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HAARDT, Claude-Marie Managing Director, Renault, Ltd., since October, 1958. b: June 25. 1927, Ville d'Avray, France. Educ: Ecole des Roches. 12th Dragoons, 1st French Army, 1945; Allied Control Council, Berlin, 1946; Joined Export Department of Chambre Syndicale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, Paris, 1947; joined Regie Renault as Representative for East and South Africa in 1955; General Manager, Renault, Ltd., 1956. Add: Renault, Ltd., Western Avenue, London, W.3. T: Acorn 4655; and Flat 9, 15 Chelsea Embankment, London, S.W.3. T: Flaxman 7791.
HACKETT, Walter Managing Director, Accles and Pollock, Ltd., since 1934. b: February 8, 1900. Educ: Handsworth Gram mar School. Served engineering apprenticeship, 1915-17; served in Army, 1917-19; with B.S.A. Tools, 1919-22; joined Accles and Pollock, Ltd., as tube mill engineer, 1922; Mill Manager, 1924-30; appointed Director, 1930; Director and General Manager, 1931; Joint Managing Director, 1934, and Sales Managing Director, 1955, has been a Director of Tube Investments, Ltd., since 1935 and is also a Director of several other companies in the Tube Investments Group. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Add: Accles and Pollock, Ltd., Oldbury, Birmingham. T: Broadwell 1500; and 194 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham, 17. T: Harborne 1227.
HACKETT, Walter William C.B.E., J.P., M.I.Ae.E., F.R.S.A. Chairman, Accles and Pollock, Ltd., since 1954 and of Pel, Ltd. (a subsidiary company), since 1955. b: May 29, 1874. Educ: Birmingham Board School. Joined Accles and Pollock on its formation in 1897, becoming a Joint Director, and Chairman, 1954. Recreations: golf, bowls. Add: Accles and Pollock, Ltd., Oldbury, nr. Birmingham. T: Broadwell 1500; and Ravenhurst, Beeches Road, West Bromwich, Staffs. T: West Bromwich 0453.
HADDLETON, Sidney Victor Advertising Executive, Nuffield Organization, since 1949 b: July 14, 1901, Birmingham. Educ: Birmingham College of Arts. Gained Kendrick Scholarship. Joined Advertising Department, B.S.A. Co., Ltd., 1917; Advertising Manager, Triumph Co., Ltd., 1930; Advertising and Display Manager, John Bull Rubber Co., Ltd., 1936; Advertising Manager. Riley (Coventry), Ltd., 1939; married, two sons, one daughter. Recreation: gardening. Club: Riley Motor Club. Add: The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777; and 35 Hayward Road, Oxford. T: Oxford 59131.
HAIGH, Gerald Spencer F.I.M.I., M.Inst.B.E. Director and General Manager, Braid Group, Ltd. b: 1892, Denby Dale. Educ: High School, Hud dersfield; studied engineering at Technical College there. Apprenticed in 1907; served till 1914 with Netherwood Bros.; served in R.N.A.S., 1914-19, France and Gallipoli; in 1919 joined Braid Bros. as works foreman; in 1923 joined Tate of Leeds as Works Manager, and returned to Braid Bros. in 1925 in similar capacity; became General Manager and appointed to the Board, 1945; later became Technical Director, and finally General Manager of al' Group of Companies, controlled by Braid Group. Ltd., and is on Board of Roncraft. Ltd.; Chester Engineering Co., Ltd.; Braid Bros., Ltd.; Braid Engineering, Ltd.; Clarke Aero Assembly, Ltd.; Western Precision Co. Ltd.; Garlick, Burrell and Edwards, Ltd.; Braid's (Midland), Ltd.; Chester Coachworks, Ltd.; John Wright (Chester), Ltd.; Metropole Hotel, Ltd.; Rawlings Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; and Rubber Glazings (Patents), Ltd. Married; one son and one daughter. Recreations: shooting, cricket and walking. Add: Braid Group, Ltd., Bedford House, Boughton, Chester. 1': Chester 24611; and Kenyston, 3 Whitehall Road, Rhos-on Sea, Colwyn Bay. T: Rhos-on-Sea 44219.
HALFORD, Bruce Henley Motor Racing Driver. b: May 18, 1931, Hampton-in-Arden. Educ: Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon. Left school July, 1949. National Service commenced January, 1951; commissioned in Royal Artillery; started motor racing with 11/2-litre Riley Team car, 1954; drove Cooper-Bristol F2 and sports car, also H.W.M.-Jaguar in 1955; raced Maserati Type 250/F in 1956-57 as an independent, in the majority of G.P.s. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Warberry Hotel, Torquay, Devon. T: Torquay 3837; and Beaumont, Lincombe Hill Road, Torquay, Devon. T: Torquay 22451.
HALL, Sir Arnold (Alexander) Kt. cr. 1954, F.R.S., M.A., Hon.A.C.G.I., F.R.Ae.S. Technical Director, Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd., since 1955; Managing Director, Bristol Siddeley Engines, Ltd., since 1959. b: April 23, 1915. Educ: Clare College, Cambridge (Rex Moir Prize in Engineering, John Bernard Seely Prize in Aeronautics, Ricardo Prize in Thermodynamics). Zaharoff Professor of Aviation, London University, 1945-51; Director, R.A.E. Farnborough, 1951-55; Technical Director, Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd., 1955; Managing Director, Bristol Siddeley Engines, Ltd., 1959. Club: Athenaum. Add: The Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd., 18 St. James's Square, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 2064; and Wakehams, Dorney, near Windsor, Berks.
HALL, Arthur Ballantyne F.I.M.I., M.Inst.B.E., F.I.D. Chairman, Moores, Weybridge, Ltd. b: 1889, Windsor. Educ: St. Mark's College, Windsor. Assistant Master at Hove College Preparatory School, 1907-12; began career in Motor Industry with W. Wade of Worthing, 1912; joined Henry Moore of Brighton selling Model T Fords, 1915; opened branch depot at Weybridge, 1916; formed separate company in 1917, becoming Director and General Manager; Managing Director, 1935; Chairman, 1937; member of the M.A.A. Council, 1940, elected to National Executive Com mittee the next year and the Findnce Committee in 1942; member of Joint Committee of Vehicle Manufacturers and Retailers, N.J.I.C. Training and Education Committee and B.M.T.A. Council up to 1955; Chairman of the London and District Ford Dealers' Association. 1937-45; President, M.A.A., 1951-52; President, B.M.T.A., 1956-57. Married; one son. Recreations: music, golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: Moores, Weybridge, Ltd., Monument Hill, Weybridge. T: Weybridge 3801; and Maraval, Ham Manor Way, Angmering, Sussex. T: Rusting ton 735.
HALL, Desmond Thomas Ballantyne A.M.I.M.I., M.Inst.B.E., F.I.D. Managing Director, Moores (Weybridge), Ltd., since March, 1958. b: March 27, 1916. Educ: Hollingbury Court Preparatory School, Brighton; Hurstpierpoint College. Joined company in 1935 for sales and technical training, became Secretary, 1937. Won Rally and Coachwork Competition, Blackpool, 1939. In Second World War, served in R.A.O.C., 1940; appointed to Field Marshal Montgomery's Staff; 21 Army Group, 1944; mentioned in Dispatches, 1944; demobilized with rank of Lieut. Colonel, 1946. Appointed Director of Moores (Weybridge), Ltd., during the War and General Manager in 1947; Secretary, London and District Ford Dealers' Association. Married, with two sons. Recreations: cine-photography and gardening. Club: The Number Ten. Add: Moores (Wey bridge), Ltd., Monument Hill, Weybridge. T: Weybridge 3801; and Conarth, Ashley Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. T: Walton-on-Thames 523 •
HALL, John Keith Director, T. A. Hall and Sons, Ltd. b: January 29, 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne. Started competition motoring in a pre-war super charged K3 M.G. Magnette; in 1953 bought a 500-c.c Cooper and gained several places, Good wood, Brands Hatch, Brough, Snetterton and Charterhall; in the same year drove a Cooper-Bristol for the Scottish stable, Border Rievers; has taken part in many national and international events, gaining a number of first places; a member of Lotus team, 1956; shared a team Lotus Eleven at Le Mans with Cliff Allison; 1st, Index of Performance, Le Mans, with a 750-c.c. Lotus, 1957; team member of Lotus for 1958. Recreations: Judo, underwater swimming, water ski-ing, flying. Clubs: B.A.R.C., B.R.D.C., B.R.S.C.C., Club Lotus, A.A., R.A.C.; hon. member of King's College Motor Club. Add: T. A. Hall and Sons, Ltd., Ward's Buildings, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, I. T: Newcastle upon Tyne 28481; and Brooklands, 21 Park Drive, Melton Park, Gosforth. T: Wideor,en 3397.
HALL, Leslie Percival Chief Body Designer, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1948. b: March 30, 1901, London. Educ: Battersea Grammar School. Studied engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic; joined James Bartle and Co.. Notting Hill Gate, as apprentice, 1919; stayed on as learner in body-building shops; afterwards joined De Dion Bouton and other London coachbuilding concerns; joined Morris Motors, Ltd., 1924; a founder-member, and member of Council of Institution of Body Engineers; member of Council of Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers, 1950-58. Recreations: gardening, reading. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford; and Stowford House, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxford. T: Oxford 62866.
HALLEY, Allan Anderson Managing Director, Fidelity Motor Services, Ltd., Kirkcaldy. b: October 26, 1915. Educ: Morrison's Academy, Crieff. Served with R.A.F.V.R., 1938-46; with Fidelity Motor Services, Ltd., since 1946, successively as Sales Manager, Sales Director and Managing Director. Add: Fidelity Motor Services, Ltd.. Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy, Fife. T: Kirkcaldy 3161-2; Church Street. Kirkcaldy, Fife. T: Kirkcaldy 4173.4; and 9 Viewforth Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife. T: Dysart 5554.
HALLY, George M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Loco.E. Retired. b: March 27. 1885, Glasgow. Educ: Uddingston Grammar School; Royal Technical College. Glasgow. Served five-year apprenticeship with Alley and McLellan, Ltd., Sentinel Works, Glasgow; in 1904 was engaged in design of first Sentinel Steam Wagon; has held appointments as Production Engineer, W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., Stafford; Works Manager, Edison and Swan, Ponders End, Middlesex; Chief Mechanical Engineer, Metropolitan Railway, London; Traffic Manager, Metropolitan Railway, London; Operating Manager (Railways), London Passenger Transport Board; between February, 1941, and September, 1948, held positions of Managing Director, Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry; Managing Director, Lanchester Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry; Managing Director, Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd.; Chairman. Associated Daimler Co., Ltd.; Director, Hooper and Co., Coachbuilders, Ltd., London; and Director, Barker and Co., Coachbuilders, Ltd.; is Knight of Justice, Order of St. John. Recreation: bookbinding. Club: R.A.C. Add: Woodgates, Burwood Park, Walton on-Thames. T: 1952.
HALPIN, John Philip LL.B. General Administration Manager, since 1956, and Director, since 1957, Renold Chains, Ltd. b: May 18, 1910, London. Educ: Dulwich College. Articled to E. Leslie Burgin, LL.D., of Denton, Hall, and Burgin, solicitors, London, 1928; admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court, 1933; Treasury Solicitors' Dept., and appointed a Legal Adviser to Raw Materials Dept. of Ministry of Supply, 1940; Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Production (joined British Raw Materials Mission in Washington), 1942-45; Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade, 1945-47; General Manager. Lewis Berger and Sons, Ltd., 1947; Managing Director, Lewis Berger (Great Britain), Ltd., 1951-56. Recreation: golf. Club: Reform. London. Add: Renold Chains, Ltd., Renold House, Wythenshawe, Manchester. T: Gatley 5221; and Orchard House, Knutsford, Cheshire. T: Knutsford 326.
HAMILTON, James Duncan F.R.Ae.S. Managing Director, Duncan Hamilton and Co., Ltd., since 1948. b: April 30, 1920, Cork. Educ: The Priory. Ealing, London; Brighton College, Brighton; London University; The Aeronautical College, London and Brooklands. Started as salesman, 1946; founded own company, 1948; with Royal Navy (rank of Commander) in the Fleet Air Arm, 1939-46, covering engineering and aviation engineering, also flying duties, and experimental flying, and test duties; began Grand Prix motor racing, 1947; has driven for Jaguar, Ferrari, Lago-Talbot. Healey and Maserati; successes include, 1st Le Mans, 1953; also 2nd, 4th. 5th and 6th; 1st Rheims, also 2nd; Dutch G.P., 4th, 5th; 1st Wakefield Trophy, British Empire Trophy; 1st G.P. La Baule; 1st Paris races five times; 5th G.P., Bari; 3rd G.P., Sweden; 4th G.P., Sweden; 4th G.P. Albi; 3rd G.P., Dakar; 3rd G.P., Portugal; has raced his own private Jaguars throughout the World; is also a Director of Allrisks, Ltd., London. Recreations: swimming, shooting, sailing, flying. Clubs: B.R.D.C., R.A.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Duncan Hamilton and Co., Ltd., 33 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey. T: Byfleet 3101; and Clare Court, Wokingham, Berks.
HAMILTON, Leonard George F.A.C.C.A., Chairman, Davies 'Tyre Co., Ltd.. since 1956. b: January 27, 1901, Uxbridge. Educ: Uxbridge County School. With Marwick Mitchell and Co., Chartered Accountants, until 1924; joined present company as Accountant and Secretary in that year; appointed a Director in 1933; Managing Director, 1945; Chairman in 1956. Club: R.A.C. Add: Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., The Hyde, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 8614; and Cadzow, Burton's Way, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks. T: Little Chalfont 2333.
HAMILTON-ADAMS, Charles Patrick M.I.M.I. Managing Director, R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd.,,. since 1953. b: May 24, 1908. Educ: St. Peter's, Eastbourne, and Eastbourne College. Toolroom apprentice with Butler's, Ltd., Birmingham, 1926; joined present company in machine shop and service station; served two years with Flewitts, Ltd., before returning to R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd. Served for five years during the Second World War in command of minesweepers with rank of Lieut. Commander, R.N.V.R. Appointed to the Board of Directors, R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd., 1945. Recreations: yachting and gliding, vintage motor cars, travel. Clubs: Birdham Yacht, Conservative. Add: R. H. Collier and Co., Ltd., 42 Easy Row, Birmingham. T: Midland 2317; and " Rosedale," The Crescent, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 2692.
