BRIGHT, Brig Robert Henry

Scope and Content

Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers vol 157, containing three articles on developments in internal combustion engines and gas turbines including 'The Development of Gas Turbine Power Plants for Traction Purposes in Germany' by Bright, 1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1912; 2nd Lt, Royal Tank Corps, 1932; Lt, Royal Tank Regt, 1935; Capt, 1940; Assistant Inspector, Mechanical Inspection Department, Ministry of Supply, 1940-1942; Inspector, Fighting Vehicles Department, 1942-1943; Assistant Director of Army Fighting Vehicles, 1943-1946; Maj, 1946; special appointment under Director General of Fighting Vehicles, 1946-1947; Assistant Director of Technical Services (Fighting Vehicles), Washington, 1947-1948; Technical Staff Officer Grade 1, British Joint Services Mission, Washington, 1948-1950; Technical Staff Officer Grade 1, Fighting Vehicles Department, Ministry of Supply, 1950-1952; Assistant Director of Inspection of Fighting Vehicles, 1952-1955; Lt Col, 1953; Deputy to Deputy Director, Fighting Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, 1955-1957; Col, 1956; Director of Inspection of Fighting Vehicles, 1957-1960; Director of Fighting Vehicles, War Office 1961-1962; died in 1992.


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Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1994.

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