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Victor Henry Frederick Hopkins

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Victor Henry Frederick Hopkins ( -1972)

1972 Obituary [1]

Victor Henry Frederick Hopkins (Fellow) died on Apr 8. Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School he served an apprenticeship with Prof A. M. Low's engineering company and graduated at Kings College, London. On leaving university he joined CAV Ltd and later Armstrong Whitworth Securities Ltd. As Manager of the Development Facility at Slough he specialised in the development of advanced two-cycle diesel engines incorporating Kadanacy principles.

He served with a Government Technical Commission and at the end of the last war joined the Marshall Fowler Organisation extending his interests to agricultural and earth moving equipment. He then joined English Electric Co and was for some years Manager of Engineering of the Diesel Engine Division. He completed his career with Perkins of Peterborough and after retirement acted as a diesel engine consultant.

A keen supporter of the Institution, he joined the Combustion Engines Group Committee in 1962 and until his retirement in 1971 made a considerable contribution to the work of the committee. Mr Hopkins was a Past President of the DEUA and represented it on committees of the Council International des Machines a Combustion. Until the time of his death he was Hon Sec of the DEUA. He was also one time Chairman of the Council of BICERA. Possessed of considerable energy he was ever ready to help colleagues.

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