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George Purvis Bulman

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George Purvis Bulman (1892-1979)

Born in Alexandria on 7 April 1892.

1909 Started as an apprentice at Richardsons, Westgarth and Co, and studied at Sunderland Technical College as a day student.

Over a long period, George Bulman provided a vital role in co-ordinating the activities and requirements of the British Government, aircraft engine manufacturers, and the armed forces. He wrote a fascinating account of his life and work, published by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust in 2002. It provides a remarkable insight into the particular difficulties of wartime development and production. It is a valuable source of information on little-known workers who made vital contributions to the war effort and to engine development in general. Bulman is self-effacing and generous in his praise for others.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'An Account of Partnership - Industry, Government and the Aero Engine: The memoirs of George Purvis Bulman' edited and with a commentary by M. C. Neale, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Historical Series No. 31, 2002. 376 pages