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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry: Persons B

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Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry

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BACHE, Robert. Managing Director of George Salter and Co. Ltd. Born West Bromwich, 1907. Educated at Shrewsbury School and Birmingham University gaining the degree B.Comm.(B'ham). Became first connected with the Motor Industry in 1928 when engaged in the commercial side of Car Spring manufacturing. Took up present position in 1948. Is also a Director of British Typewriters, Ltd. Hobbies: Tennis, hockey. Is married with two sons; two daughters. Private address: Middlefield Lane, Hagley, Worcs. Telephone: Hagley 249o.

BACHE, J. P. Director and General Manager (Spring Division) of George Salter and Co. Ltd. Born West Bromwich, 15th November, 1909. Educated at K.E.H.S., Birmingham. Has been connected with the industry since the age of 19 when he received his technical training with his present firm. Has been for some years President of the Coil Spring Federation Research Organisation; local President of the Institute of Industrial Supervisors; President West Bromwich & Smethwick District Manufacturers Association; Member of the District Advisory Council of the Midland Regional Board. Is married; two sons. Private address: Oatfield, Hamstead Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, 22. Telephone: Great Barr 1099.

BACON, John. Secretary, Geo. T. Hilton & Co., Ltd., Rugby. Educated at Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby. First connected with Motor Industry in clerical capacity. Appointed to present position in 1950. Private address: 3, Walford Place, Rugby.

BAGNALL-WILD, Brig-General Ralph Kirby, C.M.G., C.B.E., D.L., J.P. Past President, Institution of Automobile Engineers. Born 18th August, 1873. Educated at Hermitage School, Bath; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Received Commission in Royal Engineers, 1893. Director of Aeronautical Inspection, Air Ministry, 1919-21; Director of Research, Air Ministry, 1921-24; Past Chairman of Royal Aeronautical Society. Address: 35, Florence Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Telephone: 89542.

BAILEY, Colin Conyngham, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and General Manager, Duple Motor Bodies Ltd. Born 9th November, 1902. Educated at Marlborough College. Became apprenticed to Cammell Laird & Co. in 1918, working as a pupil at Birkenhead, and Nottingham. Joined Leeds Forge, Newlay Works as Asst. Manager and in 1924 joined the Midland Works of Metro-Cammell-Laird, Birmingham. During the slump periods developed the metal body of Passenger Omnibuses and in 1935 joined Leyland Motors Ltd. as Body Shop Manager. Became Director and General Manager, Duple Motor Bodies Ltd., in 1948. Is a member of Inst. of Loco. Engineers, Inst. of Production Engineers, and Inst. of British Car and Auto Manufacturers. Is married; one daughter. Hobbies include Painting, Shooting and Golf. Private address: 82, Old Church Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex. Telephone:.Grimsdyke 1920.

BAILEY, Sir George Edwin, Kt., M.SC., M.I.E.E., M.I.P.E. Director, Edison Swan Electric Co. Ltd., and other Companies. Born 1879. Educated at Loughborough Grammar School. Has always taken a big interest in Engineering affairs, serving often as President, on Councils and Committees. Is a Director of many other Companies, mainly electrical, including Associated Electrical Industries, Ltd; British-Thomson-Houston; Metropolitan-Vickers and ten others. Has been President of Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation; Institution of Production Engineers; Manchester District Engineering Employers' Association; and Manchester Engineering Council. Served also on Committee on skilled men in the Services (Beveridge Committee). Recreation: Golf. Private address: Inverary, The Avenue, Branksome Park, Dorset. Telephone: Westboume 61184.

BAILLIEU, Sir Clive Latham, K.B.E., C.M.G., O.B.E. Chairman, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, S.W. r. Born Melbourne, 24th September, 1889 Educated at Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne; Trinity College, Melbourne University; Magdalen College, Oxford M. A.(0xon) ; Oxford VIII, 1913; Barrister, Inner Temple, 1914. Major (retired) Australian Forces; served 1915-18 in Australian Imperial Forces and R.A.F. (O.B.E. and mentioned in Despatches). Representative of H.M. Government in Australia on Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, 192939. Executive member of Export Council, 1940. Director-General, British Purchasing Commission, Washington, 1941; Head of British Raw Materials Mission, Washington, 1942-43 ; British representative on Combined Raw Materials Board, Washington, 1942-43. Member of Supply Council, N. America, 1941-43. Head of British Trade Mission to Argentine 1948. Member of the first Council of British Inst. of Management, 1947. Member of General Advisory Council, B.B.C., 1947. Deputy Chairman of English Speaking Union, 1947-51; Chairman, 1951. Hon. Member of Australasian Inst. of Mining and Metallurgy (Inc.), and of Inst. of Metals. Recreations : Golf, Shooting, Riding.

BAILY, Claude Walter Lionel, A.M.I.MECH.E., AI.S.A.E. Chief Designer, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Twickenham, 1902. Son of John Baily, Coach Furniture Manufacturers of London, and grandson of Walter Payton, early pioneer of pneumatic machinery. Educated at Richmond Hill School, Surrey and Henry Thornton School, Clapham Junction. Received technical training in Mechanical Engineering at Regent Street, London Polytechnic. Was apprenticed to Anzani Engine Co., London (1918-26). Joined Morris Engines Ltd., Coventry 1928 and later became Chief draughtsman and Assistant Chief Designer. Took charge of Jaguar's Engine Design Development in 1940 and in 1948 appointed to present position. Is interested in Motoring and Music. Private address: 2, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Telephone: Leamington 1477.

BAIRD, George. Regional Manager, G.K. Tyre Services (Kennings Ltd.) Chesterfield. Born London, 28th March, 1896. Educated at London and Glasgow. Left home at 14 and earned living in pits in Scotland, studying mining at night school. At 16 joined Army giving wrong age and served in France and Belgium completing 10 years service in 1922. Returned to colliery work and in three years became under-manager. In 1925 joined Universal Tyre Co., (Yorks.) Ltd., at Doncaster as salesman, then. Branch Manager and later Supervisor. After I2 years with U.T.Co., joined present Company as Tyre Manager, and became Manager in 1937 and Regional Manager in 1949. Is interested in Cactus plants, Tropical Fish, Model Aircraft and Angling. Private address: 17, Debdale Lane, Mansfield, Notts.

BAIRD, George. Technical Director, Girling Ltd., Birmingham. Born Glasgow, 16th May, 1893. Educated. at Clydebank High School. Studied Engineering at Clydebank Technical School and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. In 1914 became a draughtsman with Albion Motors, Scotstoun, Glasgow. In 1919 became Chief Draughtsman with Beardsmore Motors, Paisley leaving them in 1929 to become Designer, (and later Chief Designer) with Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham, 8. Is interested in Golf, Football and Cricket. ' Private address: 33, Thornhill Road, Birmingham, 2 I. Telephone: Northern 3571.

BAKER, Henry Wellstood, B.SC. (ENG.), A.M.I.MECH.E., A.C.G.I. Director and Chief Engineer, Triplex Safety Glass Co. Ltd., King's Norton, Birmingham. Born Canterbury, 1901. Educated at Kings School, Canterbury. Studied engineering at City and Guilds (Engineering) College, London and in 1925 became assistant to Works Director with Triplex after working as draughtsman in Civil and Railway Engineering concern. In 1931 transferred to works at King's Norton as Assistant Engineer. From 1933 was responsible for technical development of Toughened Safety Glass Plant. In 1939 became Technical Manager, Perspex Fabricating Department, Birmingham Factory becoming Chief Engineer in 1946, and Director in 1948. Was appointed Director of acquired subsidiaries in 1950 (Messrs. Stern and Bell, Ltd., also Weldall and Assembly Ltd.). Married, 1926 to Caroline (née Drown); one son one daughter. Is interested in Evangelical movements.

BAKER, Henry Wright, D.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.A.E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Director of Laboratories, University of Manchester since 1939. Born 4th November, 1893. Educated at Liverpool College and Manchester University. Was for four years Head of Transport Department, F.W.V.R.C., then became lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University. Has written several books and papers chiefly dealing with problems relating to the I.C. Engine. Hobbies : Cabinet Making; walking. Private address: 26, Broadway, Withington, Manchester, 20.

BAKER, Kenneth Harrison. Local Director of Caffyns Ltd., (incorporating Chas. Baker and Co. of Tonbridge, Ltd.). Born Tonbridge, 2nd December, 1907, and educated there studying engineering subsequently at Tonbridge Wells. Was the son of Charles Baker, a pioneer in the Motor Industry, who founded the firm of his name in 1897. Married in 1937 to Gladys (nee Bates); one daughter. Is interested in local affairs. Past President of Tonbridge Chamber of Trade, also Rotary Club. Recreations : Sailing, Fishing and Walking. Private address: Norheimsund, Bounds Oak Way, Southborough. Telephone: 170..

BAKER, Newton Page, D.C.L., A.M.I.MECH.E., Managing Director of Newton Baker Ltd. Born 3rd February, 1906. Educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester and Loughborough College, where he studied engineering. Passed City & Guilds examination in Motor Car Engineering and gained Loughborough College Diploma in Automobile Engineering. Joined Warwick Wright, Ltd., New Bond Street, London and subsequently the London & Parisian Motor Co. Ltd., Davies Street, London, W. In 1928 appointed Managing Director to Newton Baker, Ltd (Motor Agents). Admitted as Associate Member Inst. Engineers 1934 and Institute Automobile Engineers, 1945. Served in H.M. Forces as Major R.E.M.E., 1939-45 mainly in Middle East. Private address: 127, Letchworth Road, Leicester. BAKER, Ralph. Partner in Baker Brothers Motor Services Warsop, Mansfield. Born Shirebrook, 19th September, 1906. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Mansfield. Has been connected with the Motor Industry since 1923. Private address: Belle Vista, Mansfield Road; Warsop. Telephone: 12.

BALDWIN, Eric Marshall. Service Supervisor, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Chippenham, 22nd April, 1903. Educated at Lord Weymouth's Grammar School, Warminster. Served pupilage with Daimler's at Coventry, 1919-23, afterwards becoming a draughtsman. In 1925 joined Dunlop Rim & Wheel Co. engaged on scheme for converting heavy vehicles from solid to pneumatic tyres. In 1927 joined Goodyear's, training at Akron, U.S.A., before becoming Service Manager. In 1930 rejoined Dunlop's as Manager of Vehicle Equipment Department. In 1939 joined R.A.O.C. as Lieut. Demobilised in 1943 with rank of Lieut-Col. Returned to Dunlop's in 1945 as Deputy Service Supervisor and appointed to present position 1949. Private address: 76, Beeches Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. Telephone: Erdington 1887.

BALDWIN, John Howard. Advertising Manager (London) Jowett Cars. Ltd., of Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire. Born 31st May, 1908. Educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield; and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1927-30) B.A. Hons. Became Modern Languages master at Magdalen College School, Brackley, 193o, leaving in 1932 to become sub-editor of "The Motor." In 1937 became editor of houseorgan and brand promotion manager with Thomas Hedley & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne. In 1940 became Intelligence Officer in R.A.F. Demobilised with rank of Squadron Leader Fighter Command. Is married to Kathleen (née Revill); one son. Private address: Green Acres, Ditchling Common, Hassocks, Sussex. Telephone: Plumpton 284.

BALDWYN, Jason. Director and Secretary, P. H. Wakefield Ltd., Worcester. Born Worcester, 6th November, 1902. Educated at Royal Grammar School, Worcester. Was Radio Officer in Royal Navy. Joined Motor Industry in 1929 as Sales Inspector for Midlands with Fiat (England) Ltd. Recreations: Golf, Bowls. Private address: 405, Ombersley Road, Bevere, Worcester. Telephone: 3024.

BALE, Frank Herbert, M.I.M.ECH.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Premier Motor Policies, Ltd., Aldwych, \V.C.2. Born London, 5th November, 1886. Educated at City of London School. Studied Engineering at Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Swift Motor Co., Coventry from 1903, and later became London Manager of the firm. Served in R.A.S.C. during 1914 war, as Officer in charge of Main Technical Stores Depot at Shorts Gardens. Later appointed Mechanical Transport Liaison Officer between home and overseas. Was responsible for the issue of "Vocabulary of Miscellaneous Stores." Demobilised with rank of Major. In 1919 joined Mr. E. R. R. Starr to build up this Company which specialises in Motor Insurance. Has been closely associated with the R.A.C. for several years serving on Committees etc. Served for 24 years on the Committee of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Hon. General Treasurer of the British Automobile Racing Club, (formerly the Junior Car Club) for the last 32 years. Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Order of the Road, which he founded jointly with Mr. A. P. Bradley. Is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Private address: 23, Baslow Road, Eastbourne. Telephone: 3908.

BALL, Alexander Percival. Managing Director, New Cross Car Mart., Ltd., S.E.4. Born Sidcup, 6th May, 1905. Educated at Brighton College, 1919-22. Volunteered for R.A.F. in 1940; served with Commission at Home and abroad until demobilised in December, 1945. In 1936 started in business on his own account in a small way with no experience. Is interested in Rugby Football and Golf. Private address: 71, Lewisham Way, S.E.4. Telephone: Tideway 2908.

BAMBRIDGE, Major Francis Clarence Frederick. Managing Director of Bambridge Bros. Ltd. Born Putney, 8th April, 1902. Educated Haslemere Collegiate School and privately. Was apprenticed to Bambridge Brothers and in 1919 became partner in firm. Accepted commission in R.A.O.C.(E) and in 1941 posted to Far East. Later transferred into Indian Army commanding Ind Station Workshop, Ind Recovery Company Burma, 1943-45. Officiated C.I.E.M.E. Indian Division, later commanded Ind Divisional Rear Details (approx. 10,000 troops). During 1945 and 1946 served in Dutch East Indies. Twice mentioned in Despatches. In 1947 returned to civilian life as Managing Director, Barnbridge Bros. Ltd. In December, 1946 married Sheila Geraldine McDermott, daughter of the late Lt.Col. T. McDermott, O.B.E., R.A.M.C. They have one son. Clubs : Naval & Military; B.A.R.C., and Company of Veteran Motorists.

BAMFORD, Joseph William Henson. Chief Draughtsman, Allen-Bowden Ltd., Leamington Spa. Born Stamford, 28th August, 1902. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry; Coventry School of Art. Trained in engineering at Coventry Technical School. In 1929 became draughtsman in Body Office, Hillman Car Co., after apprenticeship with Coventry Ordance Works. Later transferred to Rover, working in Body Office (1931); in Chassis Drawing Office (1932-40); Gas Turbine Design Office (1941-43). Became Section Leader in Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine Design Office in 1944 leaving in 1945 to join present firm. Later worked in Gas Turbine Office, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Controls Section returning to Allen-Bowden's as Chief Draughtsman in July, 1951. Is Founder and Secretary of Coventry Model Yacht Club. Also interested in Model Building; Pen and Pencil Drawing; Pen Lettering. Private address: 4, Olive Avenue, Wyken, Coventry.

BAMPFYLDE, Sydney Frank, M.I.P.E. Personnel Manager, Humber Ltd., Coventry. Born Brighton, 16th July, 1897. Educated at Pengam Grammar School, Glamorgan. Served apprenticeship with Powell, Duffryn & Co. Became a journeyman Turner in 1919 and has been with the Group since. Engaged in Ratefixing and Time Study from 1933; became Chief Rate Fixer in 1939. Appointed to present position 1945. Recreations: Shooting, Rugger and Tennis. Private address: 145, Kinross Road, Royal Leamington Spa. Telephone: 2962.

BANHAM, Harry. Publicity Manager and Editor of House journal, Alexander Duckham and Co. Ltd., W.14. Born Sydenham, 1st July, 189o. Educated at Newport (Isle of Wight) Grammar School, and Training College, Winchester. Became a private tutor in 191o until enlisting in R.F.A. in 1914. Served in India, Mesopotamia and Persia. Commissioned in Indian Army in 1917. From 1920 until joining present firm in 1927 was engaged in coffee planting in Kenya Colony. Called up with Emergency Rserve in 1940 commanded Company in Royal Pioneer Corps with rank of Major. Recreations : Gardening, Reading. Private address: Kenworth, The Meadows, Farnborough, Kent.

BANKS, Air Commodore Francis Rodwell, C.B., O.B.E. Technical Manager, Associated Ethyl Co., Ltd. Born 22nd March, 1898. Educated at Christ's College, London. Served during 1914 war in Navy and afterwards specialised in the development of aviation engines and their fuels. Was also responsible for the fuels used in the successful Rolls-Royce Schneider Trophy entrants. Served in R.A.F.V.R., 1919-46. Also worked on research, development of aero engines and gas turbines, at M.A.P. Has written many technical papers on I.C. engines and fuels. Is a member of Air Safety Board. Recreation: Golf. Address: 23, Ashley Road, Walton-on-Thames Telephone: 1254.

BANKS, Colonel Cyril, M.B.E., M.P., A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.INST.T. Managing Director, Banks Equipment Ltd., Bradford. Born Sheffield, 12th August, 1901. Educated at Sheffield Council Day and Evening Schools; and the University of Sheffield. Apprenticed to Mechanical Engineering, 1914. Standard Motor Car Co. Ltd., 1923-26. Transport Engineer, India 1926-29. Guy Motors Ltd., 1929-30. Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., 1930-35. In 1935 became Managing Director, Auto-Steam Sales, Ltd. Was Chief Emergency Feeding Officer, Ministry of Food, 194o-43. Lt-Col. C.O.S.S.A.C. 1943. Colonel, Chief Supply Officer, S.H.A.E.F., 194445. Served in N.W. Europe. Is Council Member of Motor Factors Association; Vice-President National Tyre Distributors Association; Member West Riding County Council 1946-49; Member of Parliament Pudsey Division, 195o. Is interested in Middle and Far East Economic Problems; Industrial Relations. Club : Constitutional, London. Married in 193o to Gladys (née Drackley). Recreations : Golf and Politics. Private address: Springside, Otley, Yorkshire. Telephone: Otley 2714.

BANKS WARNER, Francis. Managing Director of Fina Petroleum Products Ltd. Born Brentford, 22nd January, 1888. Educated at Friends' School, Saffron Walden. In 1914 became a partner in Lloyds brokerage firm; 1915/19 served with Artists' Rifles, subsequently commissioned with Queen's Westminster Rifles. In 1919 attached to Ministry of Munitions. At end of 1919 entered Oil Industry and formed National Fuel Oil Co., Ltd. In 1927 became General Manager, Cities Beneres Oil Co., Ltd., and in 1939 became Managing Director. The Company changed its name to present title in 1947. At outbreak of war joined Petroleum Board as representative of the Independent Companies; served on the Management Committee and became a Director of the Petroleum Board. On the demerge of the Petroleum Board in 1948 was elected member of the U.K. Petroleum Industry Advisory Committee. Is also a member of the Institute of Petroleum and Fellow of the Royal Empire Society. Club : Albany. Married: one son. Private addresses : 31, Fourth Avenue, Hove, Sussex; White Cottage, Budock Vean, Near Falmouth.

BANN, Lieut-Col. Ronald Shrigley. Managing Director, Lowerwood Eng. Co. Ltd., Whaley Bridge. Born 18th September, 1918, at Poynton, Nr. Stockport. Educated at Stockport Grammar School. Trained in engineering with the English Steel Corporation at Openshaw and studied Metallurgy at Manchester Technical College, where he took comprehensive courses in all types of mechanical engineering and design. Served during war in the Army, joining the Royal Engineers as a Sapper in 1939 and being demobilised in 1946 as Colonel, R.E.M.E.

BANNISTER, Neville. Proprietor of Service Garage, Rhos-on-Sea and Managing Director of Service Garage (Rhos) Ltd. Born 5th March, 1911. Educated at Denstone College. Was in 1927 apprenticed to Braids of Colwyn Bay. Left to become junior salesman of Banbers, Southport in 1933. The following year became assistant manager of same firm. Married in 1936. Took managership of Clock Garage, Woodville, Swadlincote, in 1938, and bought own business (as above) in 1939. Served during war as Flight Engineer on bombers and finished service as Flight Lieut. in Transport Command. After war took over Jowett agency in three counties. In 1947 bought premises and formed company as landlords. Has always been interested in Motor Sport. Hobbies: Gardening, Badminton and Shooting. Private address: Pen-y-Maes, Glan-y-Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno. Telephone: Colwyn Bay 4430.

BARBER, Harry Richard, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Body Engineer, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Born Huddersfield, 29th March, 1910. Educated at Manchester Secondary School and studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. In 1928 became a draughtsman with Willys-Overland-Crossley, until joining B.S.A., Birmingham in 1931. In 1932 joined Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. Appointed to present position 1945. Recreations; Golf and Photography. Private address: 50, Shaftesbury Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry.

BARCLAY, Jack. Managing Director, Jack Barclay Ltd., Hanover Square, W.I. Born 7th February, 1900, London. Educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. In 1922 became Managing Director, Barclay and Wyse, motor agents. Assumed present position in 1927. Keenly interested in motor racing.

BARICALLA, Guido. Managing Director, Pirelli, Ltd., N.W.I. Born Venice, 6th July, 1896. Educated in Switzerland and Germany. Received also technical training at Kantonalschule, Lucerne and Handels Akademie, Frankfurt. Worked with Pirelli S.p.A., Milan, and with Pirelli Holding S.A., Basle. Is interested in Riding and Rowing. Private address: 7, Princess Gate, London, S.W.7. Telephone: Kensington 5053.

BARKER, Philip Walter, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Born 1879, Handsworth, Birmingham. Educated Bridge Trust School; Apprenticed 5 years to Engineering Toolmaking. In charge of Birmingham Machine Shop, 3 years; with George Heath, Ltd. 2 years; commenced business 1906 as Proprietor in own name. Married. Interests: Rotary (President, Worcester Club 1932/3); City Councillor; Swimming and Motor Boating. Address: 82 '84, Lowesmoor, Worcester.

BARKER, Roy, M.I.MECH.E. Administrative Engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd., Dagenham. Born Huddersfield, 4th July, 1895. Received technical education at Salford Technical and at Manchester College of Technology. Apprenticed to De Bergue and Co. Ltd., Manchester. In 1918 joined Craven Bros., Ltd., Reddish, Lancs. Joined Jessop & Co., Ltd., Calcutta as Designer in 1920. Became Chief Engineer with Balmer Lawrie & Co., Ltd. Calcutta, in 1924. Joined Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Manchester in 1929 becoming, in 1931 Chief Engineer, in 1948 Manager, of Design Engineering Department and appointed to present position in 1950. Is member of M.I.R.A. Council and a member of their Research Committee. Is Representative of S.M.M.&T., on National Illuminating Committee of Great Britain, and a member of the Committee on Vehicles, Road Research Board, D.S.I.R. Is interested in Golf, Gardening and Natural History. Married: two sons. Private address: Abbotts Shrubs, Colne Engaine, Essex. Telephone: Halstead 3229.

BARNARD, Victor George, M.I.M.I., M.I.E.T., F.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, Weybridge Automobiles Ltd., Weybridge. Born Ipswich, 4th May, 1897. Apprenticed to St. George's Motor Co., of Ipswich, 1912. Served in Royal Flying Corps, 1914-19. Instructor, S.E.A. Flying Instructors School. On demobilisation joined present Company as Secretary and Service Manager, 1919. Appointed to Board of Directors, 1938. Served in 2nd World War in Air Training Corps as Flying Officer. Interested in all Local Youth Organisations—is Secretary to Anglo-Netherlands Sports Association. Recreations: Lawn Tennis, Motor Sport and Choral Work. Private address: Endways, Berkeley Gardens, Walton-onThames, Surrey. Telephone: Walton-on-Thames 1578.

