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SALMON, Anthony A. Director, Cable Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., since 1946; Advertisement Director, The Garage and Motor Agent; Managing Director, Motor Racing Publications, Ltd., since 1957. b: September 8, 1913. Educ: Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire. Joined Cable Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., publishers of The Garage and Motor Agent, 1929; Motor Union Insurance Co., 1929-34; Bowmaker, Ltd., 1934-39; Royal Air Force, 1939-46 (Squadron Leader, Coastal Command); saw service in Iceland, 1942-44; rejoined Cable Press, 1946. Recreations: motor sport, Rugby football, cricket. Clubs: Veteran Car, Herts County Auto and Aero., R.A.F., B.R.S.C.C., Motor Cycling. Add: Cable Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 62 Doughty Street, London, W.C.1. T: Holborn 7771; and 14 Selwyn House, Lansdowne Terrace, London, W.C.1. T: Terminus 4861.
SALVADORI, Roy Francesco Managing Director, Elmbridge Motors, Ltd. b: May 12, 1922, Dovercourt, Essex. Educ: St. Helens, Brentwood, Essex. First associated with Motor Trade, 1946. Recreations: motor sport (particularly motor racing), motorcycle racing. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Elmbridge Motors, Ltd., 142-146 The Broadway, Tolworth, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 2254.
SAMENGO-TURNER, Paul William Joint-Managing Director, Yeoman Credit, Ltd., since 1957. b: 1923, Naples, Italy. Educ: Italy, France, Wimbledon College and University Tutorial College. Founder Director, Yeoman Credit, Ltd. Recreations: painting, photography, travel. Add: Yeoman Credit, Ltd., 1 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W.1. T: Ambassador 7700; and Braywick Corner, Bray, Berks. T: Maidenhead 3654.
SAMSON, James Brunton M.I.Mech.E., Mem.A.S.M.E., F.B.I.M. Director and Works Manager, Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd., since 1952. b: March 17, 1905, Paisley, Scotland. Educ: West Hartlepool Secondary School, West Hartlepool Technical College, and Acton Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Richardsons Westgarth and Co., Ltd., Hartlepool; subsequently with Bab cock and Wicox, Ltd., as draughtsman designer; the Ford Motor Co., Ltd., as inspector; and the Rover Co., Ltd. (Aero Engines), Birmingham, as chief planning engineer; with Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd., as assistant production engineer, 1938. Recreation: golf. Add: Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd., Stanley Works, Newark, Notts. T: Newark 456; and 35 Winchilsea Avenue, Newark, Notts. T: Newark 2076.
SANDERSON, Basil M.C. and Bar, Belgian Croix de Guerre. Chairman and Managing Director, Shaw Savill and Albion Co., Ltd., and Director, Ford Motor Co., Ltd. b: June 19, 1894. Educ: Rugby School, Trinity College, Oxford. During First World War, commissioned in Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry; G.S.O., 3/1st Infantry Division, Brigade Major, 126th Infantry Brigade, G.S.O., 2/41st Infantry Division; twice mentioned in Dispatches; Brevet Major. Chairman, London General Shipowners Society, 1933-34; Chairman, National Council of Port Labour Employers, 1934-40; President, International Shipping Federation, 1934-51; President, British Employers Confederation, 1938-39. During Second World War, served as Director of Shipping in Port, Ministry of Shipping, 1939-41; Head of Port and Transit Control, Ministry of War Transport, 1941-45; awarded U.S. Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm. Chairman, Shipowners' Side of National Maritime Board, 1946-51; High Sheriff, County of London, 1948-49; Member, Economic Planning Board, since 1957; Member of Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, since 1927; Member, Council Chamber of Shipping, since 1926; Chairman, The Joint Ports Committee, 1949; President, Shipping Federation, since 1950 (Chairman, 1934-50). Is also Chairman, The Traders Dock and Harbour Co-ordination Committee, and Geo. Thompson and Co., Ltd., and a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: The Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line; The Bank of England; Furness Withy and Co., Ltd.; British Maritime Trust, Ltd.; Dalgety and Co., Ltd.; Finance Corporation for Industry. Recreations: tennis, golf. Club: Bath. Add: Shaw Savill and Albion Co., Ltd., 88 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.3. T: Avenue 4232; and Ayot Bury, Welwyn, Herts. T: Welwyn 360.
SANDFORD, Leonard F.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, Metropolis Garages, Ltd., since 1937. b: July 7, 1904, Kensington, London. Educ: Latymer Upper School. Technical training at Paddington Technical Institute, and Regent Street, Polytechnic; apprenticed to the industry in 1920; is also a Director of Sandfords (Leatherhead), Ltd., Sandfords Securities, Ltd., Sandfords (Woodbridge). Ltd., and Red Lion Garage (Barnes), Ltd.: joined Auxiliary Air Force in 1938; served in R.A.F. Bomber Command as Flt. Lieut., during Second World War; Freeman of City of London; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers. Clubs: R.A.C. Veteran Car, Thames Sailing, Pathfinder. Recreations: sailing, and veteran cars. Add: Metropolis Garages, Ltd., Maclise Road, London, W.14. T: Shepherds Bush 5385-6-7; and Berberis, Orchard Way, Esher, Surrey. T: Esher 2677.
SANGSTER, John Young Chairman, The Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: May 29, 1896, Birmingham. Educ: St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint. First World War: 14th Royal Warwicks; Assistant Manager, Tyseley works of the Rover Co., Ltd., 1919; Assistant Managing Director, Ariel Works, Ltd., 1922-32; Chairman and Managing Director, successor company, Ariel Motors, Ltd., 1932; Chairman, Triumph Engineering Co., Ltd., 1936; President of the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union, Ltd., 1954-55; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations: ski-ing, swimming, world travel. Clubs: The Bath, The International Sportsman's, R.A.C. Add: The Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd., Small Heath Works, Birmingham, 11. T: Birmingham Victoria 2381; and 51 South Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 7594.
SANGSTER, Thomas Alfred Deputy Director of Home Sales for The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. b: June 27, 1903, Birmingham. Educ: Bablake School, Coventry; articled apprentice to Swifts, of Coventry; later became Sales and Service Manager of the London Depot of Swifts; joined Riley (Coventry), Ltd., in 1930, this being incorporated into the Nuffield Organization in 1938; appointed General Sales Manager, Nuffield Organization, 1953. Married; one son. Recreations: golf and motoring. Add: The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham; and Pearman House, Clent, Nr. Stourbridge, Worcs.
SANKEY, Geoffrey Baldwin M.A., Hons. Degree. Mech,Sc. (Cantab). Director and General Manager, Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., since 1954; also a Director of Russells Rubber Co., Ltd.; Mills Scaffold Co.. Ltd.; Sankey Sheldon, Ltd.; and Sankey-Benson Wheels Pty. Ltd., (Australia). b: April 25, 1908, Wolverhampton. Educ: Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Barrister; joined Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., 1934. Add: Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., Hadley Castle Works, Wellington, Shropshire. T: Wellington (Shropshire) 4321; and Tong Lodge, near Shifnal, Shropshire. T: Albrighton 214.
SARGEANT, Raymond Ibbott A.M.I.Mech.E. Development Engineer, Scammell Lorries, Ltd., since 1951. b: February 16, 1916, Sibsey. Educ: Boston Grammar School and Luton Technical College. Trainee apprentice, 1937; became Assistant Passenger Vehicle Expt., Engineer; then Assistant Expt., Engineer to Mr. Dean, M.I.Mech.E.; active interest in graduates with the I.Mech.E.; work associated mainly with fatigue testing of road springs, vehicle bodywork, carburetters, brakes, etc. Recreations: tennis, photography. Add: Scammell Lorries, Ltd., Watford, Herts. T: Watford 5231; and 175 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth.
SARGENT, Rupert Hall Director (Purchasing), Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., since 1951. b: July 25, 1896, Staffs. Educ: Great Bridge School, West Bromwich; King Edward School, Birmingham. With Bellis and Morcom, Ltd., 1911-17; Allen Everitt, 1917-18; has been with Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., from 1918 until present date. Add: Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Kingsbury Road, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2141; and 65 Seven -Star Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 4050.
SAUNDERS, Charles Edward Harry A.I.M.I., M.I.S.M.A. Managing Director, The Steels Group of Garages, since 1954. b: February 26, 1911. Educ: Lewisham School, Weston-super-Mare. Served apprenticeship in the Motor Trade, 1927-29; improver, Humber, Ltd., 1930; with Greer and Saunders, Ltd. (latterly as a Director), 1931-39. Served in H.M. Forces, as Captain, R.E., 1939-45; Managing Director, Coventry and Jeffs, Ltd., Bristol, 1946-53. Recrea tions: golf and boxing. Clubs: Bristol, University and Literary, Long Ashton G.C. Add: Steels Group of Garages, Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol, 8. T: Bristol 35087; and 25 Reeldey Road, Westbury on-Trym, Bristol. T: Bristol 625266.
SAUNDERS, Gordon Waldron Chairman and Managing Director, H. A. Saunders, Ltd., since 1957. b: July 27, 1917, Birmingham. Educ: Cranleigh and Cambridge. Joined H. A. Saunders, Ltd., 1936; served from 1940 to 1945, Royal Devon Yeomanry; Chairman and Managing Director, H. A. Saunders, Ltd.; Chairman, Commercial Discount Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Gordon Cars (London), Ltd., and Chairman, Diamond Plant Hire, Ltd. Recreations: golf, squash. Club: R.A.C. Add: H. A. Saunders, Ltd., 836-842 High Road, Finchley, London, N.12. T: Hillside 5272; and The Windmill, Arkley, Barnet, Herts. T: Barnet 7182.
SCANNELL, Desmond James Service and Publicity Manager, Borg-Warner, Ltd., since 1956. b: April 12, 1910, Dublin. Educ: O'Connel School, Dublin. Secretary, Irish Motor Racing Club. 1933-36; Secretary, B.R.D.C., 1936-55; Second World War, service in North Africa. Europe, India, Ceylon, Special Intelligence Office, R.A.F.; demobilized 1956, when Acting Squadron Leader; Vice President and Member of Committee, B.R.D.C.; Member of R.A.C. Competitions Committee; President, Falcon Motor Club. Recreation: motor sport. Clubs: B.R.D.C., Falcon. Add: Borg-Warner, Ltd., Letchworth, Herts. T: Letchworth 2170; and The Hollies, Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts. T: Royston 3049.
SCOTT, Ernest James M.C. Sales Director, Bluemel Bros., Ltd., since 1934; Deputy Chairman, Dover, Ltd., Northampton, since 1955: Council Member, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. b: Wigtownshire, Scotland. Educ: Clifton. Hon. Sec. International Water Polo Board; Feddration Internationale de Natation Amateur; Official at Olympic Games, 1948, 1952 and 1956. Recreation: golf. Club: R.A.C., London. Add: Bluemel Bros., Ltd., Wolston, near Coventry. T: Wolston 244; and 63 Woodside Park Road, Finchley, London, N.12. T: Hillside 2281.
