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A. H. Hird
"WE regret to announce the death of Mr. A. H. Hird, B.Sc., A.C.G.l., M.I. Mech. E., assistant managing director of Vickers Ltd. and chairman or board member of subsidiaries and companies associated with the Group. Mr. Bird was born in Barrow-in-Furness and educated at the Grammar School there and later graduated from Imperial College. He joined Vickers at its Barrow Works in 1920 and he came to the London Office in 1925 and served the Company for the whole of his working life apart from the war years. He was seconded to the Ministry of Aircraft Production by Sir Charles Craven first to the Machine Tool Directorate and later on co-ordination production of special bombs notably Tall Boy devised by Dr. Barnes Wallis."