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date: 27 February 2021

Bowen, Ivorfree

CMG 1954; MSc, FRAeS, MIEE

Born 21 Feb. 1902; o s of James and Barbara Bowen, Oxton, Ches; m 1941, Hilda, o d of Arthur and Florence Mary Fakes, Cambridge; one s one d; died 8 Nov. 1984

Consultant in Aeronautical Engineering


Birkenhead Institute; University of Liverpool; Trinity Coll., Cambridge


Oliver Lodge Fellow, University of Liverpool, 1923–24; Research Asst to Sir J. J. Thomson, OM, FRS, 1924–26; Demonstrator in Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1925–26; Founder Mem. of Cambridge Univ. Air Squadron, 1925. Lecturer in Air Navigation and Aircraft Instruments, Imperial Coll. of Science, 1938–40; Hon. Sec. Instn of Professional Civil Servants, 1938–40; Dep. Dir of Armament Research, Min. of Aircraft Production, 1940; Dir of Instrument Research and Development, Min. of Supply, 1941–47; Chm. Air Photography Research Cttee, 1945–47; Mem. of Council, British Scientific Instrument Research Assoc., 1945–47; Chief Superintendent, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, 1947–50; Scientific Adviser to UK High Comr to Australia, and Head of UK Min. of Supply Staff, Australia, 1951–53; Principal Dir of Aircraft Equipment Research and Development, Ministry of Supply, 1953–54; Chm. Air Navigation Cttee of Aeronautical Research Council, 1958–61; Mem. Council, Air League of the British Empire; Mem. Air Traffic Control and Navigation Cttee of Electronics Research Council, 1961–68. Mem., Ct of Common Council, City of London, Ward of Broad Street, 1971–81; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Carpenters, 1959 (Freeman 1954), and of Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers. Freeman of City of London, 1955


numerous scientific papers on Physics and Aeronautics


Archæology, arboriculture, shooting


Athenæum, City Livery, Royal Air Force


Stancote, Kippington Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Sevenoaks 52495