltd. Recreations: golf, chess, ballroom dancing. Clubs: Huntercombe, Sports Car Club. Add: W. H. Baker, Ltd., Wallingford, Berks. T: Wallingford 2022; and Newnham Croft. Crowmarsh, Oxon. T: Wallingford 2226.
DAVIS, Herbert Joseph Sales Manager, Allard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1954: Adlards Motors, Ltd., since 1955; Export Manager Allard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1950. b: February 9, 1914, London. Educ: Salesian College, Surrey Lane, London, S.W.11: Dominican Convent, West Grinstead, Sussex. Partner in used car scrap-metal business, 1936-39; as Civil Air Guard pilot, given preferential entry into R.A.F.V.R., September, 1939; served with R.A.F. Bomber and Transport Commands in most parts of Europe, Near, Middle and Far East; demobilized October, 1945 (Flight Lieutenant); joined sales stall of Adlards Motors, Ltd., Brixton, as outside sales representative in November, 1945; transferred to the Allard Motor company on its inception and establishment at Clapham; formed the Export Sales Division. Recreations: fishing, aviation. Club: B.A.R.C. Add: Adlards Motors, Ltd., 3 Keswick Road, Putney, London, S.W.15. T: Van dyke 1133; and 29 Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea Park London, S.W.11. T: Macaulay 2655.
DAVIS, Percy John Chairman, Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd. b: March 18, 1895, London. Educ: Sir Walter St. John's School. Solicitor; principal directorships now held: in 1931 appointed Director of Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd., then named British Mercedes Benz, Ltd.; appointed Chairman, Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd., 1955; Director Richard Klinger, Ltd., 1950; Chairman, Richard Klinger, Ltd., 1954; Director, Aluminium (Canada), Ltd. (then called Stand, Ltd.), 1944; Vice-Chairman, Aluminium (Canada). Ltd. (then called Stand, Ltd.), 1946; Director, Hubners, Ltd.. 1939. Club: R.A.C. Add..: Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain), Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford, Middx. T.: Isleworth 2151; and Manor House, Chestfield, near Whitstable, Kent. T.: Chestfield 337.
DAVIS, Reginald Montague Advertising Manager, India Tyre and Rubber Co.. Ltd., since 1938. b: June 11, 1904, Fulham. Educ: London and Glasgow. Received specialized training in printing, advertising and journalism. Joined International Multigraph Company (now Addressograph-Multi graph Company) graduating through various departments; became responsible for the training of pupils in printing; finally up to 1929 was engaged in selling the firm's printing machines to business houses; joined present company in 1929, first to assist in the printing and direct mail section of the Sales Promotion Department and then as Manager of that department in 1938; title subsequently changed to Advertising Manager; also responsible for public relations work; Member of Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association since 1938; awarded fellow ship in 1948; also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Recreation: writing. Add: India Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Inchinnan; and Strovar, 6 Dornoch Avenue, Giffnock, Renfrews.
DAVIS, Sydney Charles Houghton Freelance journalist. b: January 9, 1887, London. Educ: Westminster School and University College, London. Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd., joined Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., in 1912 to launch Automobile Engineer; First World War, R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; subsequently engaged in production B.R. Aircraft engines at Humber, Ltd., as Admiralty Inspector; rejoined Iliffes (on Autocar), 1919; remained with this publication until retirement in 1950; raced motor cycles, 1912; cars, 1921-38; Second World War, engineer's sections, R.A.O.C., R.E.M.E., 12th Corps, 2nd Army; won B.R.D.C. Gold Star twice; Automobile Club de l'Ouest Gold Medal twice; member of R.A.C. Competitions Committee. Pub lications: " Casque's Sketch Book ", " Motor Racing ", " Rallies and Trials ", " Car Driving as an Art ", " The John Cobb Story ", " Expensive Noises "; awarded Guild of Motoring Writers' Pemberton Trophy, 1953. Recreations: shooting, heraldry, drawing, history. Add: Sutton Lodge, Clandon Road, Guildford, Surrey.
DAVIS, William Herbert A. M. I .Mech.E., A .C.T.(Birm.), A. M.I.Plant.E. General Works Manager, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1957 and Local Director since June, 1959. b: July 27, 1919, Birmingham. Educ: Waverley Grammar School and Birmingham College of Technology. Engineering apprentice with the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1935-39; R.E.M.E. Recovery Units, R.E.M.E. Advanced Workshops, 1939-46; served in France, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, Cyrenaica, Iraq, Palestine, Italy; rejoined Austins (Works Engineers Dept.) in 1946. Recreations: gardening, reading, member of Austin Ex-apprentices Association, and Birmingham College of Technology Guild of Associates. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 18 Ann Road, Wythall, Worcs. T: Wythall 2297.
