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Peter Lorraine Ashton Berthon, engine designer
c.1907 Born in Burma
1911 Living near Bristol with his grandfather
1935 Married Mary L Wiltshire
1938 After the collapse of ERA, Berthon and Mays raced an ERA car privately
WWII Pilot with RAF
Post-War: with Mays he established BRM and designed a radical V16 engine which was subject to considerable mechanical stress because of its high operating speed (12,000 rpm).
After the Rubery Owen takeover, he designed a new V8 engine for BRM which led to Grand Prix success.
1962 Married Althaea A. Furness
1971 Died in South Africa