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Frederick Augustus Robinson

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Frederick Augustus Robinson (1900-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"FREDERICK AUGUSTUS ROBINSON, who was born in 1900, was educated at Dulwich College and Southampton Polytechnic. He served an apprenticeship with Messrs. J. I. Thornycroft and Company, Ltd., Woolston, during 1916 and 1917. Subsequently he obtained further practical training with Electro Motors, Ltd., Antwerp, where he remained for a further two years as assistant to the works manager. In 1925 he began a connection with Messrs. l'Alliance of the same city, a distributing organization in Belgium for the Anglo-Iranian Company, Ltd., which lasted for many years. He was first placed in charge of the motor fleet and transport and a year later was given the appointment of manager and chief engineer of the motor department. In 1940 Mr. Robinson became a technical assistant in the Ministry of Supply, in which capacity he was closely concerned with the construction of Diesel engines for the propulsion of tank landing craft. He was promoted to be assistant director three years later. On the conclusion of the 1939-45 war Mr. Robinson returned to Antwerp and continued in his former position with Messrs. l'Alliance until his death, which occurred on 6th September 1951. Mr. Robinson had been an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers since 1944."

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