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Frederick Thomas Connell

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Frederick Thomas Connell (c1904-1944)

1946 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK THOMAS CONNELL, whose death occurred in 1944, as the result of an aircraft accident, at the age of forty, was an aeronautical engineer throughout his career. He received his technical education at the Portsmouth Technical College and at the R.A.F. training college, Cranwell, where he also served his apprenticeship during the same period. After gaining experience in the drawing office at Calshot, he was employed for two years at the development establishment in Egypt.

In 1938 he joined the staff of the Ministry of Aircraft Production as a technical assistant and rose to be principal technical officer. He was responsible for three inventions which were subsequently patented by the Government. Mr. Connell was elected an Associate of the Institution only a few months before his untimely death.

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