DAWES, Stanley Sidney M.1.Mech.E., F.C.C.S., F.R.Econ.S., F.I.M.I. President of Institute of the Motor Industry (Incorporated). b: January 27, 1890, Haverhill. Educ: At Haverhill and privately; apprenticed to Engineering, 1904, and worked for Dennis Bros., Ltd., 1913-14; joined Heath and Wiltshire, Ltd.. 1914, and became their Managing Director and Secretary before leaving them in 1934; served at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in the war years 1916-19; joined Munn and Underwood Ltd., Southampton, 1935, until retirement from business in 1946; Past President, Farnham Chamber of Commerce, and Past President, Southampton Chamber of Commerce; President of Institute of Motor Industry (Inc.), from 1950 to the present date; Chairman of Council, Institute of Motor Industry, 1946-50. Chairman of Southampton and District National Insurance Advisory Committee, and of numerous other Committees; Freeman of City of London, Liveryman Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers, Member of Council Association British Chamber Commerce. Recreations: I.M.I. educational work, and gardening. Add: Institute of the Motor Industry, Inc., 40 Queen's Gate, London, S.W.7. T.: Knightsbridge 7632.
DAWSON, James Gordon B.Sc. (Hons. Mech. Eng.), B.Sc. (Hons. Elect. Eng.), M.I.Mech.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., M.Inst.F. General Manager (Engineering), F. Perkins, Ltd., since 1956. b: February 3, 1916, Aberdeen. Educ: Aberdeen Grammar School, Aberdeen University. Engineering pupil, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1938; development test engineer, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1942-46; from 1946 to 1955 with Shell Petroleum Co., Ltd.; finally chief engineer, Thornton Research Centre, Shell Research, Ltd.; in 1955, Manager, experimental department with F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough. T: Peterborough 3241; and Elton Hall, near Peterborough. T: Elton 264.
DAWTREY, Clifford Rawnsley M.Inst.B.E., M.Inst.P.I. Chairman, Managing Director and Designer, Silverknight Trailers. Ltd. b: April 6, 1904, Halifax. Educ: Dewsbury School; Coventry Technical College; served apprenticeship with Humber Cars Ltd. as Pattern Maker and had practical experience in several Coventry Motor Car factories as Motor Body Engineer; Founded present company in 1934, prior to which was Chief Inspector to S.S. Cars Ltd.. Recreations: caravanning, motoring and gardening. Club: Caravan. Add: Silverknight Trailers Ltd., 98 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. T: Leamington Spa 3097; and 7 Aldwick Close, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 1409.
DAWTREY, Lewis Henry M.I.Mech.E. Chief Engineer—Research and Deve lopment, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1952. b.: April 15, 1900, Halifax, Yorks. Educ.: Halifax and Dewsbury, and Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Humber, Ltd., Coventry, 1919; draughtsman with Humber, 1921-23; Technical Designer, 1923-31; Technical Assistant to Technical Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd.. 1931-40; Technical Executive, 1940-45; Technical Engineer, 1945-52; Holder of Crompton Medal. Recreations: gardening„ golf, fishing. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry. T.: Tile Hill 65211; cmd Stone Rigg, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry. T: 67500.
DAY, Douglas John Hayward B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.Mech.E. Consultant, Civil Service Motoring Association Ltd. b: April 15, 1918, Southsea. Educ: Woolwich Polytechnic; engineering apprentice, Royal Ordnance Factories; M.A.P. Resident Technical Author at Rolls-Royce Ltd.; became a Free-lance corres pondent of the Motor Industry in 1942; appointed to present position in 1945; Vice-President, Moto Club Internazionale Mandonnini dei Centauri (Italy); British delegate to the jury of Federation Internationale Motocycliste International Rally; Treasurer, Road Locomotive Society. Clubs: R.A.C., Vintage Motorcycle Club, A.C. Owners Club, and Civil Service Club. Recreations: history of engineering, particularly traction engines, photography and model making. Add: Civil Service Motoring Association, Ltd., 4 Norris Street, Hay market, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 5864; and 74 Moordown, Shooters Hill, London, S.E.18. T: Woolwich 1748
DEAN, Herbert Arthur M.I.Mech.E. Assistant Chief Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1953. b: May 23, 1900, London. Educ: Kent College, Canterbury; studied engineering at City and Guilds, London. Joined present company as premium apprentice in 1919, after a short period in the R.A.F.; spent several years in the Sales and Service Departments of the company, and transferred from position as Assistant Service Manager to Engineering Department in 1936; during Second World War engaged in development and testing of Churchill tanks, returning to position of Passenger Vehicle Experimental Engineer at end of war. Married: one daughter, one son. Recreations: yachting. photography, golf. Clubs: Itchenor Sailing Club, Harpenden Golf Club. Add.: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. T.: Luton 2600; and 18 West Common Way, Harpenden, Herts. T.: Harpenden 288.
