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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:14 pm 
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It's a sad reflection of our times that Knighthoods, MBEs, OBEs, etc. are awarded to so many undeserving 'celebrities', while the back-room engineering men and women are largely ignored. Perhaps it's a reflection of the general perception that engineering is a dirty-hands career, and not intellectual or academic. Perhaps the lack of appreciation for the value of engineering is partially responsible for Britain's decline - under the misguidance of the non-engineering political class of course, whose 'education' is largely limited to PPE or Media Studies 'degrees'.

It is largely unknown by the wider public just how many modern benefits from engineering originated in Hayes. Imagine modern life without Television, Radar (foreign holidays by aircraft), body scanners. A lot of clever original electronic circuitry that still benefits man-kind was developed and designed in Hayes. Original early days circuitry was designed around valve technology, but most of these circuit techniques were later translated into modern semiconductor technologies; and are still widely used today by designers and manufactures across the globe.

Alan Dower Blumlein:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -ever.html

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Mr Blumlein's name is listed as one of the 2017 special merit recipients for Sunday night's Grammys and he will be honoured alongside many of the giants of contemporary music. The engineer from Hampstead, North London, was killed while working on top-secret radar technology in 1942. His work was so important that his death at the age of 38 was kept quiet.
Born in 1903, he showed early promise by fixing his father's doorbell at the age of seven. He gained a first class degree and joined the research department of Columbia Gramophone, later part of EMI, at the age of 25.


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