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John Noble Milne

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John Noble Milne (?-1948)


1949 Obituary [1]

"JOHN NOBLE MILNE was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, and at the University of London, where he qualified in the intermediate examination for the degree of B.Sc. (Eng.). He obtained his practical training as a turner and fitter with Messrs. J. C. Smith and Company, motor engineers, of Aberdeen, and gained further experience as engineer to various other motor firms in the same city for brief periods. In 1929 he joined the staff at Woolwich Arsenal as examiner in the Tank Section.

Six months later he was transferred to the ballistics branch of the Research Department as a technical assistant, where he was engaged for a year on work of a confidential nature for the Admiralty and Air Ministry. He then received promotion and was entrusted with the design and development of secret weapons as far as the stage of first production drawings. Later he was in control of a small staff of engineering technicians and draughtsmen. Mr. Milne was elected a Graduate (A.D.) of the Institution in 1931 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1942. His death occurred on 25th February 1948."


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