HAMLETT, William Burns Managing Director, S. H. Bond, Ltd., since 1947. b: 1906, Stockport, Cheshire. Educ: Stockport Grammar School. Assistant to S. H. Bond for seven years and on his death appointed Managing Director Recreation: farming. Add: S. H. Bond, Ltd., Motor Body Builders, Leestone Road, Wythenshawe. T: Gatley 5255-6; and Woodhouse Farm, Wood Lane, Adlington. T: Poynton 2518.
HAMMERTON, Derek Leonard Chairman and Managing Director, Fairview Caravans, Ltd., since November, 1951. b: March 9, 1923. Educ: East Ham Technical College. Acquired practical knowledge of cabinet making and uses of timber in his father's furniture manufacturing firm after leaving school. Joined the R.A.F. in 1942 and, after training in Canada and U.S.A., served as a pilot until 1945. After the war started making furniture for caravans and, subsequently, caravans for the furniture, increasing production from one van per fortnight in 1951 to present output of 20-25 vans weekly. Is a member of the Design and Development Committee of the National Caravan Council, a Director of a caravan retail sales company, a caravan hire company, and of a company manufacturing and distributing bed settee and studio couch actions. Recreations: sailing and flying. Clubs: Royal Ocean Racing, River Club. Add: Fairview Caravans, Ltd., Bryant Avenue, Harold Park, Romford, Essex. T: Ingrebourne 43600; and " Grenton," Nelmes Crescent, Hornchurch, Essex. T: Hornchurch 4212.
HAMMOND, Rupert William C.B.E., A.C.A. Director, Rootes Motors, Ltd.. Humber, Ltd., and subsidiary companies. b: April 7, 1899, Burgess Hill, Sussex. Educ: Wellington College. Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining Rootes, Ltd., and Humber, Ltd., in 1929; from 1940 to 1945 was Resident Director in charge of Rootes Securities Aircraft Factories, Liverpool. Add: Rootes Motors, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and Greystones, Gatton Road, Reigate, Surrey. T: Reigate 3422.
HANDS, William Eric M.C., M.I.Mech.E., F.I.A.A. Chief Automobile Engineer, General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd. b: March 14, 1895, Liverpool. Educ: King William's College, Isle of Man. On outbreak of First World War, enlisted in 2nd Sportsman's Battalion; served in France; awarded M.C. while serving with Sherwood Foresters, 1917; received technical training at Loughborough College, 1919-22; joined Raleigh Cycle Co., and worked on design of light car; became a Director of Dunalastair Cars, Ltd., and subsequently Sales Manager, G. R. Burton and Son, Grantham; joined present corporation, 1931; Chief Automobile Engineer, 1939; Member of Institute of Automobile Assessors, 1931; Council Member, 1944; President, 1951. Recreations: shooting, fishing, bee-keeping and horticulture. Add: General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd., General Buildings, Perth, Scotland. /': Perth 2211; and Windyridge, Bridge of Earn. T: Bridge of Earn 218.
HANKS, Reginald Frederick M.I.Mech.E. Director, British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1952; Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1947. b: April 27, 1896, Oxford. Educ: New College School, Oxford. Trained in engineering at Great Western Railway Locomotive Works, Swindon, and Oxford City and North Wilts Technical Schools. First World War, R.A.S.C., 1915-19; with Morris Motors, Ltd. and Nuffield Organization since 1922 (Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, 1947-55); Member of National. Advisory Council for the Motor Industry, 1951-55; Vice-president, S.M.M.T., 1953-55; part-time member, British Transport Commission since 1957; Chairman, Western Area Board, British Transport Commission, since 1955; Director, Parkinson and Cowan, Ltd., since 1957. Recreations: miniature railways and traction engines, gardening. Add: Chairman's Room, Paddington Station, London, W.2. T: Paddington 7415; and Field End, Lonsdale Road, Oxford. T: Oxford 55115.
HANLON, John Chairman, Traffic Commissioners, Northern Traffic Area, since 1953. b: December 18, 1905, Portsmouth. Educ: Ports mouth Grammar School. Police Service, 1924 (Constable, Sergeant, Detective Inspector, Chief Constable (retired)); Home Office, 1939, Senior Regional Officer; called to the Bar, 1944; Barrister at Law of Grays Inn and North Eastern Circuit; J.P. (1954) Northumberland, Deputy Chairman of County Quarter Sessions. Recreation: athletics (British Olympic team, 1928: A.A.A. 220 and 440 yds. Champion, 1929). Add: Northern Traffic Area, 109 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1. T: Newcastle 28264; and Hartburn, Morpeth, Northumberland. T: Hartburn 269.
HARDIE, Robert M.I.Mech.E., Chief Engineer, Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd., since September, 1956. b: January 21, 1908, Coventry. Educ: Bablake School, Coventry and Coventry Technical College. Engineer Apprentice with Daimler Co., Ltd., 1925 29; from 1933-1955 was with the Daimler Co., Ltd., in various capacities, before joining Girling, Ltd., as Development Engineer, and, later, Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd., as Chief Engineer. Recreation: photography. Add: Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd., Cox Street, Coventry. T: Coven try 5054; and 49 Woodclose Avenue, Coventry. T: Coventry 62396.
HARDING, Clifford George Athelstan M.I.M.I., Managing Director and Secretary, Longwell Green Coachworks, Ltd. b: September 12, 1904, Longwell Green, Bristol. Coined W. J. Bence and Sons in charge of Bus receipts office; when firm became a Limited Com pany took charge of General Office until 1930; when joined by A. E. Morrish, acquired controlling interest. Recreations: golf, tennis, billiards, fish ing. Rotary. Club: Salford Golf Club. Add: Longwell Green Coachworks, Ltd., Longwell Green, Bristol. T : 673121; and Wayside, 8 Whittuck's Road, Hanham, Bristol. T: 673314.
HARDING, Percival Alfred Proprietor, T/A Bristol Coachbuilders, since April, 1953. b: October 27, 1892, Bristol. Educ: Bristol Elementary and Technical Schools. Served apprenticeship as coachsmith, 1907-12; Royal Engineers, 1914-19; discharged with rank of sergeant; three times mentioned in Dispatches; awarded Meritorious Service medal; life member R.E.O.C.A.; resumed work as coachsmith, 1919; Works Manager, 1927; Director, E. C. Davies and Son, Coachbuilders, 1947; took over business of E. C. Davies and Son. 1953, and has since traded as Bristol Coachbuilders; has been member of the Executive Council National Employers Association of Vehicle Builders since 1948; National President, 1956-57; Member of the United Kingdom Wages Board since 1948. Recreations: football, cricket. Social side of local branch of Trade Association. Add: T/A Bristol Coachbuilders, Merton Road, Bristol, 7. T: Bristol 47416; and 7 Ashley Down Road, Bristol, 7.
HARDINGES, Albert Samuel Sales Promotion Manager, British Wagon Co., Ltd., Southern Head Office. b: August 5, 1904, London. Educ: Brockley School, London. First joined British Wagon company, 1920; appointed to Panel of Instructors in Book-keeping and Accountancy under London County Council, 1928; R.A.S.C. (E.F.I.), 1942-46; Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, Fellowship of the Motor Industry, since 1947. Married: three daughters. Recreations: all sporting activities. Clubs: Royal Aero Club, Veteran Car Club. Add: British Wagon Co., Ltd., Rotherham House, Grosvenor Crescent, London, S.W.1. T: Sloane 2281; and Holmcroft, The Woodfields, Sanderstead, Surrey. T: Sanderstead 3480.
HARDY, Donald M.A. Special assignment General Motors Overseas Operations, 1775 Broadway, New York, U.S.A. b: December 4, 1894, St. Johnsburgh, Vermont, U.S.A. Educ: Amherst Academy and Amherst College. Commissioned 1st Lieut. F.A., U.S. Army, 1918; served in France, and in Army of Occupation, Germany; afterwards joined Herbert Hoover Relief Organization in Baltic, Poland and Russia; joined G.M. Export, 1926, stationed Hamburg and Berlin as Assistant Managing Director; became Assistant to European Director of G.M. in London, 1928-29; Assistant Managing Director, General Motors Brazil at Sao Paulo, 1931; Managing Director of Export-Import Agency in New York until 1935; Assistant Managing Director, G.M., Spain, 1936; New York Finance Dept., 1937; became New York Representative for Central African activities, 1938-39; Technical Representative to U.S. Army Central African Sector until 1943; U.S. State Dept., assigned U.S. Embassy, Cairo; in charge Transport Division of M.E.S.C. to end of Second World War; Director and General Manager. Overseas Dept., General Motors, Ltd., England, until 1957. Clubs: Sunningdale Golf. Wentworth, American. Member of Fellowship of Motor Industry, and of Council of S.M.M.T. Recreations: golf, ski-ing, photography. Add: Flat 64, 15 Portman Square, London, W.1. T: Welbeck 5776.
HARLEY, Andrew Norman Director, British Piston Ring Co., Ltd. b: May, 1909, Coventry. Educ: King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College; apprenticed with Daimler Co., 1927-33; became their Plant Engineer (Foundry), 1934-35; in 1936 joined British Aero Components, Ltd., as Technical Assistant, becoming General Manager in 1939. and a Director in 1940; joined present concern in 1946, and became a Director in 1950; is a Member of Council, Gauge and Tool Makers' Association; member of Education and Apprentice Committee, G.T.M.A.; Member of Council, City and Guilds of London. Clubs: R.A.C., R.S.A.C., Coventry Golf. Recreations: motor sport, golf. Married; one son. Add: British Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 89014; and Eildon, 37 Armorial Road, Coventry. T: 67959.
HARPER, Robert Owen Chairman (since 1950) and Technical Director (since 1925) of Graham Bros. (Motors), Ltd., and group of subsidiary companies. b: December 1, 1883. Educ: Manchester College of Technology. Served apprenticeship with Bennett and Carlisle, Ltd. (now Newton and Bennett, Ltd.). In 1904 made an attempt on the Land's End John o' Groats record in a 2-seater 8 h.p. Argyle car; in this year also designed and patented an engine and gearbox unit; became Works Manager, Newton and Bennett, Ltd., sole concessionaires for S.C.A.T. cars, in 1908, and in the same year designed and patented the first practical com pressed-air starter for motorcars. Appointed a director of Newton and Bennett, Ltd., 1909, and, in 1910, designed a 2-cyl. 10 h.p. car with 4-speed gearbox and patented front-wheel brakes; and in 1911 the 11.9 h.p. 4-cyl. 'Newton-Bennett car. Manager of company's car manufacturing factory in Turin, 1911-1916. During First World War established Newton-Harper Company manufacturing munitions for Admiralty and War Office. Built the Harper Runabout in 1918 which was later manufactured by A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd. Joined present company in 1925. In 1934, patented the first forward, neutral and reverse gear for an out board motor-boat engine. Engaged in munitions production with Graham Bros. (Motors), Ltd., 1934 to end of Second World War. In 1954, co founded and became first chairman of the International Radio-Controlled Models. Society, and also of the Northern Association of Model Engineers; President, North-Western Section, the Junior Institution of Engineers, 1952-56, and is now an Honorary Member of the Institution. Recreations: home workshop, cine-photography and yachting. Clubs: Northern Association of Model Engineers, Sale Aero, Lowton Sailing. Add: Graham Bros. (Motors), Ltd., 799 Chester Road, Stretford, Man chester. T: Trafford Park 3311 (five lines), and " Ellerslie ", Ellesmere Road, Ellesmere Park, Eccles, Lanes. T: Eccles 1082.
HARRIMAN, George William C.B.E. Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director of The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. b: March 3, 1908, Coventry. Commenced engineering career at the Hotchkiss Works of Morris Motors, Ltd., 1923; rose to become Assistant Works Superintendent by 1938; during that time spent three years on plant re-organization at Cowley; joined Austin's in 1940 as Machine Shop Superintendent, being responsible for engine output; became Production Manager in 1944 and General Works Manager and Director in 1945; appointed Deputy Managing Director, 1952, and to present position in September, 1956; awarded O.B.E., 1943; C.B.E., 1951. Recreation: sport; particularly Rugger, for which was formerly Captain of Coventry and Warwickshire County Club and played for England v. The Rest in 1933. Add: The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., Longbridge. Birmingham; and Oldway, Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwickshire.
HARRINGTON, Clifford Ernest Joint Managing Director, Thomas Harrington, Ltd., since 1946. b: December 4, 1911, Brighton. Educ: Cranleigh School, Surrey. Joined Thomas Harrington, Ltd. In 1930. and was appointed to present position in 1946. Add: Thomas Harrington, Ltd., Sackville Works, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Sussex. T: Hove 37555; and The Thatched House, Sea Avenue, Rustington, Sussex. T: Rustington 2181.
HARRINGTON, Gordon Henry Managing Director, Thomas Harrington, Ltd. b: May 19, 1912. Educ: Hurstpierpoint College, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Joined Thomas Harrington, Ltd. (Motor Coach Builders, Automobile Main Dealers and Engineers, Aircraft Component Manu facturers), on leaving school, with the company ever since. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C.: local golf clubs; Brighton and Hove Motor Club. Add: Thomas Harrington, Ltd., Sackville Works, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Sussex. T: Hove 37555/6/7; and Brookfield, 110 Woodland Drive, Hove, Sussex. T: Brighton 54158.
HARRINGTON, Thomas Reuben J.P. Chairman, Thomas Harrington, Ltd. b: September 23, 1882, Brighton. Educ: Brighton. Has served present company since leaving school; starting with apprenticeship in carriage building section. Add: Thomas Harrington, Ltd., Sackville Works, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, 4, Sussex. T: Hove 37555; and Cordora, Tongdean Road, Hove, Sussex. 7': Brighton 52680.
