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C. C. Ferguson

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C. C. Ferguson


1962 Obituary [1]

Mr C. C. Ferguson was educated at Rochester Secondary School and served an apprenticeship at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, while attending Gillingham Technical College.

In 1916 he joined Vickers Ltd, Crayford, working successively as a toolmaker, designer, Assistant Chief and, finally, Chief of Planning and Rate-fixing. He became Assistant Secretary of the Engineering and Allied Employers' London Association in 1922 and in 1935 he moved to the National Association of Heating, Ventilating and Domestic Engineering Employers as Secretary.

At the outbreak of the 1939-45 war Mr Ferguson was Superintendent of Labour and Personnel at Rootes Aircraft factories in Liverpool.

He was responsible for all employment and personnel matters for 15,000 people working in five factories. He joined Fairey Aviation in 1943 as Labour and Training Adviser, a position he held at the time of his death.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1934, transferring to Member in 1940. He was a well-known personality within the Institution and a prominent member of the Education and Training Committee. Mr Ferguson was a member of the Committee which compiled the Report on Practical Training published in 1960. His knowledge and advice were invaluable to this Institution in many ways and his colleagues will miss his help and encouragement.


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