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FAIRLEY, David Leslie General Secretary, Scottish Motor Trade Association since 1946. b: October 23, 1911, Edinburgh. Educ: George Watson's College. Became a Chartered Accountant and joined S.M.T.A. in 1934 as Edinburgh Local Centre Secretary. Add: Scottish Motor Trade Asso ciation, 3 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh. T: Cale donian 3643; and 86 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh. T: Edinburgh 68093.
FAIRMAN, John Eric George Managing Director, Fairman Precision Tools and Products, Ltd. b: March 15, 1913, Smallfield, Surrey. Educ: Reigate Grammar School and Automobile Engineering Training College. With Daimlers, Coventry, 1932-34; later joined Armstrong Siddeleys (aero engine test dept.); in Second World War mobilized with Territorial Army, and in 1942 became 2nd lid of A.A Battery in Hull; transferred to Royal Tank Regimelit; went through Normandy operations; and became Deputy Town Major at Kiel; after war, was made Director of F. Fairman and Sons, Ltd., Automobile Engineers, Horley, and took over Managing Directorship of Fairman Precision Tools, Ltd.; has competed in most of the major international motor events (driving various Works cars) including every Le Mans 24-hour Race since the end of the Second World War; co-driver to Stirling Moss in the Jaguar team, 1951; in 1954 finished eighth at Le Mans with T. H. Wisdom in a Bristol; member of the Jaguar team at Monthery in 1952; member of Connaught team, 1955-56, and Jaguar Works team, 1956; finished tenth in 1956 World Championship; drove an Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar in 1,957, finishing fourth in the Monza 500-mile race; drove Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars throughout 1958 and Works Cooper in Grand Prix races. Contracted to drive for Aston Martin during 1959. Recreations: motor racing, science, rugby football. Club: B.R.D.C. Add: Fairman Precision Tools and Products, Ltd., Station Road, Horley, Surrey. T: Horley 3678-9; and Holly Lodge, Worth, Sussex. Pound Hill 3128.
FARMER, Lovedin George Thomas A.C.A. Joint Managing Director, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: May 13, 1908, Bridgnorth. Educ: Oxford High School. Joined The Rover Co., Ltd., in 1940; Governor, member of Executive Council and Chairman of Finance Committee of the Shake speare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, since 1955; President, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1959. Recreations: theatre, golf. Club: The Bath Club. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and Park House, 3 Park Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. T: Leamington Spa 1608.
FARRAR, Arnold Training Executive, B.M.C. Service, Ltd., since 1957. b: July 6, 1908. Grimsby. Educ: Brigg Grammar School, Stramon'gate College, Kendal. Took Engineer Course at Coventry Technical College (National Certificate); apprenticed to Riley (Coventry), Ltd. in 1927; sales department, 1930; service department, 1938; appointed Deputy Service Manager in 1940, and Service Manager in 1946; became Service Manager to M.G. Car Co., Ltd. in addition to other duties in 1949; appointed Training Executive, B.M.C. Service, Ltd., in December, 1957; Hon, Secretary and Treasurer of Riley Motor Club since 1939. Recreations: gardening, photography. Add: B.M.C. Service, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and The Gables, Hinksey Hill. Oxford. T: 75604. •
FARRER, Leslie Winwood A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E., F.I.W.M., M.S.A.E., Chairman and Joint Managing Director, The Villiers Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: August 26, 1903, Birmingham. Educ: King's Norton Grammar School; technical training at Birmingham Central Technical College; Wolverhampton Technical College. Indentured apprentice to the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1920; became tool designer, Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; joined Villiers Engineering Co., Ltd., as works manager, subsequently became works director, and in 1949, managing director. Clubs: Royal Aero, Wolverhampton Aero, Number Ten. Recreations: flying (as private owner). Add: The Villiers Engineering Co., Ltd., Margton Road, Wolverhampton, Staffs. T: Wolverhampton 22391; and Westbourne, 18a Coalway Road, Wolverhampton, Staffs. T: 36835.
FARROW, Leslie William C.B.E., F.C.A., F.I.D., F.R.S.A. Senior Partner. Farrow, Bersey, Gain, Vincent and Co., and Chairman of Directors, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. b: October 7, 1888. Educ: Alleyn's School. Dulwich, and London School of Economics. A Director of many paper companies and of the Car and General, and Motor Union Insurance Companies; also Director of W. B. Dick and Co., Ltd. Recreation: golf. Clubs: City of London and Royal Burnham Yacht. Add: Dengle Manor, near Southminster, Essex. T: Tillingham 216.
FARTHING, Vernon Hilton B.Eng., A.M.Inst.E.(Electronics), A.M.I.Mech.E.. A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.Mar.E., A.F.Inst.Pet. Technical Director, Performance Equipment Co.. Ltd.; Vernon Engineering Co., Ltd.; V. L. Farthing and Co., Ltd.; Veco Products, Ltd.; Acoustol Oils, Ltd.; Towel Car Accessories; Vernon Cars, Ltd. b: August 30, 1926. Educ: Merchant Taylors School; University of Liverpool, Faculty of Engineering; additional Engineering training at Petters Oil Engines and Nottingham University College. Second World War, R.N. Electronics Branch; several Patents held in connection with exhaust system design and Auxiliaries, Free Piston Engine inlet systems and silencers, noise control apparatus for high-speed 'air flows, various bodywork tools for motor industry use. Recreations: design and development of performance modifications for production and sports car engines, competition motoring and caravanning. Clubs: R.A.C.; Aintree Circuit Club; M.G. Car Club; Liverpool Engineering Society. Add: Performance Equipment Co.. Ltd.. Tower Building, Liverpool, 3. T: Central 9626: and Abbotsford, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport. T: Southport 77115.