DEES, Bernard Hubert M.S.M.A. Managing Director, Hubert Dees, Ltd., since 1951. b.: March 28, 1922. Educ.: Ampleforth College, Yorks. Took a course with Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1939; commissioned, R.A.S.C., 1942; appointed Managing Director, Hubert Dees (Sidcup), Ltd., 1958. Recreations: competition motoring and golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Addington Palace, Ford Dealers' Fellowship. Add.: Hubert Dees, Ltd., 15-19 Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey. T.: Croydon 6011; and "Brackendale ", Pine Coombe, Addington, Surrey. T.: Addington 1482.
de MATTOS, Basil Guy Pritchard Sales Director, Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., since May, 1956. b.: December 29, 1914. Educ.: Aldenham, Herts. Served apprenticeship with A.E.C., Ltd., Southall; subsequently engaged on sales side in both car and motorcycle trades. Served in R.N.V.R., Coastal Forces, U.K. and Mediterranean. 1940-46; with U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Italy on motor transport control, 1946-47; joined sales organization of Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., to promote sale of " Cromard " cylinder liners, 1947; Sales Manager and Public Relations Officer, 1952. Won a Brooklands " Gold Star " on a motorcycle, 1935; competed in trials, rallies and races, 1933-39, and post-war to retirement, 1957. Recreations: motor sport, small boats. Clubs: R.N.V.R., B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., M.C.C. Add.: Laystall Engineering Co., Ltd., 53 Great Suffolk Street, London, S.E.1. T.: Waterloo 6141; and Thames Ditton, Surrey. T.: Emberbrook 4519.
de NORMANVILLE, Edgar Joseph Technical Director, Auto Transmissions, Ltd. b: October 13, 1882, Leamington Spa. Educ: Ampleforth College, York. Became apprenticed in 1897; as a boy evolved the idea of a fast rotating glass disc on a windscreen which would give clear vision by throwing off rain: years later the perfected article (de Normanville Clear View Screen) was adopted on ships; also produced the Norman Two-speed Gear for motorcycles; joined The Motor in 1908, becoming technical editor; in this capacity advocated the use of parachutes, which idea was greeted with scornful criticism as was his pioneering of the cause of home-produced benzole in 1912; wrote the standard booklet, " How to Drive a Motor Car"; served in First World War with R.E.; after the war become Motoring Editor of Daily Express and later of The Chronicle; became associated with Humbers who adopted his de Normanville Safety Gear in 1935, as an optional extra; during Second World War acted as Con sultant for carious official and trade organizations; afterwards developed the Overdrive Gear with which his name is currently associated. Recreations: astronomy and games. Add: Auto Transmissions, Ltd., 33 Warwick Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 40478; and "Buckhurst," 20 The Cliff, Roedean, Brighton, Sussex. T: Brighton 22772.
DENNIS, Arthur George Master of Laws. Solicitor. Chairman, Webley and Scott, Ltd., R. H. Windsor, Ltd., Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Klaxon, Ltd.; Director, B.E.T. Omnibus Services, Ltd. b: October 12, 1909, Lichfield. Educ: Lichfield School, University of Birmingham. Legal adviser, Thomas Tilling, Ltd., 1932-46; Director during those years of The Thames Valley Traction Co., Ltd., United Automobile Services, Ltd., Stratstone, Ltd.; assistant to Chairman, Short Bros. Aircraft, Ltd.; joint-spokesman (employers), National Council to omnibus industry during the Second World War. Recreation: fast cars. Clubs: R.A.C.; Royal Motor Yacht Club. Add.: 76 Jermyn Street, London, S.W.1. T.: Whitehall 0411.
DERWENT, Fourth Baron (cr. 1881), Patrick Vanden-Bempde Johnstone Chairman, British Road Federation, since 1954. b: October 26, 1901. Educ: Charterhouse and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned K.R.R.C., 1921, attaining rank of Major; Director, Yorkshire Insurance Co., Ltd., and Chairman, Reinsurance Corporation. Recreations: shooting and fishing. Clubs: R.A.C.; Beefsteak. Add: British Road Federation, 26 Manchester Square, London, W.1. T: Welbeck 0221.