HARRIS, Frederic Walter M.P. Director, Distributors Peugeot, Ltd. b: March 6, 1915, Balham. Educ: Belmont College, Streatham. Founded food-producing company as Director, 1934; Joint Managing Director of same company, now known as Marshall's Universal, Ltd., 1939; Managing Director since 1945; Chairman, Marshall's (East Africa), Ltd., Kenya Orchards, Ltd.; Managing Director, Tintex Dyes, Ltd.; owner of Maryland Estates, Ltd., a large farming estate in Kenya; Freeman of City of London; Liveryman of Basketmakers; Member of Parliament since 1948; Director, Martint Universal Sales, Ltd., Marshall's Proprietaries, Ltd.: Con naught House, Ltd.: founded Distributors Peugeot, Ltd., in 1955. Recreations: horse racing, tennis. Add: Distributors Peugeot, Ltd., 127 High Street, Croydon. T: Croydon 7211-7; and Wood Rising, The Ridge, Woldingham, Surrey. T: Woldingham 2365.
HARRISON, David Robert Managing Director, David Harrison, Ltd., since 1956. b: May 16, 1916. Educ: Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh. Has been solely engaged in the retail side of the Motor Industry since leaving school in 1932, with exception of three years' war service during the Second World War: assumed management, with his mother, of the firm of David Harrison on the death of his father, the rounder, in 1945 and was appointed Managing Director on formation of present limited liability company in 1956. Recre2tion: photography. Add: 78 and 80 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, 12. T: Edinburgh 68836 (5 lines); and .1 Belgrave Road, Edinburgh, 12. T: Corstorphine 4681.
HARRISON, Donald Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., and subsidiaries. b: Marcn 9, 1897, Airmyn, Yorkshire. Educ: Goole Grammar School. Served 1914-18 in East Yorks Regt., York and Lancaster Regt., and Motor Machine Gun Corps.; served on the North West Frontier of India in Armoured Cars, 1918-19; in the latter year became Sales Manager for India, Wolseley Motors, Ltd., and in 1934 General Manager, Morris Industries (India), Ltd.; became Sales Promotion Manager, Nuffield Exports, Ltd., in 1937; and General Sales Manager of that company in 1947; appointed to Sales and Service Director in 1948 (responsible for Sales and Service —Home and Overseas); appointed to present position, Director of Home Sales for The British Motor Corporation, 1955. Add: " Highfield," 42 Twatling Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham. T: Hillside 1457.
HARRISON, Francis Albert James Chairman and Managing Director, The Pyrene Co., Ltd. b: September 19, 1881, Bedford. Started as pharmacist's apprentice, later with manufacturing chemists; dispatch rider during First World War; joined the Pyrene Co., Ltd., as Publicity Manager, 1919; became successively Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Director, Joint Managing Director (throughout Second World War), Managing Director and then Chairman and Managing Director; Chair man of Pyrenc Manufacturing Co. of Canada, Ltd., Toronto; C.O. Two Fire Equipment, Ltd., Toronto; Chairman, Minimax, Ltd., Feltham: Chairman, High Pressure Components, Ltd., West Drayton; Chair man, Sun Engineering (Richmond), Ltd., Kingston on-Thames. Recreation: golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: The Pyrene Co., Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. T: Ealing 3444; and Beeches Green The Ridge, Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey. T: Ashtead 3064.
HARRISON, John I.B.C.A.M., M.B.E.I., M.I.Prod.E., F.I.D., Joint Managing Director, A. W Chapman, Ltd, since May, 1956 b: February 24, 1897, Leyland, Lancashire. Educ: Technical College, Preston. Served apprenticeship with Leyland Motors, Ltd.; in 1921 became Chief Body Designer with the same company and later Assistant Body Works Manager; joined Dennis Bros.. Ltd., Guildford, as Body Works Manager in • 1938; joined present company, 1947; Member of Surbiton Borough Council; Mayor, 1958-59. Clubs: Eccentric, Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club. Add: A. W. Chapman, Ltd., Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London, S.W.6. T': Renown 1372; and 42 The Mall, Surbiton, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 2582.
HARRISON-WALLACE, Captain Henry Stewart Macnaughton, R.N. (Retd.) D.S.O., Director of Alvis, Ltd. Educ: H.M.S. " Britannia " and R.N. College, Greenwich. Went to sea as Midshipman, R.N., 1899; became a gunnery specialist; retired Captain, R.N., 1926; joined Alvis board, 1936; rejoined R.N., 1939, and served throughout the Second World War; reverted to commercial life, 1945: is a director of several public companies. Recreations: shooting, salmon fishing and golf. Clubs: Carlton; Royal Thames Yacht; Royal Squadron, Cowes. Add: Alvis, Ltd., Holyhead Road, Coventry: and 23 Carlisle Square, London. S.W.3. T: Flaxman 9589.
HART, Walter Director, Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., and sub sidiary companies. b: 1881. Educ: Polytechnic. Served apprentice ship with London drapery company prior to taking up position with a provincial firm; joined East London Rubber Company as Manager, Rubber and Tyre Dept., 1906; served with Commissioned rank in the Rifle Brigade during First World War; returned to former position with East London Rubber Company, and appointed General Manager, 1923; on formation of public company, 1934, appointed Joint Managing Director; retired with post of Managing Director, 1951, but remains on Board of Kerry's (Great Britain). Ltd. Add: Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., Warton Road, Strat ford, London, E.15. T: Marylands 6611: and 15 Langton Avenue, Whetstone, London, N.20. T: Hillside 3316.
HART, Walter Norman Managing Director, Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., since 1952. b: 1912, London. Educ: Christ College, Finchley; Lausanne, Switzerland. Started business career with Deutsche Dunlop Gummie-Cie, A.G. Hanau for one year; returned to England and Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Erdington, Birmingham, subsequently Albany and Gillingham Street branches; joined Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd. (then East London Rubber Co., Ltd.), 1934, where has held positions of London Sales Manager, Perivale Branch Manager, General Manager, Director, Assistant Managing Director, Managing Director: is also Managing Director, Kerry's (Engineering) Co., Ltd.: Kerry's (Ultrasonics), Ltd., Henry Broadbent, Ltd., Qualters and Smith Bros., Ltd.; Oldfield and Schofield Co., Ltd.; Merriman and Howard, Ltd.; Spare Parts, Ltd.; East London Rubber Co.. Ltd.; Northern Factors, Ltd.; Director, Elphicks, Ltd. Recreations: gardening, cricket. Clubs: R.A.C.; City Livery. Add: Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., Warton Road, Stratford, London, E.15. T: Mary land 6611; and Oak Lodge, Baldwins Hill, Loughton, Essex. T: Loughton 438.
HARTLEY, William Hethorn Freelance Journalist, and broadcaster, since 1946. b: August 29, 1911. Educ: Dauntsey's School and City and Guilds. Joined the Daimler Co., Ltd., as trainee at London Service Works, 1929; Service Manager, Newnhams, Ltd., 1937-38; as Chief Receptionist, the Daimler Co., Ltd., London Service Works, 1938; joined T.A. County of London Yeomanry, 1938; resigned June, 1939 when transferred to Coventry to Experimental Dept. of the Daimler Co., Ltd., for work on Armoured Fighting Vehicles; appointed Daimler's Army Liaison Officer; throughout Second World War worked as such, including experimental work with Combined Operations: Captain, H.G., commanding Daimler Unit; appointed Assistant General Service Manager, The Daimler Co., Ltd., and Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd. (Coventry), 1946; transferred to Daimlers, London Depot; resigned Daimler's, 1950, to devote full time to broadcasting and writing; motoring correspondent, Daily Sketch, 1952, to present date; Member of Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreations: gardening, riding. Club: The Steering Wheel. Add: The Georgian House, Prestbury, Cheltenham. T: Cheltenham 7211.
HARTRIDGE, Leslie Chairman and Founder, Leslie Hartridge, Ltd. Educ: Dulwich College. Served apprenticeship with Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., and George Kent, Ltd.; in 1929 founded Leslie Hartridge and Co. for manufacture of garage equipment and produced portable " Hartro " garage machine comprising 3-speed electric drill, air compressor for tyre inflation, paint-spraying equipment, valve-grinding machine and decarbonizing machine; formed Leslie Hartridge, Ltd., in 1929 with works at Enfield which on outbreak of war were transferred to Buckingham; has been responsible for developing specialized test equipment for diesel engines, fuel pumps and injectors and holds over 70 world patents. Add: Leslie Hartridge, Ltd., 151 Great Portland Street, London, W.1. T: Abbey 7279; and Leslie Hartridge, Ltd., Buckingham, Bucks. T: Buckingham 3264.
HASLETT, John Herbert Edward Managing Director, Wm. Glass, Ltd. b: May 12, 1904, London. Educ: Whitgift School. Started business career with the Royal Exchange Assurance; as an R.N.V.R. Officer served with the Royal Navy, 1940-46; promoted Lieutenant Commander 1943; now Chairman, London Flotilla, R.N.V.S.R.; appointed General Manager, Wm. Glass, Ltd., 1946, Managing Director, '1950. Married; one son, one daughter. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: Naval and Military, R.N.V.R. Add: Wm. Glass, Ltd., Elgin House, St. George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey. T: Weybridge 3877; and Northside, St. John's Hill Road, Woking, Surrey. T: Woking 1183.
HASSAN, Walter A.M.I.Mech.E., Chief Engineer and Director, Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd. b: 1905, London. Educ: Northern Polytechnic and Hackney Institute of Engineering. Bentley Motors, Ltd., 1920-36, in the Experimental and Racing Department; E.R.A., Ltd., Bourne, 1936-37, as Superintendent, Racing Car Assembly; Thomson and Taylor, 1937-38, as Service Department Manager; S. S. Cars, Coventry, 1938-40, as Development Engineer; Bristol Aero-Engines, Ltd., Patch Way, 1940-43; as Development Engineer, and Jaguar Cars, Ltd., 1943-50, as Development Engineer; went to Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd.. in 1950, as Chief Engineer. Add: Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., Widdrington Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 62607; and Oakley House, Norton Lindsay, Warwickshire.
HASTILOW, Cyril Alexander Frederick C.B.E., M.Sc., B.Com., F.R.I.C. Chairman, Docker Brothers, since January, 1946. b: May 31, 1895. Educ: Central Grammar School, Birmingham, and Birmingham University. Was chief chemist of Docker Brothers, 1920-32; Sales Manager, 1932-39; General Manager, 1939-42; transferred to the Ministry of Supply, Miscellaneous Chemicals Control, and was Assistant Controller, 1942-44, and Director of Paint Materials, 1944-45. Returned to Docker Brothers in 1946, and has been Chairman of the company since then. President, Paint Materials Trade Association, 1946-47: Vice President Society of British Paint Manufacturers, 1958; Past Vice-President, Paint Research Association; President, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1953-54; Member, Court of Governors, Birmingham University; Member, House Committee, Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Chairman and Hon. Sec., Warwickshire C.C.C. Recreations: outdoor sports, especially cricket. Clubs: Union, Engineers (Birmingham), Royal Aero. Add: Docker Brothers, Ladywood, Birmingham, 16. T: Edgbaston 4111; and 43 Moor Green Lase, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. T: South 0883.
HASTILOW, Stanley George Managing Director and Chairman, Leyton Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd. b: January 22, 1898, Putney. Was a P.o.W. for 18 months during First World War; entered tyre trade, 1920; formed •Leyton Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., 1921; at outbreak of Second World War was appointed Sub-District Manager under Ministry of War Transport for area embracing Leyton, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Woodford; awarded M.B.E.. 1946; Member of Council of Motor Factors' Association, and of various committees of S.M.M.T. Add: Leyton Tyre and Rubber Co.. Ltd., London, E.17. T: Coppermill 5511; and 52 Broadwalk, South Woodford, London, E.18. T: Wanstead 3380.
HASTINGS, Harold Charles Midland Editor, The Motor, since 1948. b: October 1, 1906, London. Educ: Owen's School: London. Joined editorial staff of The Light Car January, 1925,'Sports Editor, 1937; served during the Second World War in R.A.S.C., trans ferring to Royal Indian Army Service Corps on being commissioned in 1942; appointed instructor and later Adjutant, R.I.A.S.C. School, Kakul, N. India; later served in G.H.Q. (India), New Delhi; demobilized with rank of Major; rejoined Temple Press Ltd., in 1946 and transferred to Coventry; became Midland Editor, The Motor in 1948. Recreation: travel. Clubs: M.A.C., Bugatti Owners', Sunbac; founder member of M.G. Car Club. Add: Temple Press Ltd., 50 Hertford Street, Coventry. T: Coventry 62464: and 177 Beechwood Avenue, Coventry. T: Coventry 73708.
HATHAWAY, Lawrence M.I.Mech.E. Director, L. Hathaway, Ltd.; Director, Trinity Pumps, Ltd.; also Consultant. h: 1905, Coventry. Educ: Ackworth School, Yorks; pupil with Triumph Motor Co., 1921-24; then joined Hotchkiss et Cie, Paris; returned to England and worked in Experimental Department of Standard Motor Co., until becoming a draughts man with Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1930; joined experimental staff of Humber-Hillman 1931, Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., as experimental engineer, 1933, and S.S. Cars, Ltd., as experimental engineer in 1935; became Chief Engineer, Coventry Climax, in 1938, and served on the Board of Directors, 1942-46. Married; one daughter. Club: R.A.C. Add: Broom Hall, Oswestry, Salop. T: 939.
HAWKINS, Alfred Claud Advertisement Manager, lliffe and Sons, Ltd., since 1954. b: June 1, 1909. Educ: Alleyn's and Royal Masonic School. Appointed to file advertisement staff of The Autocar, 1930; Second World War: Territorial N.C.O. County of London Yeomanry, later commissioned 4-7th Royal Dragoon Guards; resumed previous appointment on The Autocar; appointed Advertisement Manager, Iliffe and Sons. Ltd., 1954. Recreation: 2olf. Club: Cavalry. Add: Iliffe and Sons, Ltd.. Dorset House. Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333; and Oakhurst, Sydenham Hill, London, S.E.26. T: Forest Hill 9393.
