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Arthur Alexander Rubbra

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Arthur Alexander Rubbra (1903-1982) of Rolls-Royce

Son of a Northampton watchmaker

Degree at Bristol University

1925 Joined Rolls-Royce Experimental Department to improve the Eagle engine

Later responsible for the Merlin design

Later responsible for the Griffon and Eagle 22

1951 Appointed Deputy Chief Engineer

1954 Appointed Technical Director of RR

1959 Technical Director, Rolls-Royce since October, 1958

1968 Retired

1971 Joined the team led by Stanley Hooker to resolve problems in the development of the RB211 engine.

1982 Died

Arthur Rubbra set down some fascinating recollections of piston aero engine development work at Rolls-Royce, written in a matter-of-fact, self-effacing way, which were compiled and copiously illustrated by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, and published in 1990[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Rolls-Royce Piston Aero Engines - a designer remembers' by A. A. Rubbra, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Historical Series No. 16

The Magic of a Name by Peter Pugh. Published 2002. ISBN 1 84046 151 9