SCOTT, John Eric Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Bentley Motors (1931), Ltd., Park Ward and Co., Ltd. b: May 11, 1905, London. Educ: Stationers; pupil, Clement Talbot, Ltd., entering Sales Department in 1921; appointed Sales Manager in 1930; following amalgamation with Humber Hillman, appointed Sales Manager, Humber Hillman-Sunbeam-Talbot, 1940-44; appointed Sales Manager, Rolls-Royce and Bentley in 1944; appointed Director, Park Ward and Co., Ltd., 1949, Bentley Motors (1931), *Ltd., 1950, and Rolls Royce, Ltd., 1958. Clubs: R.A.C., Veteran Car, Roadfarers, Royal Motor Yacht. 20 Ghost. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 3271; and The Stables, 85 Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Herts. T: Barnet 9013.
SCOTT, Thomas Henry Sales Director, The Reliant Engineering Co. (Tam worth), Ltd., since 1953. b: November 13, 1915, Birchmoor, Staffs. Educ: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Tamworth; Nuneaton Technical College; Royal Air Force School of Technical Training. Served engineering apprenticeship in local colliery engineering work shops followed by Royal Air Force training in aero and motor engineering; served 10 years in R.A.F., engaged first on aero-engine and motor-vehicle maintenance, followed by several years as a senior technical instructor, finally taking charge of the progress training department of a Royal Air Force School of Technical Training; on release, joined the sales department of the Reliant Engineering Co. (Tamworth), Ltd., in June, 1946; appointed Sales Manager, 1947; combined the duties of Sales and Service Manager until March, 1950, when due to expansion a separate service appointment was made. Recreations: choral singing, social work, intensive horticulture. Add: The Reliant Engineering Co. (Tamworth), Ltd., Watling Street, Twogates, Tam worth, Staffs. T: Tamworth 336; and Bridge Farm, Polesworth, nr. Tamworth, Staffs. T: Polesworth 361.
SCOTT-MONCRIEFF, David William Hardy Freelance motoring journalist and historian. b: July 1, 1907, Egham, Surrey. Educ: Welling ton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Served short practical engineering apprenticeship with Westinghouse Brake Co., Chippenham; entered motor trade, first as salesman and then on own account, specialising, pre-war, in export; bas taken part in motor racing since 1926; during Second World War returned to engineering, also served in Yachtsman's Auxiliary Reserve; after the war made whole-time job of journalism and has travelled widely. Publications include " Three Pointed Star " (the official history in English of Mercedes Benz); " Veteran and Edwardian Motorcars." Recreation: collection 18th-century furniture. Add: Rock Cottage, Basford Hall, Leek, Staffs. T: Churnetside 300.
SCRUTON, Robert Acton Manager, Lincoln Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: June 1, 1906, Marston Green, Warwickshire. Educ: Solihull School, Warwickshire. During Second World War, served with R.A. (Volunteer), Singapore, Malaya and Siam. Held appointments with Ford Motor Co. of Malaya, Ltd.; Traffic Manager, 1931; District Sales Manager, 1934; Asst. Sales Manager, 1939; Sales Manager, 1948; Asst. Managing Director, 1950-54; joined Lincoln Cars, Ltd. (a Ford Motor Co. subsidiary), as assistant to Manager, 1954. Recreations: golt, shooting. Club: R.A.C. Add: Lincoln Cars, Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford, Middx. T: Ealing 4506; and Pinewood Cottage, Pinewood, College Ride, Bagshot, Surrey. T: Bagshot 2184.
SCUTT, Percy Robert Managing Director, Tecalemit, Ltd., since 1953. b: May 5, 1897, Dover, Kent. Educ: Dover, Kent. Is also Chairman of Masson-Seeley, Ltd., and Vice-Chairman of Garage and General Finance, Ltd. Recreation: golf. Clubs: St. Stephen's; Royal Western Yacht Club; Royal South-Western Yacht Club. Add: Tecalemit, Ltd., Plymouth, Devon. T: Plymouth 62844; and Moorholme, Dousland, Yelverton, S. Devon. T: Yelverton 672.
SEDGWICK, Stanley A.C.A. Member, Competitions Committee, R.A.C., and President, Bentley Drivers' Club. b: July 20, 1914. Educ: John Ruskin School, Croydon. Articled to firm of Chartered Accountants, 1930-35; various positions with firms of Chartered Accountants, 1935-42; with Foreign Office (Intelligence), 1942-45; various commercial appointments, 1945-48; Secretary, London Overseas Freighters, Ltd., and Director of various companies since 1948. Recreations : motor sport, photography. Add: 8 Balfour Place, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 4941; and Greensleeves, Leigh Place, Cobham, Surrey. T: Cobham 2501.
SELBY, Thomas Vivian Gott Sales Manager, Bristol Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: November, 1906, Sligo. Educ: St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Heversham School. Joined Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., Car Division, 1946; Assistant Sales Manager, 1947; Sales Manager, 1950; Racing Manager, 1953; resumed as Sales Manager. 1956. R.A.F. 1940-46. Clubs: R.A.C., B.R.D.C. Add: Bristol Cars, Ltd., Filton House, Bristol. T: Filton 3831.
SELL, George Editor, The Institute of Petroleum publications, since 1946. b: March 29, 1896, London. Educ: Privately. Three years with Redwood and Eastlake, Consulting Petroleum Engineers; First World War: served with East Surrey Regt. and R.E.s, India and Aden; technical assistant, Eastlake and Sutton, Consulting Petroleum Engineers, 1919-30; from 1923 acted as Part-time associate editor of Journal of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists and 1930-36 similarly as full-time occupation; associate editor, Petroleum Times, 1937-39; in Second World War with Petroleum Dept., Ministry of Fuel and Power as assistant divisional petroleum officer in Manchester and Reading, and later as organisation and methods officer attached to H.Q. Staff; returned to Petroleum Times in 1945. Recreation: photography. Add: 61 New Cavendish Street, London, W.1. T: Langham 3583; and 36 Central Avenue, Hounslow, Middlesex. T: Hounslow 1790.
SEWELL, Charles William A.M.I.Mech.E. Engineer-in-Charge of Light and Medium Fighting Vehicles, Ministry of Supply, Fighting Vehicle Design Establishment, since 1948. b: December 19, 1897, Finchley. Educ: Fitzroy College, London, and Luton Technical College. Apprentice, 1914, with Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton; with that company until 1921 on Technical Staff on Aircraft Engines, Motor Car and Works Planning; 1921-32, with Bentley Motors, Cricklewood, on design of 3-, 41/2-, 61/2and 8-litre cars; 1932-35, D. Napier and Sons as Chief Designer of Car Division; for latter period on Aero Engine Development Design; 1935-48, Lagonda Motors, Staines, as Chief Designer; during Second World War, on Design of Special Devices for War Office; Marine Engines and Machinery for Admiralty; inventor of Semi-Servo Brakes as used on early production Bentley cars; rubber-mounted torsion bar anchorage and electric-magnetic synchronizing gearbox, etc.; Member Automobile Industry Standards Committee. Married, one daughter. Recreations: golf, rowing (Vice-President, Staines Boat Club). Add: 5 Chertsey Lane, Staines, Middle sex. T: 986.
SEWELL, Leslie Harold M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.Prod.E. Works Manager, A.E.C., Ltd., since 1951. b: October 24, 1910, Swanscombe, Kent. Educ: Chiswick Polytechnic and Acton Technical College. With Evershed and Vignoles. Ltd., Electrical Engineers, Chiswick, 1926-33; Draughtsman, Sperry Gyroscope Co., Ltd., Brentford, 1933-34; Tool Draughtsman, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, 1934-35; Tool Draughtsman, Hoover Ltd., Perivale, 1935-36; joined A.E.C. in 1936 and has held positions of Tool Draughtsman, Technical Assistant, Assistant Works Manager, Works Manager; Member of Governing Body, Southall Technical College. Recreations: gardening, committee work. Club: R.A.C. Add: A.E.C., Ltd., Windmill Lane, Southall, Middx. T: Southall 2424; and 100 Burns Way, Hounslow, Middx. T: Hounslow 4946.
SEVIOUR, Harold Thomas Director and General Manager, Enfield Industrial Engines, Ltd., since 1955. b: February 18, 1911, Manchester. Educ: Shrewsbury Lancasterian School. Served successively with Sentinels (Shrewsbury), Ltd., Vulcan Motors and Tilling-Stevens, Ltd., Thornton Engineering Co., Ltd., Central Garage, Bradford, and Enfield Cycle Co., Ltd. Add: Enfield Industrial Engines, Lta., Redditch, Worcs. T: Redditch 991; and Sundorne, Prates Lane, Mappleborough Green, nr. Studley, Warwickshire. T: Studley 103.
SHALE, Henry F.M.I., A.Inst.A.A. Chairman and Managing Director, S. and W. Motors, Ltd. b: 1893, Bilston, Staffs. Educ: Grange School, Burton-on-Trent; apprenticeship with Wolverhampton Motor Services; served in 1914-18 War; 21/2 years in France; joined Austin Motor Co. in 1919 in Sales Organization; founded present company, 1924; recalled to R.A.O.C. in 1939: appointed Chief Co-ordinating Officer at Chilwell Ordnance Depot; released from Army on special I.C.I. from War Office; organized and established two Army Auxiliary Workshops under M.o.S. Director, Friends Provident and Century Insurance Co., Ltd., and Southern Industrial Development, Ltd., as Local Director and Zone Director for Birmingham; livery man Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers; Freeman, City of London; founder and shareholder of Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton; director of a shoe and slipper firm, Northants; founded Motor and Allied Section of Northampton Chamber of Commerce; chairman for considerable number of years. Married; one daughter, two sons. Recreations: travel, golf; squash. Add: S. and W. Motors, Ltd., The Austin House, Abington Street, Northampton. T: Northampton 32711; and Rye Hill House, Church Brampton, Northampton. T: Chapel Brampton 2239.
SHARKIE, Harold Peter Production Controller, Trojan, Ltd., since 1956. b: March 9, 1915, London. Educ: Oakfield School, Penge. First associated with Industry April, 1929, with Creed and Co., Croydon; engineer with B.A. Manufacturing, 1934; tool engineer with M. C. Gooding, Croydon, 1935; tool engineer with Trojan, Ltd., Croydon, 1937; toolroom superintendent, 1942; Equipment Manager, 1947. Recreation: golf. Add: Trojan, Ltd., Trojan Way, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. T: Croydon 0066; and 35 Thorn hill Road, Croydon. T: Thornton Heath 4055.
SHARP, Selwyn Publicity Manager and Public Relations Officer, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., since 1946. b: December 4, 1910, London. Educ: Mercers School, City of London. Served on a number of Temple Press publications; Advertisement Manager, The Light Car, 1935; in the same year joined Inns of Court Regt. following 10 years as member of Metropolitan Special Constabulary " A " Scotland Yard; left Temple Press, Ltd., 1940; appointed to present position, 1946; Freeman of the City of London; Member of Civic Guild of Old Mercers and Guild of Freemen; Member of Institute of Public Relations and Institute of Advanced Motorists; Member of the Fellowship of the Motor industry; Member of National Rifle Association. Recreations: riding, shooting, music, gardening, food and wine, cooking. Clubs: R.A.C.; Cercle du Littoral, Provence, France. Add: Arm strong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 62666; and The Old Deer Park, near Warwick.
SHARP, William Leonard A.M.I.E.I. Works Superintendent, Nuffield Tools and Gauges, Ltd., since 1951. b: 1903, Coventry. Educ: John Gulson School, Coventry. Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd.; standards room, Rootes Securities, Ltd., 1937-38; assistant chief inspector, Nuffield Mechanisations, Ltd. (manufacturing Bofors gun), 1939-46; chief inspector, Nuffield Tools and Gauges, Ltd., 1946-51. Recreations: bowls, fishing, hiking. Club: Quadrant Club, Ltd., Coventry. Add: Nuffield Tools and Gauges, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 64158; and 18 Brackenhurst Road, Coventry.