DEW, Sidney Bernard General Manager and Metallurgist, H. J. Maybrey and Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: June 11, 1917, Guildford. Educ: Senior Science College, Kingston-on-Thames. Indentured apprentice to metallurgical chemistry with Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford, 1933-38; joined Albion Motors, Ltd., Scotstoun, Glasgow; became Assistant Chief Chemist with Specialloid, Ltd., Finchley, 1939, promoted Metallurgist, 1940; joined Light Alloy Division, Wellworthy Piston Rings, Ltd., 1941, and joined board in 1949; investigated piston manufacture in America, 1948; bonded bi-metallic constructions at the plant of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, 1949; in 1950 investigated piston production in France, and in 1951 in Germany; elected Member of American Society for Testing Materials, 1945; an Associate Member of Institute of Metallurgists, 1948; elected Fellow of the Institute of Metallurgists, 1957. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: H. J. Maybrey and Co., Ltd., Worsley Bridge Road, London, S.E.26. T: Beckenham 0044-45, 0982, 4026; and 36 Manor Wood Road, Purley, Surrey. T: Uplands 9609.
DICK, Alick Sydney Managing Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: June 20, 1916, Massingham, Norfolk. Educ: Chichester High School and Dean Close, Cheltenham. Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., as an apprentice in 1934; is now a Director of the following companies: Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Beans Industries, Ltd., Triumph Motor Co. (1954), Ltd., Australian Motor Industries, Ltd., Australia, Standard Motor Co. (Canada), Ltd., Standard Co. (Eire), Ltd., Societe Standard-Hotchkiss, Standard Motor Products of India, Ltd., Standard Motor Co, (New Zealand), Ltd., Standard Motor Co. (South Africa), Ltd., Standard-Triumph Motor Co., Inc., Berkeley Square House Garage, Ltd. Recreations: tennis, sailing. Add.: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Banner Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire. T.: Coventry 65211; Gnd The Old Farm House, Hill Wootton, Warwicks.
DICKINSON, Edward Cyril M.Met., F.I.M., A.M.I.Mech.E., Local Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., and Branch Manager (Engines Branch) since 1955. b: November 25, 1899, Lincoln. Educ: City School, Lincoln, and Sheffield University. Research worker, British Cast Iron Research Association at Sheffield University, 1922-25; with Morris Motors, Ltd., Engines Branch, from 1925 to the present date—as Chief Chemist and Metallurgist. 1925-35; General Foundries Manager, 1935-53; Deputy Branch Manager, 1953-55; First World War: 1917-19 Midshipman, R.N.V.R.; active service afloat, H.M.S. " Mosquito," 1918-19: Second World War: Lt.-Col. Commanding 18th Warwick shire Battalion ;Coventry) Home Guard, 1941-44; a Member of Council, British Cast Iron Research Association. Recreations: fishing, horticulture and philately. Club: R.N.V.R. Officers. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Engines Branch, Courthouse Green, Coventry. T.: Coventry 88701; cud South Gables, 27 Lode Lane, Solihull, Warwicks. T.: Solihull 1944.
DICKSEE. Cedric Bernard M.I.Mech.E., F.Inst.Pet. Consulting Engineer. b: June 28, 1888. London. Educ: City of London School. Northampton Engineering College, Earl's Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd.. Hull; The Aster Engineering Co., Ltd., Wembley, Middx., Designer—Chief Designer and Chief Draughtsman, 1910-18; The Austin Motor Co.. Ltd., Birmingham, Engine Designer, 1918-19; Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., East Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.A. Section Engineer, Farm Light and Power Plants, 1920-26; Specialloid, Ltd., Research Engineer, 1926-27; A.E.C., Ltd., Southall, Middx., Engine Designer, Research engineer, responsible for design of first high-speed Diesel engine produced in this country specifically for automotive purposes. 1928-55; Consulting Engineer since 1955; Chairman of the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 1951-52; awarded Crompton Medal by the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1931-32 and 1941-42. Recreation: photography. Club: The Hurlingham Club. Add: 35 Hurlingham Court, Ranelagh Gardens, London, S.W.6. T: Renown 1633.
DIXON-BATE, Basil M.C., M.I.Mech.E. Chairman and Managing Director, B. Dixon-Bate, Ltd. b: April 29, 1898, Chester. Educ: privately. Became a premium apprentice with Hydraulic Engineering Company; served in the First World War in Royal Flying Corps, first as Technical Officer, then as Pilot and Flight Commander in France; subsequently becoming Squadron Commander; first connected with the Motor Industry in 1921 as a manufacturer of motorcar accessories. Clubs: The Royal Aero; The Royal Anglesey Yacht. Add: B. Dixon-Bate, Ltd.. Bridge Works, Chester. T: Chester 24034; and Ynys-y-Big, Menai Bridge, Anglesey.