FAULCONBRIDGE, Charles Norman Director and General Manager, AC-Delco Division of General Motors. Ltd. b: September 23, 1901, Coventry. Started in motor industry in 1916 with White and Poppe, Ltd.; Jioined present orzanization as equipment sales engineer in 1927; appointed Equipment Sales Manager in 1930 and became successively Commercial Manager. General Sales Manager, until present appointment in June, 1953. Recreations: motor sport. golf, fishing. Club: R.A.C. Add: A.C.-Delco Division of General Motors, Ltd., Dunstable, Bedfordshire. T: Dunstable 1166; and 6 Kirkdale Road, Harpenden, Herts. T: 1092.
FEILDEN, Ralph Ernest Sampson Motoring Correspondent, The Recorder, Motor World, Good Motoring, New Zealand Motor World, Business News (South Africa), Go (Magazine of Travel), contributor to Central Office of Information. b: Stroud Green, Middlesex. Educ: Berkhamsted, Herts. Served (commissioned) with R.A.S.C. in First World War; appointed to special War Office Testing Staff for Mechanical Transport; served in France. Egypt. India and Iraq as workshop officer; in 1920 joined Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd. (experimental dept.); southern representative for Jowett Cars, Ltd., 1933; edited Empire Magazines; member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreation: motor boating. Add: 43 Kingsfield Road, Watford, Herts. T: Watford 32059.
FELL, James Montague Elliott Director, covering exports, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd. b: July 11, 1891, Burton-on-Trent. Educ: City of London S.; student of Douglas Mackenzie, Consulting Engineer, Road Transport, 1906-10. Service with Fabrique Nationale, Liege, Belgium, 1911-14; France and Egypt, Palestine, R.A.S.C. and Machine Gun Corps, 1914-19; Hansa Lloyd Brennen, Germany, heavy-duty truck reconditioning, 1920-22; with A.E.C., Ltd., as Superintendent of Road Haulage operation, 1923; Overseas Representative and Overseas Sales Manager covering Europe, Middle and Far East, South America, 1924; Director, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 1950. Recreation: boats. Club: R.A.C. Add: A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., ,49 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 2141; end 1040 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middx. T: Arnold 1602.
FENIER, Fredrick Eilert F.I.D., A.M.I.P.E. Director of Fenter, Ltd., since 1945. b: 1902, Coventry. Educ: Bablake School, Coventry. Served apprenticeship with Alfred Herbert, Ltd., Coventry, 1918-23; with Alfred Herbert in Italy, 1928; joined Potter and Johnston Co., Pawtucket, R.I., U.S.A., 1928, remaining until 1932 when returned to U.K. and joined A. C. Wickman, Ltd., Coventry, as Sales Manager until 1945; Second World War, Regional Director for the Machine Tool Control at Birmingham; is also a Director of Fenter (Africa) Pty., Ltd., Johannes burg; Consul for Norway at Birmingham; married: two daughters. Recreations: fishing, boating, golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Hampton-in-Arden C.C. (Past President). Add: Fenter, Ltd., 184 Aston Road, Birmingham. T: Aston Cross 1551; and Arden Grange. Hampton-in-Arden. T: 104.
FENTON, Sir William Charles K.B.. J.P., M.C. Chairman and Managing Director, British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., since 1954. b: September '29, 1891. Educ: Heckmondwike Grammar School. Joined British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., 1907. Served in the First World War as a Major, 4th Duke of Wellington's (W. Riding) Regt. (T.F.). Appointed Works Director, British Belting and Asbestos. Ltd., 1925; Managing Director, 1937. Commanded Bradford Sector, Home Guard, 1940-42, with rank of Colonel. Appointed Chairman and Managing Director of company, and knighted, 1954. Is also a Director of Versil, Ltd.; Charles Hirst and Sons, Ltd.; Scandinavian Belting Co., Ltd. (U.S.A.); and Mintex Federal, Ltd. (Canada). Recreation: fishing. Add: British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., Cleckheaton, Yorks. T: Cleckheaton 3222; and Field head, Cleckheaton, Yorks. T: Cleckheaton 2783.
FERGUSON, Harry George Hon. D.Sc. (Belfast), Hon. M.A.I. (Dublin), Hon. D.Sc. (Louvain), A.F.R.Ae.S., F.R.S.A. Chairman, H. F. Holdings, Ltd.; Harry Ferguson (Motors), Ltd., Belfast; Harry Ferguson Research, Ltd., Coventry, etc. b: November 4, 1884, Dromore, Co. Down. Joint sponsor with the late Henry Ford of National Farm Youth Foundation, Dearborn, Michigan; pioneer in crusade for a price reducing economy; pioneer in automobile and aeroplane development; designed, built and flew own aeroplane, 1909, being first man to fly heavier-than-air machine in Ireland; inventor of Ferguson System of mechanized farming; evolved a linkage for attaching implements to a popular make of tractor, 1920, and perfected Ferguson system, 1935. For very many years has been engaged on the development of revolutionary designs for motor vehicles, involving new chassis principle and advanced automatic transmission. Married Mary Adelaide, née Watson, 1913; one daughter. Recreations: motor racing, reading. Clubs: R.A.C., B.R.D.C. Add: Harry Ferguson Research, Ltd., Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. T: Stow-on-the-Wold 190.
FERGUSON, Henry Jackson With Passenger Transport, since 1913. b: January 10, 1887. Educ: Paisley Grammar School; Glasgow University. Became associated with the Industry in 1906 as a cadet with the Paisley District Tramways Co.; First World War, R.A.M.C., and subsequently served with the Scots Greys; Managing Director. H. F. Maynard, Ltd., and Chairman of the London Progressive Building Society. Recreation: golf. Club: Eccentric. Add: Passenger Transport, Avenue Chambers, Vernon Place, London, W.C.1. 7': Holborn 9914; and 1 Ridgeway Mansions, Enfield. T: Enfield 0852.
FIELD, Albert Percy Director, Car Mart Sales, Ltd. b: Sept. 9, 1896, London. Educ: Haberdashers School, London. First World War, served with Royal Fusiliers at Gallipoli; joined Ware and de Freville, Ltd., 1919; Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1919; Car Mart, Ltd., 1924, becoming Sales Manager, 1930; appointed Director, Car Mart Sales, Ltd., since 1951; closely associated with the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1919. Recreations: fly fishing, cricket, tennis, golf, music. Add: Car Mart, Ltd., Austin House, Euston Road, N.W.1. T: Euston 1212; and 127 Sydenham Hill, London, S.E.26. T: Forest Hill 2918.
