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

WWI engineering workshop

CELEBRATING WOMEN

International Women in Engineering Day is a global celebration of women past, present and future. As was the case in many professions, female pioneers in mechanical engineering had to work hard to break into a male dominated profession. The issue of women members was first raised in the Institution of Automobile Engineers (IAE) in May 1907. Miss Cleone de Heveningham Benest (1880-1963) wrote to find out … Continue reading CELEBRATING WOMEN

Macaulay's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Maxwell Stanley Macaulay: 7th May Graduate 1907; Associate Member 1913. Irrigation Engineer, Zifta Circle of Irrigation, Egypt. Second Lieutenant, BA, Lothians and Border Horse. Died in Palestine. 1918 Obituary  Lieut. MAXWELL STANLEY MACAULAY, Lothians and Border Horse, was born at Strathpeffer, Scotland, on 4th July 1887, and was educated at Daniel Stewart’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Andrews' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. George Leonard Andrews: 3rd May Associate Member 1909; Member 1911. Chief Engineer, Para Electric Railways & Lighting Co, Brazil. Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery, 76th Siege Battery. 1919 Obituary  Captain GEORGE LEONARD ANDREWS, R.G. A., was born in Calcutta on 12th November 1874. He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, and at the … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Armstrong's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Kingo Armstrong: 11th April Graduate 1913. Student, Municipal School of Technology Manchester. Captain, South Lancashire Regiment, 4th Battalion. Killed in action. 1918 Obituary  Captain WILLIAM KINGO ARMSTRONG, S. Lancashire Regiment, was born at Eccles, Manchester, on 22nd November 1891. He received his early education at St. Anne’s-on-Sea, afterwards entering the Manchester … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Harrison's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Douglas Roy Dilworth Harrison: 26th March Associate Member 1912. Mechanical Engineer, Prince Line Steamships. Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers; then 2nd Lieutenant/Assistant Adjutant Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action. 1918 Obituary  Sec.-Lieut. DOUGLAS ROY DILWORTH HARRISON, Durham Light Infantry, was born at Burnley on 11th February 1883. He was educated at Burnley Grammar School … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Adams' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Dudley Adams: 21st March Graduate 1911; Associate Member 1918. Engineer, Adams & Co. Educated in Sydney. Captain, Royal Field Artillery/ Royal Garrison Artillery, 130th Heavy Battery. Joined 1915. Killed in action, France. 1918 Obituary  Captain DUDLEY ADAMS, R.G.A., was born in Sydney on 2nd November 1890, being the elder son of W. … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

WWI engineering workshop

EMPOWERING WOMEN

This week marks 100 years since (some) women got the vote in this country. It is also 100 years since a woman first presented a paper at the Institution. Olive Monkhouse talked about The Employment of Women in Munitions Factories. World War I brought with it a huge increase in demand for munitions, at the same time the workforce was reduced by men signing up … Continue reading EMPOWERING WOMEN

Cable's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Gordon Porter Cable: 2nd January Associate Member 1913. Acting Deputy Executive Engineer, Bombay. Captain, Indian Army, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Jaipur Transport Corps. Indian national. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records for free. Archives, Institution of Mechanical Engineering Save Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Douglass' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Percy Cuthbert Douglass Douglass: 10th December Graduate 1907; Associate Member 1912. Resident Engineer, Buckie Harbour Extention Works. Flight Commander, Royal Naval Air Force, 2 Wing Stravros (Pilot). Killed in Sopwith Strutter No N5618, crash landing after combat over Imbros. Observer Lieutenant W Hinsley injured. 1918 Obituary  Flight-Commander PERCY CUTHBERT DOUGLASS DOUGLASS, R.N.A.S., … Continue reading ON THIS DAY