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Sat 5 Jul 14 #1 
rmcmanus
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My Great Uncle had a hand in this

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/07/you-can-explore-this-wwii-era-wind-tunnel-for-the-first-time-ever/

We've been doing a bit of family research as he was an architect and small is doing a project on architecture...  seems like Great Uncle Stanley had a hand in quite a few old RAE buldings, as well as the British Library extension near Weatherby and the post offices built across the country during the '60s.  We'll be going along to look at the wind tunnel next week as it's our only chance to get inside the buildings.  He also did Pyrcroft RAE but they started to pull that one down last year.

We seem to have drawn a blank on him beyond that though.  He was an elected director of RIBA but they obviously haven't digitised his records yet.  Due to health problems he didn't serve actively in WW2, but we do know he worked for the War Office in Malvern.  we also know he worked on a nuclear weapons research establishment as well as Harwell atomic research establishment.  

Any of you got any ideas how you can get information from the Crown as they seem to have been his primary employer?




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Sat 5 Jul 14 #2 
kevg
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His full name will help Macca, then I'll see what I can find. I like a challenge.




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Mon 7 Jul 14 #3 
rmcmanus
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Stanley Glasson Page; Glasson was his middle name so it's quite distinctive.

b. 1911 d. 1996

Found out that he built the tunnel to test Concorde at Farnborough; he was also the architect who designed the post offices that were built in the 60s; and went to Wimbledon college of art.  But otherwise the family information is a bit sparse.




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