DOCKER, Sir Bernard Dudley Frank K.B.E. cr. 1939. Educ: Harrow School. Directorships include: Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., Henekeys, Ltd., Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands Co., Ltd.; Metropolitan Railway Country Estates, Ltd. Recreations: golf, shooting, yachting. Add.: Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., Birmingham, 40. T.: Smethwick 1881; and Claridge House, 32 Davies Street, London, W.1.
DOREY, Raymond Noel O.B.E., B.Sc., F.R.Ae.S. Director, Motor Car Division, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Crewe; Bentley Motors (1931), Ltd., and Park Ward, Ltd. b: Tewkesbury, December 25, 1906. Educ: Tewkesbury Grammar School and Bristol University. First connected with motor industry in 1927 as experimental tester, car and aero division; became chief experimental tester (aero), 1930; assistant installation engineer, 1932; Manager, Rolls Royce, Hucknall (aero), 1935; development engineer (aero), 1948; General Manager, Motor Car Division, 1951; Director, 1958. Recreations: farming and shooting. Club: Royal Aero. Add.: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Motor Car Division, Crewe, Cheshire. T.: Crewe 55155; and Edgeley Hall, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. T.: Whitchurch 324.
DORR, James Alan B.A. (Cantab.). Sales Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Manufacturers' Division, since 1957. b: June 20, 1908, Wellingborough, Northants. Educ: Wellingborough School, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Became trainee with Dunlop's in 1931; worked through Factory and Commercial Divisions before being appointed to Service Organization; joined Original Equipment Division in 1933 and became District Manager (Manufacturer's), Coventry, in 1939; returned to Fort Dunlop in 1942 as Manager, Car and C.V. Division. Recreation: golf. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2121; and 73 Walsall Road, Little Aston, Staffs. T: Streetly 1102.
DOUGLAS, David William F.I.A.C. Financial Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd. b: April 16, 1892, Dumfries. Educ: Loreburn Street School; Dumfries Academy. Appointed secretary of Small and Parkes, Ltd., 1919; appointed Director, 1942. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: Small and Parkes, Ltd., Hendham Vale Works, Manchester, 9. T: Collyhurst 2511; and 1 Grove Park, Knutsford, Cheshire. T: Knuts ford 2013.
DOUGLAS, Frank Leslie Chairman and Managing Director, Douglas Equip ment, Ltd. b: 1906, Lincoln. Educ: Barnstaple Grammar School. Thirty-five years' experience in commercial vehicle industry. Recreations: swimming, walking, hunting. Add: Douglas Equipment, Ltd., Kings ditch Lane, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. T: Cheltenham 56361.
DOVE, David William Assoc.I.R.T.E. Director, L. F. Dove, Ltd., and of L. F. Dove (C.V.), Ltd., since 1956 . b.: November 27, 1933. Educ.: Oundle. Served apprenticeship with G. and R. Garage, Ltd., 1952-54; took a trainee course at Austin Motor Co.. Ltd., 1955; Service Manager, L. F. Dove (C.V.), Ltd., 1955-57. Recreations: rugby football and golf. Clubs: Rosslyn Park R.F.C., Walton Heath and Addington Golf Clubs. Add.: L. F. Dove, Ltd., Austin House, Lower Addiscombe Road. Croydon, Surrey. T.: Addiscombe 3131; cnd " Montclair ", Promenade de Verdun, Purley, Surrey. T.: Uplands 5412. Geoffrey Lionel
DOVE, Geoffrey Lionel Director, L. F. Dove, Ltd., L. F. Dove (C.V.), Ltd., and Plasticage Bodywork, Ltd., since 1956. b.: November 27, 1933. Educ.: Oundle. Served apprenticeship at G. and R. Garage, Ltd., and after training with the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., and F. Perkins, Ltd., became a qualified diesel and motor mechanic; joined, in 1956, L. F. Dove, Ltd., which was founded by his father, the late L. F. Dove, becoming successively salesman, Assistant Sales Manager and Branch Manager. Recreations: rugby football, golf and cricket. Clubs: Rosslyn Park R.F.C., Walton Heath G.C., and Hampton Wick Royal C.C. Add.: L. F. Dove, Ltd., 111-115 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey. T.: Addiscombe 3066; and " Montclair ", Promenade de Verdun, Purley, Surrey. T.: Uplands 5412.