FIELD, John James M.A.A., M.I.A.M.A. Publicity Manager, Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford, since 1957. b: February 13, 1917, London. Educ: Tollington High School, Muswell Hill, London. After five years in advertising in London joined Sales Promotion Department of the NuMeld Export Company in 1938; member of the R.A.F.V.R. before the War; flew as a pilot with R.A.F., 1939-45. on bombing and mine-laying operations as an instructor and with Transport Command in Middle East and Italy; with centralization of the publicity activities of Nuffield Organization in 1948, joined Sales Promotion Section of the Central Publicity Dept., later becoming Sales Promotion Executive; Past President of Advertising Club of Oxford; still a member of the R.A.F.V.R. as a P.R.O. Married: one son, two daughters. Recreations: gardening, tennis, swimming, caravanning. Add: The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and Manor Close, Shippon, Abingdon, Berks. T: Abingdon 1183.
FIELDER, John Harold Hugh A.I.R.T.E. Editor, Passenger Transport, since 1957. b: March 6, 1914, Wimbledon, Surrey. Educ: Kingston Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with London Transport at Chiswick Works; followed by a training period in the operating department; later became depot inspector and mechanical inspector with the same undertaking; R.E.M.E., 1942 to 1947 in East Africa and Burma, commissioned 1943 attaining rank of Major in charge of an East African workshop's company; following war service, joined Modern Transport as technical editor, taking up similar position with Passenger Transport in 1953; originator of British Coach Rally and present organizing secretary. Recreations: gardening and cine-photography. Add: Avenue Chambers, Vernon Place, London, W.C.1. T: Holborn 9914; and 46 Queens Road, Wimble don, London, S.W.19. T: Wimbledon 5280.
FINDON, Frederick Joseph (Eric) A.M.I.Struct.E. (Retd.). Consultant to Who's Who in the Motor Industry. b: June 8, 1890, London. Educ: St. Edmund's College, Herts. Served four-year indentured apprenticeship with Galloways, Ltd., iron founders, Manchester, then four years in Civil Engineers Department, Great Eastern Railway. First World War, I.W.D., R.E.; joined Temple Press Ltd., 1917; Editor, The Light Car, 1932-56; Editor, The Overseas Engineer, 1949 until retirement 1957; B.B.C. motor sport commentator, 1931-50; originator and joint organizer, of first Relay Race, Brooklands, promoted by The Light Car Club in 1931; served for several years on Council of Junior Car Club (now B.A.R.C.), Light Car Club and Essex Motor Club. Recreation: writing plays. Clubs: honorary life member of M.A.C. B.A.R.C. and B.R.S.C.C. Widower: two daughters (one dec'd.). Add: Gaines, Icehouse Wood, Oxted, Surrey. T: Oxted 2621.
FIRMIN, Albert George Managing Director, Hooper and Co. (Coach builders), Ltd., since November, 1951. b: October 24, 1901. Educ: St. Leonards, Streatham, London. Joined Hooper and Co. (Coachbuilders), Ltd., November, 1918; appointed Company Secretary, June, 1938; Director, October, 1948. Add: Hooper and Co. (Coachbuilders), Ltd., Western Avenue, Acton, London, W.3. T: Acorn 0137; and Silverleigh, 45 Bushey Road, Shirley, Surrey. T: Spring Park 2032. FISH, William J.P. (for the County of Surrey), F.C.I.S.. Deputy Chairman, Dennis Bros., Ltd., since 1954. b: January 13, 1885, Southport. Joined Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford, 1920, after a number of years as Secretary of the Aldershot Gas, Water and District Lighting Co.; Secretary to the company. 1920; appointed to the Board, 1928; Joint Managing Director, 1939 also Deputy-Chairman, 1942; Acting Chairman, 1954-55; now Deputy-Chairman after relinquishing Managing Directorship, 1954; Founder Director, Dennis Contracts, Ltd., 1929. Add: Dennis Bros., Ltd., Woodbridge Works, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 5291.
FISHER, Charles Harold M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Midland Manager, The Zenith Carburetter Co., Ltd. b: Sidcup. Educ: Streatham. Served apprenticeship with Alexander and Sons, Kennington; joined the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., in London, 1913. intended for sales department; served with Royal Fusiliers, 1914-19, two and a half years in France in 12th Batt., Royal Fusiliers; commissioned from C.S.M; in May, 1918; Assistant Adjutant to 11th Batt. Royal Fusiliers on demobilization; went to France in 1920 for Leylands on the clearance of the St. Omer Army Dump; later joined Princess Cars. Streatham, in charge of engine assembly; spent several years on the maintenance staff of Daimler Hire, Ltd.. dealing chiefly with the carburation of the fleet, and in 1930 joined Stromberg Motor Devices, Ltd., Chelsea, on the technical and development staff; joined Solex, Ltd., then in 1935 transferred to The Zenith Carburetter Co., Ltd., in charge of the Stromberg Technical Section; during Second World War was engaged on the development of tank engine carburetters, and in the technical administration of the Stromberg Injection System for aircraft; is the author of several books dealing with carburation; also has contributed many technical articles to The Automobile Engineer and other technical journals. Recreations: reading and music. Add: 22 Hazeloak Road, Shirley, Birmingham. T: Shirley 1378.
FISHER, Walter Lawrence M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Private consultant. b: July 7, 1886. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School; City and Guilds. Served three years as indentured apprentice; drawing office and technical work at D. Napier and Sons, Albany Mfg. Co., W. and G. Cab Co., Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Polyshoe Carburetters, A. Herbert and Co., Ltd., Daimler Motor Co., Ltd., Standard Motor Co., Ltd.; editor, Automobile Engineer, 1914-51. Recreations: handi crafts, land work. Club: R.A.C. Add: 75 Victoria Street, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 3769; and Artillery Mansions, Victoria Street, London, S.W.1; and Sand Pond Cottage, Gay Street, Pullborough, Sussex. T: West Chiltington 3291.
