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The operating units of the Hawker Siddeley Group are: Gloster, Hawker, Armstrong Whitworth Air craft; A. V. Roe, Manchester; A. V. Roe, Canada; Air Service Training; High Duty Alloys; Hawksley Houses; Armstrong Siddeley Motors. A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, industrial changes and business appointments, etc. Imperial College New Readership The University of London has established a Readership in the Theory of Aeronautical Structures, Civil Aircrew Technical Training Course Both have been directors for many years and Mr Nixon the post being attached to the Aeronautics Depart is the Managing Director. The College of Aeronautical and Automobile ment at the Imperial College of Science and Tech Engineering, Chelsea, started in July a new course of nology, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, S.W.7. de Havilland Technical School evening classes in aircrew technical training. Mr J. H. Argyris (formerly Lecturer in the depart The editor of The Pylon, the magazine of the de The new course is intended to meet the requirements ment) has been appointed to this post. Havilland Aeronautical Technical School, would like of candidates who wish to sit for the Ministry of Civil to make contact with old boys of the School wherever Aviation written examinations conducted by the Air I.P.E. Officers they may be. A list of their present addresses is being Registration Board for Pilot 'B' Licences and Flight compiled and the editor would like them to become Engineer Licences. The Institution of Production Engineers, 36 Port- regular subscribers to The Pylon, and to contribute It will cover both the initial Issue of a Licence and a man Square, W.l, announces the appointment of the news of themselves and of other ex-students for pub Type Endorsement for all civil aircraft on the British following officers for the year 1950-1951. lication in it. He also wants to obtain their views on Register including helicopters and flying boats. President: Major-General K. C. Appleyard, C.B.E., the desirability of forming an old boys' association. There will be two variations of the course both suit T.D., D.L., J.P., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Prod.E., A.M.I.- There are some 1,900 men who have qualified and able for pilots and flight engineers. One is intended to Min.E.,A.I.M.E. gone out into the world after serving their engineering train applicants for the initial Issue of a Licence and Chairman: Mr Walter C. Puckey, M.I.Prod.E., apprenticeship at the D.H. School. Will they please will include instruction for the general examination F.I.I.A. write to the Editor of The Pylon at Hatfield Aero and the test on a specific type of aircraft; it will last for The Institution is holding its first Annual Summer drome, Hertfordshire, England. three weeks. The other, a course of one week, will deal School at St Peter's Hall, Oxford, from Wednesday, with Type Endorsements for candidates already hold August 30, to Sunday, September 3, 1950. The Theme Dowty Liquid Springs for U.S.A. ing a valid 'B' Licence. for the School will be 'The Science and Practice of Flight engineers taking the course will also be given The Cleveland Pneumatic Co., Cleveland, Ohio, has Engineering Applied to Production'. instruction in British and International aviation law. acquired the licence and manufacturing rights of the Facilities will be provided for an interchange of Dowty Liquid Spring Shock Absorber for aircraft Technical training will be in charge of Mr W. J. C. views on specific aspects of production engineering, Speller, A.F.R.Ae.S. who was, until recently, Examiner undercarriages. The Cleveland Pneumatic Co. are the between those responsible for education and training of the Pilots' and Flight Engineers' Section of the largest manufacturers of undercarriages in the U.S.A. and those in industry responsible for production. A.R.B. A shock absorber strut, designed and manufactured Particular attention will be paid to the development Applicants for courses should apply to The Director, by Dowty Equipment, Arle Court, Cheltenham, using of teaching methods. A programme of lectures has Aircrew Technical Training, College of Aeronautical pre-stressed cylinders and silicone fluids, has already been arranged. and Automobile Engineering, Sidney Street, London, been supplied to the U.S. Experimental Station at S.W.3. (Telephone FLAxman 0021.) Wright Field for the B.36 Bomber. In this country many aircraft such as the Brabazon, Marconi's New Publicity Manager Hawker P. 10/52, Wyvern, Canberra and many other Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited, College of Aeronautics Awards types use Dowty Liquid Springs. In Canada both the Marconi House, Chelmsford, announce that Mr R. P. The following awards have been made at the con Avro Jet Liner and CF.I00 Fighter use this system of Raikes is appointed Publicity Manager from June 19, clusion of the two-year post-graduate course ending suspension. in succession to the late Mr W. G. Richards. June 30, 1950, at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Bletchley, Bucks. Specialization is denoted in brackets: Dowty-Dunlop Arrangement in Canada from 1925 to 1929, Mr Raikes joined H.M.S. Warspite Dowty Equipment of Canada Ltd. has completed as a midshipman, serving in that ship until 1932. Diploma with Distinction an agreement with the Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., From 1932 to 1934 he was a sub-Lieutenant, specializ J. E. Daboo, K. D. Harris, W. J. Rainbird, R. England, for the manufacture of Dunlop Wheels and ing in submarines and during the war commanded the Westley (Aerodynamics); S. Butler, C. R. Fletcher, Brakes and operating gear in the Dominion of Canada. submarines L.26, Tribune, Seawolf and Tuna. J. W. Fozard, J. E. Hart, G. S. Henson, H. S. Liner, Manufacture of these units will be carried out at He retired from the Royal Navy in 1946 (through J. R. Lloyd, K. A. Rowland (Aircraft Design); S. the Company's factory at Ajax, Toronto. ill-health) as Lt.