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John Douglas Rennie

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John Douglas Rennie (1888-1971), aviation designer

1888 May 10th. Born

Educated at Glasgow Academy and University.

Apprenticed at William Beardmore and Co

WWI Served in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.,

1918 Listed as a designer working at Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co.[1]

Held various Air Department appointments at the Admiralty and Air Ministry

Chief Technical Officer, Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe

Technical Assistant, Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough

Chief seaplane designer to the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., Ltd.;

Designer of the Iris flying boats, and the monoplane flying boat Sydney.

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  1. Membership of the ICE