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C. J. Tafft (c1908-1970)
1970 Obituary 
Mr C. J. Tafft (Fellow) died recently aged 62.
Mr Tafft gained his technical experience with the Singer Motor Co. From 1930-42 he was with Dennis Bros. Ltd where he became Deputy Chief Inspector. In 1942 he joined the Ministry of Supply where he subsequently became Principal Scientific Officer, Fighting Vehicle Design Dept. He was particularly concerned with the design and development of IC and compression ignition engines.
A former committee member of the Southern Branch, Mr Tafft became a Member of the Institution in 1947.
It is with deep regret that the Institution records the passing of an old friend.