DOWTY, Sir George Kt. cr. 1956, F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Mech.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Dowty Group, Ltd., Founder of the Dowty Group of companies in 1930; Chairman, Rotol, Ltd., 1959. b: April 27. 1901, Pershore, Worcs. Educ: Worcester Royal Grammar School. Connected with aircraft industry since 1918, with Heenan and Froude, Gloster Aircraft Co., Dunlops, A. V. Roe and Co.: Chairman and Managing Director, Dowty Group Ltd., Dowty Seals, Ltd., Dowty Nucleonics, Ltd.; Chairman and Joint Managing Director. Dowty Equipment, Ltd.; Chairman, Dowty Fuel Systems, Ltd., Dowty Hydraulic Units, Ltd., Dowty Mining Equipment, Ltd., Coventry Precision, Ltd.. New Mendip Engineering, Ltd., Aviquipo of Britain, Ltd., Ogar Property Investments, Ltd., G. H. Dowty, Ltd., Dowty Equipment of Canada, Ltd. Ashchurch Products, Ltd., Dowty Exports, Ltd., Dowty Group Packing, Ltd.; President, Dowty Corporation, New York, Dowty Equipment (Australia), Pty., Ltd.: Governor North Gloucester Technical College, Worcester Royal Gramma! School; President: Gloucestershire Productivity Association; Chairman: North Glos. Disablement Committee; President, Royal Aeronautical Society, 1952-53; Awards: Edward Bush Memorial Prize, 1930; British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, 1955. Freeman, Borough of Cheltenham, 1956. Recreations: tennis, curling, bloodstock breeding. Add.: Arle Court, Cheltenham, Glos. T.: Cheltenham 53471.
DRABBLE, Christopher M.I.B.F., A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Metals. Chief Engineer, Rubery Owen (Warrington) Ltd., since 1942. b: September 19, 1908, Ramsey, Isle of Man. Educ: Technical Schools in Liverpool and London; Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineer ing; served apprenticeship with W. and R. Jacob and Co., Ltd., Liverpool; joined Pobjoy Airmotors Ltd., Cheshire in 1930 as draughtsman: subsequently becoming Chief Draughtsman; also held positions of Designer, British Salmson Cars; Senior Planning Engineer, Rootes Securities Ltd., and Service Manager, R.O.F., Wigan; took up present position as Chief Engineer, Control of Design, Planning, Ratefixing, Maintenance and all services (gas, water, steam, electricity, etc.) in August 1942: for some years was Chairman of the Society of Inventors. Recreations: flying, gliding and aviation generally, motion photography; married, two sons, four daughters. Add: Rubery Owen (Warrington), Ltd., Sankey, Warrington, Lancs. T: Warrington 32201; cnd Oakwood, St. Agnes Road, Huyton, Liverpool. T.: Huyton 89.
DRAPER, Philip M.I.Mech.E., F.Inst.Pet., M.Inst.F., A.I.Mar.E. Technical Adviser on Fuels, Technical Department, Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., since 1956. b: August 30, 1902, London. Educ: King Alfred School, London; City and Guilds Engineering College. Served apprenticeship with John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., Southampton; also held position with Petters and Associated Equipment Co.; joined Asiatic (Shell) Petroleum Co., Ltd., Chemical Dept. in 1935; became Advisory Engineer, Gasoline, Kerosene, Diesel, Gas Turbine and Boiler Fuels; subsequently head of Fuels Section, Oil Products Development Department; and appointed to present position in August, 1956. Member of National Clean Air Society. Recreations: motoring and sailing. Add.: Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., Shell-Mex House, Strand, London, W.C.2. T.: Temple Bar 1234; and Brook, Albury, Surrey. T.: Shere 321.
DRAPER, Raymond Bryan Managing Director, Hubert H. P. Trist and Co., Ltd. b.: October 20, 1916. Educ.: Shrewsbury School. Joined family business in 1934, gaining practical experience in weaving, production, laboratory work and general engineering; formed Asbestos Spinning division of English Asbestos Co., Ltd., 1940, and has been Managing Director since inception; served with Royal Corps of Signals, in France and Germany, 1943-46. On formation of Hubert Trist and Co. in 1948 as private limited company, was appointed Joint Managing Director, becoming Sole Managing Director on retirement of his father in 1954. Chairman, West of England Section, The Textile Institute; also a director of English Asbestos (Sales), Ltd., and John Hygate (Bath), Ltd. Recreations: music, painting and gardening. Add.: Hubert H. P. Trist and Co., Ltd., Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol, 4. T.: Bristol 77093; (nd Bushey Leas, Southstoke Lane, Combe Down, Bath. T.: Combe Down 3288.
DRUMMOND, William Lonsdale General Sales Manager, since 1954, and Director, since 1957, Guy Motors, Ltd. b: 1911. Student engineer with Leyland Motors, Ltd., 1930-34; sales representative, Leyland Motors, Bristol and Cardiff, 1934-39; served with R.A.F., 1939-45; Area Sales Manager, Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd., 1946-50; London Export Manager, Sentinel (Shrewsbury), Ltd., until 1951; General Sales Manager with the same company until 1954. Add: Guy Motors, Ltd., Fallings Park, Wolver hampton. T: Wolverhampton 31241.