HAWKINS, Leonard Cecil A.C.A., full-time Member of the London Transport Executive since 1947. b: Sherborne, Dorset. With City firm of Chartered Accountants, 1918-29: admitted as Incorporated Accountant (Hons.), 1926; joined Underground Railway and London General Omnibus Group, 1929; Chief Accountant, 1939; Comptroller, 1940-47: Joint General Manager, London Aircraft Productions, 1943-45; Chairman, Commission of Enquiry into Passenger Transport System of Singapore, 1955; Leader of Advisory Mission to Ceylon Government on road passenger transport services of Ceylon, 1957. Recre7tion: golf. Clubs : Reform; Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club. Add: 55 Broadway, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 5600; and 18 Glenmore House, Richmond Hill, Surrey. T: Richmond 4204.
HAWKSLEY, Richard Walter Benson T.D., Managing Director, Mann Egerton and Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: March 14, 1915, Birkenhead. Educ: Stamford School. Joined Mann, Egerton and Co.. Ltd.. Norwich, as pupil in 1934; became salesman at London Depot, 1937; service in the Royal Fusiliers, 1939-46; demobilised with rank of Major: after the war, rejoined Mann, Egerton and Co., Ltd., as general assistant to London Manager, and became manager, London Repair Depot, 1946; in 1949 was Manager, Bury St. Edmunds Depot, and in 1950 became General Manager, Head Office, Norwich; appointed Director and General Manager, 1951. Clubs: Naval and Military: Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht. Add: Mann, Egerton and Co., Ltd., 5 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. T: Norwich 20481; and Wingates, Acle, Norwich. T: Acle 312.
HAYNES, Samuel Arthur Charles Publicity Manager, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: February 21, 1909, West Bromwich. Educ: West Bromwich Grammar School. Sales Department, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., 1926; in control of Publicity Department. 1937; appointed Advertising Manager, Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1949. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101.
HEALEY, Donald Mitchell M.S.A.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Donald Healey Motor Co., Ltd.; Healey Car Sales, Ltd.; Healey Marine, Ltd. b: 1898, Perranporth, Cornwall. Is also a Direc tor of Bahamas Marine, Ltd., Automobile Development and Research, rid. Recreation: swimming. Club: R.A.F. Add: Donald Healey Motor Co., Ltd., The Cape, Warwick. T: Warwick 676.
HEALEY, Geoffrey Carroll Director, Donald Healey Motor Co., Ltd. b: December 14, 1922. Educ: Warwick School. Served apprenticeship with Cornercroft, 1939-43; served with R.E.M.E., 1944-47, retiring with rank of Captain; joined Motor Industry, 1947, and in present appointment is in charge of engineering and design. Recreations: motor sport, sailing, fishing. Add: The Cape, Warwick. T: Warwick 676.
HEATH, Harold M.S.A.E., M.I.Prod.E., Chairman and Managing Director Coventry Radiator and Presswork Co.. Ltd. b: July 29, 1904, Birmingham. Educ: Wrekin and St. Lawrence College. Pupil with Sunbeam Motor Co., Ltd., 1922; Rootes Representative, Australia and New Zealand, 1925; Personal Assistant to Sir William Rootes, 1927; General Manager, Thrupp and Maberly, Ltd, 1930: Director and General Manager, Humber, Ltd., 1935; Director in Charge of Rootes Aero Engine Shadow Factories, 1941; Director in Charge of Production of Rootes factories, 1946: President of Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association, 1946 and 1957 58; joined Coventry Radiator and Presswork Co., Ltd., 1950; Chairman and Managing Director, 1957; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations: shooting and fishing. Clubs: R.A.C., Leamington Tennis Club, Automobile Golfing Society. Add: Coventry Radiator and Presswork Co., Ltd., Canley, Coventry. T: Coventry 75544; and The Old Rectory, Birdingbury, near Rugby. T: Marton 249.
HELMORE, Air Commodore William C.B.E., Ph.D., M.Sc., F.C.S., F.R.Ae.S. Director, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. and Director General, Aluminium Development Association. b: March 1, 1894. Educ: Blundell's School; R.M.A., Woolwich, and Christ's College, Cam bridge. Served with R.F.C. in France, 1916, and later with R.A.F.; won Groves Prize for Aero nautical research, 1931; carried out refuelling-in air experiments, and record attempt with Sir Alan Cobham, 1934; promoted Wing Commander, 1935; has broadcast Schneider Races, R.A.F. Displays and many air events since 1926; R.A.F. War Commentator, 1941-43; broadcast an eye-witness description of Invasion from a bomber on D-Day; Conservative M.P., Watford Division of Herts, 1943-45; has invented various industrial processes and apparatus used in aircraft; has held and holds, many posts in connection with aviation, including Assistant Scientific Adviser, Chief of Air Staff, 1939, and is Member of Parliamentary and Scientific Committee; author of several books and scientific works. Recreations: fishing, sailing. Clubs: Athenaeum; R.A.F. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9232; and Shotover, Coombe Hill, Surrey.
HENCHER, Roy Works Manager, All Wheel Drive, Ltd., since 1956. b:July 8, 1926, London. Served apprenticeship with Dallas Services, Ltd., and Leyland Motors, Ltd.; Time Study Engineer, 1948; Planning Engineer, 1952; Plant Layout Engineer, 1955. Recreation: cricket. Club: Round Table, Camberley. Add: Al; Wheel Drive, Ltd., P.O. Box 3, Stanhope Road, Camberley. T: Camberley 2330; and Grasmere, Old Pasture Road, Frimley, Hants. T: Camb 21436.
HENDERSON, Charles Graham A.M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I., J.P. Director, Carey and Lambert, Ltd., since 1939. b: November 9, 1894, Heckmondwike, Yorks. Educ: Caterham School, Surrey; Finsbury Technical College; City and Guilds of London Institute. Served apprenticeship with London General Omni bus Co., Walthamstow Works; joined R.E.s (Royal Naval Division), August, 1914 and served in Egypt and Gallipoli; Commissioned in Royal Garrison Artillery, 1916, serving in France and Belgium; received 17 wounds at Passchendael, 1917; demobilized, 1918; became Salesman and Garage Manager with Caffyns, Ltd., Eastbourne; then General Manager of the Efficiency Motor Co., Ltd., Ford Main Dealers of Bristol; went to Southampton, 1929, as General Manager, Carey and Lambert, Ltd.; Inspector, Southampton Special Constabulary, 1938-45; twice winner of Wakefield Gold Medal of Institute of Motor Industry; past Deputy President. M.A.A.; past Member of National Council and Executive of M.A.A.; Chairman, Area Committee, National Joint Industrial Council Motor Vehicle and Repairing Trade. Recreations: youth work, cricket, reading. Clubs: Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Southampton Rotary Club. Add: Carey and Lambert, Ltd., Austin House, The Avenue, Southampton, Hants. T: Southampton 28801; and The Saffrons, 8 Blenheim Avenue, Southampton. T: Southampton 54917.
HENDERSON, Cyril A.M.I.Mech.E. Manager, Advanced Engineering and Experimental Department, Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd. b: July 1, 1919, Derby. Educ: Junior School and Derby Technical College. Higher National Certificate. First connected with industry in 1934 as draughtsman with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby, subsequently becoming designer, Car Division, Rolls Royce, Ltd.; Technical Adviser, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Leeds (War-time Gear Production Plant); and Project Engineer, Oil Engine Division, Rolls-Royce; in July, 1953, became Assistant Chief Engineer, Transmissions, S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd. Recreations: motor cars, music. Add: Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., Witney, Oxon. T: Witney 678; and 102 The Crofts, Witney, Oxon. T: Witney 326.
HENLEY, Walter Austin Commercial Manager, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd. b: March 14, 1905, Chester-le-Street. Educ: King's School, Bruton, Somerset. Became apprenticed to motor engineering and served three years with Armstrong Siddeley Motors; on completing apprenticeship transferred to company's Old Bond Street Showrooms; loaned by the company in 1928, to their Indian distributors in Bombay; returned to England in 1931 as outside representative covering Scotland; became Assistant Manager, London Service Depot, 1934; Manager-in-Charge, Coventry Service Depot, 1938; Service Manager of the company, 1939; in charge of Car Experimental Department and Manager of Production, 1945; 1949 appointed Car Sales Manager; in 1952 was appointed Commercial Manager, Motor Car Division. Add: Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Parkside, Coventry. T: Coventry 62666; and Warwick House, 47 Stoneleigh Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry. T: Coventry 64507.
HENLY, Herbert Gerald Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Henlys, Ltd., since 1928. b: February 17, 1891, London. Educ: Lowestoft College. On leaving school, articled to a firm of Surveyors; joined A. J. Wilson and Co., Ltd. (A. J. Wilson was the founder of The Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund); from there went as Assistant to J. Coffield, General Manager of Metallurgic-me Cars, thereafter in charge of work shop and stores at Oakland Car Company; later Organizing Sales Manager to Sir William Angus Sanderson, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne; joined up 1914, went to Gallipoli with 29th Division; invalided out, 1915; joined Bayard Cars as Assistant Sales Manager; founded H. G. Henly and Co., 1916; became Henlys, Ltd., 1928; now Chairman and Joint Managing Director of company and most of its subsidiaries; is closely interested in the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Clubs: American, R.A.C., etc. Add: Henlys, Ltd., Henly House, 385 Euston Road, London N,W.1. T: Euston 4444; and 82 Portland Place, London, W.1. T: Langham 9064.
HENNESSY, Sir Patrick Kt., cr. 1941. Chairman, The Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: April 18, 1898, Middleton, Co. Cork. Educ: Christ Church School, Cork. Served First World War, 1914-18; Commissioned Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; joined Henry Ford and Son, Ltd., Cork, 1920; Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, 1931; General Manager, 1939; Director and General Manager, 1945; Managing Director, 1948; Chairman and Managing Director, 1956; Chairman, Henry Ford and Son, Ltd., Cork; Chairman, Briggs Motor Bodies, Ltd.; former Member of Advisory Council, M.A.P. Club: R.A.C. Add: The Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Dominion 6680; and Larkmead, Theydon Bois, Essex. T: Theydon Bois 2139.
HEPWORTH. George Anthony M.A. (Cantab). Director-Operations, Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., since 1955, and Director of Associated Engineering (Sales), Ltd., since 1957. b: February 17, 1929. Bradford. Educ: Nautical College, Pangbourne; Trinity College, Cambridge. Joined Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., in 1952 on coming down from Cambridge; has held various appointments in !he Sales and Administrative Departments; present duties include responsibility for Production Control, Purchasing, Economic and Operational Research; the directorship of Associated Engineering (Sales), Ltd., is non-executive. Recreations: riding, under-water swimming and cine photography. Club: R.A.C. Add: Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., St. John's Works, Bradford, 4, Yorkshire. T: Bradford 29595; end Wilmer Field, Wilmer Drive, Heaton, Bradford, 9. Yorkshire. T: Bradford 42100.
HEPWORTH, George Collin M.I.P.E. Director, Leeds Piston Ring and Engineer ing Co., Ltd. ; Managing Director, Engine Components Division. Associated Engineering, Ltd. b: February 18, 1919, Shipley. Educ: Ashville College, Harrogate; trained in mechanical engineering. Bradford Technical College. First connected with motor industry in July, 1936, with Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., as an apprentice; foreman, Aero Piston Ring Dept., 1942-45; Assistant Works Manager, Piston Rings, 1946-50; Manager, Turbine Blade Production, 1950-51; Director and General Manager, Hepworth and Grandage (Yeadon), Ltd., 1951-56; Director and General Works Manager, Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., 1956-57; Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., 1957-59. Recreations: badminton, gardening, golf. Married, one son and two daughters. Add: " Grindleton." Moorfield Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. T: Ilkley 1548.
HEPWORTH, Jack Lyndhurst B.Sc.(Eng.), M.I.Mech.E. Chairman and Managing Director. Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., and a Director of Associated Engineering, Ltd., Hepworth and Grandage (Yeadon), Ltd., and Leeds Piston Ring and Engineering Co., Ltd. b: January 3, 1917, Bradford. Educ: Ashville College, Harrogate. Studied engineering at Brad ford Technical College (2nd Class Hons. London University degree); joined above Company, 1937. Married, 1945; three sons. Recreations: golf, photography. Add: Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd., St. John's Works, Bradford, 4. T: Bradford 29595; and " Upper Ewe Croft," Victoria Drive, Ilkley.
HERBERT, Arthur Geoffrey Shirley Export Manager, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: August 15, 1902. Educ: Hazelhurst Frant, R.N. Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth. Invalided out of Royal Navy. 1920; served apprenticeship with Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1921-25; and draughtsman with Blackburn Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1925-28; Senior Draughtsman, with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1928-33; Salesman with Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., 1933-35; machine shop and material control super intendent, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. (Aero Engine Division), 1936-39; Works Manager, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., 1939-50; Overseas Production Manager with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1950-53; General Manager, Production Division with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1953-54; Overseas Production Manager, The Rover Co., Ltd., 1954-56. Recreations: gardening, golf, sailing, cricket. Clubs: Coventry G.C.; Cryptic C.C. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and The Cottage, Tile Hill Village, Coventry. T: Tile Hill 6632.
HERBERT, Lionel Francis Solicitor. b: August 28, 1906, Croydon. Is Director of the following companies:— Alliancc Assurance Co., Ltd. (local Board); Camden Investment Trust, Ltd., Charles Raworth and Son, Ltd.; M.G. Car Co., Ltd.; Minty, Ltd.; Morris Commercial Cars. Ltd.; Morris Garages Ltd.. Nuffield Exports, Ltd.; The Nuffield Press, Ltd.; Nuffield Tools and Gauges, Ltd.; Nuffield Metal Products, Ltd.; Oliver and Gurden, Ltd.; Oxford Motors, Ltd.; Riley Motors, Ltd.: S.U. Carburetter Co.. Ltd.; Telehoist, Ltd.; Wilmot-Breeden, Ltd.: Wilmot-Breeden (Holdings), Ltd.; Wolseley Motors, Ltd.; The Oxford Theatre Co., Ltd. Add: 6/7 King Edward Street, Oxford. T: Oxford 4107.