SHAW, Frank M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Chief Designer (Transmission), The Rover Motor Co., Ltd., since 1944. b: May 2, 1916, Alvaston, Derby. Educ: Derby School of Arts and Crafts; Derby Technical College; served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby, 1932; designer, Bendix, Ltd., 1938, returning to Rolls-Royce, Ltd., in a simital capacity in 1940; loaned to Ministry for 18 months during the war; has made extensive contributions to automatic gearbox development, and is the author of many technical articles. Married Flora née Benton; one daughter, Janet Ellen. Recreations: gardening, reading, writing, painting. Add: Rover Motor Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Lode Lane, Solihull, Birmingham. T: Sheldon 2461; and 92 Kimberley Road, Solihull, Warks. T: Sheldon 2966.
SHAWCROSS, Rt. Hon. Sir Hartley William P.C. Kt. cr. 1945, Q.C., J.P.; Hon. LL.D., Columbia University, U.S.A., and Bristol University; Hon. LL.M., Liverpool University. Director, Shell Petroleum Co., Ltd. b: February 4, 1902, Giessen. Educ: Dulwich College and Geneva. Called to the Bar in 1925 and practised on Northern Circuit; became a Bencher of Gray's Inn in 1939, and treasurer, 1955; after war service in 1940, became Recorder of Salford, 1941-45; Attorney-General, 1945-51; President of the Board of Trade, 1951; was Chief Prosecutor for Great Britain at International Military Tribunal, Nuremburg, and U.K. member of The Permanent Council of Arbitration, The Hague, 1950; President, Hotels and Restaurants Association of Gt. Britain; President, Civil Defence Association. Recreations: sailing, riding. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Burnham Yacht, Royal Cornwall Yacht, Garrick. Add: St. Helen's Court, Great St. Helen's, London, E.C.3. T: Avenue 4321; and Friston Place, Eastbourne, Sussex. T: East Dean 2206.
SHELTON, George Managing Director, Serck, Ltd. b: October 27, 1896. Educ: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Tamworth. Has been with the Serck Organization since 1920; is Managing Director of Serck Radiators, Ltd., Serck Tubes, Ltd., Serck Radiator Services, Ltd., and a Director of Audley Engineering Co., Ltd.; Council member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and British Non-ferrous Metals Federation; Life Governor, Birmingham University. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Birmingham Conservative, Copt Heath Golf. Add: Serck, Ltd., Warwick Road, Birmingham, 11. T: Victoria 4353; and " Kengane." Blythe Way, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 0759.
SHERLOCK-MESHER, Arthur Edmond Editor, The Commercial Motor, since September, 1959. b: April 4, 1912. Educ: Westminster City School. Sub-editor, The Commercial Motor, 1928 37; Founder-editor, Chain and Multiple Store, 1938; special editorial duties, Temple Press Limited, 1939-40; served in R.A. with rank of Major, 1940-45; seconded to Indian Intelligence, 1945-46. Add: Temple Press Limited, Bowling Green Lane. London, E.C.1. T: Terminus 3636: and 11 The Byway, Potters Bar, Middx. T: Potters Bar 4166.
SHERRATT, Ernest M.I.Mech.E. Technical Director, E.R.F., Ltd.. since 1954. b: June 21, 1904, Sandbach. Educ: Sandbach Modern Secondary School; Crewe Technical College; Manchester College of Technology. With Fodens, Ltd. (workshops), 1919-26; drawing office, 1926-33; has been with E.R.F., Ltd., from 1933 to the present time as designer, chief designer and finally Technical Director. Recreations: golf, swimming. Add: E.R.F., Ltd., Sun Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 223; and Devisdale, Park Lane, Sand bach. T: Sandbach 432.
SHILLINGTON, Commodore Courtenay Alexander Rives C.B., V.R.D., R.N.V.R. Deputy-Lieutenant of County Down; Chairman, Ulster Automobile Club. b: March 18, 1902. Educ: Bilton Grange, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, and Rugby School. Entered Broadway Damask Co., Ltd., 1920, and appointed a Director, 1925; served in the Second World War, 1939-46; Chairman, Irish Linen Guild, 1954-58; member of the council, Belfast Chamber of Commerce, 1954-58; Chairman, Joint Electricity Committee for N. Ireland, 1955 to date: Vice President, Ulster Motor Cycle Club, Knock Motor Car and Cycle Club, 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Recreations: golf and motor sport. Clubs: R.A.C., R.Ae.C., Royal Ulster Yacht, Ulster Club, Ulster Automobile, Knock Motor Car, 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Add: Broad way Damask Co., Ltd., Broadway, Belfast. T: Belfast 23235; and Coolnashee, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down, N. Ireland. T: Helena Bay 2162.
SHIRLEY, Joseph William M.I.B.E. Director and General Manager, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., since 1953. b: September 5, 1910, Birmingham. Educ: Waverley Road Grammar School, Birmingham; Birmingham Central Technical College. Served apprenticeship at Midland works of Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd.; assisted in manufacture of the first all-metal p.s.v. body to be produced by the company; joined Weymanns, Ltd., 1932, and assisted in production of first all metal body to be built at Addlestone; joined Eastern Counties Omnibus Co. Ltd., as foreman of coach fitting department, 1934; Leyland Motors, body assembly-shop superintendent, 1935; appointed Works Manager, Eastern Coach Works, Ltd., 1938; General Manager, 1948; joined the board soon after; joined Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., in March, 1953; is also a Director, Chas. H. Roe, Ltd.; President of National Federation of Vehicle Trades, 1954-57 (member of Council since 1951); member of Council of S.M.M.T.: member of U.K. Joint Wages Board since 1951; has acted as the Board's official spokesman in negotiations with trade unions. Recreations: tennis, cricket. Clubs: R.A.C., Directors'. Add: Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., Abbey Road, London, N.W.10. T: Elgar 6522; and 7 Homefield Road, Wembley, Middx. T: Arnold 1053.
SHORROCK, Christopher Technical Director, Shorrock Superchargers, Ltd., since 1947. b: May 6, 1901, Darwen, Lancashire. Educ: Preston Grammar School. Senior Partner, Toreador Eng. Co., 1922; Technical Director and Chief Designer, Centric Superchargers, Ltd., 1934-40; engaged on Government technical projects, 1940-46; Development Engineer, with Harry Ferguson Research, Ltd., 1950-52; Technical Director and Chief Designer, Shorrock Superchargers, Ltd. (subsidiary of Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd.), 1954. Recreations: vintage motor cars, shooting. Add: Church Street, Wednesbury, Staffs. T: Wednesbury 1081-2; and Moorlands, Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire. T: Preston 56980.
SHORTER, Mervyn William M.I.R.S.E., A.Inst.T., M.I.Ex. Managing Director of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: January 2, 1901, Edenbridge, Kent. Educ: King Charles School, Tunbridge Wells. Joined McKenzie Holland and Westinghouse Power Signal Co., Ltd. (now Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd.), 1915; Westinghouse entered the Road Brake field in 1923; represented Westinghouse in many countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Rhodesia, South Africa and Spain; Assistant Sales Manager, 1940; Deputy Sales Manager, 1946; Sales Manager, 1948; Director and Sales Manager, 1950; also a Director of: The Railway Signal Co., Ltd. (Chairman); W. R. Sykes Interlocking Signal Co., Ltd. (Chairman); Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co. (Australia), Ltd.; Westinghouse Brake (Australasia), Pty., Ltd.; McKenzie and Holland (Australia), Pty., Ltd.; Saxby and Farmer (India), Private, Ltd.; Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., S.A. (Pty.), Ltd.; The Consolidated Signal Co., Ltd.; British Power Rail way Signal Co., Ltd.; Cia Italiana Westinghouse Freni E Segnali, Douglas (Kingswood), Ltd. Clubs: R.A.C. and Transportation Club. Add: Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd., 82 York Way, King's Cross, London, N.1. T: Terminus 6432; and Pamber, 63 Langley Road, Watford, Hertfordshire. T: Watford 31316.
SHRIGLEY, George Frederick M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.Prod.E., M.I.I.A. Director of Production, Rootes Croup, since 1955. b: November 25, 1900, Manchester. Educ: Manchester Central High School; studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Served apprenticeship with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whit worth and Co., Ltd.; works engineer, Willys Over land Crossley, Ltd., Stockport, 1925; Assistant Works Manager, 1932, leaving in 1934 to become Planning Manager with Humber, Ltd., Coventry; group planning co-ordinator, Rootes Group, 1944; Director and General Manager, British Light Steel Pressings (Rootes Group). Acton, 1948. Recreation: golf. Clubs: The Union Club, London; Northants County Golf; The Rugby Golf. Add: Humber, Ltd., Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry. T: Coventry 62031; and The Old Rectory, Lilborne, Rugby, Warwickshire. T: Swinford 323.
SIDNEY, Edgar Harold A.M.I.Prod.E. Director and Works Manager, A.C. Cars, Ltd., since 1935. b: August 7, 1897, Coventry. Educ: Bablake School, Coventry. After leaving school, draughts man with Beardman of Glasgow, 1919-23; draughts man and designer with Riley Cars, Ltd., 1924-28; Works Manager4 Fuel Induction Dept. with Brisce of Hatbridge, 1928-35. Recreation: ballroom dancing. Add: A.C. Cars, Ltd., High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey. T: Emberbrook 5621; and Star lings, Ashley Park, Ireton Avenue, Walton-on Thames. T: Walton 8804.
SILVER, John M.I.Prod.E., A.M.B.I.M. Production Director, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: January 11, 1912, Birmingham. Educ: Hands worth Grammar School, Smethwick, and Birmingham Technical College. Served indentured apprenticeship with W. and T. Avery, Ltd., 1928-34; became planning engineer with the A. C. Sphinx Co., Ltd., and later with Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd.; appointed chief planning engineer, B.S.A., Smallheath, 1939; joined Jaguar Cars, Ltd., as Production Manager, 1941; married; one son. Recreation: gardening. Add: Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 62677; and Broad Oaks, 38 Broad Oaks Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 0485.
SILVERS, Charles Owen M.I.E.E., M.Inst.T. (Founder Member). Former Director, The Sunbeam Trolleybus Co., Ltd.; Consultant to Guy Motors, Ltd. b: October 14, 1884, Shifnal, Shropshire, Educ: St. Annes-on-Sea; Wolverhampton School; Sebright School; Birmingham Technical College. Pupil of C. E. C. Shawfield, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.; Assistant Engineer, Wolverhampton Corporation Electricity and Tramways Dept., 1904-10; Assistant Engineer, Tudor Accumulator Co., Ltd., Rail Welding Dept., 1910-12; Engineer and Deputy General Manager, Wolverhampton Corporation Tramways Dept., 1912-15; General Manager and Engineer, Wolverhampton Corporation Tramways and Wolverhampton Corporation Transport, 1915 49; President of Municipal Passenger Transport Association (then called Municipal Tramway and Transport Association), 1936-37, and Member of Council 1925-45; Member of Council, Passenger Transport Association, 1944-49; Former Member of the Council of the Institute of Transport. Recreations : Bird watching, music. Add : The Sunbeam Trolley bus Co., Ltd., Fallings Park, Wolverhampton. T : Wolverhampton 31241; and The Vine, Stanton, Broadway, Worcs. T : Stanton Gloucester shire 250.