BARNES, Frederick S. Non-active Director of North Worcester Garages (Stourbridge) Ltd., Oldswinford, Stourbridge. Born 16th November, 1900, Stourbridge, Worcs. Educated: King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge. Commenced own business 1921. With Singers' 1933 onwards. Connected with International Trials, Rallies and. Races. Married. Interest: Motor Sport.

BARNES, James Donald. Managing Director of North Worcestershire Garages (Stourbridge) Ltd., and North Worcestershire Garages (Dudley) Ltd. Born 12th July, 1906. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge. On leaving joined family business (in 1924) which had been founded by his father F. J. Barnes in 1896. Became senior acting partner in 1935 and later when the business became incorporated as a Limited Company became Managing Director. In pre-war years took an active part in motor racing etc. Was a member of the Austin Co's official team, 1929-33, afterwards M-G's and finally, from 1935-38 Singers. Scored many successes in International Races in England and on the Continent. In 1940 enlisted in Royal Tank Regiment with rank of 2nd Lieut. and was demobilised in 1946 with rank of Major. Is a member of B.R.D.C. Hobby: Gardening. Private address: Church Road, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, Worcester. Telephone: 5624. BARNES, John. Director of Design, Allen-Bowden Ltd., Leamington Spa. Born Birmingham, 15th February, 1913. Educated at Birmingham College of Arts. Became Publicity Artist with Langley Advertising, Birmingham, 193o; Industrial Designer with Spenyn & Co., Birmingham, 1932; Industrial Designer with Pilkington Bros., St. Helens, 1933-39. Toured Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia ,,studying design. Served in Army 1939-45, receiving Commission in R.E.M.E. Joined Allen-Bowden Ltd., as Chief Designer in 1946 and was appointed to Board 1948. Was elected to Society of Industrial Artists 1948. Became a member of visiting teachers staff at Birmingham College of Art and lecturer in Industrial design 1948. Elected Chairman of Midland Industrial Designers Association 1949. Does not confine his activities to Automobile Engineering design but executes all types of Industrial designs. Hobbies: Modern Art and Gardening. Married; two children. Private address: 72, Rymond Road, Birmingham, 8.

BARNETT, John Harold. Chairman and Managing Director, Charles Clark & Son, Ltd., Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. Born Wolverhampton 1882. Educated Dean Close School, Cheltenham and studied engineering at Birmingham University. Joined the late Herbert Austin as his first pupil in 1902 at the Wolseley Tool and Motor Co., Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham. Left that firm with him, and was his first and only assistant at Longbridge Works when he founded the Austin Motor Co., Ltd. Later commenced business on own account, and acquired the firm of Charles Clark & Son, Ltd. in 1913. Was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the early Wolseley Racing Cars (sometimes called Wolseley Beetles) in last Gordon Bennett trials, and races, and the Circuit des Ardennes. Hobbies : Collecting antiques. Private address: The Grotto, Tettenhall, Staffs.

BARNETT, Peter Stuart, M.A.(CANTAB), A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and Secretary, Charles Clark & Son, Ltd.,. Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. Born Tettenhall, 24th June, 1914. Educated at Canford School and, 1932-36 studied Engineering at Christ's College, Cambridge where he obtained M.A. Became engineering pupil in 1935 with W. H. Allen Sons & Co. Ltd., Bedford leaving in 1938 to become Development Engineer with the Gramophone Co., Ltd., at Hayes, Middlesex. In 1941 joined Nash and Thompson Ltd., as Research Engineer, working on hydraulic control of aircraft and tank gun turrets, etc. Became Experimental Officer, Admiralty Gunnery Establishment at Teddington in 1944. Introduced to Motor Industry through G. J. Allday in 1947 and joined Weybridge Automobiles, Ltd., leaving in 1948 to take up present position. Is interested in Foreign Travel, Gardening and Photography. Private address: Broadway, Codsall Road, Tettenhall, Staffs. Telephone: Wolverhampton 51962.

BARNFIELD, Roland Trevor. Sales Director, lercury Truck and Tractor Co. Ltd. Born 18th December , 1919. Educated at Ruskin School, Croydon. Before the war was employed in Motor Insurance business. Served 1939-42 in R.A.S.C. in France and Middle East and from 1942 in Intelligence Corps, Middle East. Became Director of present firm in 1947. Recreations: Cricket and Shooting. Private address: Musalu, Heathfield Road, Gloucester. Telephone: 22025.

BARNWELL, Donald Claude. Managing Director, Premier Garage (Worthing) Ltd. Born Buenos Aires, 9th October, 1911. Educated at Dulwich College. Trained in engineering as apprentice to the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Birmingham and studied also at the Birmingham Technical College. In 1934 joined his present firm as a fitter. Became a Director in 1937. Called up on ist Sept., 1939 and joined 1st Army Field Workshop R.A.O.C. as Private. Went to France within a month. Posted Middle East 1941. After being i/c L.A.D. 5 L of C Signals promoted A.S.M.(W.O.I.) Demobilised October, 1945 and rejoined Premier Garage 1946. Became Managing Director in November, 1948 after the death of his father, S. D. Barnwell, M.I.E.E. Is married: one son, one daughter. Interested in model making. Private address: Elmfield, Findon Road, Worthing, Sussex. Telephone: Swandean 956.

BARR, James. Proprietor and Manager, Sandon Garage and Works, Nr. Chelmsford. Born Glasgow, 24th August, 1894. Educated at Glasgow. Is interested also in Farming. Started present business in 1934. Hobby Fishing. Private address: Sandon Hall, Sandon, Nr. Chelmsford. Telephone: Great Baddow 51. BARR, Robert. Chairman and Managing Director, Barr and Wallace Arnold Trust, Ltd, Leeds. Born 12th December, 1889 at Edinburgh. Educated at Woolley School. Worked as trainee with Bridge Garage Co., Leeds, 1903-10. Founded business in own name as haulier, subsequently converted this into R. Barr (Leeds) Ltd. This with 4 associated companies were transferred to B.T.C. Purchased share capital of Wallace Arnold Trust in 1926. This Company has in turn purchased various other coaching interests and has depots mainly in Yorkshire, London and Torquay. In 1937 Barr and Wallace Arnold Trust Ltd., was formed to acquire group interests. Robert Barr is President, Leeds Amateur Dramatic Society and Leeds, Paxton Society. Recreations : Walking, Golf, Fish ing, Gardening and Farming. Private address: Shadwell House, Leeds. Telephone: 62850.

BARRETT, Geoffrey Melvin, M.B.E., T.D., B.SC., A.R.S.M., A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical Adviser on I.C. Engines, their fuels and lubricants to Shell Petroleum, Ltd. Born 3rd November, 1910. Educated at Charterhouse (1924-28) and studied science at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University. Joined Shell Refinery and Marketing Co., Ltd., as Engine Tester at Central Laboratories in 1935. Transferred in 1937 to Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd., Engine Fuel Department as Technical Engineer. Joined Royal Artillery as 2nd Lieut. in August, 1939. Specialised in Radar and served in Egypt, 1941-3 being promoted to rank of Major and awarded M.B.E. Appointed to H.Q. 21 Army Group Staff in Sept., 1944 and served in N.W. Europe on quality control of Petrol, being transferred to R.A.S.C. in February 1945 and demobilised in October. Hobbies : Model Engineering, Tennis, Music. Private address: 35, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Herts.

BARRETT, George Arthur. Acting Supply Manager, A. C. Sphinx Spark Plug Company, Division of General Motors Ltd., Dunstable. Born West Derby, Liverpool, loth January, 1915. Educated at Lister Drive School. Liverpool. Commenced work in 1930 with Meccano Ltd., Liverpool. Four years attached to Material Control, followed by two years on Time Study and Shop Floor layouts. Joined staff of A. C. Sphinx Spark Plug in December, 1936 to assist in establishing and developing the Production and Material Control Department. Appointed Assistant Supply Manager early in 1938, continuing in this appointment until August of this year. — Married; two sons. Hobbies : Motoring and Gardening. Private address: 124 Chiltern Road, Dunstable, Beds. Telephone: 567.

BARRETT, John Robert. Managing Director, Barrett's of Canterbury Ltd. Born 21st December, 1899. Educated at Kent College, Canterbury. Studied Automobile Engineering and subsequently became Works Foreman with Sunbeam-Talbot, Ltd. Served in Navy during 1917-18. In 1919 joined firm started by father in 1902. Was taken into partnership in 1924 and became also Sales Manager, until 1940 when joined Ministry of Supply as Area Inspector. Business continued, on Service Vehicles, until completely blitzed in 1944. Restarted in temporary premises; old premises recently re-built. Rejoined firm in 1945 as Managing Director. Was elected to Canterbury County Council in 1945 and is now Sheriff. Is Chairman of Canterbury and District Chamber of Trade. Has been keen Rotarian for some years. Married, 1928; two children. Son is an apprentice at Austin's—daughter a nurse at the Middlesex Hospital.

BARRINGTON, Claud, M.I.MECH.E., 11r1.INST.T., M.I.R.T.F. Member of Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, London, N.W.I. Born Portishead, 30th January, 1893. Educated at Colston School, Bristol; and Bristol University. Went straight from Bristol University O.T.C. into 12th Bn. Gloucester Regt. as 2nd Lieut. 1914. Wounded on Somme, 1916, and afterwards became Chief Road Inspector for Scotland, for Inland Waterways and Docks Dept. of R.E. In 1921 started in Road Haulage in Bristol, later extending activities to London and Birmingham. Helped to form Transport Services Ltd., 1936 (recently sold to British Transport Commission); has been Managing Director since its inception. Is also Chairman and/or Director of many other Companies, and is an Underwriting Member of Lloyds. Early in 1941 joined Ministry of War Transport, as Chief Road Haulage Officer and later became Director of Road Haulage. Recreations : Bowls, Billiards and Gardening. Private address: Sussex Lodge, Kingston Hill, Surrey. Telephone: Kingston 3683.

BARRINGTON BARRETT, John. Director, Wadham Bros, Ltd., Waterlooville, Hants. Born Hampshire, 21st October, 1914. Educated at Little Appley School and Cheltenham College. First associated with Motor Industry in 1933. Became Director of Wadham Bros., Ltd., in 1949.

BARROWS, William Leonard. Director, Burman & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham, 3o. Born Birdingbury, 13th July, 1905. Educated at Marlborough College. Became a Chartered Accountant, 1929. Subsequently partner in Howard Smith, Thompson & Co.; Chairman, Vono Ltd., Revo Electric Co., Ltd., Grainger & Smith Ltd., and Amalgamated Needles & Fish Hooks Ltd.; Deputy Chairman, Evered & Co., Ltd.; Director, W. & T. Avery Ltd., Mitchell & Butlers Ltd., The Renold & Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., and other Companies. Appointed Justice of the Peace, 1947. Has been member of Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1941; Hon. Treasurer Birmingham Accident Hospital, 1940-48; Member of E.P.T. Advisory Panel; Life Governor, Birmingham University. Married, 1929; two sons, two daughters. Hobbies : Shooting and Gardening. Private address: Barn Close, Dorridge, Warwicks. Telephone: Knowle 2023.

BARTLETT, Charles John Sir, M.I.M.E., M.I.P.E., F.I.I.A., F.I.M.I. Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton. Born Bibury, 12th December, 1889. Educated at Bibtiry and Bath Technical College. Trained in business methods with accounting specialisation. In 1921 became accounting clerk with General Motors, Ltd. Is Member of the Council of British Institute of Management; Member of the British Council for Rehabilitation. Member of Council of Town and Country Planning Association, Member of Industrial Health Research Board of the Medical Research Council. Interested in Horticulture and any kind of sport. Private address: Whitewalls, Kingsbourne Green, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 124.

BARTON, Oswald. Managing Director, Ever Ready Garage Ltd., Donnybrook, Dublin. Born England, 31st March, 1895. Educated at Ampleforth. Was an Assurance Assessor prior to taking up present position in 1929. Hobbies : Shooting and Fishing. Private address: Plantation, Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Telephone: 69209.

BASS, Harry. Motor Cycle and Spares Sales Manager, H. J. Gresswell & Son, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Boston, 3rd. January, 1901. Educated at Weelsby Street and Elliston Street Schools, Grimsby. Joined firm of James Plastow which was taken over by Harry Wardall Ltd. in 1934. During 1939 war worked on Ordnance Spares etc. with Ruston Hornsby Ltd., at Lincoln. Returned to same firm whose name is now as above. Interested in Cricket, Billiards and Snooker. Private address: 20, Roseveare Avenue, Grimsby.

BASSETT, Arthur Sidney, m.i.m.i. Chairman and Managing Director, Arthur Bassett, Ltd., Swansea. Born Llanelly, 21st June, 1904. Educated at Glamorgan County School, and studied engineering at Swansea Technical College and University. Became apprenticed to Automobile Engineering at his Grandfather's Livery stables at age of 16, when business was known as David Bassett and Son. Became Chairman of David Bassett's (one of the largest omnibus services in Wales) in 1932. Retired from business life when this concern was sold in 1933 and for three years took up farming. Established present business in 1935, being twice blitzed during the war. Has for many years been a keen rally competitor winning many awards before the war. Post-war has competed in Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb; Tenby Motor Club Lydstep Speed Hill Climb, winning own trophy "Bassett Cup" for fastest time by standard Sports Car; Daily Express I,000 Mile Car Rally, winning Cardiff Control Award for Class; and Monte Carlo Rally, 1951. National Council Delegate of M.A.A., 1944 45. Liveryman of the Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers and a Freeman of the City of London. Is currently a Vice-Chairman of Swansea Centre of the Motor & Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund and an executive member of the Swansea Business Club. Committee member of Welsh Motor Racing Club. Member of the Midland Automobile Club and Riley Motor Club. Married to Beryl (nee Beynon), 193o; one son. Interested in Golf, Motor Sport, Model Railways, Municipal Affairs, Public Service, Photography, Rugby and Flying. Private address: "Mewslade," 49, Hazel Road, Sketty, Swansea. Telephone: 87341.

BASTOW, Donald, B.SC.(ENG), Research Manager, Engine and Mechanism Laboratory, B.S.A. Group Organisation, Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, II. Born Bolton-le-Sands, 8th June, 1909. Educated at Dulwich College, 1922-26, and University College, London, (Faculty of Engineering) 1926-29. Became a post-graduate pupil with the Daimler Co., Ltd. at Coventry in 1929 and Designer with Rolls Royce 1932 (under Sir Henry Royce until his death in 1933) mainly concerned with Car and Tank Design. In 1944 joined Lagonda Ltd., subsequently became Assistant to Technical Director, W. 0. Bentley. Took up present position in 195o. Member of Automobile Division Council of I.Mech.E. Has written a number of papers on steering, Chassis Frames, Petrol Engine Performance, and Independent Rear Suspension. Married 1935 one son, one daughter. Interested in Houses, Gardens, Motoring and Reading. Private address: "The Old King's Head," High Street, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Telephone: 84.

BATE, George, m.z.m.I. Service Manager, Humber-Hillman-Sunbeam, Coventry. Born Ellesmere, 1st December, 1913. Educated at St. Oswalds College, Ellesmere. Served apprenticeship with Riley Motors Ltd. Became a Reception Engineer, Assistant Service Manager, Service Manager then General Manager of a Motor business. Appointed Machine Shop Superintendent and afterwards Branch Works Manager of an Engineering Firm. In August, 1950, became Assistant Service Manager with Rootes and on 1st January, 1952 appointed to present position. Former Centre Chairman and Regional Committee Member of Institute of Motor Industry. Recreations : Fishing and Motoring. Private address: 43, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, Coventry.

BATES, Frederic Alan, M.C., A.F.C., D.L. Director Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Co. Born 16th August, 1884. Educated at Winchester College; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served 1914-19 (M.C., A.F.C., Despatches four times). Is also Director of Cunard S.S. Co., Royal Insurance Co., T. & J. Brocklebank Ltd., and Martins Bank Ltd. Deputy Lieutenant, Flints. (Sheriff, 1935). Was fourth son of the late Sir E. P. Bates, Bart. Club: Cavalry. Private address: Gyrn Castle, Llanasa, Holywell, Flintshire.

BATESON, Charles Coote. Northern Sales Manager, Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton, Staffs. Born Maidstone, 28th November, 1898. Educated High School, Dublin. Regular Army, 1914-24, retiring with rank of Captain. 1926-48, Sales Representative and Area Manager, Associated Equipment Co., Ltd., apart from War service from 1940-45. Three years Brigade Boxing Officer, and in 1944 entered five boxers in Army Championships. As a result of the successes registered by the five, what was held to be an Army record was set up. Interests : Amateur Boxing, Rugby Football. Private address: 16, Clarence Drive, Glasgow, W.2. Telephone: Western 4661.

BATTERSBY, Denis James. Managing Director, Wingard (M.A.) Ltd., Chichester. Born Calcutta, 31st August, 1910. Educated England and India. Settled in England in 1932. Prior to this was a partner in a firm of Stevedores in Calcutta and served with the Indian Defence Force. Joined present Company in 1932 on General Administrative duties. Became a Director in 1935 and Managing Director in 1942. Clubs: R.A.C., Bognor Regis Motor Club; Birdham Yacht Club; Married 1941 Joan (née Fletcher). Recreations: Tennis, Badminton, Golf, Sailing, Travelling. Private address: Tylers, Berry Barn Lane, West Wittering. Telephone : West Wittering 3214.

BAXTER, Alexander Duncan, M.ENG., M.I.MECH.E., F.R.AE.S. Professor of College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, Bucks. Born Liverpool, 17th June, 1908. Educated at Liverpool Institute High School (1920-7) and received technical training at Liverpool University (1927-30). Was post-graduate pupil with The Daimler Co., (1930-34) in the former year gained Pilot's "A" licence with Liverpool Aero Club. Served in Reserve of Air Force Officers 1930-5. Took B.Eng. degree with 1st Class Hons, 193o and M.Eng. in 1933. In 1934 became Research Engineer with Institute of Automobile Engineers. In 1935 until 1947 worked as Technical Engineer on Gas Turbine Research and later on rocket propulsion research, Royal Aircraft Establishment, becoming Superintendent in 1950. Is currently working on Aircraft Propulsion. Married, 1933, to Florence Kathleen (née McClean); one son, two daughters. Private address: 4, West Road, Wharley End, Cranfield, Bucks. Telephone: 311.

BAXTER, Charles, m.r.mEcH.E., ALLRAD.E., M.I.MAR.E., M.INST.L.E., A.M.I.MIN.E. Consulting Engineer. Educated: Belle Vue High School, Bradford; Technical College, Bradford. Faculty of Engineering; Polytechnic, London, Department of Electrical Engineering. With Bradford Motor Car Co., Bradford, and Car Foster & Co., Bingley, Yorks. Served with Royal Naval Air Service in first World War; in 1916 transferred to Sunbeam's and appointed Engineer in charge engine testing. Designer for Charles Burrell & Sons, Thetford, and Works Manager Stentophone Ltd., Birmingham. Interests : Theoretical side of Engineering, swimming. Private address: 57, Highfield Road, West Hampstead, London, N.W.6.

BAXTER, David. Director, R. B. Henderson Ltd., Dundee. Born Brechin, 7th March, 1889. Educated High School, Brechin, and Dundee Technical College. Became an apprentice to Marine Engineers, Gourlay Bros., Dundee, becoming a qualified Marine engineer, 1st Class B.O.T. Certificate. First connected with Motor Industry as a Transport garage mechanic in 1925. Took up present position in 1950. Private address:I nverlock, Errol Road, Invergowrie. Telephone: 234.

BAXTER, Roger Myles Lonsdale. Sales Manager,Greenwich Leather Cloth Co., Ltd., St ary Cray. Born Sale, 9th June, 1916. Educated at St. Bees, Cumberland. Recame Sales Manager, then District Sales Manager with Spillers Ltd. before joining the Lawley Group of China Manufacturers as Sales Manager in 1946. Served during entire war with East Yorkshire Regt., in France (Dunkirk), Western Desert, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Persia, Iraq, East Africa, El Alamein and later as General Staff Officer at G.H.Q., Home Command. Wounded on four occasions. Has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Middle and Near East, Canada and U.S.A. in private and business capacity. Is President of Young Conservatives Association, Chislehurst and Sidcup Division, and Vice-Chairman of Senior Branch of Chislehurst and Sidcup Conservative Association, 1949 50. Recreations : Fishing, Mountaineering and Shooting. Private address: 8, Blenheim Road, Bickley, Kent. Telephone: Imperial 3906.

BEAL, Raymond John, J.P. Secretary Burgess Products Company Ltd., Hinckley. Born Ilkeston, loth July, 1911. Educated at Roundhay School. Entered office of Leeds Permanent Building Society, 1926. In 1930 moved to Ilkeston and took appointment as consumers clerk with the Derby and Notts Electric Power Co. Served during war in R.A.S.C. became Prisoner of War in Germany 1940. Demobilised and joined present Company in 1945. Is interested in Drama Production; Public Service. Private address : White Furrows, Sapcote Road, Burbage, Leics. Telephone: 367.

BEALE, Albert, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.N.A. General Manager, Stream-Line Filters, Ltd. Born Southsea, 18th December, 1899. Educated at Portsmouth Elementary, Secondary and Dockyard Schools; Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Received professional training at Royal Naval College, where he did postgraduate research work, intending to be a naval architect. In the lean shipbuilding years of the twenties side-stepped into the then embryo business of Stream-Line Filters Ltd. Since then has been concerned with the development of the business which sells filters throughout the world to the Motor and other industries. His early training proved useful in oily water separator barges for the Admiralty during the war. Interests: Travel and Photography. Private address: Oakhurst, Ninhams Wood, Farnborough, Kent. Telephone: 148.

BEALE, Clive Oliver Bertram. Chief Engineer, Engine Section, Alan Muntz & Co., Ltd., Heston Airport. Born Teddington, izth February, 1898. Educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge. Studied mechanical science at the latter. First associated with the motor Industry when appointed to test staff of Ricardo & Co., at Shoreham-by-Sea. Took up present position in 1946. Private address: Fircroft, Englefield Green, Surrey. Telephone: Egham Bob.

BEARD, Frederick William, F. C. I. S. , F. A. A. C. A. , F. I. C. W. A. General Manager, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., and Director and Secretary, General Motors, Ltd. Born Brighton, 17th December, 1887. Educated at York Place Higher Grade School, Brighton, and Technical College, Brighton. Was Chief Accountant and Assistant Secretary, Reason Manufacturing Co., Brighton and London, before joining General Motors Ltd., as Assistant Comptroller in 1914. Was at one time Instructor and Lecturer in Commercial Subjects at Evening Continuation Schools at Haywards Heath and Brighton. Is interested in Opera, Chicken and Fruit Farming. Private address: Lavender Cottage, Princes Park Avenue, Golders Green, London, N.W. I I. Telephone: Speedwell 1663.

