Hatton's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Andrew Hatton: 23rd October Graduate 1902; Associate Member 1906. Engineering Assistant/Draughtsman, WT Henley’s Telegraph Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Field Artillery, 123rd Siege Battery. Died of wounds, France. 1918 Obituary  Major ROBERT ANDREW HATTON, R.F.A., was born in London on 27th July 1880, and was educated at the Grocers’ Company’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Reed's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Horace Reed: 23rd October Graduate 1918. Apprentice Marine Engineer to Vickers Naval Construction Works. Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 6th Squadron. Death registered in Westbury-on-Severn. Note: evidently there was some confusion as to his death, see below. Also, Membership Form states, he was involved in the production of munitions and not … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Scotcher's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Goodliff Scotcher: 15th September Graduate 1912; Associate Member 1918. Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Central Argentine Railway, Captain, 50th and Lieutenant, 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, East Yorks Regiment. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches and Military Cross: ‘This decoration was awarded to William Goodliff Scotcher for an act or acts of … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

REACH FOR THE STARS

Man’s fascination with Mars goes back millennia. Mars is also one the few heavenly bodies on which we see surface features; these have inspired the imagination of everyone from scientists, to artists, to writers. The records of Martian observation date back to the 2nd millennium BC when Egyptian astronomers observed the planet and recorded its position. It was portrayed on the ceiling of the tomb … Continue reading REACH FOR THE STARS

Hopkinson's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Bertram Hopkinson: 26th August Member 1904 (life member). Professor of Mechanism and Applied Mathematics, Cambridge. Colonel, Royal Air Force. Awarded: Companion of St Michael and St George. Killed in flying accident, England. 1918 Obituary  Colonel BERTRAM HOPKINSON, C.M.G., F.R.S., was born in Birmingham on 11th January 1874, the eldest and only surviving … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Shirley's membership entry

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Lewis Shirley: 1st August Associate Member 1911; Member 1916. Assistant General Manager, Bengal Iron & Steel Co. Private, Middlesex Regiment, 30th Battalion. Died at home. Note: spelt Lewis and Louis. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records for free. Archives, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

RAF 100

1918 is a key date in the history of aviation, one could almost say it’s when professional aviation was born. It was of course, the birthday of the Royal Air Force (RAF). 100 years later IMechE Headquarters was privileged to be on the flight path for the celebratory fly-past on 10th June, and close to an exhibition of planes at Horse Guards. The formation of … Continue reading RAF 100