DUCK, William Ernest Chairman and Managing Director, Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd.; Director, The International Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd., Xylos Rubber Co., Ltd., Firestone Plantations Co., Ltd., and Worldwide Carriers, Ltd. b: 1894, Sussex. Educ: England and U.S.A. Appointed General Manager, Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., 1921; Managing Director, 1923; Chairman, 1933. Add.: Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. T: Ealing 3456; and Elmswell House, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks. T: Chalfont St. Giles 354.
DUCKHAM, Alec Narraway C.B.E., M.A. Vice-Chairman, Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd. b: August 23, 1903, London. Educ: Oundle School and Clare College, Cambridge; Natural Science Tripos, Cambridge; first connected with the Motor Industry in 1938 when became a director of this Company; appointed vice-chairman, 1945. Recreation;: agriculture, sketching and painting. Clubs: Farmer's and R.A.C. Add: Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., Rainville Road, Hammersmith, London, W.6. T: Fulham 3300; and 14 Wilfred Street, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 4332.
DUCKHAM, Jack Eliot F.Inst.Pet. Chairman, Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., since 1945; Chairman, Trinidad Central Oilfields, Ltd. b: May 3, 1907. Educ: Oundle School; Clare College, Cambridge. Trained in petroleum technology in Trinidad; joined company in 1927. Married; one daughter, one son. Recreations: farming, shooting. Add: Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., 12-14 Wilfred Street, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 4332.
DUMBELL, Christopher Frank Secretary Director, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: 1927, Wolverhampton. Educ: Shrewsbury School; Oriel College, Oxford. R.N.V.R. (Sub Lieut.), 1945-48; served apprenticeship with Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 1948-50; apprenticeship at John Deere and Co., Ltd., Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A., 1950-51; Export Department, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton, 1952-56; appointed Company Secretary, 1956. Recreations: golf, photography gardening. Add: Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Wulfruna Works, Villiers Street, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 24456; and Iowa, Perton Road, Wightwick, Wolverhampton. T: 61484.
DUMBELL, Philip Burns Managing Director, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., since 1927. Managing Director, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Ltd., since 1957. b: April 4, 1897, Wolverhampton. Educ: Wolverhampton Grammar School. Army, 1914-18; retired with rank of Major; twice mentioned in dispatches; served in France, 1915-18, Royal Artillery; joined Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 1918. Recreations: golf, photography. Add: Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Villiers Street, Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 24456; and The Gables, Tettenhall, Staffs. T: Wolverhampton 51004.
DUMBELL, Royston Burns B.Sc. (Hons.). A.M.I.Mech.E., Works Director. Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Winch Gear Division), since 1951. b: December 8, 1923, Tettenhall, Staffs. Educ:, Shrewsbury School and Birmingham University. Second World War, pilot in R.A.F., attaining rank of Flight Lieutenant; Birmingham University. 1945 49; Production Controller, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 1949-51; Works Director, Turner Manufacturing (Winch Gear Division), 1951. Recreations: swimming, golf, tennis. Club: Round Table. Add: Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Lever Suet.. Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 26226-7; and Earlswood, Penn, Wolverhampton. T : Wombourn 3222.
DUNN, Harold Bertie Governing Director, Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd. b: March 31, 1909, Coventry. Educ: Coventry. Started career with Cross and Ellis of Coventry; later joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd. and Morris Motors Ltd. (Bodies Branch), Coventry; joined the Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd. (of which his late father was Founder Director) in 1935; Works Manager, 1939; Director, 1941; became Managing Director in 1953. later succeeding his father as Governing Director. Recreations: gardening, golf. Add: Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd., Hosiery Street, Bulkington Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire. T: Bedworth 2325-7; and Rush Leys, Stoneleigh Road, Bubbenhall, Warwicks. T: Toll Bar 3116.
DUNN, Harold George M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Associate Director, Simms Motor Units, Ltd., since 1958. b: April 13, 1901, Beccles. Educ: City of Norwich School. Served apprenticeship with Boulton and Paul, Ltd., Norwich, 1918-22; draughtsman with Gloster Aircraft in 1924 and with Dennis Bros., Guildford, in 1925; spent five Years with London General Omnibus Co., Ltd., in the Experimental Dept.; joined Bosch, Ltd., as Assistant Technical Manager in 1931, leaving in 1934 to join present company as Assistant Engineer; promoted to Fuel Injection Engineer in 1938; responsible for Design and Development of Simms Fuel Injection Equipment; promoted to Chief Engineer in 1953; Director, 1958; also a Director of R. F. Lardon and Partners, Ltd., Industrial Fan and Heater Co., Ltd., and Simplus Products, Ltd. Add : Simms Motor Units, Ltd., Oak Lane, East Finchley, London, N.2. T: Finchley 2262; and 19 Willow Way, Radlett Herts. T: 5885.