SIMPSON, Thomas Director, General Motors, Ltd., and Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. (Retired.) Served 53 years in the Industry; 34 years with General Motors, Ltd., and Vauxhall Motors, Ltd.; on board of each company; terminated Directorship of the latter in 1955. Add: 56 Park Crescent, Harrow Weald, Middlesex. T: Harrow 3200.,
SINCLAIR, George Flett C.B.E., M.I.E,E., M.Inst.T., A.M.I.Mech.E. Member of The Board of Management, British Road Services since 1950. b: January 14, 1897, Wick, Caithness. Educ: Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen; engineering training with Dick Kerr and Co., Ltd.; became technical assistant to English Electric Co., Ltd; appointed General Manager, Kilmarnock Engineering Co., 1926; London County Council Tramways, 1930; rolling stock engineer, 1932; appointed Chief Engineer, trams and trolleybuses, London Transport in 1940; closely concerned in conversion of tramways to trolleybus operation, and in the design of new trolleybuses; loaned to U.K. Commercial Corporation for special duties in Middle East, 1940-44, serving as Transport Director to Corporation; for these services awarded C.B.E. and Order of Patriotic War (First-class) by Presidium of Supreme Soviet, 1945; Deputy General Manager (Road Services) of London Transport, October, 1945; Chief Technical Planning and Supplies Officer, London Transport Executive, 1947; holder of Road Transport (Passenger) Gold Medal of Inst. of Transport and Premium Award of Inst. of Electrical Engineers; Vice-President, Institute of Transport, 1959-60. Club: R.A.C. Recreation: golf. Add: British Road Services, 222 Maryle bone Road, London, N.W.1. T: Paddington 1161; and 12 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, S.W.19. T: 2632.
SINCLAIR, Sir William Kt. cr. 1957, C.B.E., J.P. Director, Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland), Ltd. b: January 17. 1895, Wick; son of the Manse, Educ: Wick and Glasgow; apprenticed to banking with the Commercial Bank of Scotland rising to be Branch Accountant; served in First World War; joined Dunlop's as trainee, 1928; became Sales Secretary, Birmingham; District Manager, Glasgow, Regional Manager. Scotland (Tyre Division); in 1946, appointed Director of the newly formed Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland), Ltd.; Chairman of the Scottish Tyre Register Committee since its inception; elected Vice-president of the Scottish Motor Trade Association seven times; awarded the Lord Wakefield Gold Medal by the I.M.I. in 1943; Justice of Peace for County of City of Glasgow. Recreations: literature, politics, benevolent associations. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland), Ltd., 46 North Wallace Street, Glasgow, C.4, Scotland. T: Bel 3411: and Morven, 237 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, S.1. T: Ibrox 1602.
SINNOTT, Keith Herbert Joseph M.B.E., A.M.I.Mech.E. Sales Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1956. b: June' 3, 1916, Coventry, Warwickshire. Educ: Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, Birmingham Central Technical School and Birmingham Commercial College. Served apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham, 1932-38; Second World War, held T.A. commission in 5th Batt. S. Staffords Regt., and was transferred to R.E.M.E., serving on the Staff of H.Q. Royal Armoured Corps and subsequently on the Invasion Planning Staff and Field-Marshal Montgomery's H.Q. 21 Army Group; later commanded 7th Armoured Div. Workshops in Germany, with rank of Lieut-Col.; awarded M.B.E. and mentioned in dispatches; returned to Wolseley Motors, Ltd., 1945; Sales Manager, Nuffield Agricultural Division, 1949; later appointed Sales Manager of the Morris Marine and Industrial Engine Division; Sales Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd., 1956. Recreations: rugby football (capped for Staffordshire and Oxfordshire) and village cricket. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and The Thatched Cottage, Gagingwell, Enstone, Oxfordshire. T: Enstone 246.
SINSTADT, James A.M.I.Mech.E. Director, A. Schrader's Son Division of Scovill Manufacturing Company. b: May 9, 1888, London. Educ: Heath College, Herts, Polytechnic, London, Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Motor Co., 1904-11; with Automobiles Hotchkiss, Paris, 1911-13; Assistant Manager, Auto Van Maintenance Co., 1913-14; served with Army in France, and was commissioned in the Field, 1914-19; joined present company as Manager, in France, 1921, and remained until 1933; Works Superintendent, Birmingham, 1934-48; Manager, Birmingham, 1949-54; Director and Manager, 1954. Recreation: travel. Club: R.A.C. Add: A. Schrader's Son Division of Scovill Manufacturing Company, 829 Tyburn Road, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2267; cnd The White House, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. T: Four Oaks 22.
SISMAN, Eric Wilson M.I.Mech.E. Director and General Sales Manager, British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., since 1942. b: August 16, 1904, Whitacre, Warwickshire. First connected with the Industry in 1921 as an apprentice with the Lanchester Motor Co., Birmingham. Took up present position, 1942. Add: British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. T : Cleckheaton 3222.
SKINNER, Thomas Carlyle M.I.M.E. Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., and S.U. Carburetter Co., Ltd. (retired). b: Hampstead. Educ: Leys School, Cambridge. Joined Farman Automobile Co., Long Acre, 1899; associated with brother, G. H. Skinner, in invention and development of the S.U. carburetter, 1903-04; until the S.U. Carburetter company was formed in 1912 the carburetter was made and marketed by G. Wailes and Co., Euston Road, in which concern he became a partner; on formation of S.U. Carburetter Co., relinquished partnership in Wailes and Co. to run new company; company was sold in 1926 to Mr. Wm. Morris (now Lord Nuffield); became Managing Director of the new company until retirement, 1948; was a Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., in 1936. Recreations: golf, gardening, fishing. Add: 4 Hampton Lane, Solihull, Warwick shire. T: Solihull 0442.
SLEIGH, Charles Edward Wilson Deputy-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Rossleigh, Ltd., since 1953. b: August 24, 1904. Educ: Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Became apprentice mechanic with present company, 1920; appointed Director at the age of 24, in 1929. Served throughout Second World War, in R.E.M.E., and demobilized with rank of Major, 1945. Appointed Joint Managing Director, 1948; is married, and has one daughter and one son. Recreations: golf and shooting. Clubs: R.S.A.C., R.A.C.; Conservative, Glasgow. Add: Rossleigh, Ltd., Allan Peak, Stirling. T: Stirling 1616; and Woodleigh, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. T: Bridge of Allan 3376.
SLEIGH, William Lowrie B.Com., J.P. Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Rossleigh, Ltd., Edinburgh, since 1949. b: December 9, 1896. Educ: George Watson's College, Edinburgh; Trinity College, Glenalmond; Edinburgh University. Eldest son of the late Sir William Lowrie Sleigh, D.L.. LL.D., former Lord Provost of Edinburgh and founder of Rossleigh, Ltd., 1889. Served as 2nd Lieut., R.A.S.C. (M.T.), 1917; appointed Director, Rossleigh, Ltd., 1920; attended Edinburgh University, 1920-23, and graduated Bachelor of Commerce. President, Edin burgh University Commerce Association; President, Edinburgh City Business Club, 1930; Assistant Master, The Company of Merchants of Edinburgh, 1939-42; Chairman, Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Division, Motor Agents' Association, 1939 50; and 1957-59; Local Director, General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corpn., Ltd.; Director, Reid Paper Box Factory, Ltd.; Trustee, Edinburgh Savings Bank; Governor, Heriot-Watt College. Married Mona Carmichael, (nee Sutherland); two sons. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Scottish Conservative, R.S.A.C., R.A.C., Caledonian United Service and Northern. Add: Rossleigh, Ltd., 32 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, 2. T: Caledonian 7243-8; and 5 Wester Coates Road, Edinburgh, 12. T: Edinburgh 61639.
SMITH, Sir (Alexander) Rowland Kt. cr. 1944, M.I.Mech.E. Director, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1939. b: January 25, 1888, Gillingham, Kent. Educ: Mathematical School, Rochester. Entered industry, Humber, Ltd., 1904; joined Ford of England, 1924; appointed General Manager, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1928; Chairman, 1950; retired as Chairman, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., retaining seat on Board of company. 1956; is currently: Director, Ford Motor Co., Ltd. Chairman, Lincoln Cars, Ltd.; Director, National Provincial Bank, Ltd.; Co-Partnership Farms, Ltd.; Fordson Estates, Ltd.; Member: U.K. Atomic Energy Authority; National Research Development Corpn.; British Board of Reference; Zurich Insurance Co.; Fellow of Institute of Bankers; Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers; Fellow of Royal Society of Arts; Member of M.A.P. Mission to U.S.A., 1941; Member of Ministry of Pensions Standing Advisory Committee on Artificial Limbs, 1948; Member of Committee on Procedure for ordering Civil Aircraft, 1948; Past Master of Glaziers Company; Liveryman of Coachmakers' and Coach Harness Makers' Company; Freeman of City of London. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: Athenaeum, Travellers, Oriental, Royal Southern Yacht, Royal Lymington Yacht, R.A.C. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 88 Regent Street, London, W.1. T: Regent 7272; and The Old Bridge House, Datchet, Bucks.
SMITH, Alfred Bernard M.P.O.A. Executive Director, Supplies, The Rover Co., Ltd. b: February 20, 1911, Birmingham. Educ: Yardley Grammar School. On leaving school joined The Rover Co., Ltd., in Stores Department, 1925; graduated to Buyer at Tyseley Works, 1934; Buyer and Stores Controller of Rover Shadow Factories. 1936-46; Assistant Chief Buyer of Rover company in 1947; Chief Buyer, 1952; Chairman, Purchasing Officers' Association (Birmingham Branch), 1957-58. Recreations: gardening, golf. Add: The Rover Co.. Ltd., Meteor Works, Lode Lane, Solihull. T: Sheldon 4242; and 565 Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwicks.
SMITH, Charles Leslie F.I.A.M.A. General Advertising Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., and Associated Companies, since 1949. b: October 14, 1900, Sutton Coldfield. Educ: Central Secondary School, Birmingham. Joined Royal Navy, 1918, released to resume studies in 1919; joined Advertising Department of Dunlop in 1923; during Second World War served as Lieut. Col., R.A.O.C., and rejoined Dunlop as Advertising Manager, Tyre Group, on demobilization in 1945; Chairman, Advertising Committee of the Tyre Manufacturers' Conference, Ltd.; Council Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations; Fellow of the Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association. Recreations: fishing, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 20 New Bond Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9040; and The Rowans, Trout Rise, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, Hens. T: Rickmansworth 5147.
SMITH, Douglas Chairman, Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd. b: January 12, 1900, Sheffield. Educ: Newcastle upon Tyne. Was a Tea Buyer before becoming connected with the Motor Industry in 1930 tai Director); appointed Managing Director in 1950; is Chairman of Northern Coachbuilders Ltd., and has interests in Tea Co. Recreations: golf, bowls, gardening. Add: Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., Gateshead-on-Tyne, 11. T: Newcastle upon Tyne 75484; and 75 Moorside N., Newcastle upon Tyne, 4. T: 34878.