HERRING, Alfred Cecil V.C., A.C.A. Partner, Laing and Cruickshank, Stockbrokers; a Director of the Austin Motor Co.. Ltd., 1945-58, and of the British Motor Corpora tion, Ltd., from 1952 until retirement July, 1959. b: October 26, 1888, Tottenham. Educ: Totten ham County School, Became a Chartered Accountant 1912; during First World War became A.P.D. at Chatham Pay Office. 1914-16; attached 6th Bn. Northampton Regt., 1917; awarded V.C. at Jussey, 1918: captured .nd subsequently repatriated; assumed duty at War Office, promoted Major, 1919; relinquished commission, 1922; in 1920 became partner in firm, and in 1925 admitted as Member of Stock Exchange; is also a Director of companies other than those listed above. Recreation: golf. Club: Gresham. Add: Laing and Cruickshank, Northgate House, London, E.C.2. T: Monarch 2512; and Oatlands Park Hotel, Wey bridge, Surrey. T: Weybridge 4242.
HESS, Alan Charles F.I.P.R. Public Relations Manager, The Simms Motor and Electronics Corm., Ltd., since 1958. b: July 16, 1900. Educ: Privately. Motoring journalist, broadcaster and racing driver, prior to Second World War; served in R.A.O.C. in France, 1939-40, held appointments at War Office and India Office, and accompanied liaison missions to Canada, U.S.A. and India, with rank of Major; appointed Sub-editor, B.B.C. Home News, 1945-46; P.R.O., Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1946-53; Director, Portable Balers, Ltd., 1953-55; Joint Managing Director, Information in Industry, Ltd., 1955-58; appointed to present position, December, 1958. Recreations: fishing, painting. Clubs: B.R.D.C.. R.A.C., etc. Add: The Simms Motor and Electronics CorDn., Oak Lane, East Finchley, London, N 2. T: Finchley 2262; and Hadley Chase Cottage. Hadley Common, nr. Barnet, Herts.
HEWSON, Leslie M.P.O.A. Director of Supplies, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1957; Local Director, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: July 20, 1909, Southwell, Nr. Nottingham. Educ: Culham College School. Joined Morris Motors, Ltd., in 1924, on factory side; entered Buying Department, 1930; appointed Chief Buyer of Morris Motors, Ltd., 1946; chairman of the Nuffield Organisation Buying Panel, 1947; joint Chairman, The British Motor Corporation Buying Panel, 1952; after merger of Nuffield and Austin, made Local Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., and Deputy-Director of Supplies, the British Motor Corporation, Ltd., in May, 1955. Recreations: music, miniature photography. Add: The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham, 31. T: Priory 2101; and 24 Lady Byron Lane, Knowle, Warwickshire. T: Knowle 3105.
HEYMAN, Horace William B.Sc. (Eng.), M.I.E.E., Managing Director, Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., since 1949. b: March 13, 1912, Berlin. Educ: Ackworth School; Darmstadt; Birmingham University (honours degree) Electrical Engineer with Electricars, Ltd., 1936; went to Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co. on Air Ministry and Admiralty design work, 1940-45; Chief Engineer of B.E.V. Section of Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd., 1945-46; joined Northern Coachbuilders, Ltd., in 1946 as Manager of newly formed Battery-Electric Vehicle Division, and appointed Managing Director when separate company, Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., formed in 1949; frequent contributor to Technical Press; author of B.I.O.S. Report on German Electric Road Vehicles: author of " The Economic Basis of Battery-Electric Vehicle Operation and Manufacture " (I.E.E. Journal, 1952); Member of S.M.M.T. Council and Management Com mittee; Managing Director of Northern Coach builders, Ltd.; S.E.V. (Sales and Service), Ltd.; Smith's Moulded Fibreglass Products, Ltd.; Director of Hotel-Plan (Migros), Switzerland. Married, Edith (née Martin), Fashion Designer and Journalist, and Sales Manager of Smith's Vehicles, Ltd., since 1950. One son, one daughter. Recreations: music travel, economics. Club: National Liberal. Add: Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., Team Valley, Gateshead-on-Tyne, 11. T: Low Fell 7-5484; and Appletrees House, Fellside, Whickham, „Newcastle upon Tyne. T: 88-7311.
HEYNES, William Munger M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Director and Chief Engineer, Jaguar Cars, Ltd. b: December 31, 1903, Leamington Spa. Educ: Warwick School, 1914-21; pupil with Humber, Ltd., 1922-25; in design office of Humber, Ltd., 1925-30; in charge of technical department of the Company, 1930-35; joined Jaguar Cars, Ltd., as Chief Engineer, 1935; appointed to Board, 1946. Married, Evelyn, née Blunt; one son. Add: Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 62677; and Wolverton Grange, Stratford on Avon. T: Snitter field 212.
HIAM, Robert Cooper O.B.E. General Sales Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1947. b: August 5, 1905, Yatten. Educ: Sir Roger Manwood's School, Sandwich. Worked on London Stock Exchange, 1923-29; became Dunlop trainee, 1930; salesman in Surrey area, 1932-34; Sales Pro motion Dept., Fort Dunlop, 1934-36; District Manager, Bristol, 1936-39; served 1939-1945 in R.A.O.C., mostly overseas; demobilized, 1945, as T/Brigadier (awarded O.B.E.); became Deputy Regional Manager, South, in London, 1945-46; General Sales Manager, Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd., 1946-47; President, Tyre Manufacturers' Conference, Ltd.; Chairman, Tyre Trade Joint Committee; Council Member, S.M.M.T. Recreation: golf. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2121; and 65 Rosemary Hill Road, Streetly, Staffs. T: Streetly 7202.
HIBBERD, Brigadier Frank Allison C.B.E., T.D., D.L., F.C.I.S. Managing Director, Saint Roque's Automobile Co., Ltd., since 1946. b: June 18, 1894, Dundee, Angus. Educ: Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus. After training as Chartered Accountant (interrupted by First World War) entered Motor Trade in 1919 as Accountant with present company, then the Automobile Depart ment of Mr. D. J. MacDonald, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and Mill Furnisher; became Sales Manager with R. D. Ewart and Co., Edinburgh and Sales Manager with Moir and Baxter, Ltd., Edin burgh, on its formation; returned to Dundee to become Secretary of St. Roque's Automobile Co., Ltd., in 1922, on its formation; General Manager and Secretary of Company, 1930; served in France. Belgium, N. Africa and Mediterranean theatre of operations during Second World War; Director of Mechanical Engineering, G.H.Q., Allied Forces H.Q., Algiers, under General Eisenhower, and Director of Mechanical Engineering, G.H.Q., Middle East; Managing Director. on return from war service, 1941;; Director, D. J. MacDonald, Ltd.. Mechanical and Electrical Engineers; Mill Furnishers, Dundee, Angus; Offices held: Past Local Chairman of M.A.A. and S.M.T.A.; former member of Council of M.A.A.; Past President of S.M.T.A.; Vice-president of British M.T.A. Recreations: golf, curling. Clubs: R.S.A.C., Eastern Club. Dundee, Angus. Add: Saint Roque Auto mobile Co. Ltd., Saint Roque Garage, 64 Ward Road, Dundee, Angus. T: Dundee 4013; and Craigievar. Clepington Road, Dundee, Angus. Dundee 81834.
HICKS, Valentine Richard F.C.I.S. Director and Secretary, Car Mart, Ltd., Group of Companies. b: March 15, 1896. Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada Educ: British Columbia, Canada. Has been a Chartered Secretary since 1923, being Secretary/Accountant to various companies including Aspinall's Enamel, Ltd.; first connected with the motor industry as Secretary-Accountant to British School of Motoring; became Assistant Secretary to present Group of Companies in January, 1930; served throughout First and Second World Wars in Canadian Infantry (first contingent), and subsequently in Royal Flying Corps as a pilot, and Royal Air Force as a Wing Commander, Operations Controller. Recreation: golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: Cat Mart, Ltd., Stanhope House, 320 Euston Road, London, N.W.1. T: Euston 1212; and 7 Bank Chambers, 13 Dorset Street, London, W.1. T: Welbeck 7386.
HIGHAM, Frank Edward F.S.M.A. Director, Home Sales, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1953. b: March 18, 1913. Educ: St. Mary's School, Northampton. Engineering student at Smith, Major and Stephens, Northampton; joined Salmons and Sons. Coachbuilders, Newport Pagnell, as Sales Clerk, 1928; Sales Assistant, Humber, Ltd., 1934; joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1936, being promoted to Assistant Sales Manager, 1938; Member of the T.A.; served six years in the R.A.; rejoined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1945; Sales Promotion Manager, 1946; Home Sales Manager, 1949; Personnel Manager, 1951; in November. 1953, returned to the Sales Division as Director of Home Sales; member of the Joint Committee of Vehicle Manufacturers and Retailers, also member of the Distribution Scheme Committee; member of the council, B.M.T.A.; President of the Coventry Branch of the Royal Artillery Association; Chairman of Coventry Branch of I.S.M.A. Recreations: golf and photography. Clubs: R.A.C., Stratford on Avon Golf, Challoner. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Canley, Coventry. T: Coventry 3181; and Culmore, Stoneleigh Road, Gibbet Hill, Coventry. T: Coventry 67484.
HILL, Arthur William M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E., M.I.I.A. Director and General Manager, Rubery Owen (Warrington), Ltd. b: December 22, 1905, Birmingham. Educ: Handsworth Technical College; Midland Institute. Apprenticed to the motor trade in 1920; has held posts with Wolseley Motors and Parker Engineering Service; became Assistant to General Manager. Rubery Owen and Co., Ltd., Darlaston. Recreation: International Christian Business Men's Association. Club: Public Schools. Married; one son, and one daughter. Add: Rubery Owen (Warrington), Ltd., Warrington, Lancashire. T: Warrington 2201; and " Arundel," York Road, Grappenhall, Warrington. Lancashire. T: Grappenhall 366.
HILL, Claude M.I.Mech.E , M.S.A.E. Chief Engineer, Harry Ferguson Research, Ltd., since 1950. b: February 16, 1907, Birmingham. Educ: King's Heath School and Sparkhill Institute. Served apprenticeship with Renwick and Bertelli, Ltd., Birmingham, in 1924, then draughtsman at Aston Martin, Ltd., until 1929; left to join Morris Engines, Ltd., Coventry, in Production Drawing Office until 1930; rejoined Aston Martin as Chief Draughtsman until 1934; Vauxhall Motors as chassis draughtsman until 1935; rejoined Aston Martin as Chief Designer until 1940; technical manager until 1942; Technical Director and Chief Engineer until 1949; responsible after Second World War for design of Aston Martin chassis, which was the basis of the " DB2 "; resigned from Aston Martin, Ltd., and joined present company in 1949. Recreations: motor racing, gardening. Clubs: King's Heath Cricket and Football Club, Ltd., Aston Martin Owners' Club, Add: Harry Ferguson Research, Ltd., Toll Bar End, Coventry. T: Toll Bar 3333-5; and Camden House, 201 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. T: Kenilworth 1113.
HILL, Donald James A.C.A., Financial Director, V.W. Motors, Ltd., since 1957. ly: November 20, 1915, London. Educ: City of London College. 'Articled clerk with leading firm of City accountants, 1935-39; served with R.A.F., 1940-46; Financial Adviser to trade association, 1946-49; from 1949, to date, with Thomas Tilling, Ltd., Group of Companies; has held 14 director ships in various industrial companies during this period; appointment with Daimler Hire, Ltd., for four years prior to taking present appointment. Recreation: golf. Club: Coulsdon Court. Add: 32-34 St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.8. T: Cunningham 8000; and 51 Court Hill, Sanderstead, Surrey. T: Sanderstead 2342.
HILL, George Anthony M.I.M.I. Chairman, Measham Motor Sales Organisation, Ltd., Walton Garage (Stafford), Ltd., and Measham Publications, Ltd. b: June 5, 1893, Stafford. Educ: King Edward VI Grammar School, Stafford. General Transport Undertakings, 1920-25; Director, Stafford County Transport, Ltd., 1925; served on Western Front in First W•Irld War. Recreation: fishing. Club: Kensington Close. Add: Measham Motor Sales Organisation, Ltd.. Measham, Burton-on-Trent. T: Measham 322; and The White House, Measham, Burton-on-Trent. T: Measham 325.
HILL, Graham Director, Speedwell Performance Conversions, Ltd., since 1957; Director, Accommodation, Ltd., since 1958; Works Driver, Team Lotus since 1957. b: February 15, 1929, Hampstead, London. Educ: Hendon Technical College, 1942-45; S. Smith and Sons, Ltd., Technical College, 1945-49; served apprenticeship with S. Smith and Sons, Ltd., 1945 50; E.R.A. Royal Navy (Nat. Service), 1950-52; Technical Assistant, S. Smith and Sons, Ltd., 1952 53; Head of Engine and Transmission Dept., Lotus Eng.. Ltd , 1955-57. Recreations: motor racing, rowing, squash, golf. Clubs: B.R.S.C.C., Lotus, B.A.R.C., B.R.D.C., London Rowing Club. Add: Speedwell Performance Conversions, Ltd., 763 Finchley Road, London, N.W.11. T: Speedwell 2226; and 63 Glenmore Road, Hampstead, London, N.W.3 T: Primrose 9107.
HILL, Herbert Edward F.C.A. Chairman and Managing Director, Birfield Ltd. b: April 3, 1901, Ledbury. Educ: Fettes College; Worcester College, Oxford. Trained in accountancy and became a Chartered Accountant; first connected with the motor industry in 1935 as Chairman. Laycock Engineering, Ltd.; Birfield own the following companies with interests in the motor trade of which Mr. Hill is Chairman: Hardy Spicer, Ltd.; Salisbury Transmission, Ltd.; Forgings and Press Work, Ltd.; Bound Brook Bearings, Ltd.; Laycock Engineering, Ltd.; also a Director of Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., and Johnsons of Hendon (Holdings), Ltd. Recreations: yachting, rugby football, travel. Club: Vincents (Oxon). Add: Birfield, Ltd., Stratford House, Stratford Place, London, W.I. T: Grosvenor 7090; and Poulton House. Marlborough, Wiltshire. T: Marlborough 303.
