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was elected Chairman of the Committee for the en suing year in succession to Mr Leslie Gamage, M.C. Sir John Dodd was elected Deputy Chairman. A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, New Metrology Superintendent at N.P.L. Dr H. Barrel! succeeded Mr F. H. Rolt, O.B.E., industrial developments and business changes, etc. as Superintendent of the Metrology Division of the National Physical Laboratory on November 2, 1953. Pcrcival Aircraft Appointment The City and Guilds Insignia Award Flight Refuelling Board Appointment Mr F. H. Pollicutt has been appointed Chief The Insignia Award in Technology was established Mr H. C. Harrison, Chief Executive (Engineering) Designer to Pcrcival Aircraft Limited. Previously by the Council of the City and Guilds of London of Flight Refuelling Ltd., has been appointed a Chief Designer at Folland Aircraft Limited, he was Institute some twelve months ago to provide a high director of the Company. before that Deputy Chief Designer at the Bristol Aero qualification for persons in industry whose initial plane Company Limited, Bristol. training was based primarily upon practical experience Hawker Aircraft Changes combined with theoretical study and who, having Science Museum Exhibition The appointment of Mr Augustus Neville Spriggs, gained appropriate City and Guilds' certificates as O.B.E., M.I.P.E. as Managing Director of A special exhibition commemorating the fiftieth craftsmen or technicians, have now advanced in their the two Hawker aircraft companies at Kingston- anniversary of the first successful flight by the Wright industry by a combination of progressive experience on-Thames and Blackpool, heads a number of aeroplane in 1903 opened at the Science Museum on and further study. changes in the organization. The Hawker Aircraft Tuesday, December 15. A copy of the Regulations governing the Award, Company also announce that Mr J. T. Lidbury, J.P., Models, books, aeronautical relics and diagrams together with Notes for the Guidance of Candidates, succeeds Mr Spriggs as General Manager at Hawker are displayed illustrating early contemporary thoughts will be sent on application to: The Director, Depart Aircraft Ltd., Kingston, and that Mr E. H. Jefferson, and ideas on powered flight by a man-carrying ma ment of Technology (I.A.), City and Guilds of the present resident director, takes over as General chine; and how this was ultimately achieved by Wilbur London Institute, 31 Brechin Place, London, S.W.7. Manager at Hawker Aircraft (Blackpool), Ltd. and Orvillc Wright on December 17. 1903. A series Mr E. G. Rubython, former Personnel Manager at of sixteen large, and in some cases dramatic, photo Effingham Steel Works Appointment Kingston and later Assistant Secretary, becomes graphs emphasizes the many hazards faced by the Secretary in place of Mr Lidbury. early aeronautical pioneer. The London Representative of the Effingham The exhibition will remain open for approximately Steel Works Ltd, Sheffield, Mr Richard Lloyd, is three months. Admission is free. Hours of opening: now a Local Director of the Company. I.A.S. Award weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 2.30 to 6 p.m. The selection of Charles Augustus Lindbergh as the recipient of the Daniel Guggenheim Award for Evershed and Vignoles Ltd. Short's Appointments 1953 has been announced jointly by the American With effect from December 1, 1953, Evershed and Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Short Brothers and Harland Ltd., Belfast, have Vignoles Ltd. have taken over the responsibility Automative Engineers, and the Institute of the Aero announced the appointment of Mr George T. Gedge for distributing the products manufactured and pre nautical Sciences. Presentation of the award will be as Assistant General Manager. viously marketed by Tinsley (Industrial Instruments) made by Harry Guggenheim at the Honours Night Succeeding Mr Gedge as Works Manager is Mr B. Ltd. In future all correspondence in connexion with Dinner of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences Penney. Tinsley Instruments should be addressed to Evershed on January 25, 1954, at the Hotel Astor in New York. and Vignoles Ltd., Acton Lane Works, Chiswick, Lindbergh was selected as this year's medallist 'for United Steel Companies Ltd. London, W.4. Telephone enquiries to ELGar 6081. pioneering achievements in flight and air navigation'. With effect from the same date, Mr W. A. Shaw, The United Steel Companies Ltd. have announced A.I.E.E., has been appointed Sales Director and that they have appointed Commander K. H. S. Cohen, Joint Air Transport Committee elected as a member of the Board of Evershed and C.M.G., as their European adviser. For some time the Vignoles Ltd. At a recent meeting of the Joint Air Transport Company has wished to make a closer study of the Mr H. W. Griffiths, A.M.I.E.E., M.S.M.A., Committee of the Association of British Chambers of trends in European industry and economics and M.I.Ex., has been appointed General Sales Manager Commerce, The Federation of British Industries and Commander Cohen is to undertake this work on their in succession to Mr Shaw. The London Chamber of Commerce, Mr J. S. Wills behalf. 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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1954
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