SMITH, Douglas, Jr. Secretary and Director, Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd. since 1949. b: November 23, 1924, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Educ: Fettes College. Joined Royal Tank Regt., wounded and captured at Falaise Gap, being released after six weeks by advancing U.S. Forces; member of B.A.O.R. Rugby XV with which toured Austria and Italy; served with Price, Waterhouse and Co. for four years and became A.C.A. Married; three daughters. Recreations: all kinds of sport. Add: Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., Gateshead on-Tyne, 11. T: Newcastle upon Tyne 75484; and 25 Elgy Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, 3.
SMITH, Frederick George M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.T., Managing Director. F. G. Smith (Motors), Ltd. (Founder). b: May 27, 1885, London. Educ: Coopers School, London. Served pupillage with Thames Ironworks, Ltd., London; first connected with industry in 1905 as a junior draughtsman; started own motor selling business in 1909 and took up position of Managing Director; President. Motor Agents' Association, 1939-40 and 1945-46; President. British Motor Trades Association, 1951; Director of Vehicle Maintenance and Director Alternative Fuels, Ministry of War Transport, 1940-45. Recreations: yachting, golf. Club: R.A.C.. Add: F. G. Smith (Motors), Ltd., Goodmayes, Essex. T: Seven Kings 6000; and Redcot, 91 Hainault Road, Chig well, Essex. T: 81.
SMITH, Frederick Llewellyn M.Sc., D.Phil., M.T.Mech.E. Managing Director. Rolls-Royce. Ltd., Motor Car Division, since 1954. h: July 25, 1909, Wood Green, Middlesex. Educ: Rochdale High School; University of Manchester; Balliol College. Oxford. Joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., as technical assistant in 1933 and has held various positions in the company; appointed to Board in 1947; Director, Bentley Motors (1931), Ltd., Park Ward and Co., Ltd., Franco-Britannic Autos, Ltd.: President, S.M.M.T., 1955-56. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Motor Car Division, Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 55155.
SMITH, Hugh Stowell Joint Managing Director, Benton and Stone, Ltd., since 1956. b: April 22, 1908. Educ: King's School, Worcester. Joined Benton and Stone, Ltd., 1925; appointed Director, 1935. Married, 1933: one daughter. Recreation: rifle shooting. Add: Benton and Stone, Ltd., Aston Brook Street, Birmingham, 6. T: Aston Cross 1905; and Foxbrook Farm. Rowington, nr. Warwick. T: Claverdon 491.
SMITH, John Lindsay Eric M.A.(Oxon). Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd. b: April 3, 1923. Educ: Eton and New College, Oxford. Served with the Fleet Air Arm during Second World War. Is a Director, Royal Exchange Assurance Co., and of other companies. Add: 32 Lombard Street, London, E.C.3; and Lower Ashfold, Handcross, Sussex.
SMITH, John Mitchell Aitken A.C.A. Asst. Managing Director. Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1953. President, S.M.M.T., 1959-60. b: November 18, 1902, Calcutta. Educ: Morrison's Academy. Trained with Price, Water house and Co., chartered accountants; first connected with motor industry in 1930 as assistant to secretary of The Ford Motor Co., Ltd.: subsequently became Secretary, Director of Finance and Administration. Recreations: tennis, chess. Clubs: R.A.C., Caledonian. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Rainham 3000; and 12 Hyde Park Gate, London, S.W.7. T: Knightsbridge 6958.
SMITH, Maurice Armstrong D.F.C., and Bar. Editor, The Autocar, since April, 1955; Editor-in-Chief, Flight. b: January 20, 1916, Coventry. Educ: St. George's, Harpenden; Wadham College, Oxford. Served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1935: joined Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., 1936; R.A.F. Wing Commander, Bomber Command, 1939-45. Recreations: flying, squash racquets, workshop, garden. Clubs: R.A.C., Royal Aero., Pathfinders. Add: The Autocar, Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333: and West Farm Cottage, Agates Lane, Ashtead, Surrey. T: Ashtead 3693.
SMITH, Newlands Guy Bassett General Manager, Compositions Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since August. 1957. b: July 14. 1910, Sutton Coldfield. Educ: Sutton Coldfield G.S. Joined the Dunlop Co. in 1927 and spent early years on accounts side of the organization, transferred to Accessories Sales in 1931 and took specialist training course, 1932-33; salesman, Accessories Division and Rubber Wing Division, 1937: salesman, India Tyre Co., Ltd., 1938; Manager, Rubber Wing Division, Dunlop Co., Ltd., 1939; Second World War service with Army, 1940 45; graduated. Staff College, Camberley; given staff appointment. 8th Army, in Italy, 1944; released in 1946 as Lieut-Colonel, appointed Sales Manager, Compositions Division, May, 1946; Executive and Council member, Federation of British Rubber Manufacturers; Vice-Chairman, British Rubber Adhesive Manufacturers Association; Fellow. Council Member and Past-Chairman Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers: Governor, Norton Approved School. Recreations: court tennis, municipal affairs (liaison officer, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme). Clubs: R.A.C., Junior Army and Navy. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Chester Road Factory, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 4251; and The Red House, Wellesbourne, Warwicks. T: Wellesbourne 241.
SMITH, Ralph James Dalziel Master of the Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers, since 1957. b: January 29, 1911. Educ: Haileybury College. Admitted Solicitor, 1933; appointed clerk of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, 1942. Commissioned Royal Marines, 1941, promoted major, 1943. and served in Madagascar and at the War Office. Re-elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers, September 1, 1958. Recreations: golf and fishing. Club: Union. Add: 8 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C.2. T: Holborn 4602; and 10 Clifton Road, Wimbledon, London, S.W.19. T: Wimbledon 1963.
SMITH, Samuel Sales Director, Northern Coachbuilders, Ltd. b: September 16, 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne. Educ: Aysgarth School; Fettes College; two years Mechanical Engineering training at London Poly technic. Became Sales Director to present coin pany in 1951. Recreations: motor sport, rugby, golf and swimming. Married, 1954, Jean (née Hall). Add: Northern Coachbuilders. Ltd., Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne 6. T: Newcastle upon Tyne 56544; and 42 Moor Road North, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, 3. T: Newcastle upon Tyne 51222.
SMITH, William David Chairman, W. David Smith and Co., Ltd., since 1932. b: January 24, 1903, West Bromwich. Educ: West Bromwich Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Sunbeam Motors, Wolverhampton, 1914-18; Director, W. J. Smith and Son, 1918-32. Recreations: snooker, golf. Club: Central Club, High Street, West Bromwich. Add: W. David Smith and Co., Ltd., 76 High Street, West Bromwich. T: West Bromwich 1262-3.
SMITH, William Henry C.B.E., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Morsmith Motors, Ltd., Cardiff and Swansea, since 1932. b: October 9, 1894, Cardiff. Educ: Albany Road School and Technical College, Cardiff. After First World War service with R.A. (1914-18, Serbia, Egypt, Palestine) joined Stratton and Instone, London; started in business on own account 1932 as distributor for Daimler, Lanchester and Rover and main agent for leading makes of car; Chairman, Welsh National Opera Co., Ltd., since 1948 and Chairman and Treasurer, Finance Committee; Member of Executive and Treasurer of Council of Social Service for Wales and Monmouthshire: Chairman, East Wales Division of the Motor Agents' Association, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1943-44; Chairman of the Welsh Centre of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 1934-50; Member of the Court of Governors, University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; President of the Guild of Welsh Playwrights. Recreations: music, golf, football. Clubs: National Music Club, Overseas Club (London), Cardiff and County Club (Cardiff). Add: Morsmith Motors. Ltd., 41-47 Frederick Street, Cardiff. T: Cardiff 30791-3; and Beeley, 189 Heathwood Road, Cardiff. T: Cardiff 54645.
SNELL, Norman A.M.I.Mech.E. Director, since 1935, and Secretary, since 1945, Jowett Cars, Ltd. (Jowett Engineering, Ltd., since August, 1958). b: September 10, 1905, Otley, Yorkshire. Educ: Belle Vue Grammar School, Bradford; Technical College, Bradford. Joined Jowett Cars, Ltd., in 1921, and has held various positions with the corn pany. Recreation: gardening. Add: Jowett Engineering, Ltd., Howden Clough, Birstall, Batley, Yorkshire. T: Batley 1951; and Oakleys, South way, Tranmore Park, Guiseley, Yorks. T: Guiseley 299.
SNOWBALL, John Thomas A.M.I.Mech.E. Works Manager, E.R.F., Ltd., since 1955. b: April 12, 1901, Jarrow-on-Tyne. Educ: Peterborough Technical School. Served apprenticeship with J. Baker, Sons and Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough; with H. Youngs (Motors), Ltd., Chester-le-Street, as fitter on general auto repairs, 1924-26; C. Buist, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, as electrical fitter on general auto repairs, 1926-28; Currie and Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, as electrical fitter on general auto repairs and fleet maintenance, 1928-30; Thompson Bros., Gateshead; in charge of fleet operation and maintenance, 1930-36; E.R.F.. Ltd., Sandbach, sales and service representative for Northern Counties, 1936-41; Progress Manager, 1941-46; Production Manager, 1946-55. Recreations: golf, cinephotography. Add: E.R.F., Ltd., Sun Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 223; and Jesmond, Newcastle Road, Sandbach, Cheshire. f: '105.
SOPWITH, Thomas Edward Brodie Chairman, Hartley and Midgley, Ltd., since 1957. b: November 15, 1932. Educ: Stowe School, Buckingham. Served apprenticeship with Air Service Training, Ltd., Hamble, 1947-49; with Cold stream Guards, 1949-51; post-graduate apprentice, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Coventry; subsequently in Experimental Dept.; motor racing activities, 1953-58. Recreation: sailing. Add: Hartley and Midgley, Ltd., 90 Preston Road, Brighton, 6. T: Brighton 52255; and 67 Clabon Mews, Cadogan Square, London, S.W.1. T: Kenington 3305.
SOPWITH, Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Kt., C.B.E., Hon.F.R.Ae.S. Chairman, Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd. b: 1888. Founded Sopwith Aviation Co., Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames, in 1912. Chairman, Society of British Aircraft Constructors, Ltd., 1925-27. Recreations: yachting, shooting, fishing. Clubs: Carlton, Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes. Add: Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd., 18 St. James's Square, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 2064; and Compton Manor, Kings Somborne, nr. Stockbridge, Hants.
SOUTHGATE, Frank Bevis Managing Director, T. H. Nice and Co., Ltd., since 1930, and of Motor Body Specialists, Ltd., since 1946. b: July 30, 1895. Educ: Bury St. Edmunds. Joined T. H. Nice and Co., Ltd., 1912 and has remained with them ever since. During the First World War served in the Motor Branch, R.A.S.C. Member, Bury Town Council, since 1948: Chairman, Nuffield Distributors Association; President, Bury Town F.C.; Chairman, Risbygate Bowls and Tennis Club. Recreations: bowls, tennis. Club: Risbygate Bowls and Tennis Club. Add: T. H. Nice and Co., Ltd., 21 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds. T: Bury St. Edmunds 2801; and Green View, Vinery Road, Bury St. Edmunds. T: Bury St. Edmunds 542.
SOWMAN, Air Commodore John Edward Rudkin C.B.E. Director of Mechanical Transport and Marine Craft, Air Ministry, since September, 1956. b: May 8, 1902, West Clandon, Surrey. Educ: Bedford School. Served apprenticeship with J. W. and E. Sowman, Ltd., Olney: subsequently, with R. A. Lister and Co., Dursley, and International Harvester Co., London; commissioned, R.A.F. (Equipment Branch). October, 1926; served in Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, N. Africa and U.K.: Deputy Director of Equipment, Air Ministry, 1943; commanded No. 351 M.U., Algiers, 1945-46: held various senior staff appointments at Home and Overseas. Recreations: rifle shooting. Boy Scout movement. Club: R.A.F. Add: 58 St. Michael's Road, Bedford.