BEARDALL, George Henry. Managing Director and Secretary, Beardall Motors Ltd. Born Blidworth, Notts. 4th June, 1916. Educated at Farnsfield Church School. Commenced work as "grease boy" at age of 14, and at 19 was appointed manager to Dawsons Cars of Brighton. In 1939 volunteered for Army Service and was accepted in R.A.O.C. (later in R.E.M.E.); mentioned in Despatches for service in Middle East, and wounded three times. Finally discharged through multiple wounds with rank of Staff Sergeant in June, 1944. In 1945 formed Beardall Motors Ltd., and during the period of petrol rationing designed and built the "Merley" and "Decon" diesel cars. Is also Managing Director of Anglo Costa Rican Shipping Co., Limitada; Director of Creamline (Nott'm) Ltd., and proprietor of G.H. Transport Company. Is interested in Motor Racing and Power Boating. Married : one son. Private address: "Southbank," 34, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Notts. Telephone: 85734.

BEAUMONT, Rex. Director of J. Beaumont and Son, Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne and Carlisle. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 13th June, 1895. Educated at Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Began at age of 17 in his father's business. Served 1914-18 as 2nd. Lieut., Northumberland Fusiliers, in France and Belgium. Joined same Regiment in 1939 arriving in France in February, 1940. Is a keen traveller. Recreation : Snooker. Married : one son (born 1945). Private address: 51, Bath Terrace, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 3. Telephone: 53836.

BEAUMONT, Walter John. Area Manager, G.K. Tyre Services, Walsall Wood, Staffs. Born Leeds, 17th July, 1909. Educated at Leeds City High School and studied Radio at Shrewsbury Technical College. Commenced work in 1926 in Drawing Office of Leeds Fireclay Co., Ltd., and later joined Andrew Page and Son Ltd., as Junior Salesman of Motor Accessories. In 1931 joined Universal Tyre Co., Ltd., at Doncaster as Senior Salesman and was promoted Manager of Grimsby Branch in 1936. Served during war in R.A.F.-Signals-Coastal-Command. In 1946 returned to same firm as Divisional Manager, Manchester. Took up present appointment in 195o. Is interested in Music and Golf. Private address: 306, Birmingham Road, Walsall, Staffs. Telephone: 626o.

BEBB, Francis George Montfort. Assistant Managing Director, Associated Iliffe Press, Ltd., and Chairman and Managing Director of the Trader Publishing Co., Ltd. Born Lampeter, 23rd April, 1901. Educated at Rossall School; New College, Oxford; Middle Temple. Was engaged in Merchant Banking 1924-32 and afterwards became personal assistant to Lord Iliffe. Served during the war as Major and Company Commander 2 I St Middlesex Battalion Home Guard and as Deputy Chairman Publicity Department, Red Cross and St. St. John Joint War Organisation. Member of six Golfing Societies : Automobile, Aero, Laundry Industry, Motor Trades, Plastics Industry and Radio Industries. Clubs : Lansdowne, and Worplesdon Golf Club. Married, 1928, Christine (nee Hamilton); two sons, one daughter. Private address: The White House, \Vorplesdon Hill, Nr. Woking, Surrey. Telephone: Brookwood 3022.

BECK, Ernest George Douglas. Works Manager, The Parsons Engineering Co., Ltd., Southampton. Born Coalville, 22nd June, 1903. Educated at Cambridge and Leeds. Studied engineering at Merchant Venturers' College, Bristol. Apprenticed to Engineering in 1919. Completed apprenticeship at J. Ratcliffe and Sons, Wortley followed by four years with David Brown and Sons, Ltd., Gear Specialists. Left to join British Automatic Refrigerators, Ltd., as S. W. Sales and Service Manager. Engineering experience includes Shop Control, Production Control, Works Management and experience of plastic fabrication. Is interested in Gardening and Golf. Private address: The Brambles, Park Road, Chandler's Ford, Hants. Telephone: 2014.

BECKLEY, Walter Joseph, ASS.I.M.I. General Manager, Alt Motor & Engineering Co. (Maghull) Ltd. Born Bootle, 13th August, 1905. Trained in Automobile Engineering at Bootle Technical College and was apprenticed to Motor and Steam. Wagon Repairers, Ltd., Bootle. Subsequently worked as foreman to Dorchester Engineering Co., Ltd., and was proprietor of Arnolds Car Services, Litherland before becoming Managing Director when the firm was made into a Limited Liability Co. Has been General Manager of his present firm since February, 1948. Is fond of Social Life; Snooker. Private address: High View, Northway, Maghull, Lancs. Telephone: Maghull 147.

BECKMAN, Leonard Alfred, A.M.I.MECH.E. General Manager and Technical Director, British Twin Disc & Clarifiers, Ltd. Born London, 28th February, 1904. Educated in Belgium and at City of London College. Studied Engineering at Polytechnic School of Engineering, London, where was awarded Bronze Medal; First Class Diploma; Ordinary Diploma, Distinction, I.Mech.E. and Advanced Diploma, Distinction, I.MechE. Entered the Industry via the Drawing Office, Leopold Ward Ltd., in 1923. Subsequently worked with Carrimore Sixwheelers, Ltd., and then General Motors Ltd., in Drawing Office and Sales Department. From 1926 until 1927 worked in U.S.A. with Fairbanks Morse and afterwards with Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., in Works Office. From 1930 until 1939 was Asst. to Chief Engineer in Charge of Engine Service, Technical Sales, R. A. Lister and Co., Ltd. Has held his present position since 1939. Private address: 4, High Beeches, North Cray, Sidcup, Kent. Telephone: Footscray 3648.

BEDELL, Alfred Reginald, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.INST.T. Rolling Stock Engineer, Huddersfield Corporation Passenger Transport Department. Born 2ISt July, 1911 at Barwick-in-Elmet, Yorks, and studied Engineering at Leeds College of Technology. Became apprenticed to Thomas Green and Sons Ltd., and the Yorkshire Steam Wagon Co., both of Leeds and afterwards joined The Pelican Engineering Co. Ltd., as Asst. Works Manager, in 1932. Carried out many interesting conversions from petrol to oil engine drive. In 1938 joined Leeds City Transport Department and became Chief Draughtsman to Huddersfield Passenger Transport in 1946. Rolling Stock Engineer also in charge of Overhead Lines Dept., for Trolleybuses. Has been part-time lecturer in Engineering and Transport subjects. Became a Chartered Automobile Engineer in 1937; Mechanical Engineer in 1941; Passed Institute of Transport final examination in 1945. Is married; two children. Hobbies : Tennis, Bowls, Photography, Gardening, Golf. Private address: 24, Hart Street, Newsome, Huddersfield.

BEECH, Albert. Managing Director, Leonard Procter, Ltd. Born 26th August 1875. Educated at Chester College. Studied Engineering at Chester and Birmingham Technical Colleges. Became apprenticed to Hydraulic Engineering Co., from 1889 to 1896 and subsequently joined Vickers Armstrong at Barrow 1896 '7. From 1898 until 1906 was with Belliss and Morcom, Ltd., Birmingham, and for the next six years with Smethwick Stamping Co. In 1912 joined John Garrington and Son, Ltd., as General Manager, becoming a Director in 1933. Owing to ill-health retired in 1941. Bought the business of Leonard Procter in 1946. Private address: 77, Dove House Lane, Solihull. Telephone: Acocks Green 3509.

BEHARRELL, George Edward. President of the Council of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd.; Deputy-Chairman and Managing Director of Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., and Director of many of its subsidiary and associated Companies. Eldest son of Sir George and Lady Beharrell. Born York, 26th May, 1899. Educated at Wellingborough. Served in 1914 war in Inns of Court Regt., and held commission in R.E's. Early training obtained in shipping here and in S. Africa. In 1928 joined Dunlops, Birmingham, as Asst. to Chief Purchasing Agent. In January, 1929, became assistant (tyre) sales manager and in 1931 was appointed to Birmingham local Board. Became Director of equipment Sales in 1932. Appointed to the main Board in 1942, became joint Managing Director, November, 1943; Managing Director, March, 1945 and Deputy Chairman, March, 1949. Took a keen active interest in the Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co's., development in connection with the aviation industry, and its war-time expansion. Served as a member of the management Committee of the British Cycle & Motor Cycle Manufacturers & Traders Union 1932-46; was member of the Management Board of the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association 1943-44 and President of the Federation of British Rubber Manufacturers' Associations, 1948-50. Is Honorary Fellow of the Institute of the Rubber Industry and was President of the Tyre Manufacturers Conference in 1947. Married, 1921, Barbara, younger daughter of the late Walter Waddington of York; two sons, two daughters. Interested in Golf, Economics, Literature, the Theatre and Gardening. Clubs : Reform, Royal Automobile, Royal Aero. Address: c o Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, S.W.I.

BEHARRELL, Sir John George, KT., D.S.O. President, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, S.W.I. Born York, 11th March, 1873. Educated at King James's School, Almondbury; Leeds University. At age of 15 entered service of N.E. Rly. where he held various posts. At outbreak of 1914 war was assistant Goods Manager and Commercial Agent. In 1915 joined Ministry of munitions as Director of Statistics and Requirements ; later proceeded to France, becoming Asst. Director-General Transportation, France with rank of LieutCol. In May 1917 transferred to Admiralty in connection with Anti-Submarine Campaign. At conclusion of hostilities joined Ministry of Transport as Director-General of Finance and Statistics. Attached to Geddes Committee on National Expenditure as Financial Adviser, 1921/22. Joined present organisation, 1922; became Managing Director, 1923 ; Chairman, 1937. Resigned from Chairmanship, 1949 and was elected President. Past-President of S.M.M.&T. (1927-28-29); Is Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium; Commander of the Order of S. Maurizio & S. Lazzaro ; Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau. In 1898 married, Kate (née Ripley); three sons, one daughter. Club : Reform. Private address: Barnards, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 3240.

BELL, H. Ernest, Managing Director, Assemblers Garage Ltd.. Dublin. Born Warrenpoint, Co. Down, 1898. Educated at St. Columba's College, Dublin. Apprenticed to Automobile Engineering, 1915. Appointed to present position, 1936. Recreations: Golf, Shooting and Sailing. Private address: Glenfern, Sydney Avenue, Dublin.

BELL, Ralph Martin, M.I.M.I., M.I.MAR.E. Proprietor, Brixham Garage, Bolton Cross, Brixham, Devon. Born Brixham, 4th March, 1898. Trained in Engineering at Cardiff and London Marine Engineering Schools. Became apprentice engineer to Simpson, Strickland and Co., Ltd., Dartmouth, 1912-19. During these years served in R.A.O.C. Workshops and R.A.F. Commissioned Hon. 2nd. Lieut. on demobilisation. From 1919 until 1932 served in Mercantile Marine, mainly in Far East. Private address: Bolton Cross, Brixham, Devon. Telephone: 2110.

BELLAMY, Adlard William, Director, Roland C. Bellamy, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 25th May, 1883. Educated at Louth Grammar School. Is an AeratedWater Manufacturer. First became associated with the motor industry when he became Director of above firm in 1940. Outside interests include the Methodist Church, of which he is a Trustee and Steward. Private address: Blenheim, Mill Road, Cleethorpes. Telephone: 61431.

BELLAMY, Leonard Charles Fenton, M.C., A.M.I.E.E., M.INST.T. London Consultant, Hongkong Tramways, Ltd. Born Liscard, 4th March, 1884. Educated at Liverpool Institute High School. Apprenticed to Dick Kerr & Co., Ltd., (now the English Electric Co. Ltd.). From 1907 to 1910 was assistant Manager to Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Co. Returned to take post as assistant Manager, New St. Helens and District Tramways Co. Ltd. in 1910. From 1912-1914 was Borough Engineer and Tramway Manager, Ilkeston. Served in Army during war and returned in 1919 to become General Manager, St. Helen's Corporation, Tramways. In 1924 was appointed General Manager, Hongkong Tramways Ltd., (Interned by Japanese in Hongkong 1941-45). His father the late C. R. Bellamy, A.M. Inst.C.E., was General Manager, Liverpool Corporation Tramways from 1898 to 1905. Clubs: Junior Carlton and Royal Empire Society. Private address: 66, Northcourt Avenue, Reading. Telephone: 8157 z .

BELLAMY, Roland Cecil, J.P., A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director of Roland C. Bellamy, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 17th May, 1902. Educated Rossall School. Apprenticed with D. Napier & Son. Completed training with Arthur R. Watson, Ltd., Grimsby. Subsequently studied the commercial side of the motor business until commencing on his own account in 1923. Was for a number of years the youngest Morris Distributor. Local Hon. Sec. of M.A.A., later Chairman, and Member of National Council. East Midland Divisional Chairman, M.A.A. in 1939, also Member of Council of Motor & Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Joined Officers Emergency Reserve in 1937, and in 1939 was commissioned in R.A.S.C: Supplementary Transport. Appointed to Directorate of Technical Training War Office in 1940, becoming G.S.O.2. in 1941. Transferred to R.E.M.E. on formation of that Corps. Demobilised as Major in August, 1945 and returned to present business as Chairman. Member of General Council R.A.C.; Hon. Sec. and Treasurer, Lincolnshire Automobile Club; Chairman of Grimsby Y.M.C.A.; President of Rotary Club, 1948; President of Chamber of Commerce & Shipping, 1951; Member of National Council of Magistrates Association and especially interiested in Probation and Licensing matters. Other interests include : Agriculture, Horticulture, Shooting and Bee-keeping. Club: R.A.C. Married: one son, two daughters. Private address: West Park, Grimsby. Telephone: 3958.

BELLWOOD, Norman Robson. Chief Financial Officer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, London, N.W.I. Born Nunthorpe, Near Middlesbrough, Yorkshire 7th May, 1912. Educated at Leys School, Cambridge. Articled in 193o and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1935. Appointed Chief Accountant, Transport Services Ltd., in 1945. On formation of R.H.E. transferred on loan, and subsequently appointed Chief Accountant with effect from February, 1948. In September, 195o, appointed to present position. Married: three sons. Private address: Is, Ridge Park, Purley Surrey.

BENJAFIELD, Dr. Joseph Dudley. Vice-President, British Racing Drivers' Club. Born 6th August, 1887, Edmonton, N. Educated: Marlborough; University College Hospital; London University. Doctor of Medicine 1912. Bacteriologist, St. George's Hospital and All Saint's Hospital. Married. Interests : Fishing and Motor Racing. Address: c 'o B.R.D.C. London, W.I.

BENN, Harold Lewis, m.i.m.i. Sole Proprietor Benn's Motors, Mold. Born Chester, 3rd October, 1902. Educated at King's School, Chester. Became a radio engineer in London, later joined the motor industry as car salesman. Founded present firm in 1930. Joined Home Guard in 1940. and was posted Officer in Charge of Transport to four battalions. Founded Benn's Butane Gas Service and carried out much experimental work in this field. Pioneered the useof Butane and Propane Liquified Petroleum Gases in internal combustion engines, also. experimented in supercharging these gases. Is a Director of Majestic Cinema, Wrexham. Married. Interests include: Fishing, boating,. rifle-shooting and farming. Private address: "Tyn-y-Coed," Nr. Mold,. Flintshire. Telephone: Llanferres 42.

BENNETT, Charles Thomas Allestree,. m.I.MI.. Service Manager, Martins Garage, Coventry. Born Braunston, 28th October, 1907. Became apprenticed in Automobile engineering in. 1921 gaining practical experience in Repair section. Raced with Midget Cars until 1939. when served in R.A.O.C. in France and later with R.E.M.E. in North Africa, Italy and Austria. Mentioned in Despatches during N. African campaign. Is member of Committee of Coventry and District Automobile Club. Recreation : Fishing. Private Address: 21, Eastlands Place, Rugby,. Warwickshire.

BENNETT, Brig. Charles Vere, O.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Born 24th December, 1892, Stallbridge, Dorset. Educated: Army School, Stratfordon-Avon; J. I. Thornycroft, Basingstoke and. R.A.S.C. Training Centre, Aldershot. Served with Army since 1912. Interests : Rugby Football, Motor Racing and Competitions. Address: c /o Lloyds Bank, Ltd., 6, Pall Mall,. London, S.W.I.

BENNETT, Frederic Stanley, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, F. S. Bennett, Ltd.,. St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.8. Born Warrington, 21st April, 1874. Educated at Frodsham, and Manchester University. Served apprenticeship in Railway Locomotive Works, Crewe. Became Resident Engineer to S. James and Pall Mall Electric Co. Left to join Anglo-American Motor Company, introducing Oldsmobile & Cadillac conceived and successfully consumated the now historic Cadillac Standardization Test. For this, and the introduction of the electric starter to Europe, was twice awarded the Dewar Trophy by the R.A.C. Entered all R.A.C. and R.S.A.C. reliability trials from 1903 to 1908 with record of more non-stop runs than any other driver. During 1914-18 war engaged on War-time Food production problems and special Government Mission to U.S.A. Introduced Chevrolet and Delco Lighting Plants. Has been Councillor of S.M.M.& T. since 1906. Trustee S.M.M.&T. Benevolent Fund; Vice-President S.M.M.&T. 1928-29 and 1933-34; Member of Ministry of Transport's Technical Advisory Committee on Road Research; originator of General Trade Licence Plate; Vice-Chairman of R.A.C., 1947-8-9; Master of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London, 1950-5I. Married: one daughter, one son. Is interested in Motoring, Riding and Swimming. Private address: 12, Lords Court, St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.8. Telephone: Cunningham 6789.

BENNETT, Allan John. General Manager, "John Henry Bennett,' Central Garage, Millom, Cumberland. Born 23rd July, 1925 at Millom. Educated at Millom Secondary School. Apprenticed in Engineering, serving with present firm. Took up present position in April, 195o. Recreations: Shooting, Mountaineering and Swimming. Private address: 19, Holborn Hill, Millom. Telephone: 241.

BENNETT, Leslie Norman. Service Manager, Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford. Born Stockton-on-Tees, 4th April, 1894. Educated at King Henry VIII Grammar School, Coventry. In 1911 apprenticed to Calthorpc Motor Co., afterwards joined Perry Light Car Co., and the Wolseley Stellite Car Co. From 1919 until 1929 was Service Manager, Rover Motor Co. Served during World War I with 16th Royal Warwickshire Regt.Birmingham City Battalion. Hobbies: Golf and Motor Competitions. Private address: Amulree, Boxgrove Avenue, Guildford, Surrey.

BENNETT, Leslie Woodbridge, J.P.,m.z.M.I. Governing Director, Bennett's Motor Works, Ltd., Baldock. Born Baldock, 1893. Educated at Cambridge County School. Apprenticed to Bates Motor Works, subsequently becoming their Luton Manager. In 1919 founded Bennetts Motor Works. Has been Member of Letchworth Urban District Council for 18 years. Chairman during 5 war years. Ex-President of Letchworth Rotary Club. Chairman of Letchworth (Garden City) Town Planning and of Finance Committee. Interest: Local Affairs. Private address: 508, Broadway, Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: 722.

BENNETT, M. R. Mrs. Director, Bennetts Motor Works, Ltd., Letchworth. Born Yoxford, Suffolk. Educated privately at Lowestoft. Is interested in many women's movements and is Secretary of the local Nursing Association. Private address: 508, Broadway, Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: 722.

BENNETT, Sir Peter, O.B.E., J.P., M.P. Director, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.,. Chairman and Managing Director, Joseph Lucas Ltd. Born 1880. Educated at King Edward's School, Five Ways, Birmingham. Resigned above Directorships on taking up Government post, 1951. Member of Prime Minister's Panel of Industrial Advisers, 1938-9; Director General of Tanks and Transport, M.o.S., 1939-40: Director-General Emergency Services Organization, M.A.P., 1940-41; Chairman, Automatic Gun Board, 1941-44. Recreations: Walking, Golf. Clubs : Carlton, Royal Automobile, Union (B'ham). Private address: Ardencote, Luttrell Road, Four Oaks, Warwicks. Telephone: Four Oaks 107.

BENNETT, Ralph. Chairman and Managing Director, Smethwick Drop Forgings, Ltd. Born Wall Heath, 1896. Educated at King Edward VI th Grammar School, Stourbridge. On leaving went into office of the "Bean" works at Dudley, passing through the Estimating and Drawing Office sections before becoming Commercial Manager. On the floatation of the "Bean" Forge Department as a Public Company in 1936, he became a Director, later Assistant Managing Director, and subsequently Chairman and Managing Director. For many years a member of the Governing Council of the National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers. Has been Chairman for two years of the Commercial Committee of this Association. Is on the local Board for the Midland Area of the Engineering and Allied Employers' Association. Is a member of the Steel (Re-armament) Panel-Drop Forging Section. Represents the Drop Forging Industry on the Iron and Steel Consumers' Council. Is a Freemason with Worcestershire Provincial Honours. Hobby: Angling. Private address: Red Rocks, West Hagley, Stourbridge, Worcs. Telephone: Hagley 2360

BENNETT, Thomas Irwin, F.I.M.I. Director, Thomas I. Bennett Ltd., Bramley, Leeds. Born Ipswich, 2Ist February, 1899. Educated at Bramley National School; Central High School, Leeds. Studied at Bradford -Technical College and Leeds College of Technology. Became apprenticed with the Transport Department of the Bradford Dyers Association after serving in France in the 1914-18 war. Commenced in business on own account in 1923. Past Chairman, Yorkshire Division, Motor Agents' Association; past Chairman, Yorkshire Centre of Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Chairman of Directors of Bramley Rugby League Football Club. Elected to represent Bramley Ward on the Leeds City Council in the 1951 Municipal Elections and serves on the Transport, Highways and Civic Catering Committees. Apart from his interest in Municipal affairs, is a keen Rugby Football enthusiast. Private address: Greenhill View, Bramley, Leeds.

BENNETT-ROGER, George. District Manager, Aberdeen, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd. Born Glasgow. Commenced in Wheel Dept. in 1922 at Headquarters Commercial Offices, Birmingham, thence to Wheel Department, Coventry. Spent period tyre training at Fort Dunlop before Depot training at Liverpool and Leeds. Then served at Manchester Depot, as Deputy District Manager; at Glasgow as District Manager of Chas. Macintosh Depots in Scotland; with Dunlop's, Glasgow and finally to Aberdeen as Branch Manager prior to being appointed to present position. Private address: Maymyo, Edgehill Road, Aberdeen. Telephone: 33314.

BENT, Raymond Walter, M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.M.I., Responsible Teacher, Engineering Dept., Dorset Education Committee. Born Sutton Coldfield, loth April, 1905. Educated at King Edward School, Birmingham and studied Engineering at Central Technical College, Birmingham. Was a pupil with Lanchester Motor Co., 1922-5 and for the next five years Assistant Engineer with Birmingham City Transport. In 1930 became Inspector, Ministry of Transport until 1937 when he became Lecturer at Bolton Technical College. Served during war in R.A.S.C. as Captain. Has written several books e.g. "Automobile Maintenance" and "Motor Vehicle Technology." Is married; one son, two daughters. Hobbies : tennis, yachting and gardening. Private address: 2, Pearce Avenue, Lilliput, Parkstone, Dorset. Telephone: 2306.

