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John Arthur Bradwell

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John Arthur Bradwell (1908-1950)

1952 Obituary [1]

"JOHN ARTHUR BRADWELL, D.F.C., B.Sc., whose untimely death occurred on 19th December 1950 at the early age of forty-two, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1935, and he was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He was educated at Birmingham University, where he graduated B.Sc. with first-class honours in electrical engineering in 1930. His apprenticeship was served in the Birmingham Electrical Supply Department and at the Nechells generating station during his college vacations. He then secured an appointment as service engineer to Joseph Lucas, Ltd., Birmingham, with which firm he remained until 1936. During this period he acted as lecturer at the schools of instruction of several motor car manufacturers. In 1938, on the conclusion of a two-year engagement as technical sales engineer to the Northern Aluminium Company, Ltd., Banbury, he found similar employment with Jackson and Hunt, Ltd., Birmingham, machine tool engineers. During the 1939-45 war he saw service as flying officer in the Royal Air Force and was awarded the D.F.C. Later he was engaged on research work at Malvern and subsequently at Harwell."

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