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F W Brearey
1866 Elected honorary secretary of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain
Although not an engineer, and without any scientific background, he was an enthusiastic believer in a future for heavier-than-air machines. He travelled widely, talking and lecturing, witnessing experiments and demonstrations and was tireless in his correspondence. He worked hard and caused others to work hard, coaxing and cajoling
1896 Brearey died after 30 years as Secretary of the Aeronautical Society.