FITZ-GERALD, Frederick Douglas O.B.E., F.C.I.S. Secretary, Traders' Road Trans port Association, Ltd., since June, 1945. b: July 18, 1895. Educ: City of London College and Regent Street Polytechnic. Various commercial appointments as a commercial accountant, 1924-32; first associated with the road transport industry as assistant secretary of the British Road Federation, 1933-38; secretary, London and Home Counties Division, Commercial Users Association, 1938-44. Recreations: country walking, small boats .and philately. Club: R.A.C. Add: Traders' Road Transport Association, Ltd., 146 New Bond Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9050; and 67 Nassau Road, Barnes, London, S.W.13. T: Riverside 7028.
FITZWILLIAM, Richard W. Area Circulation Manager, Sunday Times. b: February 3 1916, Daventry. Educ: Stowe School; Chillon College, Switzerland. In 1937 employed by Brooklands Motors, Bond Street. Served Northamptonshire Regiment during Second World War, mainly as Transport Officer. then Transport Officer, 32nd Indian Brigade, Ceylon, finally staff officer (Transport), Ceylon Ar.my Command; settled Southern Rhodesia after war, growing tobacco, etc.; returned U.K., 1952 and started motor racing; 1956, won (with R. Carnegie) Auto sport Championship in M.G. A; in 1957, with " works " support formed Fitzwilliam Racing Team with 4 M.G.As competing in Mille Miglia, Nurburgring; Rheims 12-hours, etc.; also races ex works 4Y2-litre Lago-Talbot in this country only. Married. Recreations: collecting interesting motor cars, motor racing, shooting, model aeroplanes. Club: B.R.D.C. Add: Bignor Park Cottage, Pulborough, Sussex. T: Sutton (Sussex) 224.
FLATHER, Denis Gerald Managing Director, W. T. Flather, Ltd., Sheffield, since 1956. b: December 2, 1910. Educ: Repton School. Entered the family business of W. T. Flather, Ltd., Sheffield, 1928; studied at Sheffield Technical College; appointed Director, W. T. Flather, Ltd., September, 1934; Director and General Manager, February, 1943; Joint Managing Director, November, 1946; Managing Director, December, 1956. Is a Director of Flather Bright Steels (Pty.), Ltd., S. Africa; Director, Sulfalloy, Ltd.; Chairman, Lead Pipes, Ltd., Elland, Yorks; past _ Director, Saner wood Products, Ltd., Sheffield. Served as Battalion Transport Officer, 1st Battalion, Derby shire Home Guard, during Second World War. President, British Trial and Rally Drivers' Association. Is owner of 1897 Daimler and regular participant in London-Brighton Run. Recreation: motor sport. Clubs: V.C.C. and other car clubs. Add: W. T. Flather, Ltd., Standard Steel Works, Tinsley, Sheffield, 9. T: Sheffield 41152; and Croft House, Lyndhurst Road, Brincliffe, Sheffield, 11. T: Sheffield 50496.
FLETCHER, Alec Francis Rivers A.M.I.Prod.E., A.M.Inst.B.E., M.C.I.M., M.I.P.R. Public Relations Officer, the Owen Organization, since 1949. b: June 23, 1912, Whetstone. Educ: Alford. Founded and became first Secretary, the E.R.A. Club, 1935; Chairman, 1937-39; organized the " Rembrandt " series of war-time motor racing meetings in London; President, North London Enthusiasts' Car Club from 1947; Competition Secretary, Vintage Sports Car Club, 1948; organized the first post-war motor race meeting (Cockfosters Rally), August, 1945; has raced H.R.G., M.G., Bugatti and Cooper cars since 1946, winning events at Silverstone, Prescott, Snetterton, Stapleford, Brunton, Tempsford, Grandsden Lodge, etc. Recreations: motor sport and motor cruising. Club: B.R.D.C. Add: The Owen Organization, Kent House, Market Place, Oxford Circus, London, W.1. T: Museum 8901; and Salhouse, Barnet Road. Arkley, Herts. T: Barnet 2177.
FLETCHER, Arthur Holmes B.Sc.(Lond.), M.I.Mech.E. Chid Designer (Special Projects), Rolls-Royce. Ltd., Derby. b: 1911, Glamorgan. 'Studied engineering at University of South Wales and Cardiff Technical College; served apprenticeship with Reavell and Co., Ltd.; joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., as designer in 1934; worked on experimental design of car and aero engines until 1941; during Second World War was concerned with Tank Engine Production; returned to design office at the end of the War as chief designer, Marine Division; appointed chief designer (Special Projects) in 1954 and responsible for various aircraft engine types, including the R.B.108 jet lift engine, Soar and Conway; married; one son and two daughters. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby. T: Derby 42424; and Aysgarth, 22 -Farley Road, Derby.
FLEURY Hugo Wilfred Marlay Director, Philip Hill, Higginson and Co., Ltd., since 1955. b: May 15, 1904, Dublin. Educ: Dover College; Oriel College. Oxford. With Helbert Wagg and Co., 1926-39; 3rd Bn. London Scottish (197 H.A.A. Regt.), 1939-40; instructor in gunnery, S.A.A. Manorbier, 1941-43; instructor in gunnery, 1/9 A.A. Group, 1943-44; C.I.G. A.A. Command, 1944-45; Investment Manager, Robert Fleming and Co., 1947-55; Director, Philip Hill Higginson and Co., Ltd., 1955; Director, Coventry Climax (Engines), Ltd., 1951; Director, The Ever Ready Investment Trust, Ltd., 1956; Director, Tanker Investment Trust, Ltd., 1955. Recreations: hunting, golf. Clubs: Whites, Bath Club, City Club. Add: Philip Hill, Higginson and Co., Ltd., 34 Moorgate, London, E.C.2. T: Monarch 1077; and Bletchinglye, Rotherfield, Sussex. T: Rotherfield 459.