DUNNETT, Ludovic James C.B., C.M.G. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, since 1959. b: February 12, 1914. Educ: Edinburgh Academy, University College, Oxford. Joined Air Ministry, 1936; Private Secretary to Permanent Secretary, 1937-44; Principal, Air Ministry, 1941; transferred to Ministry of Civil Aviation, 1945; appointed Assistant Secretary, 1948; transferred to Ministry of Supply, 1951; appointed Deputy Secretary, 1953; transferred to M.T.C.A., 1958; appointed Permanent Secretary, April, 1959. Recreations: cricket, golf, squash. Club: Reform. Add: Ministry of Trans port and Civil viation, Berkeley Square House. London, W.1. Mayfair 9494; and 1 Warwick Square, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 9114.
DURDIN, Alfred Fraser Managing Director, Capital Motor Co., Ltd. (formed company in 1923). b: July 30, 1887, Kentish Town. Educ: Local school and Regent Street Polytechnic, where he studied engineering. Lacre Motor Car Co., Ltd.. 1907; Capital Screen and Hood Co., 1910; service during First World War in R.F.C.; has taken an important part in the evolution of BEN—the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund—of which he is at present Deputy Hon. Treasurer; has served on Council of Institute of Motor Industry since 1925; President, 1941-43; Hon. Treasurer, 1943-49; Chairman of Council, 1950-54; Liveryman of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers Company since 1944 and a Freeman of the City of London; President Islington Chamber of Commerce. 1945-46; President Islington Rotary Club, 1954-55. Recreation: gardening. ( hit); R.A.C. Add: Capital Motor Co., Ltd., City Road, London, N.1. T: Clerkenwell 7456; and 52 Greyhound Hill, Hendon, N.W.4. T: Sunnyhill 2555.
DURTNAL, Geoffrey Charles Director, University Motors, Ltd., and subsidiaries; University Commercials and Coachwork, Ltd. (a subsidiary of University Motors, Ltd.). b: September 29, 1911, Ightham, near Sevenoaks. Educ: Gravesend School of Art and at Dartford Technical College and Regent Street Polytechnic; served five years apprenticeship with John C. Beadle in the Drawing Office; joined Coachcraft Ltd. in 1934, subsequently becoming Assistant Manager and then Designer; in 1940 formed Western Metalworks Ltd., as sheet-metal working company; this concern was bought by University Motors Ltd. in 1946; member of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; married; two daughters. Add: University Motors Ltd., 7 Hertford Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 4141; and 131 Milton Road, Hanwell, London, W.7. T: Ealing 5439.
DYER, Barnard Patrick G.I.Mech.E. General Manager, Planning Division, F. Perkins Ltd., since 1957. b: June 12, 1927, Leicester. Educ: Leicester College of Technology. Equipment Designer, Frederick Pollard and Co., Ltd., Machine Tool Manufacturers, Leicester, 1948; Experimental Officer, Aircraft Research, M.o.S., Malvern, Worcs, 1950; first associated with the motor industry in 1951 when joining F. Perkins Ltd., as Senior Production Methods Engineer; Manager, Production Methods Dept., 1954. Recreations: music, reading. Add: F. Perkins Ltd., Eastticld, Peterborough, Northants. T: Peterborough 4861; and 48 Warwick Road, Peterborough, Northants. T: Werrington 287.
DYER, Leslie Lewis M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Engineer-in-Charge Suspension and Transmission, Humber, Ltd., since January, 1959. b: October 23, 1903, London. Educ: North London; technical training at Junior Technical Institute, Ponder's End, North London; L.C.C. Hackney Institute; Coventry Technical College; is a Chartered Automobile Engineer; became an Improver Apprentice with J. A. Prestwich and Co., Ltd., North London, in Competition Department and Machine Shop; has also held appointments in Machine Shop of Armstrong-Siddeley, Coventry; as Design Draughtsman with Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry; as Design Draughtsman, Humber, Ltd:, Coventry, Technical Dept., in charge from 1935-49; appointed to present position in October. 1949; awarded Daimler Premium for paper 04 Jil Pump Gear Design, 1933; has served on various B.S.I. and S.M.M.T. Committees. Recreation: model engineering. Add: Humber Ltd., Humber Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 52144; and 33 Broad Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 72015.