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Sir Peter Gordon Masefield (1914–2006) by J. Russell & Sons Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)

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Masefield, Sir Peter Gordon (1914–2006), aeronautical engineer, journalist, and industrialist, was born at Tolima, Albert Road, Trentham, Staffordshire, on 19 March 1914, the son of William Gordon Masefield (1885–1974), a doctor specializing in mental health, and his wife, Marian Ada (1885–1976), daughter of ...

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J. K. Laughton

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Mills, George (1808–1881), shipbuilder and newspaper proprietor, was the son of William Mills, a Glasgow merchant and steamboat pioneer who served as lord provost of Glasgow in 1834–7. William Mills, who was engaged in the cotton trade, started a steamer service between the ...