FLOWER, Raymond Director, Frisky Cars, Ltd.; Flower Group; Auto motive Design and Development, Ltd.; Cairo Motor Co. b: July 2, 1921. Educ: Oundle; Magdalen College, Oxford; University of Zurich. Served in the Hampshire Regt., in Middle East and Italian campaigns; Staff Captain, Allied Liaison Staff, G.H.Q., M.E.F., 1942-46; at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1946-48; since 1948 has conducted family businesses in Middle East known as the Flower Group; in 1955, commenced manufacture in Cairo of Phoenix cars; in 1956, associated with Henry Meadows, Ltd., in development of " Frisky project. Recreations: squash, tennis, sking, motor racing. Clubs: Junior Carlton, R.A.C., B.R.D.C., Gezira Sporting, A.C.E., Yacht Club of Egypt, A.C. de Marseille et Provence, Ecurie Provence. Add: Frisky Cars, Ltd., Fallings Park. Wolver hampton; and Chateau de Fardous, Badrashein, Egypt.
FODEN, Edwin Peter Export Director and Assistant Managing Director, E.R.F., Ltd., since August, 1956. b: February 24, 1930, Blackpool. Educ: Rossall. Joined E.R.F., Ltd., in 1947 from school and went through various departments in the works; attended North Stafford Technical College; appointed a Director of company in late 1950 upon death of father, Mr. E. R. Foden; served two years as a National Service Officer, R.E.M.E. Recreations: golf, motor rallies and racing. Add: E.R.F., Ltd., Sun Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 223.
FODEN, James Edwin Joint Managing Director, Fodens, Ltd. b: Sandbach, Cheshire. Educ: Rossall School, Fleetwood. Joined family concern as an apprentice in 1917; became London representative and Sales Director of Fodens; took up present position in 1951; member of Exhibition Committee of S.M.M.T.; joined Transport Company in England, operating early steam vehicles; five years in Australia in transport and wool growing. Recreations: farming, wool growing, riding and yachting. Clubs: Churchill, R.A.C., R.H.V.C. Married: two sons; father of David Foden, " Aries " Lifeboat Atlantic Double Crossing, 1954—Foden 2-stroke engines. Member of Institute of Directors. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 644; and Westfields, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sand bach 212.
FODEN, Reginald Gordon Joint Managing Director, Fodens, Ltd., since 1950. b: October 9, 1899, Sandbach, Cheshire. Educ: Rossall. In R.F.C. and R.A.F., 1917-19; joined Fodens, Ltd., 1919; Buyer, 1921; in Australia, 1924-36, returning to Fodens, Ltd., 1936 appointed to Board of Directors, 1940. Recreations: tennis, hunting. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Elworth Works. Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 644; and Denmar, Moston, nr. Sandbach, Cheshire. T• Warmingham 23.
FODEN, William Governing Director, Fodens, Ltd. b: September 23, 1868, Sandbach. Educ: Sandbach Grammar School. Trained in engineering; first connected with the industry in 1884; has been engaged in all branches of engineering; appointed Managing Director, Fodens, Ltd., 1935; Governing Director, 1952. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Elworth Works. Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 644; and West fields, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 212.
FOGG, Albert D.Sc., M.I.Mech.E. Director, The Motor Industry Research Association (M.I.R.A.), since 1946. b: February 25, 1909, Bolton. Educ: Manchester University, obtaining first-class honours B.Sc. (Graduate Prizeman), M.Sc., and D.Sc. Before taking up present position in 1946, was Principal Scientific Officer, National Physical Laboratory. Married 1937; two children. Club: R.A.C. Add: The Motor Industry Research Association, Lindley, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire. T: Nuneaton 3664; and Rocklands, Blackdown, near Leamington Spa.
FOLEY, Walter Vernon Director, Renold Chains, Ltd., since 1955, and Chairman, Renold Chains (Australia) Pty., Ltd., since July, 1959. b: July 27, 1898, Aldershot. Educ: Warwick School; Birmingham Technical College. Part-time lecturer in engineering. Birmingham Technical College, 1921-23; sales engineer, Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1923-31; European engineer, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1931-39; Inspection Manager and Deputy Works Manager, Coventry chain works of Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1939; Sales Technical Manager, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1945-47; S.W. Pacific Sales Manager, Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1947-51; Managing Director, subsidiary com pany of Renold and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., 1951-53; General Sales Manager, Renold Chains, Ltd., 1953-59; Director, Anchor Chain Co., Ltd., 1956. Add: Renold Chains, Ltd., Renold House, Wythenshawe, Manchester.
FOLLETT, Jack William Sales Director, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., until his retirement on June 30, 1959. b: 1891, South Kensington. Apprenticed to Lane Engineering Co. prior to First World War in which worked as inspector of aircraft, British Caudron Aeroplane Co., later becoming General Manager; in 1920 appointed Works Manager of body Engineering department, Hays Wharf Cartage and Pickfords; joined Protectoglas, Ltd., 1928, as Works Manager, and joined the Board in 1931; Sales Manager with this Company, 1933; appointed Director, 1947. Recreations: gojf and walking. Add: 1 Heath Drive, Hampstead, London, N.W.3. T: Hampstead 6144.
FORD, Alistair Nicolson Editor, Top Gear (Motoring Magazine), since 1955. First associated with the industry as assistant editor, Motor World; previously on the accountancy side of the shipbuilding and engineering industry. Add: 70 Mitchell Street, Glasgow. T: Cen. 5521; and 21 Cove Road, Gourcck, Renfrewshire. T: Gourock 32306.