BENTLEY, Walter Owen, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Born September, 1888, London. Educated: Clifton College. Served Apprenticeship with Great Northern Railway Loco Works, Doncaster. Founder of the original Bentley Motors; designer of Bentley Rotary BR' and BR2 Aero Engines, whilst serving with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during first World War. Interest : Motor Racing. Private address: Lake Cottage, Shamley Green,. Guildford.

BENWILL, Eric Edwin. General Sales Manager, J. Payen Ltd., Slough. Born 28th May, 1906 at Sutton Coldfield.. Educated at Bishop Veseys School. Trained at Andrews Crankshaft and Cylinder Co.,. Birmingham. Took up present position in 1949. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Woodwards, Cookham Dean,. Berkshire. Telephone: Marlow 843.

BERRIMAN, Algernon Edward, 0.B.E.,. M.I.MECH.E., F.R.AE.S. Born 1882. Was a premium pupil with C. A. Parsons & Co. at the time when large turbo-generators were being developed for central stations. In 1912 became Chief Engineer with Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry. During 1914 war organised preparatory Technical work for the production of the Gnomeengine; neither drawings nor specifications existed in England; an engine was taken from a plane and Daimler's had a copy on test in eight weeks. Succeeded Col. Bertram Hopkinson as Deputy Controller of the Technical Department of Aircraft Productions. In 1919 did Administrative work for B.S.A. becoming Assistant Managing Director as well as Director of Daimler Co. Ltd., and its. subsidiaries. Was awarded Crompton Medal by the Inst. of Automobile Engineers for a paper in 1919. Was first Chairman of Joint Committee for the award of City of Birmingham Certificate of Apprenticeship in the Engineering and Allied Trades. During 1939' war and subsequently with the Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Oxford. Private address : 4, Woodstock Close, Oxford.

BERRY, Alfred Edward. Director and Manager, R. W. Archer & Co.,. Ltd., Dublin. Born Dublin, 1892. Educated at Hall's Boarding School, Dublin. Volunteered for service with B.E.F. in 1915. Went to France with Queen's West Surrey Regt. Released in 1919 and joined present firm as Accountant;. became Manager in 1931 and joined the Board. in 1938. Is a member of Donore Harriers and of Dublin Rowing Club. Private address: 7, Wigan Road, Glasnevin,, Dublin.

BERTELLI, Augustus Caesar. Managing Director, Templewood Engineering Co., Ltd., Slough. Born Genoa, 23rd March, 189o. Educated at Cardiff Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Cardiff Technical College. After -completing apprenticeship with Dowlais Iron and Steel Works returned to Italy and joined Fiat's on experimental work concerning racing cars, during the time when they achieved many notable successes. Returned to England and managed Hove ell's Garage, Cardiff until 1914. Joined Hendon Experimental Aircraft Engine Department and worked there during whole of war. Became works manager of Alldays and Onions until 1919 when he became General Manager; during this tune up to 1923 produced and raced Enfield Alldays cars. Then joined Bert Niacallum's Sleeve Valve Engines and produced the Bertelli car in 1924, using .experience gained under Capt. Wolfe Barnato. In 1926 formed the Renwick Bertelli Company which later purchased the Aston Martin Co. From 1928 was Director responsible for the design of the Aston Martin, and racing teams until 1936. Was consultant engineer until 1939 when he joined High Duty Alloys to form present Company. Interests : Rugby Football and Farming. Private address: Rivermead Farm, Wargrave, Berks. Telephone: Wargrave 289.

BESCOBY, Bertie. Managing Director and Secretary, U.M.E. Distributors, Ltd. Born Castleton, Rochdale, 21St April, 1888. Educated at Brimrod School, Rochdale. Started work at age of eight—wages 2, 6d. per week. At age of II went half-time in the Paper Tube Works—hours 6 a.m. to mid-day 3/9d. per week for the half day. Became a manager after three years in the Distributive Trade at age of 17. Served during 1914 war with the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, in France, Belgium, Italy and Germany, attaining the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major. Re-entered Civilian life as representative specialising in engine packings and gaskets. Later he pioneered hydraulic jacks and hubodrometers for Messrs. Skyhi Ltd., afterwards joining Copper Stewart, Ltd., handling speedometers etc. In 1925 went into the wireless business and in 1928 opened a Spare Parts Department. Became in 1930 technical representative for E. P. Barrus, Ltd. Pioneered the first honing tools and later the first portable boring machines and other garage equipment. In 1939 became Agent for Hartley Headlamp Masks; in 1946 Director and Sales Manager of Unique Motor Engineering Co., Ltd.; in 1948 Managing Director and Secretary of his present firm, making unique Cylinder Hones, sleeve presses etc. Hobbies: Golf and Cricket. Private address: "Westcliffe," 872, Oldham Road, Rochdale. TelePhone: 4041.

BEST, Fred Martin Spencer, M.I.M.I. Production Manager, Commer Cars Ltd., Biscot Road, Luton, Beds. Born Manchester, 11th March, 191o. Educated at Bury Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Sentinel Wagon Works Ltd., Shrewsbury, 1928 onwards. Subsequently studied manufacturing procedure, spares, service and sales. In 1938 joined Tilling-Stevens Ltd., as Sales Manager and, during the war, took over duties of Production Manager. Served for several years on the I.M.I. Committee for Kent Region. Recreation: Golf. Private address: 8, Roundwood Park, Harpenden. Telephone: 3399.

BIGGS, Alfred William. Sales Manager, Motor Dept., of Chas Wright, Ltd., Edgware. Born 8th July, 1912. Educated at Princess Road, Elementary School and at Haverstock Secondary School, Chalk Farm. Became clerk with Glico Petroleum Ltd in 1927, left to join present firm in 193o transferring to Motor Department in 1933 as Assistant Manager. Became Manager in 1935 and promoted to Sales Manager in 1947. Interests: Gardening, Travel, Tennis. Married 1942: two sons, one daughter. Private address: 51, Handel Way, Edgware, Middlesex.

BILLANE, John Michael. Overseas Sales Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's St., S.W.I. Born Lucknow, India,3rd November, 1910. Joined Dunlop's in arch, 1928 and was appointed to present position in November, 1948. Private address: High Lodge, Lightwater, Nr. Bagshot, Surrey. Telephone: 2 2 2 5 .

BILLINGHAM, Frederick William, A.M.I.MF.CH.E. Director of Autronic Developments, Ltd., Gloucester. Born Coventry, 26th February, 1908. Educated at St. Bartholomew's Grammar School, Newbury, 1917-26. Received technical training at the Technical College, Coventry and in 1926-9 served apprenticeship with the Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry. This was followed by 7 years in their Car and Bus Sales Departments in Coventry and London. Later became Technical Assistant to the Publicity Manager of Daimler and Lanchester .Companics. In 1936 became Publicity Manager and later Sales Manager of the Triumph Co. Ltd., Coventry. During the war was Technical Sales Manager of the Hertfordshire Rubber Co., and of Industrial Insulations, Ltd. In 1942 appointed General Manager of the Non-Ferrous Refining Works of Metal Industries, Ltd., Rosyth, Scotland. In 1948, Autronic Developments was formed to manufacture and market a new type of electromagnetic clutch and brake unit patented in 14 main countries, and used in most types of industrial machines. Is also Director of F. & E. Billingham, Ltd., of Cheltenham and a partner of Hartley and Billingham, Engineering Consultants and Assessors. Is a member of the Institute of Metals. Married, 1931 to Ernestine Mary (nee Bury); two sons. Private address: Fairmile House, Tivoli Road, Cheltenham. Telephone: 55898.

BINGHAM, Gerald Lucan. Transport Controller, Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., and Associated Companies, St. Helens, Lancashire. Born Ireland, 4th January, 1899. Educated St. Francis Xavier's and St. Mary's Colleges. In 1920 in own business as Transport Contractor. Has been Transport Manager, Lewis's, Ltd., Liverpool, etc., and during 1939-45 War Assistant Director, M.O.F. Took up present position in 1947. Assoc. Inst. Transport; Member Industrial Transport Assoc. Recreations : Gardening, Collecting Antiques. Private address: 3, Gloucester Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancs. Telephone: 66459.

BINNS, Albert (Jack), F.I.M.I. Sales Manager, Rootes Ltd., Birmingham, 18. Born Longwood, 17th April, 1899. Educated Longwood Grammar School, and Crowe Lane Board School. In 1913 became Scribbling Engineer Premium Apprentice with John Crowther & Sons (Wool Manufacturers), Huddersfield. During the 1914 war served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, upon demobilisation joined Karrier Motors Ltd., in 1920. Leaving to join Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., as Sales Representative from 1928 until 1933. Rejoined Karrier Motors Ltd., as Sales Manager, Mechanical Horse Dept., 1933-4, then became Sales Manager, Lookers Ltd., Commercial Vehicle Dept. In 1938 took up present position with Rootes Ltd. Visited Australia for a period of six months in 1949 on behalf of the Rootes Group. Is Council Member of the Birmingham Rotary Club, Member of the Road Traffic Section Committee, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Married 1921, Marion (née Sykes); one daughter. Interests : Boxing, Golf and Cricket. Private address: 22, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham, 5. Telephone: Selly Oak 1586.

BIRD, George, B.SC.(ENG), A.C.G.I., Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 5/II, Regent Street, W.I. Born Willesden, 2nd August, 1902. Educated at Christ's Hospital. Studied engineering at City and Guilds College, Imperial College of Science and Technology. Employed by Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., 1923-30. Became research assistant at Roads Experimental Station, Ministry of Transport—this became the Road Research Laboratory, D.S.I.R., in 1933. Worked mainly on skidding and wheel impact problems. In 1944 transferred to Headquarters of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Is married with one daughter. Private address: 27, Westholme Gardens, Ruislip, Middlesex. Telephone: 6952.

BIRDSELL, James Alan, B.SC.(HONS.), A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.M.I. Design Engineer, Jonas Woodhead and Sons, Ltd. Born Leeds, 19th April, 1915. Educated at Scarborough College. Studied Engineering at Leeds College of Technology, and University of Leeds. Apprenticed to Jonas Woodhead and Sons, Ltd., and served in Drawing Office, 1932-7. Studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds, 1937-40. Served during war in R.A.O.C., I.A.O.C., and I.E.M.E. Was captured at Singapore in February, 1942, worked on Burma/Siam Railway and was released in August, 1945. Rejoined his present firm in 1947 as Assistant Technical Engineer and was appointed Design Engineer in 1949. Hobbies : Photography, tennis. Private address: 25, Carr Manor Road, Moortown, Leeds, 7.

BISHOP, Archibald Samuel. Sales Director, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. (G.B.) Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Tring, 2nd December, 1891. Educated at private schools there. Subsequently received general business training in the United States and in 1916 became a salesman with Goodyear's after being discharged from Army through serious wounds received in France. Went to U.S.A. in 1919 to study use of pneumatic tyres on Commercial Vehicles and Buses, then just being introduced. Returned to England in 1920 and sold first giant pneumatics here. Became Manager Commercial Tyre Department in 192o; General Sales Manager 1933 and appointed to Board of Directors in 1936. Has been Chairman of Tyre Trade Joint Committee since 1947; Chairman of Tyre Section of the S.M.M.&T., since 1943. Is member of Management Committee and Council of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd. Recreations : Riding and Gardening. Hobby : Watching sport. Private address: Holm Lacy, West Hagley, Worcestershire. Telephone: Hagley 2488.

BISHOP, Beresford Ercildoune. Sales Manager, Ward & Co., (Putney) Ltd. Born Chingford, 8th July, 1895. Educated at Ardingly College. Served as 2nd Lieut. in Machine Gun Corps in 1914 war and afterwards worked in Havana Cigar Trade. In 1923 became partner in Mears and Bishop, Hammersmith and continued in the Motor Trade until the outbreak of war. On outbreak of war worked in civilian capacity at War Office (C.I.M.T.) until joining the R.A.F. as Pilot Officer in 1940. In 1944 became a Squadron Leader, H.Q. Staff, R.A.F. Northern Ireland. Demobilised in 1946 and re-joined present firm. Is interested in R.A.F. Associations; Amateur Theatricals; Tennis and Boating. Private address: 46, Aldrington Road, Streatham, S.W.I6.

BISHOP, Reginald, M.I.MECH.E. Director, Bishop Transmission Co., Harpenden. Born Honiton, 13th October, 1882. Educated at Clanville School, Ross-on-Wye and studied engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic. Was originally in Printing Trade but in 1903 became junior draughtsman with Clement Talbot. Afterwards worked with SheffieldSimplex before going to U.S.A. in 1911. There held appointments with Studebakers, Continental Motors, Lodge Plugs, Goodrich Tyres during three years and returned to England in 1914. Joined Nobel Explosives as designer of special machines for Cartridge Manufacture and subsequently became inspecting Engineer, Ministry of Munitions, Nottingham District. Served with B.E.F., France, as Lieut, R.A.O.C. In 1919 invented the Bishop Steering Gear, and in 1929 started present concern. During 1939 war was Major R.E.M.E. and since then has been engaged in research and development of steering gears. Holds many patents in this field, Private address: 145, The Vale, London, N.W.i T. Telephone: Gladstone 1776.

BISHOP, Reginald Arthur. General Publicity Manager, The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. Born Leyton, 4th December, 1904. Educated at Uxbridge County School. 1927 ; Sales and Service, London. 1929-31; Publicity Manager, Guy Motors Ltd., and the Star Motor Co., Ltd. 1931-4 ; Publicity Manager, Singer Motors, Ltd. 1934-38 Press Officer Morris Motors, Ltd. 1939; Publicity Manager, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. 1940-45 ; Manager, No. Repairable Equipment Depot, R.A.F. 194548 ; Publicity Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd., since when has held present position. Is interested in Numismatics, Gardening and Music. Founder member of Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association. Is author of Technical books, film-strips etc. Married, 1930 : one daughter. Private address: Malvern Villa, Long Handborough, Oxon. Telephone: Freeland 204.

BISHOP, Roland Ransome, M.I.MECH.E. Commercial Vehicle Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton. Born Barnes, 12th February, 1895. Educated at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmi:41. Studied Engineering at Acton Technical College. Early training with D. Napier Son. In 1914 worked with the fit . G. Constantinesco as fitter, foreman etc and subsequently as Draughtsman engaged on experimental development of Wave Transmission devices, Paraffin vaporisers and carburetters. Also worked on early Admiralty experiments in under-water sound sigklalling, and silent and flashless mortars. Joined W. H. Dorman and Sons, Stafford as Draughtsman and worked on design of \11. ye Transmission Rock Drilling Equipment. 1920-22. Re-joined Constantinesco's as -sman and Technical Assistant and ' thief Draughtsman. 1929-30 was v1/4 Associated Transmissions Ltd., as Chief Designer in the development of the Barrington type inertia gear for use in road vehicles and the Humphrey Sandberg free wheel. Joined Bentley Motors, Ltd., in 1930 as Chief Draughtsman and Vauxhall Morors in 1931 in same position. Became Assistant Experimental Er 6 neer within a few months and by 1940 had risen to his present position. Private address: "The Lodge," Porters End, Kimpton, Herts. Telephone: 213.

BISHOP, Walter Frederick, C.B.E. Director of Henley's Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., and associated Companies. Born 2nd May, 1879. Educated at Grocers' Company School and acquired technical knowledge at City & Guilds, London. Joined \X'. T. Henley's Telegraph Works Co., Ltd., in 1895. Became Assistant General Manager, 1925 ; General Manager, 1932 and Director, 1933. Former Chairman of Cable Makers Association. Is a Freeman of the City of London; Past Master of Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Clubs : City Livery, R.A.C., Crews Hill Golf. Private address: Ashridge, The Ridgeway, Enfield Chase, Middlesex. Telephone: Enfield 0247.

BISHOP, William Henry. Managing Director, Weathershields Ltd., 48, Moore Street, Birmingham. Born November, 189o, Bristol. Educated : Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol. Served apprenticeship in Drawing Office and Estimating Department, Bristol Wagon & Carriage Co. Was Coach Designer for London Improved Coachbuilders ; Swift of Coventry; and Assistant Works Manager for Jas. Bartle & Co.

BISSELL, Joseph Edwin. Managing Director, Benson Motor Body Co., Ltd., West Bromwich. Born Birmingham. Started in Motor Industry in Repair section, in 1917. Has been Managing Director for present firm since 193o. Is an executive Council Member of the National Employers Association of Vehicle Builders.

BLACK, Sir John Paul, KT. Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the Standard Motor Company Ltd., and Chairman and Managing Director of Triumph Company (1945) Ltd., Banner Lane, Coventry. Born Kingston, l0th February, 1895. Studied law prior to serving in R.N.V.R. at Gallipoli and later with the Tank Corps in France during 1914-18 war. Demobilised with rank of Captain. Joined Standard's in 1929 and became Director and General Manager in 193o at the age of 35. In 1934 appointed Managing Director and in 1940 appointed Chairman of the Joint Aero Engine Committee in charge of the Shadow Factory Group. Created a knight in 1943 for his work in this connection. Appointed Deputy Chairman of Standard's, 1945. Is a Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (American). Is well-known as a winter sports enthusiast. Is also a keen angler, swimmer and yachtsman. Married, 1943, Alicia Joan Pears (daughter of Rt. Rev. J. H. Linton.), three sons. Clubs Royal Automobile, Royal Welsh Yacht (Caernarvon). Private address: Warninglid Grange, Haywards Heath, Sussex.

BLACK, William Rushton. Managing Director, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd. Born Barrow-in-Furness, 12th January, 1893. Educated at Barrow Secondary School and studied engineering at Barrow Technical School. Became apprenticed to Vickers Ltd., and served in various capacities until appointed Works Manager at Crayford. Left to become General Manager, Weymann Motor Bodies. Is also a Director, Associated Commercial Vehicles Ltd; and Charles H. Roe, Ltd. Is Honorary Treasurer, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Clubs : Eccentric, Albany, Burhill. Hobbies : Golf and Gardening. Private address: Birchwood Grange, Ruxley Crescent, Claygate, Surrey. Telephone: Claygate 2823.

BLACKBURN, Stanley. Managing Director, Stan. Blackburn and Partners (Motors) Ltd., Spalding. Born Bradford, 1892. Educated at Spalding Central and Bradford Technical College, studying engineering at the later. In 1908 became apprenticed to Thos. Dyson Ltd., afterwards Central Garage Ltd. Worked for Packard Motor Co., Detroit in Service Department 1912;14 after which he joined an Infantry Regt. of Territorial Army and later the Motor Machine Guns. In 1919 joined E. Blackburn and Sons. Private address: 18o, Winsover Road, Spalding. Telephone: 2892.

BLACKFORD, Henry Crothall. Director (Production) of British Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Coventry. Born Dover, 22nd February, 1913. Educated at Dover C.S. where he won Kitchener Scholarship to Cambridge University. B.A. (Hons.) 1935. Was with Metal Box Co., Ltd., 1935-41. Joined present firm 1942. Planned and Managed shadow factory Edinburgh for M.A.P., 1943-45. Has been Production Manager, Coventry since 1945. Recreation: Squash. Married: three daughters. Address: 5, Dalton Road, Coventry.

BLACKWELL, Alfred Hearn, F.r.m.i. Chairman and Managing Director, Smith and Blackwell, Ltd., Islington. Born Upper Clapton, 29th November, 1893. Educated locally and was apprenticed in Body Building. In 1914 joined the Royal Flying Corps, serving in France from 1915 to 1919. Started a repair works in Hackney after the war transferring it to present address in 1921. Commenced partnership of Smith and Blackwell—this was formed into a Limited Company in 1929. Is a Liveryman of the Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers Company and a Freeman of the City of London. Chairman of the Metropolitan Division of the M.A.A.; President of the Islington Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Islington War Pensions Committee; Vice-Chairman Holloway Employment Exchange Committee; Member of Islington Rotary Club; Honorary Treasurer for three successive years of the Institute of the Motor Industry. Interested in Local affairs, and public service.

BLADEN, Sydney, M.I.EX. Export Manager, Albert Jagger Ltd., Walsall. Born Walsall, 19th August, 1908. Educated at Walsall. Became an export clerk in 1923. Appointed Export Manager, 1947. Is interested in Football and Boxing. Married, 1931; one daughter, one son. Private address: 14, Francis Street, Walsall, Staffs.

BLAIR, Peter. General Manager, S. Smith & Sons, (Radiomobile) Ltd., W.I. Born Manchester, toth January, 1920. Educated at Mill Hill. Was with B.B.C. in Engineering Division, prior to the war in which he served in 3rd Royal Artillery; on Special Radar Duties at H.Q. "A" Command; and with S.H.A.E.F. In May, 1946 joined present firm as Dealers Sales Manager. Recreations: Sailing and Motoring. Private address: 3, St. James' Close, Regents Park, London, N.W.B. Telephone: Primrose 6639.

BLAKE, Alexander Alfred, A.M.INST.B.E. Service Manager, Chatham Motor Co., Ltd., Chatham. Born Chatham, 21st October, 1919. Educated at St. John's School. Took training course with Vauxhall Motors Ltd., commencing 1937. Served 6.' years in H.M. Forces, 1939-46. Appointed to present position, 1948. Is Member of Chatham Round Table. Recreation: Fishing. Private address: 31, Beresford Avenue, Rochester, Kent.

BLAKE, George Alfred. Proprietor, "Robert J. Blake," Brentwood. Born Felixstowe, 30th May, 1911. Educated at 13 different schools in England and Wales. Trained in engineering at Ipswich Technical College, and in 1927 as an apprentice, in the business started by his father. The latter died in 1937 when the present proprietor took over. In 1940 started the Engineering firm George A. Blake (Brentford) Ltd., for the mass production of armament components. Recreations: Ocean Racing, Yachting. Private address: 140, High Street, Brentwood, Essex. Telephone: 242.

BLANCH, Arthur Edward, A.M.I.NIECH.E. Manager, Munn and Underwood, Ltd., Southampton. Born Aldershot, Hants., 20th January, 1907. Educated at Prices School, Fareham. Studied Engineering at Portsmouth Municipal College. Was apprenticed in Fitting, Turning and Auto Engineering. Became Works Manager, Wadham Bros., before the war during which he was Chief Instructor, Wadham Bros., School for Army Mechanics (2,5oo Military Trainees). In 1945 became Superintendent of Motor Vehicle Division on M.O.S., T.T3 rebuilds. Appointed Works Manager, in October, 1945 when Wadham Bros., acquired Munn & Underwood, Ltd. Married Dorothy May, daughter of Lieut. A. E. Shute, R.N.; two daughters. Private address: "Garfield," Mousehole Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton.

BLAND, Septimus, A.M.INST.S.E., M.1.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Senior Partner, Bland's Royal Garage, Scarborough. Born Scarborough, 26th November, 1894. Educated at Scarborough Central Board School and in 1908 apprenticed to Engineering with Castlehouse Bros., of Scarborough. Served in 1914-18 war with 20th Division Mechanical Transport in France as Despatch Rider. In charge of workshop, 1918; discharged 1919. Formed Robson-Bland Transport Company, Hull in June, 1919. Three years later he formed Walroy Ltd., and acted as their Director and Manager. Also formed Motor Bodies Ltd., of which he was Director. Between the years 1920 and 1928 was Motor Cycle Trade Rider and won more than 100 Silver Cups, Gold Medals etc. Formed present concern in 1937 (son became partner in 1946). In 1940 joined Ministry of Supply and became Technical Inspector, Northern Command Tanks and Transport (T.T.3/R.). Invalided out in 1944. Past President and Chairman of Scarborough and District Motor Club. Interests : Shooting, Fishing and Golf. Private address: Langdale End, Nr. Scarborough, Yorks. Telephone: Hackness 218.