HILL, Thomas Alfred A.I.T.A., A.I.M.I. Managing Director and General Manager, Thomas Hill (Rotherham), Ltd., since 1942. b: January 12, 1907, Sheffield. Educ: Montgomery College, Sheffield; technical training at Sheffield Technical College; Metropolitan College, S. Albans; No. 1 School of Military Engineering (R.E.), Ripon. First connected with the industry in 1923 as pupil to consulting engineer in motor and engineering assessing and technical insurance sub jects; has been Resident Secretary of London and Lancashire Insurance Co., Ltd., Doncaster; became a Partner in Thomas Hill Engineering Co., Sheffield; produced experimental high-pressure super-heated steam car and 50-cwt. lorry, 1937-42, utilizing home-produced fuel; student Military Mechanist (staff sergeant), R.E., 1944-45; York shire distributor, Diesel vehicles, Sentinel (Shrews bury). Ltd., 1947-52; service agent, Sentinel steam vehicles and industrial locomotives since 1939; sole distributor in British Isles of industrial locomotives for Sentinel (Shrewsbury), Ltd., since 1950; interested in and experimented with, battery-electric vehicles; industrial trucks and locomotives. Is interested in development of prime-movers utilizing home-produced fuel for road and rail transport, agriculture and waterways. Recreations: motor sport, motor yachting, gardening and bowls. Married; one son, one daughter. Add: Thomas Hill (Rotherham), Ltd., Whiston, Rotherham, Yorks. T: Rotherham 5428-9; and 27 Abbeydale Park Rise. Dore, Sheffield. T: 73776.
HILLIER, Harley Hirst Shuttleworth B.A., A.C.A., Chairman and Managing Director. William Warne (Holdings), Ltd.; Chairman and Managing Director, William Warne and Co., Ltd.; Chairman. The St. Albans Rubber Co., Ltd.; Director, Bowden (Holdings), Ltd., Bowden (Engineers), Ltd. b: June 2. 1902. Educ: Rugby; Caius College, Cambridge. Joined staff of William Warne and Co., Ltd., 1927; is also a Director of Davis and Timmins, Ltd.; E. P. Jenks, Ltd. Clubs: Union, R.A.C. Add: India Rubber Mills, Barking. Essex. T: Rippleway 3800: 2 Cheniston Gardens Studios, London, W.B. T: Western 9229.
HILTON, William Edward Export Manager, Daimler Co., Ltd., Lanchester Motor Co. Ltd., and Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd. b: July 16, 1900, Rugby. Educ: Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby. Son of the late Captain G. T. Hilton, M.C., founder of Geo. T. Hilton and Co., Ltd., founded, 1899; became a cadet in R.A.F., 1917; Sales Manager in father's Company until 1923; in that year joined Hupp Garages, Johannesburg as salesman and also became manager of South African Motorist, 1925-29; Foreign Sales Representative, Humber, Ltd.; Export Manager to Singer Motors, Ltd., 1930; took up present position in 1933; has travelled extensively overseas in the past 25 years. Recreations: gardening, woodwork. Add: Daimler Co., Ltd., G.P.O. Box 29, Radford Works, Coventry. T: Coventry 62626; and 1 Paddox House, Dunsmore Avenue, Rugby.
HINKLEY, Frederick Taylor B.Sc.. M.I.Mech.E. Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Rolls-Royce of Canada, Ltd., Rolls-Royce of Australia, Pty., Ltd.; Managing Director, International Divn.. Rolls-Royce, Ltd.. 1958. b: May 24, 1908. Joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., as aero-engine designer, 1932; subsequently Chief Designer, Aero Divn. and General Manager (Sales and Service), Aero Divn. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Nightingale Road, Derby. T: Derby 42424.
HIRST, Arthur F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Hirst's Motors, Ltd. b: March 27, 1885, London. Educ: St. Dunstan in-West. First connected with motor industry in 1910; served in First World War in R.A.S.C., France, Italy, Egypt and Salonika; Founder and Chairman, North London Garage Proprietors' Association; Past .Chairman, Metropolitan Division M.A.A. Executive. Motor Trade Benevolent Fund, Lynwood Committee; Past President, I.M.1.; Founder Member, Fellowship of Motor Industry; Founder and Past President of Hendon Rotary Club; Founder, Golders Green Chamber of Commerce; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Married; one daughter. Clubs: R.A.C.; Royal Aero. Recreations: bowls and study of old London. Add: Hirst's Motors, Ltd., Golders Green, London, N.W.11. T: Speedwell 4742; and 13 Gloucester Gardens, Golders Green, London. N.W.11.
HIVES, Ernest Walter, 1st Baron, cr. 1950, of Duffield C.H., M.B.E.. D.Sc., F.R.Ae.S. b: April 21, 1886. Educ: Redlands School, Reading. Joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1908; was Director and General Manager, 1936-46; Executive Chairman and Managing Director until retirement, January 11, 1957. Chairman. National Council for Technological Awards; Chairman, Industrial Advisory Committee for Malta. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Add: Hazeldene, Duffield, Derbyshire. T: Duffield 2369. HOARE, Robert George Stegmaun M.V.O., M.B.E. Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. b: October 27, 1907, Chepstow, Mon. Educ: Lydney (Glos.) Grammar School. Held various positions as a journalist on newspapers in Newport, Mon., Cardiff, Bristol, Cheltenham, Liverpool, Manchester and London; Deputy Assistant Director of Public Relations, Anti-Aircraft Command H.Q., Stanmore, Middx., 1941-45; Chief Information Officer, Ministry of National Insurance, London, 1948; seconded from the Ministry for seven months to be Chief Information Officer at the Earl Marshal's office for the Coronation; Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Food, and finally to present position. Recreations: golf, gardening. Club: Press. Add: Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Berkeley Square House, London, W.I. T: Mayfair 9494; and Tanglewood, Llanvair Close, Ascot, Berks. T: Ascot 1677.
HOBBS, Dudley Edwin Chief Car Designer, Car Division, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd. b: October 11, 1911. Educ: Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol, and trained in engineering at Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol; joined the Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1928, working in the drawing office from 1930; was responsible for Beaufort and Beaufighter wing design; left drawing office in 1931 to engage in liaison work with outside suppliers; became Sub-contracts Manager, 1943, and Chief Planning Engineer (Air craft Division), 1945; at the inception of Bristol Car project was transferred to car division, becoming Body Designer; in 1949 took up present position and is responsible for engine, body and chassis design. Recreations: rock gardening and reading. Married, 1939; two sons. Add: Car Division, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., Fitton House, Filton, Bristol. T: Filton 3831; and 5 Abbots Way, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. T: Bristol 48316.
HOBBS, Howard Frederick Technical Director and General Manager, Hobbs Transmission, Ltd., since 1946. b: September 21, 1902, Adelaide, South Australia. Educ: Prince Alfred College. After leaving school spent a number of years fruit-growing in South Australia, during which time constructed novel types of engines and automatic gearboxes for motorcars as a hobby; first visited England in 1931 and demonstrated a car fitted with a fully automatic transmission; has been continuously engaged since that time in the development of transmissions. Married, two sons and one daughter. Recreation: golf. Add: Hobbs Transmission, Ltd., Sydenham House,78 Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 8082; and Bericote House, Black down, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 1889.
HOBDAY, Christopher Clifford Joint Managing Director, Hobday Bros, Ltd.. since 1957. b: Judy 14, 1921, Ilford, Essex. Educ: Eton House School, Gt. Wakering, Essex. First associated with the Industry, 1949; Second World War, Capt. No. 116 Water Transport Group, R.A.S.C. Recreations: riding, yachting. (Commodore, Thorpe Bay Yacht Club). Clubs: Thorpe Bay Yacht Club; Alexandra Yacht Club; R.A.S.C. Yacht Club; South Essex Sailing Association; R.A.S.C. Corps Club. Add: Hobday Bros., Ltd., 21-27 Great Eastern Street. London, E.C.2. T: Bishopsgate 4343; and 21 Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Bay, Essex. T: Thorpe Bay 88555.
HOBDAY, Henry Terence Shepherd Joint Managing Director, Hobday Bros., Ltd.. since 1957. b: February 18. 1930, Ilford. Essex. Educ: Eton House School. Joined the company, February, 1950; appointed to the Board, 1951. Recreation: training and breaking-in young horses. Clubs: R.N.V.R., Thorpe Bay Yacht Club, South East Essex Riding and Driving. Add: Hobday Bros.. Ltd., 21-27 Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.2. T: Bishopsgate 4343; and 21 Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Bay, Essex. T: Thorpe Bay 88555.
HODGES, Alfred John Cecil M.I.M.I., M.I.W.M. Managing Director, Greenhill Motor Co., Ltd. b: September 20, 1917, London. Educ: Swan School, City of London. Studied Engineering at Northampton Polytechnic; served five years apprenticeship with Great Cambridge Motors, London; served in Second World War with B.E.F. in France as private, R.A.O.C.; subsequently technical instructor (Armament Artificer); overseas as W.O., Class 1. R.E.M.E.. 78th Divn. (mentioned in Dispatches); following demobilization was Chief Dottridge Bros., Ltd., until 1949; subsequently appointed Director of Hendon Central Garage, Ltd.. and associated companies, resigning in March, 1956 to join Board of present company. Married, 1937, Gertrude Ivy (née Davies); two daughters. Recreations: motor sport, music, gardening. Add: Greenhill Motor Co., Ltd., Marsh Road, Pinner, Middx. T: Pinner 9888; and 64 Curzon Avenue, Beverley Gardens, Stan more, Middx. T: Harrow 4075.
HODGKINSON, Roger Patrick M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Hollingdrake Auto mobile Co., Ltd., since October, 1953. b: July 28, 1911. Educ: Repton School, Derby. Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd., and Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-31; studied engineering at Coventry Technical College; joined Hollingdrake Automobile Co., Ltd., subsequently cost clerk, salesman, branch manager. Sales Manager and Sales Director. Served with R.A.S.C. during Second World War with rank of Major; taken prisoner with 18th Divn. at Singapore, February. 1942; demobilized January, 1946. Recreations: sailing, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Hollingdrake Automobile Co., Ltd., Town Hall Square, Stockport, Cheshire. T: Stockport 4464; and Litton, Cross Lane, Dean Row Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire. T: Wilmslow 3625.
HODGSON, Charles Roland O.B.E., M.Inst.T., Chairman of the Traffic Commissioners and Licensing Authority for Goods Vehicles, East Midland Traffic Area, since 1958; Regional Transport Commissioner, North Midland Region. b: March 25, 1905, Northwood, Middx. Educ: Sutton Valence School. An Assistant Solicitor, L.M. and S. Railway Company, 1929-34; an Assistant Solicitor, L. and N.E. Railway Co., 1934 46; Military staff of the Judge Advocate General, 1939-45, serving in France. West Africa. North Africa, Sicily and Italy, attaining rank of Lt.-Col.; O.B.E. (Military Division) and mentioned in Dispatches; Divisional Legal Adviser, National Coal Board (North Western Division), 1946-53; Chairman of the Traffic Commissioners and Licensing Authority, South Wales Traffic Area; Regional Transport Commissioner, Wales Region, 1953-58. Recreations: shooting, golf. Clubs: Nottingham shire, Rosslyn Park, Nottingham and Holyhead Rugby Football. Add: East Midland Traffic Area, Castle Gate House, Castle Gate, Nottingham. T: Nottingham 50683; and 25 Park Valley, The Park, Nottingham. T: Nottingham 43434.
HODGSON, Harry Ferguson C.B.E. Managing Director, Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., since 1954. b: September 20, 1896, Raglan, Ontario. In 1919 joined Briggs Organization in Detroit, U.S.A., where he remained until 1932, having by then become Assistant General Manager; came to Eng land for three months to their British Subsidiary, Briggs Motor Bodies, and was asked to stay on as Managing Director and eventually Chairman; General Manager, Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., 1936; Director, 1941; Managing Director, 1954; in 1952 appointed a Director of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, Ltd.; other Directorships: Sankey Electrical Stampings Private, Ltd., India (Chairman), Lincoln Electric Co., Ltd., Welwyn Garden City (Chairman); Joseph Sankey and Sons Manor Works, Ltd.. Ettingshall; John Lysaght, Ltd., Bristol: Joseph Sankey and Sons (Australia), Pty., Ltd.; Joseph Sankey and Sons South Africa (Pty.), Ltd. (Deputy Chairman). Add: Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd.,. Albert Street, Bilston, Staffs. T: Bilston 41161; and Hadley Park Farm, Leegomery, nr. Wellington, Shropshire. T: Wellington 694.
HOFMAN, Gerrit Managing Director, Philips Electrical, Ltd., since 1949. b: February 20, 1899, Harlingen, Holland. Ethic: Holland. Joined N.V. Jurgens (Holland), 1919; with N.V. Philips Glotilampenfabrieken (Holland), 1920-1949, when joined present company. Add: Philips Electrical, Ltd., Century House, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W.C.2. T: Gerrard 7777: and 60B Princes Gate, London, S.W.7. T: Kensington 5090.
HOGLUND, Elis Sterner Vice-President and General Manager, Overseas Operations Division, General Motors Corpn., U.S.A.; Director, General Motors, Ltd.. London, and of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton. b: July 29, 1898, Chicago, Illinois. Educ: University of Chicago. Add: 3295 West Shore Drive, Orchard Lake, Michigan, U.S.A. T: Federal 5-4446.
HOLDEN, Hyla Stone M.I.Prod.E., M.I.Lx. Managing Director, The Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Ltd., since 1939. b: March 12. 1901. Educ: Uppingham School. R.A.F. cadet. 1917-18. Business career has included 14 years with E. T. Holden and Sons, 4 years with S:cel Nut and Joseph Hampton, Ltd., and 20 wars with The Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Is a director of T. S. Harrison and Sons, Ltd. Gillotts Forge and Rolling Mills. Ltd., I)enfords Engineering Co., Ltd., British Engineers and Small Tools Equipment Co., Ltd., Bestec (Canada). Ltd., Coventry Gauge and Brooke Tool (S.A.). Pty., Ltd., and B.T. Developments, Ltd., Member, Institute of Directors; Member of Council, Gauge and Tool Makers Association, Gauge and Toc: Advisory Council, National Federation of Engineers' Tool Manufacturers, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and Federation of British Industries. Recreations: shooting and fishing. Clubs: R.A.C. and Birmingham Conservative. Add: The Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co.. Ltd., Warwick Road, Birmingham, 11. T: Victoria 2323; and Sandal House. Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwicks. T: Solihull 0987
HOLDITCH, Robert Reginald General Manager, Personal Exports Division, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd. b: May 18, 189S, London. Educ: Magdalen College School, Brackley. Became a premium pupil with B.S.A.; graduated through sales to management; New Zealand and Australia, 1922-35; joined Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., 1936; Sales Promotion Manager, 1938; appointed London Manager, Nuffield Organization 1946; War service in both World Wars: 1914-20, and 1939-45; commissioned, June, 1917. Recreation: riding. Club: R.A.C. Add: The British Motor Corporation. Ltd., 41-46 Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Regent 0816; and 12a West Hill Court, Highgate, London, N.6. T: Mountview 6804.