FORD, Anthony Reginald M.I.B.F., M.I.M., M.Inst.Dir. Managing Director, Premier Aluminium Casting Co., Ltd., Walsall, since January, 1959. b: October 17. 1923, Holmwood, Surrey. Educ: West Bromwich Grammar School; Wednesbury Technical College (for Metallurgy). Junior Draughts man, Birmingham Aluminium Casting Co., Ltd., engaged on die and tool design for aluminium castings, 1938-43; R.A.F., May, 1943, as trainee pilot/navigator; obtained navigator's wing in Canada, 1945; joined Vowles Aluminium Foundry Co., Ltd. after demobilization, February, 1946, as Die and Tool Designer; Chief Draughtsman, 1948; Assistant General Manager, 1950; General Works Manager, 1951; Works Director, 1955. Recreations: tennis, golf, swimming, gardening, photography. Add: Premier Aluminium Casting Co., Ltd., Bee hive Works, Old Birchills, Walsall, Staffs. T: Walsall 6581-8; and Sandon House, White Hill, Kinver, Staffs. T: Kinver 62.
FORD, Cecil Vernon Press and Public Relations Officer, S.M.M.T., since 1950. b: July 29, 1915, Southsea, Hampshire. Educ: King's School, Canterbury; St. Paul's School, London. Admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Court, July, 1939; enlisted September, 1939, in R.A.S.C. and served in France, 1939-40; demobilized as Captain and Adjutant, January, 1946; became Statistical Officer, S.M.M.T., 1946, before being appointed to present position. Add: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Forbes House, Halkin Street, London, S.W.1. T: Belgravia 6611; and 342 Latymer Court, London, W.6.
FORSTER, Cecil Buchanan Assistant Sales Manager, Marine and Industrial Engine Division, British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1952. b: February 9, 1914, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educ: Cranleigh School. Served apprenticeship with Travers, Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne (retail), then on car sales with Page Motors, Ltd., Epsom, and on commercial-vehicle sales side with Phil Read, Ltd., of Torquay; served in R.E.M.E., 1939 until demobilized after the war with rank of Major; joined Morris Motors, Ltd., 1951, as representative with the Marine and Industrial Engine Division. Recreations: sailing, golf. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and 49 Blenheim Drive, Oxford. T: Oxford 57114.
FOSH, Alfred Stephen M.I.M.I. Managing Director and Chairman, Modern Service (Wimbledon), Ltd.; Morgans (Wimbledon), Ltd.; Shannon Corner Service Station, Ltd.; Stonecot Motor Co., Ltd.; Hortylene Products, Ltd. Managing Director, Baring Service Station; Purley. Oaks Service Station, Ltd.; Clapham Service Station, Ltd. b: January 18, 1914, Egham, Surrey. Educ: Clifton College, Kingston Grammar School. Served apprenticeship in business Management with Bentalls of Kingston until 1934; in that year joined Modern Service (Wimbledon), Ltd., as Service Manager; Second World War, R.A.F.; on demobilization, 1945, rejoined Modern Service (Wimbledon), Ltd., as director; Managing Director, Morgans (Wimbledon), Ltd., in October, 1949; appointments in associations connected with the motor industry include: Chairman, Kingston Section, Motor Agents' Association, 1949-50; Vice-Chairman, Metropolitan Division, M.A.A., 1950-51; Chairman, Metropolitan Division, M.A.A., and Member of the Council, 1953-58; President of the M.A.A., 1956-58. Clubs: Royal Yacht Association, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Hayling Island Sailing Club, Ranelagh Sailing Club, Effingham Golf Club. Add: Modern Service (Wimbledon), Ltd., High Street, Wimbledon Common, London, S.W.19. T: Wimbledon 5155; and Browfield, The Mount, Fetcham, nr. Leatherhead, Surrey. T: Leatherhead 3433.
FOTHERGILL, Charles Chairman and Managing Director, Jones and Nicholson, Ltd., Publicity Consultants and Press Relations. Motoring Correspondent, Daily Sketch. b: May 5, 1906. Educ: Creighton School, Car lisle. Motoring correspondent of provincial and national daily papers since 1925; competitor in Paris-Nice Trials, Monte-Carlo rallies, Inter national Alpine rallies, etc., over many years; Past Chairman, Guild of Motoring Writers; Member of Fellowship of the Motor Industry; Assoc. member of the Institute of Public Relations. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Press. Add: Jones and Nicholson, Ltd., 9 Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, London, E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 5897; and 7 Craig Gardens, Grove Road, South Wood ford, London, E.18. T: Wanstead 3347.
FOTHERINGHAM-PARKER, Philip Fellow of the Institute of Builders. Chairman and Managing Director, Patman and Fotheringham, Ltd. b: September 22, 1907, Beckenham, Kent. Educ: Dulwich College. Treasurer, British Racing Drivers Club; Chairman, Jaconello, Ltd., and of British Doloment, Ltd.; Past-Master, Worshipful Company of Barbers; Past-President of Builders' Clerks' Benevolent Institution; Past-President of Provident Institution of Builders' Foremen; started motor racing at Brooklands, 1929; has competed in international races, rallies and Grands Prix; Member of the Committee, Monte-Carlo British Competitors' Club; owns four veteran cars; during Second World War, Major, E.A.A.S.C.; served in Abyssinia and Burma; mentioned in Dispatches. Recreations: motor sport, veteran motoring. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht Club; R.A.C.; B.R.D.C.; V.C.C.; B.A.R.C. Add: Patman and Fotheringharn. Ltd., 15 Islington Park St., London, N.1. T: North 1124; 2 Berkeley Mews, W.I. T: Welbeck 5227; and King's Bank Farm, Beckley, Sussex. T: Beckley 292.
FOX, Edwin Roland Managing Director, Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd. b: April 21, 1911, Edgware. Educ: Margate College. Studied engineering at London Poly technic; School of Motor Body Engineering; became draughtsman with Carrosserie Gangloff, Geneva, Switzerland. and later body engineer with Alvis, Ltd.; joined present company in 1939; (the com pany was founded by his father in 1923); is a Member of the Institution of Body Engineers; Council Member and Fellow of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations: music and outdoor life. Club: B.A.R.C. Add: Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd., London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6171; and Invergarry, Hall Park, Berk hamsted. T: 455.