BLAZEY, Sidney Henry. Chief Engineer, (Delco Products), A.C. Sphinx Division of General Motors Ltd., Dunstable. Born 1st October, 1909, at Norwich. Educated at Hitchin Grammar School and trained in engineering at West Ham Technical College. Apprenticed with Hart Accumulator Co., Ltd., and subsequently as Draughtsman with DelcoRemy-Hyatt Ltd., rose to become Director and Chief Engineer. On fusing with the General Motors Group became Chief Engineer of the Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division. With change of production locations, moved to Dunstable to operate in same capacity for A.C. Sphinx Division of General Motors Ltd. Specialised on coil ignition for motor vehicles. Recreations : Yachting and Golf. Private address: Manor Cottage, Common Road, Kensworth, Near Dunstable. Telephone: Whipsnade 296.

BLOOR, William Arthur Walker. Sales Manager, Walsall Depot, Kennings Ltd. Born Pleck, Walsall, 1898. Educated at Great Wynley Elementary School and learned Electrical Engineering, Machine Design and Construction at Walsall Technical College. Employed as Electrician with West Cannock Collieries, Ltd., before' becoming a salesman with present firm in 1925. Appointed Sales Manager in 1948. Used to be a keen Motor Cyclist and Trials rider. Hobbies : Table Tennis, Model Engineering. Private address: 534, Sutton Road, Walsall.

BLOWEY, Harry Francis Tozer (Rev'd), O.B.E., F.R.G.S., M.I.MECH.E. Lecturer during 1939 war on Motor Transport subjects. Born Plymouth, 1892. Educated at Plymouth College. Studied Engineering at Plymouth Engineering College and under his uncle W. W. Blight, Engineer of Plymouth. Commissioned in Royal Artillery in 1912. In 1914 war became Technical Staff Officer to R.F.C. and R.A.F. Transferred to Tank Corps and became Chief Instructor, Armoured Car Wing 1920-3. Later became Senior Instructor in India. In 1928 seconded to India Army as Technical Officer for Motor Transport and Technical Stores Depot. Appointed to command No. 11 Armoured Car Company, India, 1934. Became Officiating Commander Royal Tank Corps, Northern Command, India 1935-36 and lecturer in M.T. subjects 1939-44. Is Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Upholders. Clubs : R.A.C. Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club. Married, 1923, Gwenllian Gwladys (nee Price); one daughter. Is interested in Music, Sailing and Motoring. Private address: The Rectory, Aston, Nr. Stevenage, Herts. Telephone: Shephell 202.

BLOXHAM, Ronald Clarence. Manager, Commercial Relations Overseas Department, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., London, S.W.I. Born Birmingham, 13th April, 1911. Educated at Solihull School and became trainee at Dunlop School. In 1927 joined Chas. Macintosh & Co.,Ltd., on solid tyre sales. Transferred to unlop Rubber Co., in 1929. Served during the war, in R.A.F. with commission, returning to Overseas Dept., of Dunlop's in 1946. Recreations : Golf, Squash and Photography. Private address: Lechmere Avenue, Chigwell, Essex. Telephone: Hainault 2516.

BOARLAND, Cedric Denis. Director, Mantle and Boarland, Ltd., Leicester. Born Leicester, 5th February, 1891. Educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, and Colleges of Art and Technology, Leicester. Apprenticed to Collins and Co., Ltd., Leicester, 190712. Leicester Yeomanry 1909-12. Worked in sheet metal business until 1914 war in which served with 5th Battn. the Leicester Regt. until 1919. Became sales representative with Boarland Ltd., until 1926 when appointed. Director of Mantle and Boarland, Ltd. Is member of Institute of British Engineers. Is interested in Architecture, sketching,. painting, silverwork and jewellery. In 1922 married Vera Muriel (nee Collings) of Kettering; one son. Private address: 61, Stoughton Road, Oadby, Leicester. Telephone: 166.

BONALLACK, Richard Frank, O.B.E. Managing Director, Bonallack & Sons, Ltd., Forest Gate, E.7. Born 2nd June, 1904 at Forest Gate, Essex. Educated at Haileybury College. Left Haileybury in 1922, worked in the Office of Daimler Motor Co., prior to becoming a pupil with Thornycrofts at Basingstoke in 1923. In 1925 joined the family business of Bonallack and Sons, founded by his great-grandfather in 1825, and in 1926 became manager of the repair department. Became a partner in the firm in 1928 and Managing Director in 1938 when the firm became a Limited Company. Played Rugby Football for Eastern Counties 1925-32, being awarded a County honours cap; captained the Old Haileyburian R.F.C., 1929-33. Joined Territorials and called up in 1939 becoming Lt.Col. in command of R.A.O.C. Workshops, Buntingford, 1941. Was transferred to R.E.M.E. on its formation and became Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, Eastern Command, in 1943. In the same year became Senior Electrical and Mechanical Engineer of Eastern Command Workshops with rank of Colonel. In 1944 took command of No. I Base Workshops, Paiforce. Remained in Persia and Iraq until end of 1945 and on demobilisation rejoined Bonallack and Sons, Ltd. Was awarded O.B.E. in 1946 for services in Iraq. Has been member of the Council of S.M.M.&T. since 1947. Married, 1930, Winifred Evelyn (nee Esplen) two sons and one daughter. Recreations : Golf and Sailing. Interested in Politics. Private address: Parkanaur, 18 Parkanaur Avenue, Thorpe Bay, Essex. Telephone: Thorpe Bay 88180.

BONSER, Edward Samuel, A.C.A. Joint Managing Director and Secretary, Union Transport Finance Ltd. Born Bolsover, 17th April, 1907. Educated at Chesterfield Grammar School and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1928. In the following year appointed Accountant to Midland Counties Finance Co., Ltd., Sheffield. Joined present Company when it was incorporated in 1934, becoming General Manager and Secretary until appointed to the Board in 1945. Is also a Director of the Wagon Finance Corporation Ltd. Appointed to present position in 1950. Interested in Farming, Tennis, Golf and Bridge. Private address: The Chalet, 421, Derby Road, Nottingham. Telephone: 72078.

BOORMAN, Kenneth. Managing Director, A. Boorman & Son, Ltd., Woking. Born 1899 at Woking. Educated at Guildford Royal Grammar School. Father was a Coachbuilder. Has held present position since 1930. Recreation: Bowls. Private address: Everley, Wychhill Lane, Woking. Telephone: 801.

BOOTH, Thomas Cyril. Managing Director, Booth Bros., Ltd., Dublin. Born Dublin, 5th November, 1905. Educated at St. Andrews College, Dublin. Was apprenticed in Engineering in 1920 and worked his way through all Departments of Booth Bros. Has held present position since 1945. Is interested in Farming. Private address: Bishopland, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare. Telephone: Ballymore Eustace io.

BORLAND, Donald Dalrymple, B.SC. (ENG)., A.M.I.T. Regional Maintenance and Certifying Officer, Ministry of Transport, Nottingham. Born London, 6th June, 1895. Educated at Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon. Studied Engineering at Bristol University. Served during 1914 war in M.T., R.A.S.C., France Graduated B.Sc(Eng) in 192o. Became Draghtsman with W. H. Dorman & Co., Ltd., Stafford in the same year. Later joined designing staff of Leyland Motors, Ltd. and J. I. Thornycroft, Ltd. Appointed Engineer, Roads Department, Ministry of Transport H.Q. in 1931. Appointed Certifying Officer (under Road Traffic Act, 1930) in 1932 and has worked as such in N.W., S.E. and East Midlands Traffic Areas. During 1939-45 War, was seconded for a period to M.o.S. as Inspecting Officer for Mechanical Transport. Is author of a textbook on Automobile Engineering published by the Bennett College. Is married: one son. Hobbies: Gardening, motoring, reading. Private address: Red Lodge, Aspley Lane, Nottingham. Telephone: 73276.

BOSHIER, Stanley John. Chairman and Managing Director, Boshier and Pat-tenden, Ltd., Norwich. Born Maidenhead, 13th November, 7918. Educated at Abingdon School and Newbury Grammar School. In 1934 joined the staff of Cropper & Co., Ltd., boxmakers transferring to Nias (1935) Ltd., at Newbury in 1936, and the following year became an inspector with the Motor Union Insurance Co. In 1938 joined the Sales Department of Wheelers (Newbury) Ltd., remaining there until joining up in July, 7939 in 6th Bn. Royal Berks. Regt. T.A. Was discharged in 7940 following a leg injury. In 7945 joined Reliance Garage (Norwich) Ltd., as Sales Director and in 7949 formed present Company in association with R. E. Pattenden. Is a member of British Automobile Racing Club; Bugatti Owners Club; Peterborough Motor Club; Eastern Counties Motor Club; West Essex Car Club; M.C.C.; and Steering Wheel etc. Owns an XK 120 Jaguar. Is interested in Politics; Motor Sport; Photography. Married 7940, Joan (née Perry); one son Nigel John. Private address: Newmarket End, Eaton Road, Norwich. Telephone: Eaton 1153.

BOSTOCK, Charles, B.A. (MECHANICAL SCIENCES). Divisional Manager, Road Haulage Executive, Special Traffics (Pickfords) Division, 205, High Holborn, London, W.C.I. Telephone: Holborn 8027. Born Walton-on-the-Hill, ist April, 1894. Educated at Winchester College; Trinity College, Cambridge. Became Secretary to Pickfords Ltd., after working in the Civil Service. Appointed to present position, 1948. Recreation: Cricket. Private address: Claycroft Farm, Ditchling, Sussex. Telephone: Hassocks 478.

BOTT, Joseph Edward, NI.S.A.E. Petrol Engine Designer, with Henry Meadows, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Wolverhampton, 24th May, 7904. Educated at St. Luke's School, Wolverhampton. Studied engineering at Wolverhampton Technical College. Became apprenticed to A.J.S. Motor Cycle Co., in 1918, and later became their assistant Chief Draughtsman, 1925-31. Joined Levis Motor Cycle Co., in 1931 as Chief Draughtsman and from 1933-36 was Chief Draughtsman to Stevens Bros., motor cycle and light vehicle manufacturers. Joined Henry Meadows, Ltd., makers of engines and transmissions in 1936 as section leader and have been engaged since mainly on petrol engine design. Is interested in Carpentry, Cricket, Radio and T.V. ! Private address: 264, Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton.

BOULTER, James Edward. Works Manager, Lucas of Brixton Hill Ltd. Born 8th June, 1911. Educated at Ivydale, Peckham, and learnt engineering at Technical Instruction classes. Started work as telephone wiring apprentice and worked for 6 months with Tug Company. Joined present firm as cost copy typist in 1928 becoming assistant to Works Manager in 1930. Handled the costing and estimating of engineering repairs until the war. Served with London Fire Service until 1943 when he was claimed by Government Department and attached to N.I.D. on transport side until October, 1945. On demobilisation returned to present firm, taking full charge of works from January, 1946. Hobbies are Carpentry and Photography. Private address: 12, New Park Parade, New Park Road, S.W.2.

BOULTON, William Lewis. Director (Parts), Skurray's Ltd., Swindon. Born Swindon, 8th January, 1908. Educated at Euclid St., Secondary School, Swindon and trained in engineering at Vauxhall Motors Ltd, Luton. Married : I boy, two girls. Interested in Fishing, Gardening and Football. Private address: 3, Scotby Avenue, Swindon.

BOURNE, George. Regional Manager, North of England, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Westgate, Leeds, 1. Born Birmingham, 15th October, 1887. Joined Dunlop's as a junior clerk in 1903. After training in all Departments served the Company in India, S. America, and Canary Isles. Returned to England 1922, and then became Operating Manager at Fort Dunlop. Appointed to present position in 1926. Interested in Gardening and Reading. Private address: The Croft, 6, West Parade, West Park, Leeds, 6. Telephone: 51985.

BOVILL, B. F., F.I.M.I. Chairman of Directors and Founder of Langley Motors, Ltd., Eastbourne. Born 23rd July, 1882. Educated at Knowsley School, Torquay. Studied engineering at Seafield Engineering College, Hants. Apprenticed to W. H. Allen, Sons and Co., Bedford 1899-1904 and remained there in Drawing and Designing Department until 1909, when left to found present business. During 1914 war was in charge of all "V.A.D." motor ambulances and responsible for testing all drivers. Later as Member of Sussex 15th V.A.D. Detachment, was attached to R.A.S.C. M.T. until end of war. From 1935-1946 was Hon. Sec. to East Sussex Section of Motor Agents Association; Chairman 1946-8. During 1939 war was Divisional Warden in Civil Defence. President of Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, 1949,1950. Is a Rotarian.. Interests : Golf, Miniature Rifie Shooting, Dancing. Married.

BOWDEN, Louis William. Managing Director, Luttrell Arms Garage, Dunster. Born Slapton, 4th December, 1903. Apprenticed to Hardy's, Minehead (afterwards Western National Bus Co.) and later took over the yard of Luttrell Arms Hotel. Gradually acquired petrol pumps and machinery and built up business. In 1944 acquired also the Premier Garage at Alcombe and became Managing Director with wife as co-director and Secretary. Purchased Luttrell Arms Garage property in 1950 after the sale of Dunster Castle. Married; three children, elder daughter a nurse, son at Loughborough College. Is interested in Parish affairs and gardening. Recreations : Staghunting, boating. Private address: The Quantocks, Dunster, Somerset. Telephone: 247.

BOWERMAN, Leslie Charles, F.R.G.S. Director, A. G. Bowerman Ltd., Taunton. Born loth March, 1912 at Taunton. Educated at Huish's Grammar School. On leaving School took active part in running Company's fleet of Motor Vehicles, distributing food over Southern England. Business eventually extended by acquisition of other general goods operators. In 1949 whole of goods vehicle department taken over by British Transport Commission. Company acquired Motor Coach business in 1945 from Mr. F. W. Northcott, since deceased, and now operate Tour services throughout Great Britain and on the Continent. In 1934 married Ruth, youngest daughter of the late F. W. and Mrs.. Northcott. Have one daughter, two sons. Recently visited the U.S.A. and Canada. Is interested in Foreign travel and Photography. Served during war as District Manager, Ministry of Food. Private address: 5, Aylands Road, Taunton, Somerset. Telephone: 2011.

BOWERS, William James, Managing Director, A. E. Cheshire (Harmondsworth) Ltd. Born Uxbridge, 17th April, 190o. Educated at St. Margarets, Uxbridge. In 1917 joined R.N.A.S. as Boy Mechanic, serving for nine years. Later became a partner in Ruislip Garages. Called up in R.A.F. and served in N. Africa, Sicily and Italy until demobilised as Flight-Lieut. Took up present position at Roundabout Garage in April, 1949. Private address: Roundabout Garage, Bath. Road, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Telephone: West Drayton 2739. BOWRING, Edgar Rennie. Deputy Chairman, Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Born 8th February, 1889 younger son of Henry Bowring of St. John's, Newfoundland. Educated at Shrewsbury School. Served during 1914 war with Royal Field Artillery. High Sherrill of Cheshire 1943-49. Is also a Director of C. 1'. Bowring & Co., Ltd., of Martins Bank, of Cunard S.S. Co., and of Royal Insurance Co., Ltd. Address: Woodbank Hall, Woodbank, Near Chester. Telephone: Great Mollington 36.

BOYCE, Victor Merwan. Sales Director, Romac Industries, Ltd. Born Leigh-on-Sea, 1904. Educated at Clarkes College and privately. First connected with the Motor Industry as Secretary of present Company in 1924. Became Sales Director in 1947. Is interested in Music, Tennis, Golf. Private address: Elm Point, East End Way, Pinner, Middlesex. Telephone: 8333.

BOYLE, Walter Bertram. Managing Director, Cable Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd. Born London, 23rd September, 1885. Educated at City of London School. Apprenticed in mechanical engineering and afterwards gained experience in electrical engineering with Evershed and Vignoles, Ltd., as instrument assembler and calibrator. In 1904 became assistant to chief engineer of public works company carrying out civil engineering contracts in S. Wales. In 1906 obtained position with Ariel Motors (1906) Ltd., New Bond Street, London, as service mechanic and car tester, later becoming salesman and travelling representative calling on Agents. Joined De Dion Bouton, Ltd., in 1910 as salesman and London service representative. Was general manager to David Kennedy, S. Norwood, 1914-19; responsible for considerable munitions production. Coincidentally, from 1905 onwards, spare-time freelance short-story writer and journalist specialising in motor vehicle subjects; contributed, 1913, to first and all subsequent issues of "The Garage and Motor Agent." Took over full time editorship of this trade journal in 1919. Appointed Director in 1937. Became a joint managing Director in 1947, and, in 1949, Managing Director. Has been driving cars since pioneer days. Is one of the founder members of the Institute of the Motor Industry, Inc. Devised Boyle's system of costing repair and service work. Compiled and wrote "Boyle's Price Book of Motor Repairs and Service," "The Costing and Charging of Motor Vehicle Repairs," etc. Married to Mary Lenore (née Stace); three daughters, eight grandchildren. Hobby; Any mechanical work. Private address: Springfield, Chestnut Lane. Amersham Common. Telephone: Amersham r 131.

BOYS, Charles Robert, M.I.M.I. Joint Managing Director, C.C. Boys and Sons, Ltd., Chichester. Born Horndean, 31st December, 1903. Educated at Havant High School. Studied engineering at Portsmouth Technical College. In 1919 apprenticed to Linnington Bros., Ltd., and subsequently became salesman. Joined Wadham Bros., in charge of sales Chichester Branch 1925. In 1927 started own business in partnership with brother, A. 0. Boys. In 1939 formed this into Limited Company. Clubs: B.A.R.C., and Bognor Regis Motor Club. Private address: East Ashling House, Chichester. Telephone: West Ashling 7245.

BRABAZON, Lord (of Tara) M.C., P.C. Born 8th February, 1884 as John T. C. Moore-Brabazon. Educated at Harrow School; Trinity College, Cambridge. Entered on a political career and became Unionist Member for Chatham Division of Rochester 1918-1929, before holding positions as Minister of Transport 1940-41 and Minister of Aircraft Production, 1941-2. Is a pioneer of aviation and holds No. I. Royal Aero Club certificate for pilots. In 1907 won the Circuit des Ardennes motor race and in 1909, the £1,000 Daily Mail prize for flying a circular mile on an all-English made machine. President of the English Golf Union, 1938. Is three times winner of the Curzon Cup, St. Moritz. Has had many Motor Racing successes, including winning the first British Empire Michelin cup. Holds or has recently held appointments as Director of David Brown & Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd., of A.E.C. Ltd., of E.M.I. Ltd., of A.C.V., of Kodak Ltd., and other Companies. Chairman of Committee on post-war civil aircraft and President of Royal Institution. Clubs: Carlton, White's, Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes). Private address: 20, Berkeley Square, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 2326.

BRACEWELL, Geoffrey Alfred, F.I.R.C., F.R.M.S. Managing Director, Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 16th September, 1888. Educated at Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University. Became an analytical chemist and in 1913 joined present firm as Chemist. Joined the Board and in 1935 became Managing Director. Hobby: Short Wave Wireless. Private address: Newlands, Toiler Lane., Bradford. Telephone: 44626.

BRACEWELL, Ralph Arnold. Joint Managing Director, Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 9th February, 1895. Educated at Bradford Grammar School; and Denstone College. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College. Became interested in engineering through assisting the late Alfred Scott in development work in his private workshop. Later joined Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd. Appointed to present position, 1926. Hobby : Electronics. Private address: The Lodge, Morton Lane, Bingley, Yorks. Telephone: 2498.

BRACEWELL, Ralph Godfrey Alfred. Sales Director, Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 13th March, 1915. Educated at Bradford Grammar School. In 1931 became connected with the Sales side of the Motor Industry. Took up present position, 1945. Private address: 168, Toiler Lane, Bradford. Telephone: 41601.

BRADBURY, Leonard John, Managing Director of Joseph Bradbury & Sons Ltd., Braintree. Born Braintree, 5th September, 1900. Educated at Braintree County High School. Gained Master of Commerce Degree at Birmingham University in 1922. Joined present firm as Director in 1923, and became Managing Director in 1927. Is Chairman of Transport Service Equipment Manufacturers Section of S.M.M.&T. Has been Member of Council of Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders continuously since 1929. Founder Member and first Chairman of Association of Garage Equipment Manufacturers & Distributors. Member of Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Club : R.A.C. Married 1931; one daughter. Hobbies etc.: Gardening, Sailing & Music. Private address: Ludham Hall, Braintree. Telephone: 482.

BRADBURY, L. R., B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Director of Joseph Bradbury & Sons Ltd., Braintree. Born Braintree, 1902. Educated at Braintree County High School. Gained B,Sc. at University of London (Engineering Faculty). Served apprenticeship with Ruston Hornsby Ltd., Lincoln, 1923-5. Joined present firm in 1925. Served overseas with R.E.M.E. 1939-45. Married; 3 children. Outside interests : Motor Yachting. Private address: "The Willows," Queenborough Lane, Braintree. Telephone: 214.

BRADFIELD, Herbert Charles, A.M.I.MECH.E. Principal Engineer, Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Projects, Fighting Vehicle Design Establishment, Chertsey. Born Swindon, 29th November, 1914. Educated at Sanford School, and College, Swindon. Served apprenticeship at Great Western Railway Workshops, Swindon and in 1935 became Assistant in the Testing House, there. In 1936 promoted to draughtsman. In 1937 joined Royal Arsenal, Woolwich as draughtsman in Vehicle Design Office and in 1938 transferred to War Office Mechanization Board. 1940/45 was Technical Assistant, Senior Tank Assistant, Heavy Wheeled Vehicles, Ministry of Supply. Became Deputy Assistant Director 1945. In 1949 became engineer and in 1951 Principal engineer in present establishment. Other interests : Retail business, gardening. Private address: 84, Bushey Road, Ickenham, Middlesex. Telephone: Ruislip 2800.

BRADLEY, Arthur Percy, M.I.MECH.E. Born 3rd July, 1887, Dublin. Educated: Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. Was member of original staff of "The Cyclecar" now "The Light Car & Cyclecar" ; Editor of that journal, 1919-1922; Honorary General Secretary, Junior Car Club, 1919-1929. Was for a number of years, Clerk of the Course, Brooklands. Private address: 15-17, Queen Street, Dawlish, Devon.

BRADLEY, Henry Noel. Advertising Manager, Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd., Small Heath, Birmingham. Born 2nd December, 1895. Educated at Waverley Road Secondary School, Birmingham. Apprenticed with James Archdale and Co., Birmingham. Served with R.A.F. 1915! 19, receiving commission in 1917. Joined advertising staff of "Machinery" in 1920, and advertising staff of present firm in 1921. Club : Advertising of Birmingham.

BRADLEY, John. Technical Manager, Vanden Plas (England) 1923 Ltd., N.W.9. Born Queenboro', Kent 11th December, 1899. Trained in engineering with Short Bros., at Eastchurch and Rochester. Became an automobile draughtsman in 1920. Took up present position, 1931. Private address: 45, Elm Park, Stanmore, Middlesex. Telephone: Grimsdyke 733.