HOLE, Anthony Frederick Eustace Sales Director, Anthony Hoists, Ltd., since 1952. b: March 2, 1913, Nairobi, Kenya. Educ: Herne Bay College, Kent. With Hamilton Motors (London), Ltd., 1930-34; Sales Representative, Bromilow and Edwards, Ltd., 1934-35; Sales Representative, Anthony Hoists, Ltd.;1935-39; served with the Royal Artillery, 1939-46. Rejoined Anthony Hoists, Ltd., as Sales Manager, 1946. Club: Devonshire. Add: Anthony Hoists, Ltd., Braintree Road, Ruislip, Middx. T: Ruislip 6011; and 32 Thurloe Square, London, S.W.7. T: Knightsbridge 6004.
HOLLANDS, Eric Reginald Director and General Manager, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., since August, 1958. b: December 9, 1898, Dover. Ethic: Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury, and Borden Grammar School, Kent. First associated with the Industry as trainee with Pullens, Ltd. (Motor Engineers), Sittingbourne, 1915; First World War; joined Mechanical Transport, R.A.S.C., in 1916; R.A.F., 1918; Commissioned 1919; after leaving R.A.F. joined A.E.C. Chassis Test and Assembly Departments in 1921; operated in England, Wales and Ireland as a Service Engineer, 1922-24: in January, 1925, went to Buenos Aires as the company's Sales Representative in the Argentine; returned to this country and was appointed Assistant Overseas Sales Manager in January, 1926, which position held until 1928; in May of the same year joined Vickers (Crayford), Ltd , Tractor Department, visiting South Africa and Rhodesia on their behalf; rejoined A.E.C., 1929, as Area Sales Manager in the Eastern counties; Area Sales Manager in Birmingham, 1937; Second World War, 1942-44, seconded to the M.o.S. in charge of the Drop Forging and Casting Section, Birmingham; rejoined A.E.C., 1944; appointed North-Western Divisional Manager, 1945; after the formation of A.C.V. Sales, promoted Sales Manager of the Northern Region, 1951; took over control of the Central Sales Region, 1953; Municipal Sales Manager, 1955. Recreations: golf, gardening. Clubs: The National Liberal Club, London, The Beeston Fields Golf Club, Nottingham. Add: A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 49 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. T: Hyde Park 2141; A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., Windmill Lane, Southall, Middx. T: Southall 2424.
HOLLANDS, Stanley General Manager, Crossley Motors, Ltd., since 1957. b: April 26, 1890, Cranbrook, Kent. Educ: Bishops School, Salisbury, Wilts. Served apprenticeship with Salisbury and District Motors Traction Co., 1907; Fraser and Chalmers, Erith, 1912; Associated Equipment Co., Ltd., 1913; with Forces, 19:4-19; in Service Dept. A.E.C., Ltd., 1919-27; represented A.E.C. in Ireland, 1927-29; Service Manager, A.E.C., 1929-38; Home Sales Manager, 1938-50, toured U.S.A. and Canada; with formation of Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., appointed Director of Technical Services, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd.; visited India on marketing survey mission; Member of the Mission which visited the Canal Zone, Egypt, to advise the Government on the possible take-over of the maintenance of military plant and equipment in the Zone by civilians; on formation of Suez Contractors (Vehicles), Ltd., by A.C.V., Rootes and Austins, was appointed Technical Adviser to the company. Recreation: golf. Add: Crossley Motors, Ltd., Errwood Park, Stockport, Cheshire. T: Heaton Moor 4241; and Mayfield, Farm Road, Chalfont Lane, Chorleywood, Herts. T: Chorleywood 856.
HOLLINGSWORTH, James Chairman, J. Hollingsworth, Ltd., since February, 1930. b: May 26 1880. Educ: St. Giles Higher Grade School, Northampton. Apprenticed to the coach building trade, 1894; Clerk of Works and draughts man, Wevell Bros., Coachbuilders, Johannesburg, 1905; returned to England and founded own company in 1908. Is a member of the Company of Veteran Motorists, and has been driving since 1908. Recreations: cricket and golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: J. Hollingsworth, Ltd., Braybrook Road, Hastings. T: Hastings 2727; and 38 Linton Road, Hastings. T: Hastings 2683.
HOLMES, Sidney Douglas Director and Secretary, William Marston, Ltd., since January, 1950. b: June 1, 1918. Educ: Chance Technical College, Smethwick. Joined William Marston, Ltd., 1933 and has remained with the company ever since, except for service during the Second World War with the South Staffordshire Regiment, 1940-46. Is married and has one son. Recreations: association football, snooker, photography, bowls and gardening. Add: William Marston, Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham, 4. T: Midland 0852; and 18 Fell Grove, Handsworth, Birmingham, 21. T: Nor 0604.
HOLMES, William Edward Chairman and Managing Director, Holmes (Preston), Ltd., Holmes Homalloy, Ltd., and Homalloy (London), Ltd.; Director, Zambesi Coachworks, Ltd. h: August 4, 1904, Preston. Educ: Christ Church School, Preston; Harris Technical College, Preston. Served apprenticeship as joiner and bodybuilder: started in business in 1926 as Builder and Con tractor; undertook war contracts for Ministry of Supply, 1939; as Managing Director converted business into a Limited Company, 1940; opened sawmill for making bus parts, squabs, bus frames, 1945; started building Homalloy light alloy bodies, 1947; started building plastics commercial vehicle cabs and vans, 1954; Managing Director until -1956 when the business was made into a Public Company, and he became Chairman and Managing Director. Recreations: golf, professional football. Clubs: Guildhall Club, Preston; Victoria Club. Fulwood; Preston Golf Club. Add: Homalloy Bodyworks, Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancs. T: Preston 89233; and 18 Regent Drive, Fulwood, Preston. T: Preston 77521.
HOOD BARRS, Henry Rupert Chairman and Managing Director, The Steel Barrel Scammells and Assoc. Engrs., Ltd.; The Steel Barrel Co., Ltd.; Carrimore Six Wheelers, Ltd.; G. Scammell and Nephew, Ltd. Educ: Dulwich College. Add: The Steel Barrel Scammells and Assoc. Engrs., Ltd., 29 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London, E.1. T: Bishopsgate 3521; and Harpsden House, Henley-on-Thames. T: Henley 68.
HOOPER, David Roland Chief Designer, Allard Motor Co., Ltd. b: October 3, 1932, Catford. Educ: Caterham School, Surrey. Served five year apprenticeship with the Allard Motor Co., Ltd., from 1949; studied at Wandsworth Technical College, obtaining 1st Class Pass City and Guild M.V. Technology; Higher National Certificate in theory of Machines, strength of Material and Metallurgy; accepted as S.M.I. Mech. Engineers, 1958; served two years National Service in R.A.F.; re-joined the company in September, 1957. Recreations: motor sport. cricket. Club: East Coulsdon Cricket Club. Add: Allard Motor Co., Ltd., 24-28 Clapham High Street, London, S.W.4. T: Macaulay 3201; and 10 Placehouse Lane, Old Coulsdon, Surrey. T: Down land 1170.
HOPKINS, John William Joint Managing Director, Russell Motors (Knights bridge), Ltd., since 1934; Joint Managing Director, George Membery (Coachbuilders), Ltd., since 1956. b: October 7, 1901, London. Educ: L.C.C. and Sevenoaks. Ariel Motor Co., 1915; S. Smith and Sons, 1918; in business on own account in England and South of France; Sales Manager, F. W. Lucas (1922), Ltd., 1929; in business own account 1932 onwards; in charge of A/B Section of Home Guard Transport during Second World War. Club: Directors. Add: Russell Motors (Knights bridge), Ltd., 47 Sloane Street, London, S.W.I. T: Sloane 9288; and 94 Stamford Court, London, W.6. T: Riverside 2394.
HORNE, Charles Kenneth b: February 27, 1907, London. Educ: St. George's (Harpenden) and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Served with Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd.. 1928-55, finishing as Sales Director; left to become Managing Director of B.I.F., Ltd.; joined Chad Valley as Chairman and Joint Managing Director on closure of B.I.F., Ltd., 1956; resigned, June, 1957. Recreations: golf, radio and television broadcasting. Clubs: R.A.C., Bath. Add: 10 Cottesmore Court, London. W.B. T: Western 6597.
HORTON, Cyril M.C. Secretary, The Motor Factors' Association. b: November 8, 1895, Camden Town. Educ: Alperton Elementary School. Served in First World War with Machine Gun Corps; commissioned; joined motor industry in secretarial position in 1923; was Company Commander in H.G. during Second World War; formerly connected with legal profession; Member of Beckenham Borough Council, 1941-48; author of three books on motor yachting. Recreations: literature, model railways. Add: The Motor Factors' Assoc., 58 Gordon Square, London. W.C.1. T: Museum 3185; and Capel Cottage, 8 Grovelands Road, Hailsham, Sussex.
HOUGHTON, Dion Gordon Sales Director, Norris, Henty and Gardners, Ltd., since 1956. b: January 19, 1920, London. Educ: Dulwich. Served apprenticeship with Vickers Armstrongs, Ltd., Southampton, January, 1938; joined Norris Henty and Gardners, Ltd. 1946. Add: Norris, Henty and Gardners, Ltd., Barton Hall Engine Works, Patricroft, nr. Manchester. T: Eccles 2201; and Ash Fell, Leigh Road, Worsley, nr. Manchester.
HOWARD-RICE, Gerard Bradney Managing Director, Power Petroleum Co., Ltd., and Medway Oil and Storage Co., Ltd. b: September 8, 1902. Educ: Bradfield College. Joined British Petroleum Co., Ltd., 1927; Shell Mex and B.P. Co., 1932. During the Second World War, served in R.A.F.V.R. in the U.K. and the Far East, and was demobilized with rank of Squadron Leader, 1946. With Petroleum Board (London), 1946-48; with Shell-Mex and B.P. from 1948 to 1958 and was Sales Manager, Midland Division, 1952-54; Sales Manager, London Division, 1954-56; Establishment Manager, 1956-58; appointed Managing Director, Power Petroleum Co., Ltd., and Medway Oil and Storage Co., Ltd., November, 1958. Recreations: golf and walking, travel. Club: R.A.C. Add: Power Petroleum Co., Ltd., Cecil Chambers, 76-86 Strand, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 3535; and Hookfield. Epsom, Surrey.
HOWE, 5th Earl (cr. 1821), Francis Penn Curzon P.C., C.B.E., V.R.D. Director and Chairman, Associated Equipment Co.. Ltd.: Chairman, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. b: May 1, 1884. Educ: Eton, Oxford and the Royal Navy. Made first contact with motor industry whilst working as a " mechanic " in a French garage in 1898; commanded a Battalion in 2nd Naval Brigade. 1914: assistant gunnery officer. H.M.S. " Queen Elizabeth," 1919; M.P. for South Battersea, 1918-29; joined Board of A.E.C., 1922; took up motor racing in 1928 and elected President of the British Racing Drivers Club; entered House of Lords, 1929; appointed Senior Inspector of Degaussing, 1939; elected Chairman, R.A.C. Com petitions Committee, 1935; elected Vice-President, Commission Sportive Internationale; R.A.C., 1946; represented R.A.C. on Federation Internationale de l'Automohile and Commission Tourisme Inter nationale; represented South Africa on Federation Internationale de l'Automobz7e; member of R.A.C. Executive Committee; member of the Committee of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile and Section Sportive Internationale, 1957; member of the Committee, R.N.L.I., 1920-57; Deputy Chairman, 1947; Chairman, 1956. Clubs: R.A.C., Carlton, R.N.V.R. Officers'. Add: 32 Curzon Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 2320.
HOWELL, George Russell A.C.I.S., A.C.W.A. Director and Chief Accountant, Alvis, Ltd., since 1957. b: June 26, 1914, Birmingham. Joined Alvis, Ltd., as Cost Accountant, :940; Chief Accountant, 1948; appointed to the Board of Alvis, Ltd., 1957; previously with Daimler Co., Ltd., and Wilmot Breeden, Ltd. Recreation: tennis. Add: Alvis, Ltd., Holyhead Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 5501; and 1 Cannon Hill Road Coventry. T: Coventry 68597.
HOWELL, John F.I.M.I. R.A.C. Midland Counties Manager (Birmingham), since 1923. Educ: Mountfords; Edgbaston Old School; School of Commerce. Car and General Insurance Co., Worcester and Birmingham, until 1923, excluding First World War; Midland Counties Manager, R.A.C., from 1923; hon. secretary, Institute of the Motor Industry, Midland Region, 21 years; hon. treasurer, 25 years; chairman, two years; member of Council and Executive, Birmingham Accident Prevention Council, for 30 years. Add: Royal Automobile Club, 93 Hagley Road, Birmingham, 16. T: Edgbaston 5401; and " Well Meadow," Bates Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwicks.
HOWES, Jack Foster Wyndham M.A., F.R.G.S., F.Inst.D. Director, Howes and Sons, Ltd., since 1939; Partner, Hull and Son, Woodbridge, Suffolk, since 1956. b: June 19, 1918. Educ: Rugby School, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. Served in Royal Armoured Corps and as Lieut., 11th P.A.V.O. Cavalry, seconded to Indian Army, during Second World War; P.o.W., 1942-45. Recreations: golf, tennis, yachting. Clubs: R.A.C., City Livery. Add: Howes and Sons, Ltd., Chapel Field North, Norwich, Norfolk. T: Norwich 21261-2.
