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Norman Wilkinson (1878–1971) by Howard Coster, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wilkinson, Norman (1878–1971), marine and poster artist and creator of dazzle camouflage, was born on 24 November 1878 at 2 Eastbourne Terrace, Cambridge, one of the four children of Thomas Collins Wilkinson (b. 1853), music teacher, who left the family in the boy's childhood, and his wife, ...


Young, Edward Preston (1913–2003), designer and submariner, was born on 17 November 1913 in San Fernando, Trinidad, the son of William Young (d. after 1956), general trader. Following the family's move to England, Young attended Highgate School, London. Despite showing little interest in most academic disciplines, he developed a proficiency in English literature and, on leaving school aged seventeen, sought work in the publishing industry. An unsuccessful interview with ...