BRADLEY, Walter, C.B.E., J.P., A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Governing Director of Walter Bradley (Engineers) Ltd., Bolton. Born Bolton, 23rd October, 1882. Educated at Bolton Higher Grade School. Studied engineering at Bolton Technical College. \Vas apprenticed to engineering and spent several years abroad. Started present business 1911 and became Governing Director 1921. Elected to Bolton Town Council 1921 and subsequently Alderman and Justice of the Peace. Mayor of Bolton, 1944-45. Invested with C.B.E. 1949. Member of Bolton Corporation Transport Committee for 3o years and has been Chairman for 20 years. Was President and is Member of Executive Council and Honorary Secretary of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association. Is Chairman of National Joint Industrial Council of the Road Passenger Transport Industry, Chairman of the Federation of Municipal Passenger Transport Employers, and Chairman of National Joint Council for Craftsmen in the Municipal Passenger Transport employment. Is Deputy Licensing Officer for Public Service Vehicles (Road Traffic Act, 1930). Inventor of several successful Engineering patents. Outside interests : Public life, local and National. Hobbies; Occasional golf and bowls. Private address: Woodleigh, Lostock Park, Bolton. Telephone: 2452.

BRADLEY, William David. Director (Wholesale Dept.), Standard & Triumph Sales Ltd., 37, Davies Street, London, W.I. Born Dublin, 25th May, 1897. Educated at Trent College, Derbyshire. Was proprietor of a Motor business, 1920 before joining Standard Motor Co., Ltd., as a salesman. Appointed to present position 1949. Recreations: Golf and Gardening. Private address: 2, Coniston Gardens, Wembley, Middlesex. Telephone: Arnold 4148.

BRADSHAW, Ewart. Founder Director of Loxhams Garages Ltd; Bradshaws Motor House Ltd., Loxhams Garage (Lancaster) Ltd., and 26 different companies connected with Motor Sales and Service; Motor Cycles; General Engineering; Coach Building; Chemicals; Refrigeration; Quarrying; Agriculture; Television. Served during 1914-18 war in Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry. Has been a keen participant in Motor Speed Trials. For 25 years a Director of Preston North End. President, 18 years, Bradshaws & Loxhams Cricket Club. President Blackpool Flying Club. Charter Member of Preston Rotary Club. Interested in B.E.N. Collects works of art. Is a keen horticulturist. Married: 6 sons, 1 daughter. Private address: Greyfriars Hall, Preston. Telephone: 7625.

BRADSHAW, Kenneth Sidney. Service Manager, Rootes Ltd., Maidstone. Born North Finchley, 30th July, 1908. Educated at Highgate School. In 1927 became an Improver and in 1946 appointed to present position. Private address: 295, Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent. Telephone: 4581.

BRADSTOCK, Major George, D.S.O., M.C. Chairman and Managing Director, University Motors, Ltd. Born Cambridge, younger son of the late Rev. J. R. Bradstock. Educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton; Jesus College, Cambridge. Served in Royal Artillery 1914-19 (mentioned in despatches, D.S.O., M.C. and bar). Married Ursula Mary, daughter of FitzHerbert Wright. They have three sons. Is Chairman and Managing Director of three subsidiaries of the Parent Company i.e. University Coachwork Ltd., University Marine Ltd., and University Electrics Ltd. Private address: Yokehurst, South Chailey, Near Lewes, Sussex. Telephone: Plumpton 245.

BRADSTOCK, John Robb. Works Director, University Motors, Ltd., and Director i c University Marine Ltd., both of 7, Hertford Street, W.I. Born Farnborough, Hants 18th July, 1909. Educated at Tonbridge School leaving in 1928 and joining the University Organisation, to the Board of which he was elected in 1936. Served during war in Royal Navy; awarded D.S.C. in 1943; demobilised as Commander in 1945. Returned to University Motors Ltd., in 1946. Is also a Director of their subsidiaries. Hobby: Yachting. Clubs: Public Schools, Island Sailing Club, Cowes, and Royal Naval Sailing Association. Private address: 16, Clarges Street, W. r.

BRADSTOCK, Michael Hilary George. Director and General Manager, Commercial Division, University Motors Ltd. Born London, 15th February, 1922. Son of Major G. Bradstock, D.S.O., M.C. (q.v.). Educated at Eton College 1940-6. Served during war, in Royal Lancers (mentioned in despatches); demobilised with rank of Captain. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co., as management trainee 1946-48. Appointed Director in 1949 and in 195o General Manager of Commercial Division, University Motors Ltd. Married Anne Murray only daughter of John Maude, Q.C., M.P., 1950; one son. Recreations: Shooting, tennis and Golf. Is interested in Agriculture. Private address: Yokehurst Cottage, E. Chiltington, Near Lewes, Sussex. Telephone: Plumpton 258.

BRITAIN, Edward William Martin, B.SC. (HONS.), A.C.G.I., M.I.C.E. Chief Research Engineer, Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach. Born London, loth November, 1915. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School; City and Guilds College. Studied engineering at City and Guilds College, London University where he graduated A.C.G.I., B.Sc.(Hons.) in 1936. Served special apprenticeship with Rushton and Hornsby, Ltd., Lincoln, until 1938. Then appointed Technical Adviser to Mono Pumps Ltd. In 1940 joined I.C.I. High Pressure Research team in the Alkali Division. Took up present appointment in 1944. Married Margaret (nee Whitham) in 1941; one son, one daughter. Is interested in engines of all types. Private address: Bridge House, Sandbach, Cheshire. Telephone: 507.

BRITTEN, Charles Arthur, F.I.M.I. Governing Director and Founder of C. A. Britten & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. Born 25th August, 1896. Educated Pendleton Grammar School and Salford Technical Institute. Studied at Manchester School of Technology. Became apprenticed to Belsize Motors, Clayton, Manchester in 1913. Served in Royal Navy, 1916/18. Hobbies : Angling, Golf. Private address: Thorncombe, Barnston, Wirral, Cheshire. Telephone: Irby 1837.

BROADRIBB, Frank Charles Layfield, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and Secretary, Stevenage Motor Company Ltd. Born Sutton Coldfield, 5th March, 1917. Educated at Bishop Veseys, and Wylde Green College. Became apprenticed to Wolseley Motors, Ltd., in 1935. Studied at Birmingham Central Technical College. Became Planning Engineer, Wolseley's. In 194o accepted Commission as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer, Indian Army. Served in Middle East and in India until 1946. After the war re-joined Wolseley Motors as assistant to Sales Manager, and acted as Factory Representative, Southern England. In 1948 joined Stevenage Motor Company as General Manager, appointed Director and Secretary in the same year. Private address: 4, Julians Road, Stevenage, Herts. Telephone: 575.

BROCKHOUSE, John Leslie. Chairman and Managing Director, J. Brockhouse & Company Ltd. Born Smethwick, 14th January, 1911. Educated at Malvern College and Cambridge. Only son of John T. Brockhouse and Mary Emily Co. Left in 1926 to join Chas. H. Roe Ltd., holding successively posts as Chief Designer, Works Manager, General Manager and Director. In 1936 became General Manager and later joined the Board also, of Eastern Coachworks, Ltd., Lowestoft. In 1943 loaned to Short Bros., (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd., when that company was taken over by Ministry of Aircraft Production. Became Director of Short Bros., Kent Alloys Ltd., of Strood, and Sebro Ltd of Cambridge. 1948-51, Director and General Manager of Northern Coachbuilders Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne (P.S.Vs.). Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of the City of London. Past President of the National Federation of Vehicle Trades. For some years was spokesman for the Employers in the Vehicle Building Industry in their negotiations with Trades Unions, Ministry of Labour, National Arbitration Tribunals etc. Clubs: Royal Aero, and Eccentric. Is interested in Golf and Swimming. Private address: 41, Corton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Telephone: 995•

BRANDER, Major-General Maxwell Spieker, C.B., O.B.E., ALIMECH.E. Former Deputy Director-General of Mechanisation, Ministry of Supply, 1941-47• Born i rth October, 1884. Educated at Bedford School; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Received commission 1906 and served in R.A.S.C.; mentioned twice in despatches 1914-18 war. In 1933 became Colonel: 1936 Major General; Inspector, R.A.S.C., 1936-37; Director of Supplies and Transport, War Office, 1937-40; Major General i,c Administration Eastern Command, 1940-41; Deputy Director-General of Mechanisation, Ministry of Supply, 1941-47. Col.Cmdt. R.A.S.C., 1942-49• Clubs: United Service, Royal Automobile. Address: 62, Chesil Court, Chelsea, S.W.3. Telephone: Flaxman 9392•

BRAY, Harold, A.C.I.S. Depot Manager, Kennings Ltd., Burton-onTrent. Born Sheffield, 13th February, 1909. Educated at King Edward's School, Sheffield. Trained as a Chartered Secretary. In 1929 joined present firm as an internal audit clerk. Promoted to present post in June, 1940. Private address: One Ash, Bretby Lane, Burton-on-Trent. Telephone: 4468.

BRAYSHAW, Henry Allan, A.M.I.NLECH.E. Born 189o, Leeds. Educated; Harehills School; Technical School, Leeds; University College of Nottingham; Coventry Technical School. Served apprenticeship with Humber Ltd., at Beeston, Notts. In charge of Coventry Experimental Department, Humber; Consulting Engineer in Liverpool. Married. Interests: Motoring, Boy Scout Movement. Private address: 1, Trent Avenue, Ealing,W.5.

BREALEY, Henry Noel. Advertising Manager, B.S.A. Cycles, Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 2nd December, 1895. Educated at Waverley Road Secondary School. Served apprenticeship with James Archdale & Co., Birmingham. During war served in R.F.C. and R.A.F., obtaining commission in 1917. Joined advertising staff of "Machinery" in 192o, leaving to work in Advertising Dept., of B.S.A. in 1921. Has been Advertising Manager for many years. Address: The Birmingham Small Arms Company, Small Heath, Birmingham, 11.

BRETT, Charles William. Managing Director, Barimar Ltd., Fulham, S.W.6. Born 8th April, 1883, London. Educated Dulwich College. Trained in Engineering with Alfred Herbert Ltd. In 1903 became personal assistant to Ernest Arnott. Has held present position since 1906. Is an authority on scientific welding of all kinds of metals. Interested in Hunting, Hacking and Lawn Tennis.

BREW, Leslie Maddock, Chairman and Managing Director, Brew Brothers Ltd., S.W.Q. Born Crouch End, 28th March, 1889. Educated at Castle Hill College, Ealing. In 1905 joined Ryde Motors Ltd., West Ealing and later Napiers of Acton as trainee. Founded Brew Brothers Ltd., in 1908. Joined R.A.S.0 as a 2nd. Lieut. in 1915 serving overseas as Workshop Officer, 5th Australian Ammunition Sub Park (Mons). Became Staff Officer in 1917 under Chief Inspector of Mechanical Transport. Was mentioned in Despatches in 1917; wounded 1918; invalided out 1919. Opened new business premises in 1919 in South Kensington. Elected to Royal Borough of Kensington Council in 1934. Honorary Treasurer South Kensington Conservative Association 1948 51, re-elected 1951. Has been a keen Rotarian since 1929. Inaugural Captain, South and West District 13, Rotary Golf Fellowship, 195o. Captain, London Municipal Golfing Society 1948/51. Clubs: Royal Automobile; Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht; Little Ship; M.C.C., Lords; Surrey County Cricket. Is also interested in Farming and is a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Recreations: Golf, Boating and Bridge. Private address: 23, Tregunter Road, S.W.Q. also Mettingham Castle, Suffolk. Telephone: Flaxman 3468 and Bungay 327.

BRIDGES, William Thomas Richard. Director, City Motor Co., (Oxford) Ltd. Born Cirencester, i ith September, 1909. Educated at Dragon School, Oxford; Clifton College. Was at one time a Bank Clerk. Entered Motor Trade as salesman in 1929, with present firm, becoming a Director in 1944. Is also a Director of Home Counties Finance Corporation Ltd. Hobbies: Gardening, Bridge, Stock Exchange speculations. Private address: 7, Blandford Avenue, Oxford. Telephone: 58247.

BRIERLEY, H. Martin. Managing Director of Lincoln and Nolan Ltd., Dublin. Born Leicester, 17th March, 1908. Educated at Mill Hill School. Joined British Goodrich Tyre Co., in 1924 as Sales Representative. In 1935 became Distributor Liaison Representative with Morris Motors, Ltd., leaving them in 1939 to join Royal Artillery. Demobilised in 1945 with rank of Captain after service in Middle East and with 2ISt Army Group. After the war joined the Braid Group as Sales Manager, then took up appointment as above. Is a keen sportsman and participates in Hampshire Cricket and Hockey; golf handicap 8; tennis. Private address: Kalaford House, Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Telephone: 85825.

BRIGGS, Kenneth Montague. Assistant Transport Manager, Dottridge Bros., Ltd., London, NJ. Born London, 15th November, 1917. Educated at private schools and, in Engineering at Sheffield University. Founded own business as Motor Trader, 1935 and engaged in Insurance also until joining R.N.V.R. during war. On demobilisation traded on own account until becoming a Tester in 1950. Appointed to present position in August, 1951. Hobby : Vintage motor cars. Private address: 52, Redcliffe Gardens, London, S.W. to. Telephone: Flaxman 2604.

BRIGGS, Martin Gerald, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, County Cycle and Motor Co., .Ltd., Birmingham, 1. Born Moseley, Birmingham, 1896. Educated at Yardley Grammar School. Has been connected with Motor Industry since 1907. Served during 1914 war in Royal Flying Corps. Has held his present position since 1922. Is a Council Member of the M.A.A. Hobby: Golf. Private address: Merok, Middleton Hall Road, King's Norton, Birmingham, 30. Telephone: King's Norton 1337.

BRIGGS, Walter Henry. Chief Designer, Burman and Sons, Ltd. Wychall Lane, King's Norton, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 2nd October, 1902. Educated at Birmingham and trained within the Industry as a Designer, specialising in Steering Gear and Gear Boxes, etc. Interested in Painting, Music. Recreation : Walking. Private address: 1, Woodcock Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, 31. Telephone: Priory 2788.

BRISCOE, Alfred Flexney, F.I.S.M.A., M.I.M.I. General Manager, Sheffield Depot, Kennings, Ltd. Born Halifax, 2nd June, 1890. Educated at Oxford High School. Studied to go into the Gas Industry but after serving in World War I went to Morris Motors Ltd., at Cowley until 1926 when joined present Company. One of the first Fellows appointed by the Sales Managers Association. Became a Rotarian in 1931. Appointed a member of the local Tribunal under the National Insurance Act, 1946. Is interested in all Sport; Gardening. Private address: 25, Meadow Head, Sheffield,8. Telephone: 45777.

BRISTOW, Jack Randolph, B.SC., PH.D., F.INST.P., A.M.I.MECH.E. Research Manager, Motor Industry Research Association, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. Telephone: Ealing 4741. Born Yeovil, 11th April, 1916. Educated at Yeovil County School; Bristol and Cambridge Universities. Graduated with ist Class Hons. Became research student University of Bristol and Royal Society Mond Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 1937-39. For the next two years worked as Research Assistant in the field of Lubrication and Friction at University of Cambridge. Gained Ph.D. at Bristol in 1940. Joined staff of National Physical Laboratory, Teddington in 1941 and served in Lubrication Section of Engineering Division until 1946. Went to Canada in 1946 as Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Kingston where he taught mainly Mechanics. In 1947 joined M.I.R.A. to take charge of work on Instrumentation and Experimental Stress Analysis. In 1949, appointed Research Manager and Director's Deputy. Has published many scientific papers in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, the Physical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Interested in Painting, Museums and Art Galleries, Ancient Buildings and Archaeology, Music and Ballet. Married, 1941. Private address: 8,Sheen Park, Richmond, Surrey.

BRITAIN, Edward William Martin, B.SC. (HONS.), A.C.G.I., M.I.C.E. Chief Research Engineer, Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach. Born London, loth November, 1915. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School; City and Guilds College. Studied engineering at City and Guilds College, London University where he graduated A.C.G.I., B.Sc.(Hons.) in 1936. Served special apprenticeship with Rushton and Hornsby, Ltd., Lincoln, until 1938. Then appointed Technical Adviser to Mono Pumps Ltd. In 1940 joined I.C.I. High Pressure Research team in the Alkali Division. Took up present appointment in 1944. Married Margaret (nee Whitham) in 1941; one son, one daughter. Is interested in engines of all types. Private address: Bridge House, Sandbach, Cheshire. Telephone: 507.

BRITTEN, Charles Arthur, F.I.M.I. Governing Director and Founder of C. A. Britten & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. Born 25th August, 1896. Educated Pendleton Grammar School and Salford Technical Institute. Studied at Manchester School of Technology. Became apprenticed to Belsize Motors, Clayton, Manchester in 1913. Served in Royal Navy, 1916/18. Hobbies : Angling, Golf. Private address: Thorncombe, Barnston, Wirral, Cheshire. Telephone: Irby 1837.

BROADRIBB, Frank Charles Layfield, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and Secretary, Stevenage Motor Company Ltd. Born Sutton Coldfield, 5th March, 1917. Educated at Bishop Veseys, and Wylde Green College. Became apprenticed to Wolseley Motors, Ltd., in 1935. Studied at Birmingham Central Technical College. Became Planning Engineer, Wolseley's. In 194o accepted Commission as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer, Indian Army. Served in Middle East and in India until 1946. After the war re-joined Wolseley Motors as assistant to Sales Manager, and acted as Factory Representative, Southern England. In 1948 joined Stevenage Motor Company as General Manager, appointed Director and Secretary in the same year. Private address: 4, Julians Road, Stevenage, Herts. Telephone: 575.

BROCKHOUSE, John Leslie. Chairman and Managing Director, J. Brockhouse & Company Ltd. Born Smethwick, 14th January, 1911. Educated at Malvern College and Cambridge. Only son of John T. Brockhouse and Mary Emily (nee Fisher) Brockhouse. Is a Barrister-atLaw. First became connected with the Motor Industry as Liaison Officer to Managing Director in 1933. Was appointed Director of present firm in 1936; Assistant Managing Director 1941; Managing Director 1944; and to present position in 1948. Is a Life Governor of Birmingham University. Clubs: Oxford and Cambridge, Union Club, Birmingham. Married to Vera Ivy (née Rogers); three sons, one daughter. Outside interests: Flying, Angling. -Private address: 19, Hayfield Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 2136.

|BROCKLEBANK, Sir Thomas Aubrey Lawies, BT. Director of Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Born 23rd October, 1899. Educated at Eton College; Trinity College, Cambridge. Succeeded his father in 1929. Is also a Director of Thomas & John Brocklebank Ltd., Crosfields Oil & Cake Co., Ltd., Midland Bank Ltd., Royal Insurance Co., Ltd.,and Chairman of Mersey Docks and Harour Board. Clubs: White's, and St. James'. Private address: Nunsmerc, Sandiway, Cheshire.

BRODIE, John McVicar. Director and Sales Manager, Stag Garage Ltd. Lochgilphead, Argyll. Born Glasgow,1894. Educated at Glasgow and Argyll scools. Became proprietor of Motor Business in 1918, and has spent all his life in the Trade. Appointed to present position, 195o. Recreations: Shooting, Golf, and Fishing. Private address: 73, Argyll Street, Lochgilphead. Telephone: 279.

BROOK, John Trevor Munden. Director, General Manager and Secretary, Nuway Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Coalport. Born Solihull, 16th June, 1916. Educated at Solihull School, Warwickshire and trained in engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College. From 1933 until 1938 with LodgeCottrell Ltd., electrostatic precipitation engineers. Joined Incandescent Heat Co., Ltd., of Smethwick in 1938 leaving in 1945 to take up present position. His father is Lt-Col. R. Vernon C. Brook, O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E. Married, 1940, Jessica (née Adey); one son, one daughter. Private address: Mount Pleasant, Ironbridge, Shropshire. Telephone: Ironbridge 3209.

BROOK, Reginald Vernon Charlesworth (Lt.-Col.), O.B.E., m.i.E.T. Director, Nuway Heating Plants, Ltd., and Managing Director, Nuway Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Born Bradford, 7th November, 1886. Educated at Bradford Grammar School and Bradford and Birmingham Technical Colleges. Became apprenticed to Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co., Ltd., (now Phoenix Works of English Electric) and became Midland Engineer and Manager in 1908. Was Chief Aero. Engine Production Officer at Air Ministry during 1914 war. During second World war was Works Manager, Northern Ireland Heavy Repair Shops, R.A.S.C. and later Deputy Asst. Director, Motor Vehicle Design Department, M.of S. In 1943 was appointed in Command Wheeled Vehicle Experimental Establishment at Farnborough, Hants. Founded and is now Vice-President of Midland Car Club. Has been Midland Engineer for R.A.C. since 1920. Has conducted investigations in Road Accidents for Police. Is interested in Farming; Motor Sport. Private address: 409, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2143.

BROOKE, George Victor, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born 18th May, 1897, Rochdale. Educated: Manchester Grammar School; Manchester College of Technology; Crossley Motors, Manchester; and became a pupil with Daimler Co. Early career spent with the Daimler Co. and after 1925, joined the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Interests: Music, Touring. Private address: 2, Wakefield Avenue, Brierley Road, Northbourne, Bournemouth.

BROOKES, Derek Owen. Partner and Works Manager, B. & D. Brookes, Rhyl. Born 1925 at Rhyl. Educated at Rydal School. Served in R.A.F. as Navigator in Bombers in India for three years, Warrant Officer. Took up present position in 1946. Is a keen Rally and Racing Motorist. Private address: Mor Awel, Rhyl. Telephone: 289.

BROOKES, Kathleen Muriel. Secretary, Bedford Motor Services Ltd., Bedford. Born April, 1904 at Kettering. Educated at St. Andrews' School, Kettering. First connected with Motor Industry as Accounts Clerk; has held present position since 1938. Is married with three daughters. Hobby: Needlework. Private address: 36, Prospect Avenue, Rushden, Northants.

BROOKS, Robert Stanley. Divisional Secretary, Motor Agents' Association, West Lancs. and Cheshire Division, 16, Cook Street, Liverpool, 2. Born 3rd June, 1900. Educated at Liverpool Collegiate College and studied Accountancy at Skerry's College. Commenced work in 1914 with the Treasurer of the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool and in December, 1915 joined E. J. Walker whose firm were accountants to the Theatre. Was for 22 years with this firm and during the latter years assisted Mr. Walker (who was Hon. Sec. of M.A.A. in Liverpool) with the detail work of the Association. In 1937 was appointed as full-time M.A.A. Secretary. Recreations : Gardening and Tennis. Private address: 19, Ennis Road, West Derby, Liverpool, 12.