HUCKVALE, Edward Frederick F.C.C.S. Director and Secretary, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry. b: February 16, 1889, Stratford-on-Avon. Educ: Stratford-on-Avon Technical School. Joined Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1906; in 1911 transferred to their Birmingham works as Cashier and Chief Cleit; returned to Daimler, Coventry, 1926 28; joined Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilding Co., Ltd., upon their removal from Blackpool to Coventry, November, 1928, as Secretary; name of company was changed first to Swallow Coach building Co., Ltd., then to S.S. Cars, Ltd.; is now Jaguar Cars, Ltd. Add: Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 62677; and Lanwick, 44 Kenilworth Road, Coventry. T: 67242.
HUDLASS, Felix William Isherwood O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E. Chief Engineer, The Royal Automobile Club (Retired). b: May, 1874, Manchester. Educ: Private Tutors and Manchester Commercial School (machine drawing). After leaving school joined father's firm and later started on own car production; early 1903, disposed of business and was appointed Works Manager to Weller Bros., Ltd., West Norwood, London, motor manufacturing; August, 1903, appointed Engineer to the A.C.G.B. and held this position 44 years until retirement in 1947 at the age of 74; First World War, was taken over by the War Office in connection with the com mandeering of commercial vehicles for service abroad; was appointed Chief engineer to the British Red Cross Society during First World War, being solely responsible for the design and production of their fleet; also designed and fully equipped a large repair works in Boulogne, France; awarded O.B.E. for service, 1919. Recreations: music (organ), model making, photography. Club: London Organ Club. Add: 72 Queen's Court, Richmond, Surrey. T: Richmond 2573.
HUDSON, Cyril Henry Joint Managing Director, Sternol, Ltd., since 1946. b: January 29, 1899, Carshalton, Surrey. Educ: Taunton School, Taunton. H.M. Forces, 1917-18; joined Sterns, Ltd., 1920; transferred to Sternol, Ltd., when formed in 1928; Technical Sales, 1939: subsequently took over Industrial Sales; appointed to present position, 1946. Recreations: gardening, Local Government affairs, photography. Club: R.A.C. Add: Sternol, Ltd., Royal London House, Finsbury Square, London, E.C.2. T: Monarch 3871; and High Oak, Rectory Park, Sanderstead, Surrey. T: Sanderstead 2535.
HUDSON, John Robert Joint Managing Director, The Moss Gear Co., Ltd., since 1956. Educ: Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. Technical Representative for 26 years, subsequently Works Manager for two years and Works Director for the past six years; first connected with Industry (Motorcycles), 1912. Add: The Moss Gear Co., Ltd., Crown Works, Tyburn, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 1661; and 334 Chester Road North, Sutton Coldfield. T: Sutton Coldfield 4186.
HUDSON DAVIES, Alan O.B.E., M.A., F.I.W.M. Managing Director, Fibreglass, Ltd. b: 1901, London. Educ: Bancrofts School; Cam bridge University. Held positions with I.C.I., Ltd., and with H. P. Bulmer and Co., Ltd., cider manufacturers; took up present position in 1946; is also a Director of Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., St. Helens; Member of Council of Institution of Works Managers; and of Council of Liverpool University. Add: Fibreglass, Ltd., Ravenhead, St. Helens, Lancs. T: St. Helens 4224; and Inverleith, North Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, 18.
HUGGINS, John Chief Engineer, Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., since 1954. b: January 9, 1910, Reading. Educ: Coventry Technical College. Joined The Rover Co., Ltd., 1926; had practical experience in machine shop, iron foundry and assembly shops; subsequently a Junior Draughtsman; in 1931, joined E.R.A., Ltd., of Bourne, Lincs, as junior design draughtsman on design and development of internal-combustion engines for racing cars; joined the Daimler Co., Ltd., as assistant engine designer, 1933; with Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., Engine Division, 1936 39; subsequently with Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., as assistant designer; appointed Acting Chief Inspector, 1940, and Machine Shop Superintendent, 1941; rejoined Design Dept. in 1944 as Chief Draughtsman; promoted Chief Designer, 1945, responsible for design of new range of Fork Lift Trucks; joined Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., in 1951 as Fork Truck Designer and Assistant to Chief Engineer; 'Chief Engineer August, 1954. Add: Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., Letchworth, Herts. T: Letchworth 234; and 23 Norton Way North, Letch worth, Herts. T: Letchworth 1730.
HULBERT, Sir Norman John Kt., cr. 1955, D.L., M.P. Director, Westland Aircraft Co., since 1950, and of Petrofina (Gt. Britain), Ltd., since 1958. b: Sandhurst, Kent. Educ: Tonbridge. Also Director of Anglo Portuguese Telephone Co., Firmosec, Ltd., I. J. Fisher and Co., Ltd.; Constructors John Brown, Ltd.; served in the R.A.F., 1939-45; a member of the London County Council from 1934-1937; Conservative M.P. for Stockport since 1935. Recreation: flying. Clubs: Carlton, R.A.C. Add: Westland Aircraft Co., Yeovil, Somerset. T: Yeovil 1100; and 4 Westminster Gardens, London, S.W.1. T: Victoria 2832.
HULL, Joseph Thomas Adrian General Manager, Morris Motors, Ltd. (Radiators Branch) b: May 5, 1900, Oxford. Educ: City of Oxford School, and studied engineering at School of Art, Technology and Commerce, Oxford, and Notting ham University. Commenced apprenticeship with local firm which was interrupted by First World War in which served as wireless operator on early airships, R.N.A.S., 1917-19; resumed apprenticeship, 1919-21; joined Cammell Laird, and engaged in building " All-steel " Rolling Stock, 1921-23; returned to Oxford joining Osberton Radiator Co. as tool-maker, 1923; in 1926 this concern was absorbed by Morris Motors; held position of experimental, plant layout and development engineer, then became Works Manager, and in 1947, Technical Manager. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd. (Radiators Branch), Oxford. T: Oxford 5232; and Lane End, Barton Road, Headington, Oxford. T: 62498.
HULSE, Gerald Stanley Walker Home Sales Manager, Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd. b: February, 1904, Derby. Educ: Malvern College. Served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby; Director, University Motors, Ltd., 1926-33. Recreations: sailing, fishing. Club: R.A.C. Add: Thornycroft House, Smith Square, Westminster, London, S.W.1. T: Abbey 8000; and Cobwebs, More Lane, Esher, Surrey. T: Esher 4081.
HUNT, Ralph Deacon Deputy Managing Director, The North British Rubber Co., Ltd., since January, 1959. b: August 4, 1903, Portsmouth, Hants. Educ: Whitgift, Croydon. First associated with the Tyre Industry, 1927; Director, U.S. Rubber International (Great Britain), Ltd., Director Tyre Manufacturers' Conference, Ltd., Director (Alternate), Lastex Yarn and Lactron Thread (Overseas). Ltd. Recreations: gardening, reading. Club: R.A.C. Add: The North British Rubber Co., Ltd., 62 and 64 Horse ferry Road, London, S.W.1. T.: Abbey 7135; and Glencairn, The Ridge Way, Sanderstead, Surrey. T.: Sanderstead 1980.
HUNTER, Robert Stuart T.D. Governing Director, The Car Collection Co., Ltd., London. b: May 10, 1908, Burgess Hill. Educ: St. Albans School, and Regent Street Polytechnic where he studied engineering. Became a clerk with Rootes, Ltd., 1925; left in 1929 and obtained controlling interest in present company, which then had only 16 drivers compared with the 400 drivers, 9 depots and an agency in Paris that it has now; Commissioned in T.A., 1927 to 1945, retiring with hon. rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; has visited other countries to study car delivery methods and has pioneered successful methods of controlling speed on new car delivery; Chairman of Delivery Agents' Section, S.M.M.T., 1949; interested in pro motion and management of boys' clubs; is chairman, Bucks Association of Boys' Clubs. Recreations: golf, tennis, ski-ing, travel. Clubs: R.A.C., Royal Aero., Harewood Downs Golf. Add: The Car Collection Co., Ltd., Stonebridge Park Station, London, N.W.10. T: Wembley 7791; and Marchmount, Chorleywood, Herts. T: 894.
HUNTER, Thomas M.B.C.M., M.B.E.I. Managing Director, Hunter Vehicles, Ltd., since 1956. b: August 8, 1911, Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scot land. Educ: Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Five years' apprenticeship; two years L.M.S. Rail ways (coachbuilder and joiner); seven years coachbuilder; foreman coachbuilder, 1937-39; air craft jig and tool maker, 1939-40; manager, aircraft assembly and modification at 23 M.A.P. and Air Force Stations in Great Britain, 1941-45; Manager, coach and bodybuilding works, 1946-56. Add: Hunter Vehicles, Ltd., Crown Works, 290a South bury Road, Enfield, Middx. T: Howard 4184; and 7 Osborne Road, Brimsdown, Enfield, Middx.
HURLOCK, Charles Fleetwood Deputy Managing Director, A.C. Cars, Ltd., since 1951. b: January 18, 1901, Great Yarmouth. First associated with Industry in August, 1915, with Wm. Hurlock, Jnr., Ltd.; appointed Director of A.C. Cars, Ltd., 1930; since 1941 has also been a Director of the Casino Hotel, Ltd., Taggs Island, Hampton. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Walton Heath Golf, Cuddington Golf, Frinton-on-Sea Golt, Surbiton Golf. Add: A.C. Cars, Ltd., High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey. T: Emberbrook 5621; and 234 Banstead Road, Banstead, Surrey. T: Ewell 4973.
HURLOCK, William Albert Edward Chairman and Managing Director, A.C. Cars, Ltd., since 1930. b: June 8, 1886, London. Educ: British School, Great Yarmouth. Manager of motor dept. of Alford and Alder, Ltd., Newington Causeway, six months prior to opening own motor business, 1910 (trading as Wm. Hurlock, Jnr.); business was con verted into a private limited company in January, 1916, when he became Chairman and Managing Director, which positions he still holds; was an Inspector with the Mines Inspection Department of the Admiralty, 1917-18; connected with the Industry since 1910; in 1930 formed a new company known as A.C. (Acedes) Cars, Ltd., and was appointed Chairman and Managing Director; name of com pany changed to A.C. Cars, Ltd., 1945; is also Chairman and Managing Director of Casino Hotel, Ltd., Hampton, Middx. Recreation: snooker. Clubs: R.A.C., Empress. Add: A.C. Cars, Ltd., High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey. T: Ember brook 5621; and The Casino Hotel, Taggs Island, Hampton, Middx. T: Molesey 1782 and Molesey 2080.
HURLOCK, William Derek Director, A.C. Cars, Ltd., since 1947. b: July 1, 1920. Educ: Dulwich College. With A.C. Cars, Ltd., 1939-42; served with Royal Navy, 1942-46; returned to A.C. Cars, Ltd., 1946. Is also a Director of Wm. Hurlock, Jr., Ltd., and Casino Hotel, Ltd. Clubs: R.A.C. (Life Member), B.A.R.C. Add: A.C. Cars, Ltd., High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey. T: Emberbrook 5621; and Manor House, Woodstock Lane, Long Ditton, Surrey. T: Emberbrook 2221.
HURN, Francis James Director, S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., since 1950; Managing Director, The Motor Accessory Division, S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., since 1954; Vice-President, S.M.M.T., 1957-58. b: May 31, 1895, Clevedon, Somerset. Educ: Clevedon. First World War: served with Royal Flying Corps; joined Smiths on demobilization; trained in various departments; Midland Manager, 1923-39; General Manager, Head Office, 1945. Recreations: golf, travel. Add: S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd., Cricklewood Works, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 3333; and Aysgarth, North wood, Middlesex. T: Northwood 757.
HUTCHESON, Samuel Jamieson F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Gale and Barclay, Ltd., Glasgow, since 1942. b: November 1, 1885. Educ: Glasgow. Received initial commercial training before entering Cycle and Tyre business, 1899; joined Argylls, Ltd., Alexandria, 1908; served with 52nd Lowland Division Transport, 1914-19; re-entered Motor Trade on demobilization, and joined Gale and Barclay, Ltd., 1923; appointed a Director, 1939; Managing Director, 1942. Hon. Secretary, Scottish Ford Dealers' Association, since 1923; President, S.M.T.A., 1943-45. Recreations: angling, garden ing. Club: R.S.A.C. Add: Gale and Barclay, Ltd., 60-64 North Street, Glasgow, C.3. T: Cen tral 8355; and ,109 Finlay Drive, Glasgow, E.1.
HUTCHINGS, Philip F.R.S .A M .A .A . , M.' .P.R . Publicity Manager, Avon Group of Companies, since 1950. With the Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Co., Ltd., 1929-33, and with the Avon India Rubber Co., Ltd., 1933-39. Served with the Royal Air Force as a Flying Instructor, 1939-45. Member, Royal Society of Arts, Advertising Association, Tyre Manufac turers' Conference Advertising Committee, F.B.R.A .M. Advertising Committee. Recreations: motor racing, golf, photography. Add: The Avon India Rubber Co., Ltd., Melksham, Wilts. T: Melksham 3101; and Four Winds, Woodrow, Melk sham, Wilts. T: Melksham 3371.
HYDE, Frederick Bertram Sales Director, Aviation Division, Birfield Industries, Ltd. b: 1893, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Educ: Lady Elizabeth Hawkins Grammar School, Kington. Joined Laycock Engineering, Ltd., as a junior clerk in January, 1912; transferred to works staff in 1919 upon completion of war service; buyer, 1924; trans ferred to Sales Promotion 1929; became progressively Sales Manager and General Sales Manager of the Motor Components Division, until transfer to Group Sales in 1957; completed 47 years' con tinuous service with Laycock Engineering, Ltd., and the Group in January, 1959; Member of Council, S.M.M.T. (Chairman, Engine and Unit Component Section); First World War, 12th Battn., the York and Lancaster Regiment (Sheffield Pals Battn:): Gazetted 2nd Lt. October, 1918; served in Egypt and France. Recreation: golf. Add: Laycock Engineering, Ltd., Victoria Works, Sheffield, 8. T: 74411; Birfield Industries, Ltd., Stratford House, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 7090; and 33 Old Park Avenue, Sheffield, 8. T: 45755.