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Geoffrey Bertram Robert Feilden

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1973. Geoffrey Bertram Robert Feilden.

Geoffrey Bertram Robert Feilden (1917-2004), engineer

1917 February 20th. Born London the son of Major Robert Humphrey Feilden

1940-46 Engineer, Power Jets, responsible for the test programme for the W.1 engine and subsequenly for fitting it in the E28/39 aeroplane for taxing trials

1946 Married(1) to Elizabeth Gorton (one son, two daughters; marriage dissolved 1961)

1946-49 Engineer, Ruston and Hornsby

1949-54 Chief Engineer, Turbine Department

1954-59 Engineering Director

1959-61 Managing director, Hawker Siddeley Brush Turbines

1961-68 Group technical director, Davy-Ashmore

1968-70 Deputy Director General, British Standards Institution

1970-81 Director General

Married(2) to Diana Angier (née Lloyd)

2004 May 1st. Died Painswick, Gloucestershire

1973 Bio Note [1]

G. B. R. Feilden, CBE MA DSc DTech CEng FRS, Fellow, joined BSI as Deputy Director General in 1968 after being Group Technical Director of Davy Ashmore Ltd for 7 years. After obtaining honours in both Mechanical Sciences and Economics at Cambridge, he worked during the war under Squadron-Leader (later Sir Frank) Whittle on jet propulsion, and was subsequently responsible for the highly-successful light industrial gas turbine produced by Ruston and Hornsby. He later became managing director of Hawker Siddeley Brush Turbines.

Dr Feilden has served on a number of Government and other committees, prominent among which was his chairmanship of the DSIR Committee on Engineering Design which issued The Feilden Report in 1963. He has been a member of the Central Advisory Council for Science and Technology, and is chairman of the Engineering Design Advisory Committee of the Design Council. A former Vice-President of the Royal Society, Mr Feilden has served for several years as a member of the Council. He was awarded the CBE in 1966.

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