BROWN, Alan Everest. Technical Sales Representative, Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford. Born Malton, loth November, 1919. Educated at King Edward VI Royal Grammar School, Guildford. Studied Engineering at Guildford Technical College. In 1937 became an apprentice with Dennis Bros., Ltd., leaving in 1939 to serve in Royal Corps of Signals as a Motor Fitter. Received commission, 1941, as M.T. Officer in R.A.S.C. Promoted Captain,1943, and transferred to Royal Electrical an Mechanical Engineers as E.M.E. Promoted Major i/c A.F.V./M.T. I Base Workshops P.A.I.F., 1945; demobilised with rank of Major, 1946. Rejoined Dennis Bros., Ltd., as Technical Representative, 1948. In 1949 took up Motor Racing, finishing 3rd. in a Cooper 50o c.c. in Blandford Road Race. Formed the Racing team of "Ecurie Richmond" with Eric Brandon and James Richmond, in 1951. Won the Luxembourg Grand Prix 1951, the 1st International Circuit de Vitesse Draguignan France and the 4th International Grenzlandring Rennen, Germany. Finished second in the German G.P. 500 c.c. Race. Winner of the "Light Car Trophy" 1951 and 2nd in the British Racing Drivers Club, Gold Star event, 1951. Is a Director of Half Litre Car Club, Ltd.; Member of British Racing Drivers Club. Interested in Motor Racing and Racing-Car Construction. Private address: Aldro, Manor Gardens, Guildford. Telephone: 62677.

BROWN, Charles E. Principal Brown's Garages, Fleetwood. Born Fleetwood, 3oth May, 1901. Educated at Lord Street School. Studied engineering at Fleetwood Technical College. Served apprenticeship locally 1915-22 before starting on own account in 1922 with Garage at Victoria Street. Expanded with garages at Bold Street and Garage-Showrooms in Adelaide Street. Served throughout 1939 war in Home Guard as Lt.Q.M. Recreations : Golfing and Sailing. Private address: Kistor, 53, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. Telephone: 329.

BROWN, Charles Kenneth. Chairman, Managing Director and Secretary, William Marston Ltd., Birmingham. Born 3rd July, 1898, at Olton. Educated Wrekin College, Salop. Served during 1914 war as Lieutenant in West Kent Yeomanry and later in Royal Flying Corps. Returned to the firm of "Marston" (which has always been controlled by his family) in 192o and was elected to the Board in 1923 prior to his later appointments in 1925. In the same year married Joyce (née Hoskins). Has a son in the business and a daughter still at school. Recreations : Golf, Bowls, and Gardening. Private address: "Welford," Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 162o.

BROWN, David, M.I.MECH.E. Chairman and Managing Director, The) David Brown Corporation Ltd., and various associated Companies. Born Huddersfield, loth May, 1904. Educated privately and at Rossail School. Became apprenticed to David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd., in 1921. Appointed Joint Managing Director in 1932 and sole Managing Director in 1933. In 1935 formed David Brown Tractors Ltd. In 1947 acquired the assets and goodwill of Aston Martin Ltd., and less than a year later those of Lagonda, Ltd. Is interested in : Hunting, Flying and Motor Racing. Private address: "Durker Roods," Meltham, Huddersfield. Telephone: Meltham 326.

BROWN, Donald, M.I.MECH.E. Born 14th June, 1877, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educated: Armstrongs College. Owner of late Celtic Engineering Works; Fr )prietor of Winlaton Sheet Metal Co., Winlaton-on-Tyne. Director of Swass Motor Car Suspension Co., Newcastle; Inventor of the Thermostatic Steel House and S wass 4-point rubber suspension. Builder of the first motor boat in the North and had the first Motor Car Works in the North. Interested in Motor Boats. Address: Blaydon Iron Works, Blaydon-onTyne.

BROWN, Frank William, m.i.m.i. Proprietor of Browns Garage, and Managing Director of Brown's Engineering Works (Loughton) Ltd. Born Walthamstow, 13th March, 191o. Educated at Sir George Monoux Grammar School. His grandfather was President of one of the leading engineering Societies and he is related to the Hudson family who went to America and founded Hudson Motors Ltd. Started in business on own account in 1932. Now employs nearly 13o people in businesses embracing all sections of Motor Industry. Hobby : Motor and Speed Boats. Private address: Endlebury Lodge, Endlebury Road, Loughton.

BROWN, Henry Joliffe, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and General Manager, Jones Bros., (Bangor) Ltd. Born Osterly, Middlesex 6th February, 1913. Educated at Friars School, Bangor. Became apprenticed to Armstrong Siddeley's, Coventry in 1929 also studied engineering at Coventry Technical College. Worked in 1934 in D.O. Armstrong Siddeley, on Aero Engines. In 1935 joined present firm, becoming a Director in 1937. During war was aircrew Navigator R.A.F. Demobilised in 1946 with Yank of Flt./Lt. Became General Manager of Jones Bros., Ltd., in 1947. Vice-Chairman Wales Section of I.M.I. in 1948. Is interested in the Air Training Corps and in Rotary Club. Private address: Tcgfryn, College Road, Bangor. Telephone: 732.

BROWN, Harry Kinninmonth. Managing Director, Harry K. Brown Motors, Ltd., Kirkcaldy. Born Thornton, Fife, 22nd July, 189o. Educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Went to U.S.A. when 18 and engaged in structural work in San Francisco, and afterwards worked in copper mines in Nevada and Mexico. Returned to England and served in 1914-18 war as Mechanic, R.N.A.S. In 1920 acquired Ford Agency and started present business Is Chairman of Fife Section, M.A.A. On Committee of N.J.I.C. Is interested in Youth Physical Training, Weight-Lifting, War Pensions, Gardening and Football. Private address: St. Katherines, 16, Townsend Crescent, Kirkcaldy. Telephone: 2396.

BROWN, James Armour. Director and Secretary, The Clyde Automobile Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Born Glasgow, 9th December, 1895. Educated at Rutherglen Academy and studied accountancy in spare time while working in the office of one of the units now comprising Shell Mex, Ltd. Served in Royal Navy during 1914-18 war, during the last two years of which was engaged on highly confidential duties under the Director of Naval Intelligence. In 1919, on demobilisation, joined present firm, then named L. C. Seligmann & Co. Appointed Secretary when the new Private Limited Company was formed. Joined the Board on 1st January, 1927. Is interested in Music and Golf. Private address: Coulterlea, 26, Overtoun Drive, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Telephone : 712.

BROWN, John Henry. Service Manager, North, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Westgate, Leeds, 1. Born Greenwich, 6th July, 1900. Educated at Merchant Seamans School, Snaresbrook. After technical training joined Austin Motor Co., Ltd., in 1915 leaving in 1926 to become Service Representative with Dunlop's. Served in the Army 1940-45, abroad and at War Office as Major. Interested in Music and Art. Private address: Rose Dene, 31, Shadwell Lane, Moortown, Leeds. Telephone: 64771.

BROWN, James John,. A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.E.E. Area Manager, C.A.V. Ltd., in Ireland. Born Dutch Guiana, 23rd October, 1907. Educated Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Became a student apprentice with British Thomson-Houston Co., and College Apprentice with Metropolitan Vickers Elec. Co., Ltd., Manchester (1927/9). After four years in Motor Design Department joined Technical Sales Dept. of Bruce Peebles, Co., Ltd., Edinburgh. Joined present firm in 1935, appointed to present position after the war in which he served as a Captain. In 1939 was workshops officer R.A.S.C. and later became O.C. 13 Heavy Recovery Section R.E.M.E. Served during B.E.F. Campaign (1939/4o) and B.L.A. (1944/45). Was mentioned in Despatches and also awarded Territorial Decoration. Hobby : Photography. Private address: 21, Ben Madigan Park, Belfast. Telephone: 78103.

BROWN, James Stewart. Director (Sales Dept.) John McBain & Son, Ltd., Duns, Berwickshire. Born Duns Mill, 25th December, 1917. Educated at Berwickshire High School, Duns. Served apprenticeship in Motor Engineering with present firm. Joined Rossleigh Ltd., Edinburgh, working with them until the war in which he served in the R.A.F. Rejoined present firm in 1945. Rereations: Tennis, Music, Golf. Private address: Fern Bank, Allanton, Duns, Berwickshire. Telephone: Chirnside 351.

BROWN, Lionel Alfred. Company Secretary and Chief Accountant, Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd. Born Putney, 5th January, 1905. Educated at Honeywell Secondary School and trained in Accountancy at Matthews Business Training College. Joined present firm as Clerk in 1922. Became Secretary and Chief Accountant in 1937. Admitted as Fellow of the Institute of Company Accountants in 1941. Married September, 1939. Hobbies: Photography, Gardening, Reading. Private address: 4, Langdale Mansions, Thornton Road, London, S.W. z2. Telephone: Tulse Hill 2993.

BROWN, Peter, M.A. (CANTAB.), A.M.I. MECH.E. Company Secretary, Reginald Tildesley, Ltd., Willenhall. Born Walsall, 3rd October, 1924. Educated Malvern College; Queen's College, Cambridge. Left Malvern in 1942, read for the Mechanical Sciences Tripos at Cambridge and subsequently graduated. While at Cambridge was Captain of Cambridge University "Hare and Hounds" and also a committee member of the Cambridge University Athletic Club. Joined the Royal Navy in 1944, serving as an Engineer Officer until 1947. Married Celia Rosamond (née Staley) in June, 1950. Recreations : Athletics, Gardening, Travel. Club : R.N.V.R., Hill Street, W.I. Private address: Thatched Cottage, Hill Top, Longdon, Nr. Rugeley, Staffs.

BROWN, Robert James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Chemist and Metallurgist, Nuffield Central Research Laboratories and at Morris Motors Ltd., Engines Branch. Born Teignmouth, 5th June, 1910. Educated at Coventry Junior Technical School and at Birmingham Central Technical College. Started work as Junior Laboratory Assistant with the Triumph Cycle and Motor Co., Ltd., in 1925. In 1927 joined Renolds and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., as Junior Physicist. The following year worked as Junior Chemist with Humber Ltd., and later as Foundry Chemist with Morris Motors Ltd. Was :appointed Chief Assistant Metallurgist in 1933 and Chief Metallurgist and Chemist in 1935. On the establishment of the Nuffield Central Research Laboratories was placed in charge as Chief Chemist and Metallurgist. Is a Fellow of Institution of Metallurgists; Member of Iron and Steel Institute; Institute of Metals; Electro-depositors Technical Society; American Society for Testing Metals and many other Societies and Institutes. Is on several B.S.I. Technical Committees. Was part-time lecturer in Metallurgy, Birmingham Central Technical College and Coventry Technical College, 1935-40. Hobbies : Gardening and Motoring. Married, 1933; One son, one daughter. Private address: 185, Baginton Road, Coventry. Telephone: 67551.

BROWN, Sydney Alfred, M.I.M.I., M.I.B.E. Proprietor, Bell Street Motor Works, Henley-on-Thames. Born Henley-on-Thames, 22nd October, 1901. Educated at Henley Secondary School and studied engineering at Henley Technical School. In 1915 became apprenticed to Motor Engineering. Founded the Bell Motor Works in 1930. Joined Oxon Special Constabulary in 1935 and served during the war as an Inspector. Interest: Aviation. (Holder of "A" Licence). Is married and resides at 66, Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames. Telephone: 441.

BROWN, Stanley Percival. Transport Manager, Dottridge Bros., East Road, London, N.i. Born London, 5th May, 1907. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Entered the Motor Industry as a learner, 1922. Was appointed to present position, 1947. Private address: 31, Penywern Road, S.W.S. TeLphone: Fremantle 9302.

BROWN, Tom, M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Managing Director, Sheepbridge Stokes Ltd., and of most of the subsidiary Companies of Sheepbridge Engineering Ltd. Born Brecon, 18th June, 1907. Educated at Birmingham Central Technical College. Received National and Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Apprenticed to B. S.A. Company 1921-8. Became draughtsman with Lightfoot Refrigeration Co., Birmingham and then with Wolseley Motors Ltd., where he was engaged on general design and development of prototype models. In 1933 left to become draughtsman with Austin's at Longbridge, there he was concerned with Racing Car design and development. In 1936 became Development Engineer at Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley. From 1936 until 1948 was Assistant Chief Engineer and then Chief Engineer with Morris Engines, Coventry. During the war was seconded to Ministry of Supply as Director of Machine Tool Production. Is a Fellow or Member of at least eight Engineering Institutes and a Director of Fifteen Companies. Private address: Faversham, Somersall Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Telephone: 6382.

BROWN, Wilfred Banks Duncan, M.B.E., F.I.A. Chairman and Managing Director, Glacier Metal Co., Ltd., Alperton. Born Greenock, 29th November, 1908. Educated at Rossall School. Is Chairman, Scottish Precision Castings, Ltd; member of Council of British Institute of Management; Independent member of Furniture Development Council; Member of Executive Committee, National Institute of Industrial Psychology. Hobby: Golf. Private address: 51, Corfton Road, Ealing, W.5. Telephone: Perivale 2914.

BROWN, Walter Maurice. Managing Director, Croker & Farrell, Ltd., Fareham. Born Reading, 28th January, 1905. Educated at Newtown School, Reading. Taught Automobile Engineering by his father from 1919 onwards. Appoinfed to present position in 1943. Interested in Golf, Shooting, Fishing. Married 1935. One son born 1946. Private address: "Medina," Harrison Road, Fareham, Hants. Telephone: 3190.

BROWNE, Donald Bennion, M.I.MECH.E., Ai.I.I.A. Technical Director, General Motors Limited, S.W.I. Born Carnavon, 16th February, 1895. Spent early childhood in S. Africa. Received principal education at Ackworth School, Yorkshire, attending Smethwick and Birmingham Technical Schools later. Obtained practical engineering shop experience at Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds Ltd., and the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., and later was in the Designs Offices of the Hampton Engineering Co., and the Briton Motor Co., Ltd. Enlisted in Army in 1914, serving in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. Commissioned 1917, in Mechanical Branch of A.S.C. and was Workshops Officer in several units, his final appointment being Officer-in-Charge Workshops, Rhine Army Siege Park. In 1920 managed an electrical business until rejoining the Austin Motor Company. Left in 1934 to join AC-Sphinx Sparking Plug Company as Chief Engineer. During 1939 war commanded Home Guard Company composed mainly of AC-Sphinx personnel and later commanded a Home Guard Transport Column, comprising companies situated in several counties. In 1945 became Managing Director, and when AC-Sphinx became a Division of General Motors Ltd., became General Manager of that Division. During this period, served on local committees of the Institute of Industrial Administration, and the District Committee of the Regional Board for Industry. In October, 1950 was appointed Technical Director, General Motors Ltd. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Courtlands, Bowers Way, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 705.

BROWNE, Lt.-Col. Torn Bousqet, O.B.E., F.I.F.A. Born 15th July, 1873, London. Educated: University College School, London; King's College, London. Pupil of New and Mayne, Woking. 1896-1912, Managing Director of James & Browne, Ltd. His responsibility was the design of J. & B. Cars. 1912-13, President of Institute of Automobile Engineers and a Founder Member, and served on Council for 21 years. 1914-20, with Royal Army Service Corps, (Motor Transport), 1920, Transport Adviser, H.M. Defence Force; Chief Transport Engineer in Hyde Park during Great Strike; Transport Adviser, Imperial War Graves Commission. Won the 1,000 Miles Silver Cup with 6 h.p. Panhard in 190o. Member of the Committee of the R.A.C. Married. Interest: Motoring. Private address: Mertyn Shoppenhangers, Maidenhead, Berks.

BRUCE-GARDNER, Sir Charles, BT., M.I.MECH.E. Director of Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds Ltd., Birmingham. Born 6th November, 1887. Educated at St. Dunstans College; Battersea Technical College. Has been Chairman of numerous Councils mostly connected with the Iron and Steel Industry. Member of Advisory Committee of Department of Overseas Trade, 1929-30. Adviser to Bank of England, 193o38. Member of Secretary of State for Air's Industrial Advisory Panel, 1938-9; Air Council Committee on Supply, 1938-9; Air Supply Board, 1939-41; National Production Advisory Council, 1942-43; Controller of Labour Allocation and Supply, M.A.P., 1943-44; Chairman of Society of British Aircraft Constructors Ltd., 1938-43; Chief Executive for Industrial Reconversion, Board of Trade, 1944-46; Industrial Adviser, Board of Trade, 1947. Is also Chairman, John Lysaght Ltd., and Director of several other industrial Companies. Recreations: Golf and Ski-ing. Clubs: Junior Carlton; City of London. Private address: Kinloss, Woodside, Nr. Abingdon, Berks.

BRUNNER, Christopher Tatham, M.A. Vice-President, Institute of Transport. Born 1902, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts. Educated: Nottingham High School; Manchester University, (Department of Economics). 192426, General Manager's Office, Metropolitan Railway; 1926, joined Assistant General Manager's Department, Shell-Mex, subsequently organising Statistical Department. 1928, published "The Problem of Motor Transport"; 1929, "Road versus Rail"; and in 193o, "The Problem of Oil." Married. Hobbies: Reading and Motoring. Club: International Students'. Address: c/o Institute of Transport, 8o, Portland Place, W.I.

BRUNTON, John Mair, M.I.MECH.E. Born 8th August, 1899, Sheffield. Was educated at Bradford Grammar School; Coleshill Grammar School, and University College, Nottingham. 1917,19 was a Pilot in the Royal Flying Corps; 1922/26 attended University College, Nottingham. 1922/26 attached to the Road Motor Department, London Midland and Scottish Railway. 1926 joined Guy Motors Ltd., in the Final Test and Inspection Department. Private address: P.O. Box, 5194, Nairobi, Kenya.

BRYANT, John Newton. Managing Director of John Bryant & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham. Born loth December, 188 r, Bromsgrove. Educated at Bromsgrove. Started business with father as Carriage Builders. In 1907, commenced motor business and took over Wolseley Distributorship in Birmingham in 1918. Became Chairman of Bromsgrove Urban District Council on which he served for 16 years. Served in France in the 1914/18 war with Motor Transport and attained the rank of Lieut. Active Member of the local Branch of the British Legion. Married. Private address: 7, Stephenson Street, Birmingham.

BRYDEN, Arthur. Proprietor, Harry Bryden & Son, Leeds. Born Leeds, 22nd March, 1897. Educated and studied engineering at Holbeck Technical School. Served short time with a Leeds Engineering firm before joining A.S.C. in 1915 at age of 18. Served in France with 61st Divisional Workshops and later with Mobile Advance Motor Ambulance Repair Shops. Demobilised in November, 1919 and commenced to re-build business started by his father in 1909. His son, aged 21, has just joined him in the business which he claims to be the oldest established Motor Agents' in the City of Leeds. Hobby; Motor Sports. Private address: 12, Armley Grange Drive, Leeds, 12. Telephone: 38625.

BUCKLEY, Franklin Charles, Lt.-Col. T.D. Director (Sales) of Maskell's, Brixton Ltd. Born Cheshire, r8th February, 1911. Educated at King Edward VI School and subsequently trained in engineering with S. Smith & Sons (M.A.) Ltd., and Wilmot-Breeden, Ltd. 1935-9 was operating on own account as Sales Representative with Dunlop Rubber Co. and Pyrene Ltd. Represented Warwickshire at Golf in 1938-9, during which period was commissioned R.A.O.C., T.A. Served during war in Middle East, with 14th Army and in France. 1946/7 Seconded to Commanding General Research and Development Division, U.S. Army, and served on various stations throughout the U.S. including Army Vehicles Development Centre, Detroit. In 1947 returned to England, formed and commanded Research and Development Centre, R.A.O.C. Became Sales Director of C. G. Norman (Commercial) Ltd., before becoming Director of Maskell's in 1950. Is interested in Army Welfare; Sport; Furniture; Golf; and Riding. Clubs : R.A.C., Royal Cinque Ports; Walton Heath, and Blackwell Golf Clubs. Is a member of following Golfing Societies— M.C.M.T., M.T., R.A.O.C., and Old Edwardians. Is married; one son. Private address: 40, Convent Hill, Upper Norwood, S.E. 19. Telephone: Livingstone 3391.

BUCKMAN, James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Consulting Engineer, Associated Industrial Consultants, Ltd., Brook House, Park Lane, W.I. Born Nottingham, 2nd January, 1912. Educated at High Pavement School, Nottingham. Studied engineering at Oxford and Coventry Technical Schools. Became apprenticed to Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley and Coventry in 1927, and subsequently worked as Planning Engineer on re-layout of Cowley works. In 1937 became Planning Engineer with Standard Motor Co., Ltd., leaving to take up position of Chief Works Engineer to S.S. Cars, Ltd., in 1940. In 1941 joined Rover Motor Co., (Aero Engines) Ltd., on factory layout for Aero Engine reconditioning and thence on the development for production of the Whittle Jet Engines. Was responsible for the design of production test plant for engines and components until taken over by Rolls Royce Ltd., in 1943. Joined present firm as Industrial Consultant in 1944 and has since worked with Triplex Safety Glass, John Lucas Ltd., Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and other firms. Married: three sons. Is interested in: Photography; Reliability trials; Gardening and "making things." Private address: 74, Hollyfield Road, Sutton Goldfield, Warwickshire. Telephone: 4984.

BUCKNELL, Robert Barraby. Managing Director, Regents Park Garage Co. Born London, 26th January, 1912. Educated privately, and studied engineering as an apprentice with Daimlers. Afterwards entered family business and took over control of the Car section. Is also interested in building and engineering concerns. Organised first Gliding visit to Poland, 1937. Has broadcast on housing and general subjects. Is a Borough Councillor, St. Pancras. Is also interested in Sailing and Writing. Private address: 13, Eton Avenue, London, N.W.3. Telephone: Primrose 1620.

BUDGETT, Francis John Brogden. Managing Director, John Chalmers & Sons, Ltd., Redhill. Born Shortlands, 31st January, 1906. Educated at Leys School, Cambridge. After completing Pupil Apprenticeship on the L.N.E.R. under Sir Nigel Gresley, joined L.G.O.C. and remained employed by that Company in various capacities, and the L.P.T.B. when it was formed until 1939. Joined R.A.F. in 1940, passing through Engineer Officers' War Course at Cosford, being the equivalent qualification of an Associate Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Passed various other courses and subsequently served as Engineer Officer to various R.A.F. Units in U.K. In 1942 was posted to Far East Command as Engineer Officer No. 222 Group, Ceylon being responsible for maintenance of Aircraft, Marine Craft and Motor Transport throughout Island. In 1943 posted to Air H.Q. India (this became Air H.Q., S.E. Asia Command) under Admiral Lord Mountbatten. Promoted Wing-Commander and appointed Controller of Research and Development. In 1945 posted U.K. and appointed A.I.D. Officer for Air Frames and Engines at H.Q. Maintenance Command. Demobilised from R.A.F. in 1946. Took over present business in 1947. Hobby: Sailing. Private address: Carmyle, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. Telephone: 2537.

BUIST, Lieut-Cmmdr., R. N., Colin. Chairman, Coalite and Chemical Products, Ltd., London. Born London, 1896. Educated R.N. Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth. Trained in Seamanship and Engineering. First connected with Industry in 1928. Took up present position in 1949. Private address: 9, Cumberland Mansions, George Street, London, W.i. Telephone: Paddington 289o.

BULL, Edward James Gordon, m.i.m.i. Proprietor, Southwick Garage, Sussex. Born London, November, 1901. Com-menced in the Motor Industry as a mechanic in 1915. Established present business in 1936. Recreation: Small and Full-bore Shooting. Private address: 67, Overhill, Southwick, Sussex. Telephone: 2460.