SPARROW, Ivan Joseph Knox B.A.(Cantab.). Managing Director, Knutsford Motors, Ltd., since May, 1957. b: March 16, 1921. Educ: Dauntsey's School, Clare College, Cambridge. Served in R.N.V.R., 1942-45. Joined Knutsford Motors, Ltd., 1945; appointed Director, 1946; and succeeded his father, Major J. J. K. Sparrow, M.C., as Managing Director in 1957. Recreation: gardening. Club: Manchester Union. Add: Knutsford Motors, Ltd., Garden Road, Knutsford, Cheshire. T: Knuts ford 234; and " Glyngaire," Tabley Road, Knuts ford. T: Knutsford 2502.
SPARSHATT, John Henry Chairman and Managing Director, J. H. Sparshatt and Sons, Ltd.; Sparshatt (Lorries), Ltd.; Highbury Tankers, Ltd.; Highbury Cars, Ltd. b: October 30, 1909, Portsmouth. Educ: Ports mouth. Six years practical training from age of 14; four year engineering with Portsmouth Commercial Motors, Ltd.; six months in Germany with Continental Tyre and Rubber Co., Hanover; 18 months with British Goodrich Rubber Co., Leyland, Lancs.; 10 years on the road selling mainly Dennis and Dodge; has since had 18 years all round experience of body-building and general administration. Recreation: Chairman of the Portsmouth Football Club. Add: J. H. Sparshatt and Sons, Ltd., London Road, Portsmouth. T: 2421; and Highbury Lodge, Farcham, Hants. T: Titchfield 2120.
SPEAR, Peter Director of Research, Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd. b: 1923, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Educ: Humberstone Foundation School; Sheffield University; technical education at the University and with B.S.A. Group. Served in various production engineering and mechanical engineering capacities with the B.S.A. Group of Companies; was a Research Engineer in Production Methods at B.S.A. Group Research Centre and also Senior Research Assistant at B.S.A. Machinability Laboratories; published jointly or individually nine technical papers; lectured to various Technical Institutions in United Kingdom; awarded medal for best paper of 1949 by Institution of Production Engineers; appointed to present position in April, 1952. Recreations: theatre, country and reading. Married, one son and one daughter (twins). Add: Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd., P.O. Box 10, Darlaston, Wednesbury, Staffs. T: James Bridge 3131; and 18 Willow Road, Brad more, Wolverhampton. T: 37902.
SPEED, John Flower A.M.I.Mech.E., Assoc.Inst.T. Associate Editor Coaching Journal and Bus Review since 1949; Director, T. and A. Films, Ltd. b: March 21, 1906, Birkdale. Educ: St. George's School, Harpenden; University of Sheffield. First connected with motor industry in 1928 as draughts man with A.E.C., Ltd., Southall; Assistant Publicity Manager, Daimler and Lanchester Motor companies, Coventry, 1929; Sub-editor, The Commercial Motor, 1934; senior assistant, the Bureau of Information on Nickel, 1937; Manager, press shop, Henry Wiggin and Co., Ltd., Birmingham, 1940; senior assistant, Publicity Dept., Mond Nickel Co., Ltd., London, 1946; Publicity Manager, Lagonda, Ltd., and Bryce Fuel Injection, Ltd., Staines, 1947. Recreations: music, photography. Club: The Steering Wheel. Add: Coaching Journal and Bus Review, 1 Guildhall Chambers, Basinghall Street. London, E.C.2. T: Monarch 8465; and 5 Orchard Lane, Wimbledon, London, S.W.20. T: Wimbledon 4289.
SPENCE, Herbert A.M.Inst., B.E. Proprietor, H. Spence and Co. b: April 24, 1898, Belfast. Educ: St. James School, Belfast, N.I. Served apprenticeship, 1911; motor body building with J. B. Fergusons, Belfast; First World War: 1916-20, with R.A.S.C.M.T. Home Service and service in German East Africa (now Tanganyika); promoted instructor, 1919; returned to Motor Industry, 1920, with J. B. Fergusons; Manager, Simpsons Coach Builders, 1921-25; founded own business, Dunmore Coach Works. 1925; served as S/L Fire Service, 1939. Recreation: bowling. Club: Cliftonville Bowling Club. Belfast. Add: H. Spence and Co., Dunmore Coach Building Works, Antrim Road, Belfast, N.I. T: 77177; and 5 Glenbroome Park, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim. T: Whiteabbey 2025.
SPENCER, Frederick Elliot Vickery M.I.Prod.E., A.M.I.E.E. Works Director, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., since April, 1956. b: June 13, 1912. Educ: King Henry VIII School, Coventry and Market Bosworth, Leics. Served apprenticeship with G.E.C. Telephone Works, Coventry, 1930-35; appointed Departmental Supervisor, 1936; Production Manager, VHF radio assembly equipment, G.E.C., Bradford, 1940; to Calcutta as Works Manager, G.E.C. factory, 1945; returned to U.K. as Asst. Works Manager, G.E.C. Telephone Works, Coventry, 1950; appointed Works Manager, Lodge Pugs, Ltd., 1954. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Bengal, Royal Calcutta. Add: Lodge Plugs, Ltd., St. Peter's Road, Rugby, Warwicks. T: 2076; and The Stone House, High Street, Crick, Rugby, Warwicks. T: Crick 218.
SPIERS. John M.Sc.(Vict.), A.M.I.Mech.E. Senior Experimental Engineer, in charge of Engineering Research and Development Sections (Experimental Dept.), F. Perkins, Ltd. b: January 10, 1910, Accrington, Lancs. Educ: Blackpool Grammar School; Manchester University; two years post-graduate training in Research Work; first connected with the Industry in 1935 as Technical Assistant, Aero-Engine Research Dept., Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.; subsequently Technical Assistant, Research Dept. of Inst. Auto. Engineers, and Principal Research Engineer, Motor Industry Research Association; took up present position, May, 1951; member of Pressure-Charging Panel, British Internal Combustion Engine Research Association; Member of S.M.M.T. Fuel Injection Sub-committee. Married; one son and one daughter. Recreations: gardening and photography. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Queen Street, Peterborough, Northants. T: Peterborough 3241; and 34 Grange Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peter borough, Northants. T: Peterborough 6449.
SPIRES, Colin M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E. Branch Manager, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., since 1955. b: July 8, 1908, Wolverhampton. Educ: Wolverhampton Grammar School; Wolverhampton Technical College. Served apprenticeship with The Sunbeam Motor Co., 1922-29, then joined Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., as jig and tool draughtsman; Assistant Production Engineer, 1941-48, then Production Engineer until taking present appointment. Recreations: reading, gardening. Add: Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham, 8. T: Birmingham East 1960; and 48 Lovelace Avenue, Widney Manor, Solihull, Warwickshire.
SPRY, William Robert M.I.Mech.E. Director, Windshields of Worcester, Ltd. b: April, 1882, Devonport. Educ: Stoke Public School and at Woolwich. Apprenticed to a London Coach Builder; studied at Regent Street Polytechnic and at Woolwich Polytechnic; gained City and Guilds Honours for Carriage Building; was with Etablissements Million-Guiet for three years and sixteen years with Auster, Ltd., as Sales and Works Manager; is a Founder Director of Windshields of Worcester, Ltd., the Company being formed in 1930. Add: Windshields of Worcester, Ltd., Barbourne, Worcester. T: Worcester 3326; and " Uplands ", Battenhall Road, Worcester. T: 2404.
SPURRIER, Sir Henry Kt. cr. 1955. Chairman (1957) and Managing Director (1949), Leyland Motors, Ltd.; Chairman, Albion Motors, Ltd. b: June 16, 1898, Leyland. Educ: Repton. Served apprenticeship with Leyland Motors, Ltd.; Royal Flying Corps during First World War, qualifying as a pilot; rejoined Leyland Motors, Ltd., as engineer after the War, and subsequently became General Manager, Managing Director and Chairman; is also a Director of: West Yorkshire Foundries, Ltd.; Albion Motors, Ltd.; Scammell Lorries, Ltd.; Self-Changing Gears, Ltd.; District Bank, Ltd.; Bus Bodies (S.A.), Ltd.; Leyland Albion (Africa), Ltd.; British United Traction, Ltd.; Commonwealth Engineering Co., Ltd. Part-time Member of the Iron and Steel Board. Recreations: sailing, shooting. Club: Royal Thames. Add: Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancs. T: Leyland 81400; Ingol Cottage, Walker Lane, Fulwood, Preston. T: Preston 77313; and Sowley House, Sowley, Lymington, Hants. T: East End 231.
STACK, Cecil Deputy Director, Overseas Sales, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. b: February 15, 1904, Shortlands, Kent. Educ: Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., England, in September, 1922, and Dunlop Rubber Co. (India), Ltd., India, in December, 1924; became Managing Director in 1951 and occupied that position until departure in April, 1957; on return to England became Deputy Director, Overseas Sales; was president of the Institution of the Rubber Industry (London), Indian Section, 1951-55, and Chairman of the Association of Rubber Manufacturers in India, 1951-57. Recrea tions: golf, squash, tennis. Clubs: Oriental, London; Bengal Club, Calcutta. Add: St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and The End House, The Grove, Highgate Village. T: Mountview 6362.
STAFFORD, Fred M.I.Prod.E. General Works Manager, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., since 1958. b: January 25, 1904, Oldham. Educ: Waterloo Grammar School. Served apprenticeship (three years) Rex Motors Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Coven try; Works Manager, E. V. Dodman, Ltd., Coventry, 1927-31; Production Development Engineer, B.S.A., Ltd., 1931-41; joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., in April, 1941; Works Manager, January, 1949. Recreation: photography. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Pym's Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 55155: and Littlecourt, Broughton Lane, Wistaston near Crewe, Cheshire. T: Crewe 3951.
STANBURY, John Vivian A.F.R.Ae.S. Chief Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Car Division, since 1956. b: May 27, 1913, Surrey. Educ: Cranleigh School, Surrey. Joined Hawker Aircraft, Ltd. (then the H. G. Hawker Engineering Company) in April, 1931 as junior technician; became Chief Project Engineer in March, 1946; joined Rolls-Royce, 1956. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Motor Car Division, Crewe. T: Crewe 55155; and Brook Farm, Bunbury. Cheshire. T: Bunbury 381.
STANFORD, Mark M.C., B.E.M. Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Stanford, Ltd. b: December 2, 1894, Clapham, London. Educ: Emanuel School. Member of the Civil Service, 1910-19; First World War, served 1914-18; Captain.. East Surrey Regt.; joined father's firm of wheel wrights and coachbuilders, 1919; formed limited liability company as Mark Stanford, Ltd.; acted successively as Secretary, Director, Managing Direc tor and Chairman; District Warden, Civil Defence, 1938-45. Recreation: Rotary. Club: Rotary House. Add: Mark Stanford, Ltd., North Street, Clapham, London, S.W.4. T: Macaulay 1144.