FRANCIS, Dennis Vincent Wilson Fleet Sales Executive, Nuffield Organization, since 1955. b: July 6, 1920, Crawley, Sussex. Educ: New College School, Oxford. Served apprenticeship with Morris Garages, Ltd., Oxford, 1938-39; with R.A.F.V.R., 1939-46; commissioned 1943, Admin. and Special Duties Branch (MD; Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Final View Inspector, Mar.-Nov., 1946; Service Technical Dept., 1946-52; Publicity Dept. (Associate Editor of Motoring), 1952-54; Technical Publications Dept., Deputy to Head of Dept., 1954-55; Technical Publications Dept., Head of Dept., 1955. Recreations: gliding, model air craft, cinematography. Add: Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and Flat 4, 341 Banbury Road, Oxford. T: Oxford 59854.
FRASER, Hugh D.L., J.P. Member of Executive Committee, The Automobile Association, since 1950; Hon. Treasurer since 1951. b: January 15, 1903. Educ: Warriston and Glasgow Academy. Chairman and Managing Director, House of Fraser, Ltd., since 1941; Managing Director, Fraser Sons and Co., Ltd., 1925-47; Chairman and Managing Director, Scottish Drapery Corporation, Ltd., 1952; Chairman and Managing Director, Binns, Ltd., 1953; President, Scottish Retail Drapers Association, 1946; Magistrate, 1944-45; Chairman, Board of Governors, Westbourne School for Girls, Glasgow, 1951; Director-at-large, National Retail Dry Goods Association (America), 1956; a Director, National Bank of Scotland; Chairman, John Barker and Co., Ltd., 1957. Recreations: farming, horticulture. Clubs: R.S.A.C.; Junior Carlton; Caledonian; Devonshire; Conservative (Glasgow). Add: Dinciddwg, Mugdock, Stirlingshire. T: Milngavic 1182.
FRASER, James Campbell B.Com. F.S.S., Public Relations Officer, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. b: Dunblane, Scotland. Educ: Glasgow University, McMaster University (Canada), Dundee School of Economics. Head of Industrial Research, Economist Intelligence Unit, Ltd., 1952-57. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and 121 Mitchley Avenue, Purley, Surrey. T: Sanderstead 6760.
FRASER, John Levis M.A. (Cantab.). Managing Director, Frew and Co., Ltd., Perth, since 1938, and of John Harper and Sons (Blairgowrie), Ltd., since 1948. b: January 21, 1913. Educ: Trinity College, Glenalmond, and Jesus College, Cambridge. Served apprenticeship as motor mechanic with Ferguson and Batchelor, Perth; after purchase of Frew and Co., engaged on sales under T. D. Frew, 1935; appointed Managing Director on retirement of T. D. Frew, 1938; responsible for Dept. of Agriculture Tractor Service, operated in Perthshire by Frew and Co., 1940-46; served in Home Guard, 1940-45; purchased John Harper and Sons, Blairgowrie, Fordson Tractor Dealers, in 1948, and was appointed Managing Director. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., R.S.A.C. Add: Frew and Co., Ltd., 14 Princes Street, Perth. T: Perth 1400; and Fair Hill, Oakbank Road, Perth. T: Perth 1866.
FRASER, Kenneth D. Managing Director, A. and D. Fraser, Ltd., since 1957. b: September 17, 1925. Educ: Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow and Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Grew up in close association with A. and D. Fraser, Ltd., of which his father, Archie Fraser, was co-founder and Governing Director; joined the board of Directors in 1945; appointed Managing Director, October 1, 1957. Chairman, Scottish Nuffield Distributors Association, 1958-59. Recreations: golf, motor sport. Clubs: B.A.R.C., British Motor Racing, Monte-Carlo Rally British Competitors, Troon Old Golf, R.S.A.C., British Trial Drivers' Association, M.G. Car, Scottish Sporting Car, Royal Western Yacht, etc. Add: A. and D. Fraser, Ltd., 65 Springkell Avenue, Maxwell Park, Glasgow, S.1. T: Pollok 3011; and Monkland, Troon, Ayrshire. T: Troon 313.
FRAZER-NASH, Archibald Goodman M.I.Mcch.E. Consulting Engineer and Designer to H.M. Government; U.K. Atomic Energy Authority and Aircraft and Engineering Concerns; Director, Premier Motor Policies, Ltd.; R. B. Pullin and Co., Ltd., and Associated Companies; underwriting Member of Lloyd's. b: June 30, 1889, Hyderabad, Sindh, India. Educ: Preparatory and William Ellis Schools; City and Guilds, 1905-07; pupil Willans and Robinson, Rugby, 1909. Started car manufacture 1910; joined by H. R. Godfrey as partner in that year (Godfrey and Nash, later G.N., Ltd.); co-designer and producer of G.N. car; First World War attached to Air Armament Design Section (later Air Ministry); later commissioned and learned flying with R.A.F.; holder of Air Ministry civil pilot's licence No. 126, 1919-22; formed Frazer-Nash, Ltd., 1923; designed and manufactured Frazer-Nash car; produced Nash (now Vickers-Nash) Safe Load Indicator for Cranes, 1929; first raced Brooklands, 1912; last race, Irish Grand Prix, 1931; holder of many car records in road and track races and hill-climbs; 1933-45 founder (with E. Grattan Thompson) and Technical Director of Nash and Thompson, Ltd.; 1935-45 founder and Technical Director, Parnall Aircraft, Ltd.; produced Frazer Nash Hydraulic Gun Turrets for Aircraft, Marine Mountings for Navy and " Powered Mountings " Traverse Gears for Tanks; since 1945, Consulting Engineer and contractor, designing and supplying mechanisms to meet M.o.S. and U.K. Atomic Energy Authority requirements, including safety gear for the first fast safety reactor, " Zephyr," at Harwell; liquid metal components and many units, details of which have not been released. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.F.; R.A.C.; B.A .R.C. ; (Member of Council) B.R.D.C.; Royal Cromer and Coombe Wood Golf ,Clubs. Add: 84 Kingston Hill, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. T: Kingston 8856-7. T: (private) Kingston 2638.