BULLED, Oliver Vaughan Snell, C.B.E. Consulting Mechanical Engineer, Coras Iompair Eireann. Formerly Chief Mechanical Engineer, Southern Region, British Railways (1937-49). Member of permanent commission, International Railway Congress Association. President Instutute of Welding; Past President Institute of Mechanical Engineering; Liveryman of the Goldsmiths Company. Club: St. Stephen's Green, Dublin. Private address: Shandrum, Foxrock, Co. Dublin.

BULLOCK, William Edmund, m.i.MECH.E., M.I.PROD.E. Director and General Production Manager, Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Coventry, 27th September, 1902. Educated at Malvern College. Served apprenticeship with Singer and Co., Ltd., prior to being appointed as their Production Engineer in 1925. Became Assistant to Managing Director in 1928. From 1932 until 1936 was Director and General Manager. Left Singers in 1936 to take up present position. Is also Director of Sunbeam Trolleybus Co., Ltd. Married; 3 sons. Hobby: Golf. Private address: Saintsbury, Perton Compton, Staffs. Telephone: Pattingham 269.

BULMAN, Paul Ward Spencer, C.B.E., M.C., A.F.C., F.R.AE.S. Governing Director, Farm Garage Ltd., Epsom. Born 8th April, 1896, son of Rev. Thomas Bulman. Educated at Bedford School. Served during first World War in H.A.C., Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. Became an experimental Test Pilot at Royal Air Force Establishment, Farnborough, 1919-25. Afterwards Chief Test Pilot with Hawker Aircraft Ltd., and in 1941 became dead of Aircraft Test Branch, British Air Commission, Washington, U.S.A. Recreation: Golf. Club: Royal Aero. Private address: Lydele, Woodham Road, Woking. Telephone: 69.

BUNTING, William Richard. Proprietor, Bunting's Motor Exchange, Harrow. Born Wolston, Coventry, 11th August, 19o5. Educated at Harrow and London Polytechnics. Became an improver in 1922 with Anzani Engineering Company. Has been driving instructor with Stewart and Arden Ltd. Started present firm in 1950. Recreations: Angling, Cricket. Private address: 48, Chestnut Drive, Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Telephone: Grimsdyke 770.

BURCHER, Frederick David Harold. Managing Director and Secretary, T.B.C. Ltd., Kidderminster. Born Kidderminster, loth March, 1894. Educated at Pembroke College, Bruges, Belgium. 1910-12, pupil, Sunbeam Motor Co., Wolverhampton and from 1912 until the war, apprenticed to Wolselcy Motor Co, Birmingham. Served during 1914 war in 7th Battln. Worcestershire Regiment; Royal Flying Corps; and in R.A.S.C. In 1920 appointed to Regular Army Reserve of Officers also took up present position with T.B.C.Ltd. Won the President's Cup, Shelsley Walsh in 1929 and 1930 and other Motor Racing events at Brooklands. Member of Executive Committee M.T.A. and member of Council of S.M.M.&.T. In 1939 gazetted Substantive Lieut-Colonel to raise and command 8th Army Field Workshop, R.A.O.C. Served B.E.F. January, 1940 until evacuation. In 1941 invalided out retaining Rank. Has been Chairman, Kidderminster Conservative Association since 1948, Private address: "Meridor," 26, Comberton Road, Kidderminster. Telephone: 2357. BURGESS, Edgar Albert. Managing Director, The Speedwell Factoring Co., Ltd., 18, King Street, Luton. Born Luton, 29th June, 1906. Educated at Luton and trained in engineering with Vauxhall Motors Ltd., at Luton. Has been draughtsman, and in 1924 manager of a Motor business. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing and Photography. Private address: 45, Rosslyn Crescent, Luton, Beds. Telephone: I cknield 261.

BURGESS, Robert William. Manager, A. R. Taylor Garages Ltd., Shipston-on-Stour. Born Wallasey, 23rd November, 1900. Educated at King Edward's High School, Birmingham. Became indentured apprentice with Austin Motor Co., serving the last part of his time at their Service Department as Technical Correspondent. Remained in their Service Department until joining Veloce Ltd., as Service Manager. Served during war as Section Officer A.F.S. and on formation of N.F.S. was made Section Leader ultimately in charge of training Despatch Riders for 23 area. Took up present post in 1947. Recreation: Cricket. Married; one daughter. Private address: Crafnant, 1 Elm Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa.

BURGESS, Thomas Martin. Governing Director, W. H. M. Burgess, Ltd., East Acton, London, W3. Born South Norwood, 6th September, 1898. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Apprenticed with C.A.V., Ltd., Acton, prior to serving in France at end of 1914-18 war. Demobilised from Army of Occupation (R.A.S.C.) in 1919 and joined his father as Assistant Manager. In 1926 took over the sole wholesale distribution of S.U. Carburetters for Great Britain. In 1940 rejoined Army as Major in R.A.S.C., stationed at Chilwell, Notts, (M.T. Stores) until invalided out in December, 1944. Rejoined the firm, becoming Governing Director on his father's death in May, 1947. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Hollow Way Croft, Middletonon-Sea, Sussex. Telephone: 253.

BURGHLEY, Rt. Hon. LORD, K.C.M.G. Director, Firestone Tyre Co., Midland Motor Cylinder Co., and many other Companies. Born 9th February, 1905. Educated at Eton; Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he made his name as a Hurdler and was President of C.U.A.C. Won three firsts at Empire Games, 1930. Has served on many important councils in connection with Amatuer Athletics and was Chairman of Organising Committee for 1948 Olympic Games in London. Has also taken a deep interest in Health and Youth Movements and in Politics. Was P.P.S. to Parliamentary Secretary, Min. of Supply in 1939 and became a staff Captain in 1940; Major, D.A.D. 1941; Lt.-Col. A.D. 1942, Tank Supply; Controller of Aircraft Repairs and Overseas Supplies, M.A.P., 1942-43 after which became Governor and Commander-inChief, Bermuda. Other directorships include Birmid Industries Ltd., British Overseas Airways Corpn., A. C. Cossors. Recreations : Hunting (own private pack of foxhounds, 1935-39); shooting, fishing and athletics. Clubs : Pratt's, Junior Carlton. Private address: Tilton, Catsfield, Battle.

BURLEIGH, Walter Henry, A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical Service Representative of the Rover Company, Solihull. Born London, 6th February, 1894. Educated at King Edward's High School, Birmingham,and Edinburgh University. Studied en-gineering as a Scholarship pupil at the Daimler Co. Coventry, and passed examination for A.M.CMech.E. Accepted commission in the A.S.C. and Flying Corps serving in France and Belgium in the 1914-18 war and was demobilised with rank of Captain. Rejoined Daimler Co. Subsequently held appointments in Retail Motor Trade until joining Service Dept. of General Motors (later Vauxhall Motors) in 1923. Later joined Messrs. Skurray's, Swindon, as Director and Manager. In 1931 took up present position. Served in 2nd World War as Field Unit Commander, R.A.S.C. with rank of Major. Released in 1943 to rejoin Rover Co. as Field Supervisor Meteor Tank Production. After the war returned to present position. Married in 1916. Hobbies, Drawing, swimming and tennis. Private address: The Old Cottage, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. Telephone: Sharnbrook 95.

BURMAN, Henry. Director and Secretary, Burman & Sons Ltd., Birmingham, 30. Born Handsworth, 1873. Educated at King Edwards High School, Birmingham. Joined the firm in 1897, prior to that had been an Engineer. Firm commenced making Steering gears, gear-boxes and oil pumps for cars in 1914. Recreations : Fishing, Golf and, Bowls. Private address: 103, Harborne Road, Birm-. ingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 0327.

BURMAN, John Charles, J.P. Director, Burman & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham,, 30. Born Birmingham, 30th August, 1908. Educated at Rugby School. Joined present firm in 1929. Appointed Justice of the Peace,, 1942. Lord Mayor of Birmingham, 1947-49. Deputy Chairman, Birmingham Unionist Association since 1950. Is also a Director of other Companies. Private address: 56, Wellington Road, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Calthorpe 1715.

BURMAN, Stephen France, M.B.E. Managing Director of Burman & Sons Limited Birmingham 30. Born Birmingham, 27th December, 1904. Educated at Oundle School. In 1923 became a student apprentice in automobile Engineering. Is a Director of several companies including W. & T. Avery Ltd., and Serck Radiators Ltd., Chairman of the United Birmingham Hospitals, and Member of Midlands Electricity Board and Regional Board for Industry. Is Life Governor and Member of Council of University of Birmingham and President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce for 1950 1. Also holds position of General Commissioner for Income Tax. Hobby: Shooting. Private address: 32, Calthorpe Road, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 0747.

BURMAN, Thomas. Chairman, Burman & Sons, Ltd., Birmingham, 30. Has been Chairman of the Company since 1897. Private address: 66, Harborne Road, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 1087.

BURNEY, Cecil Stanley, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born June 2nd, 1884, Cookham Dean, Berks. Educated at Rugby; University College, London, and became a pupil of Willans & Robinson, Rugby in 1903. He was a joint founder with E. A. Burney, of Burney & Blackburn, Ltd., founder of the Association of Pioneer Motor Cyclists; 1932 one of the winning team in the Pioneer run to Brighton; attained several successes in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Rallies; gained Pilots' "A" licence and Gliding "A" licence after age of 45. Is interested in Fishing, Photography, and Music. Private address: Blagdon, Denbigh Road, Haslemere, Surrey.

BURNEY, John Gordon, M.I.M.I. Director and Secretary, Stanley Woods & Burney Ltd., Dublin. Born Belfast, 17th August, 1904. Educated at St. Andrews College, Dublin; Clarence School, Weston-super-Mare. After leaving school worked for two years in the Racing Departments of J. A. Prestwich Ltd., and the Enfield Cycle Co. Then joined his father's firm at Burney Bros. Raced motor-cycles successfully in Ireland, winning the Ulster Grand Prix in 1925 and five replicas in the I.O.M. Tourist Trophy races. Subsequently raced Lea Francis car in R.I.A.C. Grand Prix and R.A.C.T.T. in 1929. Elected member of I.M.I. on passing exam in 1932. Married in 1930 Violet (nee Woods) sister of Stanley Woods; one daughter. Private address: Killadreenan House, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Eire.

BURNS, Henry James. Managing Director, Anco (Potteries) Ltd., Motor Factors, Stoke-on-Trent. Born Liverpool, 18th August, 1901. Educated at St. Francis Xavier College, Liverpool. Has been connected with Transport all his life, in West Africa, and with the Fisk Tyre Co. Founded present business in 1933. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: Dayspring, Sutherland Drive, Newcastle, Staffs. Telephone: 67794.

BURSLEM, Robert Maurice Saxon. Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Crowborough. Born Tunbridge Wells, 31st March, 1911. Educated at Tonbridge School. Studied engineering at Tunbridge Wells Technical Institute. Became apprentice in Motor Engineering and served in every Department with Rock, Thorpe and Watson from 1928-39. Joined T.A. as Gunner in March, 1939, called up August, 1939. Commissioned January, 1941 and released in October, 1945 with rank of Major. Caffyns purchased Rock, Thorpe and Watson in 1944. After demobilisation joined Caffyns at Sevenoaks and East Grinstead as Assistant Manager. Re-opened Crowborough Branch as Manager in 1946. Is interested in Books. Private address: Sunwood, Beacon Road, Crowborough, Sussex. Telephone: 532.

BURSTALL, Prof. Aubrey Frederic, D.SC., PH.D., M.SC., M.I.MECH.E., F.I.I.A. Professor of Mechanical and Marine Engineering at King's College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Born 15th January, 1902. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Birmingham; University of Birmingham; St. John's College, Cambridge. Became a research student at the latter college 1923-25. Joined staff of Synthetic Ammonia & Nitrates Ltd., (afterwards absorbed by I.C.I.) subsequently becoming works engineer at their Billingham Factory, 1925-34. Left to join Aluminium Plant and Vessel Co., in 1934. In 1937 became Prof. of Engineering and Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Melbourne. Developed Gas Producers for Motor Vehicles. Lent to Brit. Min. of Supply, Armaments Design Dept., 1933-44. Member of Nat. Advisory Committee on Technical Education since 1948. Has contributed to numerous technical journals. Married: two sons, one daughter. Private address: 29, Eldon Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Telephone: 21019.

BURTON, Cecil Lawrence. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., N.W. 1. Born Annan, 29th October, 1901. Educated at Bedford Modern where was Capt. of Rugby. Became Probationer at Dunlop's Nottingham Depot, Tyre Division, 192o and in 1924-27 was Motor Cycle Competition Manager, Fort Dunlop. Became Personal Assistant to Development Superintendent 1927/28 and to Sales Director, Equipment, 1928/29. Appointed Manager, Road Transport Tyre Division, 1929. Left Fort Dunlop for Norwich in 193o, becoming Special Commercial Vehicle Tyre Representative there, subsequently appointed Asst. Dist. Manager, Norwich and in same capacity, 1935, of London, North. In 1936 became District Manager, Albany Street, N.W.I. leaving in 1939 to join the Army as Lieut. R.A.S.C. Demobilised as Major, 1945. Returned to present position in 1946. Interested in Golf, Gardening. Private address: 49, The Ridgeway, Friern Barnet, London, N.11. Telephone: Enterprise 3452.

BURTON, Clifford Joseph. Regional Sales Representative, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., W.14. Born Nottingham, 22nd June, 1903. Educated at Clifton College, Bristol, where he was awarded caps for Rugger, Shooting, Cricket and Boxing. Played Rugger for Leicestershire and with Major Stanley's XV., prior to leaving England to become a Rubber Planter in Malaya in 1924. In 193o joined the Progress staff of the Racing Department, Austin Motor Co. In 1933 joined the Ground Staff as Engineer to Campbell-Black's Air Circus. In 1936 joined present firm on Midland Sales Staff. In 1938 transferred to London as Sales Representative. Joined the Green Howards in 1940, demobilised with rank of Major in 1945. On demobilisation rejoined present firm as Birmingham regional superintendent. Is married. Is interested in all sport. Private address: Dunton House, Curdworth, Warwickshire.

BURTON, Eric Callender, M.I.M.I. Proprietor of Eric C. Burton & Sons, Grimsby. Born Londonthorpe, nr. Grantham, May 28th, 1892, of farming stock. Educated Grantham Grammar School and Grantham Technical College. 1908 apprenticed to Richard Hornsby & Sons, Grantham. 1913 joined Lanchester Motor Co. Called up August 4th, 1914, and served with Lincs. Yeomanry, transferred to Army Ordnance Corps 1916 as Staff Sergeant Armament Artificer. Served in France, India and N.W. Africa. 1919 returned to Civil Life and started the business which is now Grantham Motor Co. 1920 joined J. Plastow & Sons, Grimsby, as Works Manager. Prepared Racing Motor Cycles for Brooklands, Monthelery and T.T. Prepared and tuned engines for some famous riders such as Denley, Jimmy Guthrie, Jimmy Simpson, Freddie Frith, etc. Was also keen trials rider, winning several events over a period of years. 1934 commenced present business. Became Chairman of Local Section 1\1.A.A. 1949. Interests : Shooting, fishing and golf. Married; 2 sons. Private address: 7, Manor Avenue, Grimsby. Telephone: 312 I .

BURTON, Sir Geoffrey, KT. Chairman, Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford and Director of Lodge Plugs, Ltd. Born 2nd February, 1893. Educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond (Scholar); Queen's College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner). Served in Middle East, 1914-18 in R.E. rank of Captain, (mentioned in Despatches twice). 1927-3o was General Manager, Metropolitan Carriage Co., Ltd., and afterwards held same position with B.S.A. Co., Ltd. During war was Director-General of Mechanical Equipment, M.o.S. Awarded U.S.A. Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm, 1947. Is Deputy Director of Blaw Knox Ltd. Recreations : Yachting and Fishing. Clubs : Carlton, Garrick, Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes). Private address: Wickhurst Manor, Sevenoaks, Kent. Telephone: Weald 226.

BURTON, Gilbert George Devereux. Director and Secretary of Johnson, Burton & Theobald Ltd., Norwich. Born Norwich, 16th February, 1927. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School ("Norwich School"). Served in R.A.F.V.R. at end of 2nd World War. Returned to civilian life joining Joseph Lucas Ltd., Birmingham as laboratory assistant. From 1945 to 1948 was representative-salesman for the cycle and electrical departments of present firm which was founded by his grandfather, his father later starting the Motor Section. In 1948 was appointed Company Secretary and in 1949 became a Director. In 1951 became Joint General Manager. Represents the Company with The Motor Factors Association, Association of Manufacturers and Distributors of Garage Equipment, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, also with the Cycle Trade Union, etc. Is Vice-Chairman of London and South Eastern Section of Motor Factors Association for 1951/52. Is Committee Member of Cycle Trade Union, Factor's Section; Committee Member of The Group of Distributors of Transport Service Equipment, with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Is holder of British Gliding Association "C" Sailplane Pilot's Licence, Civilian Instructor with R.A.F. V.R iT as Glider Pilot Instructor. Member of R.T.B.I. Interests: Flying, Competition Motoring, Cricket, Reading, Archaeology. In 1951 married Avis (nee Tuddenham). Clubs : Strangers' Club, Norwich. Private address: "Greensleeves," Fakenham Road, Taverham, Norfolk. Telephone: Drayton 326.

BURTON, John Denis, B.SC., A.C.G.I., Born 22nd March, 1902, London. Educated at Mill Hill School; City and Guilds Engineering College, and University of London, and in 1919 received technical training with Gwynnes Ltd. In 1922 was engaged by Leopold Ward Co., Experimental Engineers as Chief Technical Assistant. In 1925 transferred to Walker, Croseller & Co.; in 1927 to Pass & Joyce Ltd.; in 1930 to Bentley Motors Ltd, and in 1931 joined the London Car Exchange Ltd., as Director. Married. Is interested in Rugby Football and Engineering Research. Private address: 18, Rodway Road, Roehampton, London, S.W.15.

BURTON, Percy George, M.1.MECH.E. Consulting Automobile Engineer. Born May, 1876, London. Educated : United Westminster Schools; served apprenticeship to General Engineering. Member of Circle of 19th Century Motorists, and a pioneer motorist. Served in first World War as Captain in Royal Air Force. Married. Interest: Gardening. Private address: 34, York Avenue, Hove, Sussex. Telephone: 2546.

BUSBY, Hugh. Proprietor, Busby's Garage and Service Stations, Fairford and Lechlade. Born Milborne Port, Somerset, 11th August, 1892. Educated at Belmore House, Cheltenham. Intended by his father to become a farmer bur switched to engineering and became apprentice in 1908 to H. E. Steel Ltd., of Cheltenham In 1911 started a hire business in connection with his father's two hotels. Graduall3 expanded this and in 1919 formed a partner. ship as Busby and Townshend— this was dissolved in 1934. Was Councillor for Fair. ford on Cirencester R.D.C., 1940-7. Became a Justice of the Peace for Gloucestershire in 1946. Is interested in Breeding Irish Water Spaniels. Private address: The Bridge, Fairford, Glos Telephone: 222.

BUSHELL, Walter George, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.F.R.AE.S., M.S.L.A.E. Chief Technical Officer Experimental Flying, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough. Born London, 2nd March, 1908. Educated at Westminster Cathedral School and studied engineering at Battersea Polytechnic. 192530, trained in Heavy Traction Design with The British Electrical Federation Ltd., and in workshops of the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Co., Ltd. 1930, joined The Anti-Attrition Metal Co., Ltd., for further workshop and foundry training but stayed with Company becoming responsible for the Technical Dept., Estimating and Production, Planning. 1935, joined Air Ministry, posted to The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, engaged in engineering and performance testing of aircraft. 1937, transferred to the Royal Aircraft Establishment. 1940, took up present position and is responsible for both the technical and inspection control of the aircraft. Is Chairman of the Society of Licenced Aircraft Engineers and Chairman of local Farnborough Branch. Private address: "Sunrise," West Avenue, Heath End, Farnham, Surrey. Telephone: 6541.

BUSSEY, Alexander, m.r.m.i. Joint Managing Director, Bussey & Sabberton Bros., Ltd., 39, Palace Street, Norwich. Born Norwich, 25th December, 1893. Educated: City of Norwich School; Queen's College, Cambridge. 1915, joined Royal Norfolk Regiment; transferred to Tank Corps serving in France. At termination of war, joined present firm. Interests: 1912, Group Master, 2nd. Norwich Scout Group and Assistant County Commissioner for Rover Scouts. Private address: 39, Palace Street, Norwich.

BUSSEY, Charles Reginald, Joint Managing Director, Bussey & Sabberton Bros., Ltd., 39, Palace Street, Norwich. Born Norwich, March, 1888. Educated: Commercial School, Norwich. Commenced technical training with J. Hum, Norwich. Became Partner in Dowe & Bussey. 1911, founded Payne, Bussey & Co., Motor Engineers. 1915 amalgamated with Sabberton Bros., and formed present company, 1922. Married. Interests: Shooting, Gardening.

BUTCHER, George Henry, M.B.E., Chairman & Managing Director of James Fryer Limited, Hereford. Born Broadway, 7th February, 1875. Educated at Cirencester, where he also gained his technical education. In 1890 worked on the manufacture of Gas Engines and in 1894 was a cycle agent until in 1898 he became a dealer repairer in the motor industry. In 1908 took up present position, Interests : Architecture, geology, and veteran cars. Hobbies, etc Golf and Cycling. Private address: Delamere, Bodenham Road, Hereford. Telephone: 212 I .

BUTLER, Albert Edward. District Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Equipment Division, Coventry. Born Birmingham, 13th September, 1901. Educated at King Edwards Grammar School, Aston. In 1918 joined D.R.Co. as junior clerk, subsequently served as Motor Cycle Racing and Competitions Manager; as Service Manager of Birmingham Depot; and as Assistant Manager of Cycle and M/Cycle Equipment Division. During the war engaged in special service duties with Aviation Division. Private address: "Wyndridge," Manor Drive, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: 1524.

BUTTERWORTH, Archibald James. Chairman and Managing Director, Butterworth Engineering Co., Ltd., Frimley, Near Aldershot. Born Dungarvan, 19th June, 1912. Educated at Mount St. Mary's College; and University College, London. Served in the ranks with 1st Batt. Irish Guards, 1931-33, also as M.T. Instructor and Despatch Rider in R.A.S.C.; active service 1939-41 including Dunkirk evacuation. Released to Ministry of Supply, 1941. Engaged successively in design of automatic small arms, tank fire control instruments, wheeled vehicle chassis and transmissions, with rank of Senior Design Officer. Left Fighting Vehicle Design Establishment in Mid-195o, to devote full time to automotive research, and design and manufacture of racing cars and engines, in particular the AJB 2-litre Flat-Four racing engine. Holds British and American patents of his own inventions relating to gear-boxes and control systems; hydraulic controlled differentials; differential steering gear (tracked vehicles); suspension and drive systems; exhaust-driven superchargers; and the Butterworth "Swing-Valve." Twice won the Brighton International Speed Trials in AJB Sprint car. Winner and Course Record-holder at Blandford, Boreham and Gosport Speed Trials. Placed 3rd in 1947 Ulster Trophy Handicap Race with 1929 Bentley tourer. Interested in Sailing, Golf, Pistol-shooting. Private address: 7, Grove Gardens, Frimley, Near Aldershot.

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