STARLEY, Hubert Granville C.B.E., F.I.M.I., F.I.D. Deputy Managing Director, Champion Sparking Plug Co., Ltd.; Director, Champion Sparking Plug Co. (Ireland), Ltd. b: April 16, 1909, Skipton. Grandson of William Starley, inventor of differential gear, and great grandson of James Starley, inventor of the bicycle. Educ: Ermystead Grammar School, Skipton. Car Salesman in California for Chrysler distributor, 1929; joined above company, 1941; organizer of Motor Industry Fighting Fund, which donated £110,000 for a Spitfire squadron; Personal Assistant to Lord Beaverbrook when Minister of Supply; organizer of Nat. Recruitment of Women into Industry, and of Nat. Industrial Mobile Squads for munition production; member of Executive Council, R.S. of St. George, 1942; Adviser to Air Min. and M.A.P. on packaging of Warlike Stores, their preservation and identification, 1943-45; also Chairman, Army Council Committee on similar project; Chairman, Anglo-American Packaging Exhib. Committee, 1944; member, Barlow Mission to U.S.A.; Chairman, Disposal Panel of Mech. Spare Parts; member, Public Relations Committee of Motor Industry, 1944; Director, Aims of Industry, Ltd., 1945; Chairman, Motor Industry Jubilee Committee; Liveryman of Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, 1946; Chairman, Accessory and Components Manufacturers' Section, S.M.M.T., 1948-50; held similar office, 1953-54; also member of Council; Chairman, Ministry of Supply Inver-Departmental Packaging Co-ordinating Committee, 1958. Recreation : music. Married; one son, one daughter. Clubs: Carlton, R.A.C., Royal Thames Yacht, Mid-Surrey Golf, Roadfarcrs' and Veteran Car. President, 1954, of the Pickwick Bicycle Club. Add: Champion Sparking Plug Co., Ltd., Feltham. T: Hounslow 4494; and 215 London Road, Twickenham, Middle sex. T: Popesgrove 5187.
STEAD, Edward Brian Technical Manager, Albion Motors, Ltd., since 1949. b: June 12, 1909, Petham, Kent. Educ: The Grammar School, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex; Brighton Technical College. Early training with Ricardo and Co. (1927), Ltd., Shoreham, becoming technical assistant employed mainly on development of C.I. engines, 1927-36; joined Albion Motors, Ltd., Technical Dept., 1936, as assistant to Technical Director; became Manager of Experimental Dept. with responsibility for development and proving tests on vehicles, engines, units, etc., for the company; in 1948 read Paper before Auto mobile Division of I.Mech.E. on Instruments and Test Methods accepted and published in Proceedings. Add: Albion Motors. Ltd., Glasgow, W.4. T: Scotstoun 1261; and 71 Douglas Park Cr., Bearsden, near Glasgow. T: Bearsden 1852.
STEADMAN, Clifford Stuart B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E. Director, Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., and General Manager, Witney. Sub-Division, since 1956. b: January 15, 1911. Educ: Bristol Grammar School, University of Bristol. Initial training with R. A. Lister, Dursley, 1931-32; technical assistant, specializing in heat transfer problems, Experimental Dept., Rolls-Royce, Ltd. Derby, 1932-39; Chief Development Engineer, John Marston, Ltd. (subsequently Marston Excelsior, Ltd.), Wolverhampton, 1939-46; served as Lieut., R.A.O.C., with B.E.F., France, Sept., 1939-June, 1940; joined Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., as Development Engineer on all vehicle heating development, hydraulics, thermostats, etc., 1946; subsequently Chief Engineer, Heating, Transmission and Control Systems and Director, Unitubes, Ltd., Slough, a subsidiary company. Recreation: fining. Add: Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., Witney, Oxon. T: Witney 678; and Red Copse Lane, Boars Hill, nr. Oxford. T: Oxford 35830.
STEPHENS, Richard John Managing Director, R. Stephens and Son, Ltd. h: August 2, 1885. Madoc, Ontario, Canada. Educ: Privately, and Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. In 1899 joined father's firm of engineers and patentees, established in 1889; later became a partner, and in 1935 Managing Director; in 1898, the company designed, developed and manufactured the Stephens Motor Cars (patented features included independent front wheel springing); delivered in 1900 one of the cars used as the first motor car in Bath to ply for hire as a hackney carriage; Managing Director of Humfrey and Stephens, Ltd., automobile engineers, 1911-19; Chairman of The Circle of 19th Century Motorists. Recreations: veteran motoring, bowls. Add: R. Stephens and Son, Ltd.,115 Church Road, Upper Norwood, London, S..19. T: Livingstone 2265-6; and 155 Auckland Road, Upper Norwood, London, S.E.19. T: Livingstone 0934.
STEVENSON, Andrew King O.B.E. Secretary, Royal Scottish Automobile Club, since 1942. b: July 23, 1887. Educ: Irvine Royal Academy. Entered office of R. J. Smith—Founder and Secretary of Scottish Automobile Club—in 1904 and from 1914 to 1919 was Chief Transport Officer, Scottish Branch, British Red Cross Society, Transport of Wounded Department; appointed assistant secretary, R.S.A.C., 1921; Superintendent, City of Glasgow Special Constabulary Mobile Section, 1926-40; Chief Transport Officer, Scottish Branch, British Red Cross Society, Transport of Wounded Department, 1940 46; Vice-President, Scottish Sporting Car Club, since 1949; .Vice-President, Ecurie Ecosse Association; member of Comite d'Honneur, Monte-Carlo Rallye, since 1949. Recreation: motor sport. Clubs: R.S.A.C., R.A.C., Steering Wheel, Monte-Carlo Rally British Competitors. Add : Royal Scottish Automobile Club, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, C.2. T: Central 3850.
STEWART, Donald M.D., F.R.C.P. Member, Executive Committee, The Automobile Association, since 1950, and Joint Vice-Chairman, since 1953; Vice-President, World Touring and Automobile Organization (O.T.A.), since 1955. b: July 2, 1901. Educ: George Watson's College; Edinburgh University. Medical Adviser, Imperial Chemical Industries from 1933-39; Medical Adviser, Austin Motor Co., Ltd. (from 1941); Central Electricity Generation Board and other companies; Member, Minister of Labour's National Advisory Council on Employment of the Disabled; Member, Advisory Panel on Occupational Health, World Health Ogranization (United Nations, Geneva). Recreation: golf. Clubs : Caledonian, Junior Carlton, Union (Birmingham). Add: 2 Hagley Court, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16. T: Edgbaston 0462; and Ascott, near Shipston-on-Stour, Warwicks. T: Long Compton 217.
STEWART, James Robert Partner, R. P. Stewart and Sons, since 1953. b: March 6, 1931. Educ: Dumbarton Academy. Racing motorist, now retired, and former member of official Jaguar Works Team and of Ecurie Ecosse Recreations: golf, music. Clubs: B.R.D.C., R.S.A.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Dumbuck Garage (R. P. Stewart and Sons), Bowling, Dunbarton. T: Bowl ing 65; and " Rookview," Dumbuck, By Bowling, Dunbarton. T: Bowling 65.
STEWART, Major Oliver M.C., A.F.C. Editor, Aeronautics. b: November 26, 1895. Educ: Copthorne School, Bradfield; Royal College of Music. 2nd Lt., 9th Middx, Ottober, 1914; Flying Officer, R.F.C., 1915; No. 54 Squadron (single-seat fighters), 1917; experimental and test flying, Orfordness and Martlesham Heath, 1918-24; motoring correspondent, Morning Post; B.B.C. commentator; founder member, Guild of Motoring Writers; Editor, The Motor, during 1938. Publications: "Traffic Driving Technique," "Learn to Drive," "Your Driving Test." Clubs: Garrick, Royal Aero. Add: Tower House, Southampton Street, Strand, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 4363; and Stewart Cottage, Outwood, Surrey.
STIRMAN, Leonard Cecil Sales Director, Burman and Sons, Ltd. b: August 8, 1903, Birmingham. Educ: Aston Technical School. First connected with the Industry in 1919 in Sales and Service Departments, holding positions with Joseph Lucas, Ltd., and James Cycle Co., Ltd.; appointed as Sales anager to present Company in 1929, subsequently becoming Sales Director. Recreations: music, bowls and gardening. Add: Burman and Sons. Ltd., Wychalls Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, 3. T: Kings Norton 3201-6; and 27 Chesterwood Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham. T: Highbury 3413.
STIRRUP, John Managing Director, S. Rawlinson, Ltd., Blackburn (Tower Wagon Engineers and Coachbuilders), since 1944. b: February 3, 1899, Blackburn. Entered Indus try in 1913 as apprentice with above company; concentrated on Tower Wagons; previous appointments (all with company) were foreman, then Works Manager. Add: S. Rawlinson, Ltd., 219 Audley Range, Blackburn. T: 7048; and 83 Lambeth Street. Blackburn. T: Blackburn 7048.
STODDART, William Christian M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.E., M.S.B.E. Author and technical journalist. Electrical Consultant to Motor Trader, since 1955. b: July 29, 1894, London. Educ: John Ruskin School. Served apprenticeship with General Motors, Ltd.; on active service, 1914-16 with 1st Surrey Rifles, T.A., and subsequently to 1918. Flight Sergeant Instructor at No. 1 School of Military Aeronautics, R.F.C.; on demobilization in 1918 became Chief Instructor, The College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, Chelsea, leaving in 1925 to become General Manager, Premier Motors (London), Ltd.; became Technical Editor of Motor Commerce and Automobile Electricity in 1929. before the former changed its name to Motor Industry; left in 1936 to become Director of Technical Service to E. P. Barrus, Ltd., Acton; joined the Department of the Chief Inspector of Mechanization, M.O.S., Chislehurst, as Assistant Inspector. 1939; rejoined Motor industry as Technical Editor, 1946; retired from Motor Industry in 1955 to become Technical Consultant and free-lance Technical Journalist; 1924-39 was regular visiting lecturer (evenings) to The Polytechnic, Regent Street. The Borough Polytechnic and L.C.C. Men's Institute, all of London, on Automobile Engineering and Electrical Equipment. Publications: " Garage Planning," " The Working Principles of Motor Vehicle Lighting and Starting," and several authoritative papers; has spent much time in U.S.A. and Canada studying methods. Recreations: gardening, music. Clubs: Press; Wig and Pen. Married: one son, one daughter. Add: 45 Woodbastwick Road, London, S.E.26. T: Sydenham 8735.
STOKES, Donald Gresham M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Director and General Sales and Service Manager, Leyland Motors, Ltd. Director, Albion Motors, Ltd., and Scammell Lorries, Ltd. b: March 22, 1914, Bexley, Kent. Educ: Blundell's. Apprenticed to present company in 1930; joined Territorial Army in 1938; served as Second-in-Command No. 5 Army Field Workshop with rank of Major, 1940; in 1942 became O.C. Royal Marine Group Workshop; promoted Lt.-Col., Assistant Director Mechanical Engineering, A.F.H.Q., 1945. Married, 1939. Clubs: R.A.C., Eccentric. Add: Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancs. T: Leyland 81400; and 36 Princes Gate Court, London, S.W.7. T: Kensington 9453.