-Commander, with the D.S.O. Gray, J. T. Morris, G. R. Nicolson (Aircraft Propul Dunlop wheels and brakes are standard on many In 1947, Mr Raikes was appointed Press and sion). types now in use by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Publicity Officer of the British Legion in Scotland and on the Canadian Avro C.102 Jet Liner and the CF.100 joined the Publicity Department of Marconi's Wire Diploma Jet Fighter. The Dowty Company has now been less Telegraph Company, Limited, as Deputy Pub C. F. Bee, G. W. Bleasdale, A. L. Buchan, B. operatng in Canada for ten years. licity Manager in 1949. Caiger, E. C. Carter, T. N. Corkill, D. Duncan, A. H. Eldridge, M. D. Hodges, C. G. Hughes, E. T. B. F. J . Edwards in the East Smith, P. M. Somervail, P. E. Watts (Aerodynamics); S.B.A.C. Officers and Management Committee F. J. Edwards Ltd., of 359-361 Euston Road, N.W.I, J. Berry, H. Chetwood, K. E. Cheverton, C. Faulkner, announce that they have appointed William Jacks and The Society of British Aircraft Constructors, 31 D. M. Hardy, R. D. M. Harper, E. E. Labram, A. Co. Ltd., of Hamilton House, Graham Road, Bombay, Savile Row, W.1, announces that at a meeting of the McKay, R. K. Midgley, J. A. I. Reid, K. O. Scott, as their representatives in India, Pakistan, Malaya and Council, held at the Piccadilly Hotel on June 28, Mr N. H. Stewart, D. G. Titford, S. Wood (Aircraft Burma. This firm of engineers are very well established W. T. Gill was elected President of the Society for Design); E. S. Elmolla, J. Finnigan, A. L. R. Fletcher, in the East, having further addresses at Calcutta, 1950-51. Mr H. Burroughes was elected Vice-Presi F. D. Henderson, C. T. J. Jessop, D. C. McGlashan, New Delhi, Madras, Karachi, Lahore, Singapore, dent and Sir Roy Dobson, C.B.E., J.P., who was L. J. Stephenson (Aircraft Propulsion); W. E. Dig- Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh and Rangoon. President of the Society from 1948-50, becomes veed, R. G. Richards (Aircraft Economics and Pro The new representatives will handle the large range Deputy-President. Sir Frederick Handley Page, C.B.E., duction). of Besco Sheet Metal Working and Tin Box Making was re-elected Honorary Treasurer. Machines and Presses. Mr W. T. Gill is a member of the Board of Rolls- Certificate for One-Year Advanced Course Royce Limited and has represented the Company on E. S. Farris (Aircraft Propulsion and Aero Hawker Siddeley Sales Organization the Council of the Society since 1946. Mr Gill joined dynamics), E. E. Watts (Aircraft Economics and Pro Rolls-Royce in 1939 as Accountant at their Glasgow Mr M.N. Golovine, M.B.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., A.C.G.I., duction). factory and in 1942 was appointed Chief Accountant has been appointed Director, Aero Sales, Armstrong for the whole of the Rolls-Royce group of faatories Siddeley Motors Ltd., and stepping into his former Certificate for One-Year Course at Derby, Glasgow, Crewe and Barnoldswick. In position as Sales Co-ordination Manager of the D. J. Cockrell, J. N. Quick. 1945 he was appointed Commercial Manager and in Hawker Siddeley Group is his deputy, Mr C. A. G. 1946 he became Commercial and Financial Director. Hicks, T.D. These appointments were announced de Havilland's Chairman Retires Mr Gill is also a Director of Renfrew Foundries recently by Sir Frank Spriggs, K.B.E., Hon. F.R.Ae.S., Limited, Bentley Motors Limited, Rotol Limited and The directors of The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd., Managing Director of the Hawker Siddeley Organiza Park Ward Limited. Hatfield, Herts, announce with regret the retirement tion. Mr Burroughes, the new Vice-President, who suc of Mr Alan S. Butler from the Chairmanship of the Mr Golovine will supervise the world-wide sales of ceeds Mr Gill in that office, is a Director of the Gloster Company and from his directorship of the parent Armstrong Siddeley aero engines from 18 St James's Aircraft Company Limited, and of the Hawker Sidde company and associated companies. Mr Butler's Square, London, S.W.I, among these products being ley Group Limited, High Duty Alloys Limited and decision has been brought about by the enormous the Sapphire turbo-jet, the Mamba and the Python Integral Limited. growth of the Company with the consequent increase turbo-prop engines. The following were elected to the Management in the responsibility which attaches to the position of Mr Golovine joined the Hawker Siddeley Group in Committee of the Society: R. Blackburn, O.B.E.; Chairman and which, having regard to his other 1945 from Rolls Royce, where he was Continental aero A. F. Burke; B. W. A. Dickson; Sir Arthur Gouge; interests at home and overseas, and the need to spend engine representative from 1930 to 1940, when he Major Sir Hew Kilner, M.C.; J. D. North; J. J. considerable periods abroad, he feels unable to carry joined the R.A.F.V.R. and served in the Technical Parkes; F. E. N. St Barbe; Sir Frank Spencer Spriggs, any longer. Mr Butler has been a director of the de Branch, becoming Squadron Leader. K.B.E.; W. R. Verdon Smith; C. C. Vinson; S. E. Havilland Company since 1921 and Chairman since Mr Hicks joined the Hawker Siddeley Group in Clotworthy (Group A Associate Members' representa February 1947, from Unilever, where he was Assistant tive); E. Sayers and R. W. Sutton (Group B Associate Mr F. T. Hearle has been appointed Chairman and Sales Manager of Hudson and Knight. He had been Members' representatives). Mr W. E. Nixon Deputy Chairman of the Company. with Unilever for 17 years. August 1950
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 1950
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