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Sir Walter Cawood

(1907-1967), Chief Scientist, Ministry of Aviation

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Sir Walter Cawood, by Walter Bird - NPG x166449

Sir Walter Cawood

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 17 August 1965
NPG x166449

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Michael Jeremy Cawood (son of the above)

22 November 2015, 23:05

CAWOOD, Sir Walter, K.B.E. 1965 (C.B.E. 1953); C.B. 1956; Ph.D.; B.Sc.; F.R.Ae.S.; Chief Scientist, Ministry of Aviation, since 1965; b 28 April 1907; s of late Walter Cawood, York; m 1933, Molly Johnson, York; one s. one d. Educ.: Archbishop Holgate’s School, York; Univ. of Leeds. B.Sc. (Lond.); Ph.D. (Leeds); Cohen Prizeman (Leeds), 1931; Ramsay Memorial Fell. 1931-33; Moseley Scholar of Roy. Soc., 1933-38: Member of League of Nations International Atomic Weight Committee, 1937; joined staff of Air Ministry, 1938; Wing Commander, R.A.F.V.R., 1943; Deputy Director Armament Research, 1945; Deputy Director (Chief Scientific Officer), R.A.E., Farnborough, 1947-53; Prin. Dir. of Scientific Research (Defence), Min. of Supply, 1953-55; Director-General of Scientific Research (Air), 1955-57; Deputy Controller of Aircraft (Research and Development), Ministry of Supply, 1957-60; Chief Scientist, War Office, 1960-64; Chief Scientist (Army), Ministry of Defence, and Mem. Army Bd., 1964-65; Chief Scientist, Ministry of Aviation, 1965-67. Publications: many scientific papers on physical chemistry, 1932-38. Recreations: yachting, swimming, organising recreation. Clubs: Athenæum, Royal Automobile, Royal Ocean Racing, Royal Southern Yacht. Died 6 March 1967.

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