STONE, Raymond Harold Director, Jowett Cars, Ltd., since 1955; Secretary, Blackburn and General Aircraft, Ltd., since 1951: Director and Secretary, Megator Pumps and Com pressors, Ltd. b: April 21, 1914, Birmingham. Educ: Birken head School; Hong Kong University. Chiet accountant and assistant secretary, General Aircraft, Ltd., 1945-48; personal assistant to Joint Managing Directors, Blackburn and General Aircraft, Ltd., 1949-51. Recreations: golf, sailing. Club: Royal Aero. Add: Blackburn and General Aircraft, Ltd., Brough, E. Yorks. T: Brough 174; and 10 Daven port Avenue, Hessle, E. Yorks. T: Hesslc 40484.
STONHAM, Ronald Arthur F.C.W.A. Secretary, Aveling-Barford, Ltd., since 1956. b: October 2. 1905, Aylesford, Kent. Educ: Rochester Technical School. Joined Aveling and Porter, Ltd., as office junior in February, 1922; various appointments held with that company until 1932; departmental accountant with Barford and Perkins, Ltd., Rochester, April, 1932; Secretary to Clean Milk Equipment, Ltd., Reading, 1934-35; assistant accountant to Aveling-Barford. Ltd., 1935; cost accountant, 1939; comptroller, 1949; Assistant Secretary and Comptroller, 1950. Recreations: cricket, football. Add: Aveling-Barford, Ltd.. Invicta Works, Grantham. T: 1091: and 21 Avenue Road, Grantham.
STOTT, Thomas Charles Felix M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.Mar.E. Passenger Vehicle Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. b: March 11, 1905, London. Educ: East Ham Technical College. First connected with the industry in 1925 as a draughtsman with Associated Equipment Co., Ltd.; became a designer with Commer Cars, Ltd., 1929, and in 1934 joined Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., in a similar position; appointed Asst. Heavy Vehicle Engineer, 1940; Transmission Engineer, 1945; Asst. Passenger Vehicle Engineer, 1952; took up present position in September, 1953; Past Chairman, Ball and Roller Bearings Standardization Committee of British Standards Institution; also member of two other B.S.I. Committees; Past Chairman, Luton Centre (Automobile Division), Inst. of Mech. Engineers; author of six technical papers read before the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institution of Automobile Engineers; also author of other technical publications. Recreation: horology. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2600; and 16 Moreton End Lane, Harpenden, Herts. T: Harpenden 964.
STRAIGHT, Whitney Willard C.B.E., M.C.. D.F.C.. Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), Norwegian War Cross. Deputy Chairman, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., since 1957. b: November 6, 1912, New York City. Educ: Lincoln School, U.S.A.: Dartington Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge. Professional racing driver, 1932-34; Chairman and Managing Director of Straight Corp. and associated companies, controlling flying clubs, airfields and airlines, 1935-39; served Auxiliary Air Force in Fighter Command, 1939-41; Transport Command. 1942-45; Deputy Chairman, B.E.A., 1946; Managing Director, B.O.A.C., 1947-49; Deputy Chairman, B.O.A.C.. 1949-55; Executive Vice-Chairman, Rolls-Royce, 1956-57; Deputy Chairman, Rolls-Royce, from 1957; is also a Director of Rolls-Royce Australia Pty., Ltd., Rotol, Ltd., and Midland Bank, Ltd.; Vice-President, Royal Aero Club; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; member of the Council of Industrial Design; member of Institute of Transport; member of Institute of Directors; member of United Kingdom Council of European Movement; Chairman of Council and Executive Committee of Alexandra Rose Day. Recreations: flying, ski-ing, underwater fishing, music and art in relation to industry. Clubs: Royal Aero, Turf, White's, Buck's. Royal Automobile, Racquet and Tennis Club, N.Y. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd.. 14-15 Conduit Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 6201; and The Aviary, Windmill Lane, Southall, Middlesex. T: Southall 2711.
STUBBS, Albert B.Sc.; Graduate's Dip., Commerce, M.I.E.E.; M.I.Mech.E. Director, Fodens, Ltd. b: June, 1893, Cheshire. Educ: Birmingham University. Chief engineer, General Engineering Dept., Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd., to 1945; Sales Manager, Mechanical Dept., Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd., 1945-51; past chairman, Institute of Fuel, North Western Branch; Institution of Mechanical Engineers, North Western Branch; chairman, North Western Branch, Automobile Division of Inst. of Mech. Engineers. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Elworth Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 644.
STUBINGTON, Richard Henry B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.Mech.E. Technical Director, Merryweather and Sons, Ltd., since 1956. b: June 6, 1928. Educ: Sherbourne School, University College, London. Gained practical training with present company, 1949-52; successively a member of the Design Staff and the Technical Sales Staff before becoming Technical Director in 1956. Recreation: Territorial Army. Club: Constitutional. Add: Merryweather and Sons, Ltd., Greenwich, London, S.E.10. T: Tideway 1016.
STUDDY, Sir Henry C.B.E. Chief Constable, West Riding Constabulary since 1944. b: April 20, 1894, Haifa, Palestine. Educ: St. Paul's School, London. Served in Indian Police, 1914-35 and in First World War, 1917-19 with Indian Cavalry; Captain 1918 (Dispatches); Chief Constable of Northumberland, 1935-43; Chief Con stable of County Durham, 1943-44; Member of the Singapore Riots Inquiry Commission, 1951; Chairman of the Cyprus Police Commission, 1956; has been a motorist since 1912 and a member of the Committee of the R.A.C. for several years. Recreations: shooting, golf. Clubs: United Service, R.A.C. Add: West Riding Constabulary, Wake field. Yorkshire. T: Wakefield 3737; and The Estate House, Harewood, Leeds. T: Harewood 261.
SUNDERLAND, Arthur Leonard A.C.C.S. General Secretary, National Employers' Association of Vehicle Builders, since 1958. b: November 21, 1916. Educ: Huddersfield Technical College. Received practical commercial training in Shipping and Insurance; served during the Second World War in India, the Middle East. Italy and Germany; held progressive secretarial appointments in the Y.M.C.A., 1946-55; North West Regional Secretary, National Federation of Master Painters, 1955-57. Recreations: fell walking, music. Add: National Employers' Association of Vehicle Builders, 13-14 Park Place, Leeds. 1. T: Leeds 28374; and 3 Lower Crow Nest Drive, Lightcliffe, Halifax. T: Brighouse 2127.
SUTCLIFFE, Geoffrey Scott O.B.E., T.D. Chairman, Ferodo, Ltd., since 1956. b: June 12, 1912, Hyde, Cheshire. Educ: Repton. Joined Ferodo, Ltd., January, 1932; appointed, Works Director, 1947; Home Sales Director, 1952; Managing Director, 1955; Chairman, 1956; Second World War, France, Belgium, North Africa, Italy, finishing with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; awarded O.B.E. and mentioned in Dispatches, 1939 45; appointed Director of Turner and Newall, Ltd., 1957. Recreations: sailing, tennis. Clubs: Devonshire, R.A.C. Add: Ferodo, Ltd., Chapel-en le-Frith, Stockport. 7: Chapel-en-le-Frith 2520; and Brierwood House, Disley, Cheshire. T: Disley 292.
SUTHERLAND, Robert Gordon Chairman and Managing Director, E. D. Abbott, Ltd., since 1949. b: January 10, 1908, Newcastle upon Tyne. Educ: Malvern College; A .E.T.C., Chelsea. With Alvis Car and Engineering Co., Ltd., 1931-32; Aston Martin, Ltd., 1932-47. Recreations: fishing, golf. Clubs: B.A.R.C., Steering Wheel, Public Schools. Add: E. D. Abbott, Ltd., Farnham, Surrey. T: Farnham 6282.
SUTTON, John Ward Works Director, Dennis Bros., Ltd., since 1957. b: 1916, Bolton, Lancs. Educ: Bolton Grammar School; County High School, Braintree, Essex. Served apprenticeship with Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; technical assistant, Bristol Aeroplane Co.; foreman, Engine Test, Standard Motor Co., Ltd.; site engineer, Gas Turbines, Armstrong Siddeley; Senior Production Engineer, Jaguar Cars. Add: Dennis Bros., Ltd., Woodbridge Works, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 5291; and 28 Tormead Road, Guild ford.
SUTTON, William Chairman since 1952 and Managing Director since 1936, Willowbrook. Ltd. b: March 19, 1890, Leicester. Educ: Leicester Council School; Technical College of Art; Vaughan College. Graduated as salesman, 1914; served in First World War, 1914-18; representative for motor accessories until joining present company in 1920; a Director of: Resistoid, Ltd., Rockingham Plate, Ltd., A. H. Broughton and Co., Ltd., J. F. Carnall and Co., Ltd., Geo. Ginns and C., Ltd., and Stonewood Flooring Co.' Ltd. Recreation: fishing. Club: Eccentric. Add: Willowbrook, Ltd., Derby Road, Loughborough. T: Loughborough 2562/3/4; and 44 Curzon Avenue, Birstall, Leicester. r: Leicester 814310.
SWAIN, Percy Fritz Director, Swain Group of Companies. b: September 30, 1912, Manchester. Educ: privately. Is Chairman of Swain Holdings, Ltd., H. R. Owen, Ltd., H. R. Owen Services, Ltd., Freestone and Webb, Ltd., Harold Radford (Coach builders), Ltd., Hoffmanns of London, Ltd., Hoffmanns of Halifax, Ltd., Hoffmanns of Sheffield, Ltd., Edwards and Co. (Bournemouth), Ltd., J. Caslake. Ltd., Central Garage (Pokesdown), Ltd., and Carlton of Halifax, Ltd.; is a Director of The Provincial Traction Co., Ltd., Thomas Greenwood's Sons, Ltd., and Harold Radford and Co., Ltd.; originated Swain Group of companies in 1937. Recreations: boating, ski-ing. Add: Swain Holdings, Ltd., 17 Berkeley Street, London, W.I. T: Mayfair 9060; and Prestbury House, The Green, Hampton Court, Middx.
SWALLOW, William M.I.Mech.E., A.R.Ae.S., M.S.A.E. Managing Director, General Motors, Ltd., since 1953; Chairman, General Motors, Ltd., since 1958; Director, Vauxhall and General Finance Corpn., Ltd. b: January 2, 1905, Gomersal, Yorkshire. Educ: Gomersal and Heckmondwike, Yorkshire; studied engineering at Batley and Huddersfield Technical Colleges. In 1932 went as development engineer to Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Oxford; joined Short Bros., Ltd., Rochester, as Chief Production Engineer, 1943; joined General Motors Overseas Operations Division. New York, 1947; appointed General Manager AC Sphinx Spark Plug Division of General Motors, Ltd., 1950; is also a Director of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. Add: General Motors, Ltd., 23 Buckingham Gate, P.O. Box 69, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 8141; and Flat A, 15 Eaton Square, London, S.W.1. T: Sloane 9028.
SWINDLE, Andrew Clifford M.I.Prod.E. Chief Production Engineer, Car and Tractor Plants, The Standard' Motor Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: August 18, 1914. Educ: Blandon County Secondary School, Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., Gateshead-on-Tyne, 1930-36; Jig and Tool Draughtsman, Daimler Motor Co., Ltd., 1936-38; joined The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1938, and was successively Jig and Tool Draughtsman, Planning Engineer and Technical Assistant to Manager, in " Shadow Factories," 1938-45; successively Chief Methods Engineer, Chief Jig and Tool Draughtsman and Chief Production Engineer, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1945-53. Recreations: tennis, golf, reading. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Banner Lane, Coventry. T: Tile Hill 65211; and 15 West Avenue, Stoke Park, Coventry. T: Coventry 52564.