Leslie Giddens Brazier (1898-1966)
"We regret to record the death, on November 9, of Dr. L. G. Brazier, a non-executive director of Metal Industries Ltd.
Leslie Giddens Brazier was born in Hertford on October 6, 1898 and was educated at Winscombe School, Sidcot, Somerset, the City and Guilds Engineering College and London University. In World War I he was on active operations in Flanders with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. After the war he joined the mathematics staff at the Royal Aeronautical Establishment at Farnborough. In 1925 he was appointed to Callender's Cable and Construction Co, originally working on problems of telecommunications, but later specialising in high voltage transmission research and development. After the formation of British Insulated Callender's Cables in 1945 by the merger of the Callender and British Insulated Cables companies he became manager (research) of the new company with responsibility for research over the whole field of its activities. He was appointed to the board of BICC in 1950 as director of research. He retired in 1964 and joined Metal Industries in a part-time capacity."