FREEMAN, Victor Leslie President, The Motor Cycling Club, Ltd., 1957-59. b: December 7, 1900. Educ: Haberdashers' Aske's. Served apprenticeship in motor trade at White's Garage, Finsbury Park, 1918-20; joined King Freeman and Co., Ltd., building contractors, subsequently becoming a Director, 1920-30; with Howard Farrow, Ltd., civil engineers and building contractors, since 1939. Joined The Motor Cycling Club, Ltd., 1920; member of Executive with a number of years as Treasurer and 10 years as Chairman, 1924-57; President, 1957-59. Has served as a marshal, timekeeper and steward at major and club events, and on many committees in connection with the sport, since 1931; was a regular competitor in major competitions on the road, and occasionally at Brooklands, 1920-31. Recreation: motor sport. Club: The Motor Cycling Club, Ltd. Add: Howard Farrow, Ltd., Bank Buildings, Russel Parade, Golders Green, London, N .W .11. T: Meadway 3232; and 42 Copthall Drive, Mill Hill, London, N.W.7. T: Mill Hill 1660.
FROGGATT, Norman Henry Works Manager, Weymann's, Ltd., since 1955. b: January 14, 1913. Educ: Kingsbury County School; Regent Street Polytechnic. Served apprenticeship with Hall, Lewis and Co. Ltd. (now Park Royal Vehicles), 1929-31, and Cunard Carriage Co., Ltd., 1932; setter-out and draughtsman, Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., 1933-36; joined Weymann's, Ltd., 1937, as draughtsman, and was successively Estimator (1939), Assistant Works Manager (1947) and Works Manager (1955). Is Chairman, Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers (Southern Centre). A member of The Livery of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations: gardening and music. Clubs: Rotary Club of Chertsey, V.C.C. Add: Weymann's, Ltd., Addlestone, Surrey. T: Weybridge 2371; and 10 Ashley Close, Walton on-Thames, Surrey. T: Walton-on-Thames 5411.
FROST, Henry Harvey b: August 13, 1873, Harwich. Educ: Pembroke shire Commercial Training College. Entered cycle trade, 1892; with his brother, William, founded Harvey Frost and Co., Ltd., in 1903. when the H.F. vulcanizing appliances were introduced with the first items of garage equipment ever manufactured; Chairman and Managing Director, Harvey Frost and Co., Ltd., for 25 years; in 1909 visited India and the Far East, being the first English representative of the motor trade to do so; first President of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry; founder member, " The Old Time Cyclists." Recreations: collection of rare illuminated manuscripts and rare books. Clubs: R.A.C.; Veteran Car Club. Add: 49 Campden Hill Gate, Kensington. London, W.8. T: Western 0419.
FRY, Frederick Charles Gatcombe Managing Director, Furrows, Ltd., Shrewsbury, since 1958, and Secretary, Deemster Investment Trust, Ltd., Shrewsbury, since 1947. b: June 16, 1911. Educ: Lynton College, Kent. Served with R.A.F. during Second World War; demobilized with rank of Squadron Leader, August, 1945. Club: R .A .F. Reserves. Add: Furrows, Ltd., Coton Hill, Shrewsbury. T: Shrewsbury 3631; and Romlea, Russell Field, Shrewsbury. T: Shrewsbury 3169.
FRY, John Director. Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., and Fry's Hire, Ltd., since 1953. b: September 17, 1923. Educ: Eastbourne College. Served with R.N.V.R., 1942-46, retiring as Lieut.(A); with Hindhead Motor Works, Ltd., 1947-50; joined Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., 1950; appointed Director, Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., and Fry's Hire, Ltd., 1953. Recreation: yatching. Add: Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., 112 Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, S.E.13. T: Lee Green 3434; and Tifters Farm, Charlwood, Surrey. T: Norwood Hill 56.
FRY, Sydney Norman F.I.M.I., F.I.D., Chairman and Managing Director, Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., Lewisham, since 1923. b: July 1, 1886. Educ: Eastbourne College, Crystal Palace School of Engineering. First connected with the Motor Industry, 1905, after training with H. H. P. Deasy Co., Ltd.; salesman, Hills Martini, Ltd.; founded Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., 1910; has been a Ford Main Dealer since 1911. Recreation: caravanning. Add: Fry's Motor Works, Ltd., 112-116 Lee High Rd., Lewisham, London, S.E.13. T: Lee Green 3434; and 8 Eliot Place, Blackheath, London, S.E.3. T: Lee Green 1969.
FULLER, Arthur Biddulph J.P., Chairman and Managing Director, Taskers of Andover (1932), Ltd. b: March 4, 1899, Bath. Educ: Kings School, Bruton. Somerset; Bristol University. Served apprenticeship with Stothert and Pitt, Bath. Three years Bristol University, followed by position as Repair and Service Manager, Douglas Motors, Ltd., Kings wood, Bristol; Deputy Managing Director, Taskers of Andover, Ltd., 1927-31; Managing Director, 1932; Chairman and Managing Director, Taskers of Andover (1932), Ltd., 1941; Chairman of Heavy Trailer Manufacturers' Section, S.M.M.T.; Member of Council, S.M.M.T.; Member of the following S.M.M.T. Committees; Management, Membership, British Manufacturers' Section, Caravan -and Light Trailer Manufacturers' Section, Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Section, Exhibition Covenant Sub-Committee, Materials, Smithfield Show Joint Committee (Hon. Treasurer), International Motor Exhibition, Commercial Motor Transport Exhibition; Member of Trailer Manufacturers' Association. Recreations: gardening, pedigree large white pig breeding and showing, stamp collecting. Add: Taskers of Andover (1932), Ltd., Waterloo Iron Works, Andover, Hants. T: Andover 2312; and Wakeswood, St. Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants. T: St. Mary Bourne 240.