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G. Temple

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Bairstow, Sir Leonard (1880–1963), aeronautical engineer, was born on 25 June 1880 at Halifax in Yorkshire, the son of Uriah Bairstow, a commercial clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Lister. He attended schools in Halifax, from where he went, in 1898, on a scholarship to the ...

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Bruyne, Norman Adrian de (1904–1997), aeronautical engineer, was born on 8 November 1904 at Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile, the fourth and youngest son of Dr Pieter Adriaan de Bruyne, a sheep farmer originally from the Netherlands, and his wife, Maude, née Mattocks, of English descent. His father had left ...

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G. P. Bulman

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Buchanan, Sir John Scoular (1883–1966), aeronautical engineer, was born at Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 23 November 1883, the son of Joseph Buchanan, a steel smelter, and his wife, Janet M. Scoular Hogg. They also had another son and a daughter who emigrated to Canada...

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Sir John Scoular Buchanan (1883–1966) by Walter Stoneman, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer, was born in Bermuda on 28 December 1888, the only son among the three children of Sir Cecil Burney, first baronet (1858–1929), later admiral, and second in command of the Grand Fleet...

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Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer, was born on 22 February 1908 in West Ealing, London, the second of three children and elder son of Arthur Collar, of Whitstable, Kent, who had a successful ironmonger's and builder's business, and his wife, ...

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Constant, Hayne (1904–1968), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born at Gravesend, Kent, on 26 September 1904, the second son of the family of six children of Frederick Charles Constant, dental surgeon, of Gravesend and later Folkestone, and his wife, (Mary) Theresa Hayne, of ...

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Cox, (Harold) Roxbee, Baron Kings Norton (1902–1997), aeronautical engineer, was born on 6 June 1902 at 3 York Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire, the only child of William John Roxbee Cox (1877–1932), jeweller, and his wife, Amelia (d. 1949), daughter of Harry Stern of ...

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Dowty, Sir George Herbert (1901–1975), aeronautical engineer and industrialist, was born on 27 April 1901 at Pershore, Worcestershire, the son of William Dowty, a druggist and chemist in Pershore, and his wife, Laura Masters. He was the elder of twin boys by half an hour and the seventh son in the family. The twins were educated in a small private school in ...

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Sir George Herbert Dowty (1901–1975) by unknown photographer Royal Aeronautical Society Library

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Farren, Sir William Scott (1892–1970), aeronautical engineer, was born at 9 Union Road, Cambridge, on 3 April 1892, the son of (Alfred) William Farren (d. 1953), print seller and taxidermist, and his wife, Harriet Emma, née Scott. He was educated at the ...

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Sir (Alfred Hubert) Roy Fedden (1885–1973) by Dorothy Wilding © Tom Hustler / Royal Aeronautical Society Library

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Fedden, Sir (Alfred Hubert) Roy (1885–1973), aeronautical engineer, was born in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, on 6 June 1885, the youngest of three sons (there were no daughters) of Henry Fedden, a Bristol sugar merchant, of St Mary's, Stoke Bishop, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth...

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Greenwood, Allen Harold Claude (1917–2009), aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, was born at 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London, on 4 June 1917, the son of Captain (later Lieutenant-Colonel) Thomas Claude Greenwood (1886/7–1958), of the Royal Garrison Artillery, and his wife, Hilda Letitia Mary, ...

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Hall, Sir Arnold Alexander (1915–2000), aeronautical engineer, was born at 62 Fitzgerald Road, West Derby, Liverpool, on 23 April 1915, the son of Robert Alexander Hall, upholsterer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Parkinson. From Alsop high school he gained a scholarship to ...

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Hamilton, Sir James Arnot (1923–2012), aeronautical engineer and civil servant, was born on 2 May 1923 at 18 Kirkhill Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, the son of Andrina Hamilton (d. 1995), a milliner. His mother later married Walter Hogarth, a furniture salesman. Educated at ...

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Hawthorne, Sir William Rede (1913–2011), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born on 22 May 1913 at 11 The Grove, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, the first of three sons of William Hawthorne (1878–1957), civil and electrical engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth Curle, née Greenfield (1882–1952)...

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Hopkinson, Bertram (1874–1918), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born on 11 January 1874 at Woodlea, Birmingham, the eldest son of John Hopkinson FRS (1849–1898), electrical engineer, and his wife, Evelyn Oldenbourg. His father was himself the son of an engineer. He attended St Paul's School, London...

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Jones, Sir (Bennett) Melvill (1887–1975), university teacher and aeronautical engineer, was born in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire, on 28 January 1887, the elder son and eldest of three children of Benedict Jones of Birkenhead, a Liverpool barrister, and his wife, Henrietta Cornelia Melvill...

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Lachmann, Gustav Victor (1896–1966), aeronautical engineer, was born on 3 February 1896 at Dresden, Saxony, the younger son of Gustav Anton Lachmann, industrialist, and his wife, Leopoldine Wilvonseder; both were Austrian and their elder son, Edward, became professor of literature and German philology at ...