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    Paul
    John Warner's middle name was Miles, and he was born on the 7th April, 1920
    Got this from the National Aerospace Library/RAes
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    Andy thanks for clearing that one outstanding mystery !


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    No problem 👍

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    John M. Warner was John Miles Warner, born in Auckland, NZ on April 7, 1920. Moved to England in 1937 to study Engineering. He also worked on Barnes Wallis' team on bouncing bomb and tallboy. I am happy to provide more details of his life ... I am his middle son.

    Nicholas P. Warner


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    Names and "Dates" on "Brooklands" Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd Weybridge Caterpillar Board

    Thanks to Andy_Wis

    Capt J Summers 27.11.33
    Mr M Summers 14.7.37
    Mr E D Glaser 3.8.42
    Mr G B Aston 6.1.45
    Mr H Hemsley 1.3.45
    Mr T Lucke 13.4.45
    Mr J Warner 10.5.45
    Mr R C Handasyde 30.6.45
    Mr B A G MacGowan 2.2.48
    Mr G R Bryce 12.1.52
    Mr G R Holland 12.1.52
    Mr J N Montgomery 12.1.52
    Mr J Protheroe-Thomas 12.1.52
    Mr M Hare 19.4.37
    Mr J Quill 5.7.37
    Mr G J Horne 1955/1956

    Actual details and corrected dates (where appropriate)

    Capt Joseph 'Mutt' Summers 23/11/1933 Vickers 207 S1641
    Mr Maurice Francis Summers 24/06/1937 Gloster Gladiator K7976
    Mr Ernest Derek 'Dave' Glaser 28/07/1942 Spitfire BL427
    Mr Billy George "Bill" Aston #42328 01/02/1945 Warwick GR.V PN777
    Mr George Francis Hugh 'Hugh' Hemsley 01/02/1945 Warwick GR.V PN777
    Mr Douglas Webster 'Tommy' Lucke 27/03/1945 Warwick GR.V PN780
    Mr John M Warner FRAeS - 27/03/1945 Warwick GR.V PN780 and see Missing
    Mr Robert Cruickshank "Bob" Handasyde 07/06/1945 Warwick VI PN826
    Mr Barry Alaric Gault MacGowan 12/02/1948 GAL 56 TS507
    Mr Gabe Robb "Jock" Bryce - 12/01/1952 Vickers Valiant Prototype WB210 (Pilot)
    Mr Gordon Roy "Roy" Holland - 12/01/1952 Vickers Valiant Prototype WB210
    Mr Jeffrey Nicholas "Jan" Montgomery - 12/01/1952 Vickers Valiant Prototype WB210
    Mr John Protheroe-Thomas - 12/01/1952 Vickers Valiant Prototype WB210
    Mr Maurice Hare 19/04/1937 Vickers Vickers B.9/32 (Wellington prototype) K4049
    Mr Jeffrey Kindersley Quill 05/07/1937 Vickers Wellesley K7737
    Mr Gordon Joseph "Chunky" Horne 17/08/1955 Supermarine Swift F.4 (P) WK272 & 25/06/1956 Supermarine Swift 5 XD909

    Missing:

    Flt. Lt. Edward Rodolph Clement "Tiny" Scholefield DCM AFC 30/06/1926 Vickers Type 121 Wibault Scout
    Mr John Maurice Radcliffe 23/11/1933 Vickers 207 S1641

    Mr John M Warner FRAeS - 07/06/1945 Warwick VI PN826 (2nd Jump)

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    12/02/1948 GAL 56 TS507 Squadron Leader Robert Kronfeld, AFC RAFVR (78782). Killed
    12/01/1952 Vickers Valiant Prototype: Sqn Ldr Brian Hugh Douglas Foster #67635 Killed

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    Mr John M Warner FRAeS "From NZ???" later Chief Engineering Officer Ansett Australia would like full name if possible

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    Mr John. M. Warner, FRAeS Australia's naw President The Australian Division's new President for the session 1975-1977
    is John M. Warner. BSc(Eng), CEng. FRAeS. He was elected to the post late last year. Mr Warner came into the aircraft industry
    in 1938 when he joined Vickers-Armstongs as an apprentice. After the war he went
    to BEA's Enineering Division and became reponsible for co-ordinating the introduction
    of the Airspeed Ambassador. Moving to the Ambassador. Moving de Havillands in 1952, Mr Warner worked at Hatfield on the Comet, and Christchurch
    on the Vampire, Venom and Sea Vixen before returning to Hatfield as Sales Manager- Airliners.
    In 1968 he moved to Australia to become Director of Engineering for Ansett Airlines his present post. Mr Warner
    was elected an Associate Fellow in 1948, and a Fellow in 1968.


    "Mr Warner, a New Zealander by birth, took his degree at London University and joined Vickers Armstrong in 1937. During the war years he was an aerodynamicist and flight test engineer at Weybridge. In 1946 he was appointed Project and Development Engineer for British European Airways and in 1952 went to de Havillands "

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    John Warner told me that he did two bailouts while at Vickers. One involved an engine fire and the other one involved something (a life raft ?) deploying and wrapping around the tail fin, putting the plane into a spiral. The first bailout was uneventful, but the second involved getting his foot stuck in the escape hatch and dangling under the plane. He managed to kick his foot loose but left his shoe behind. He also had not been adequately trained in using a parachute and it swayed back and forth during descent, making him violently sick and disoriented. Fortunately he landed in a field and not in a tree. He and the pilot survived and used the works car that picked him up to do a chauffeur-driven pub crawl back home ...

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    Nicholas

    Thanks for the update about your father

    Paul

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    Gabe' 'Jock' Robb Bryce is actulaly

    Gabriel 'Gabe' 'Jock' Robb Bryce #51376 (#581318)

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    Bryce was Direct Entry Aircrew - Block 580000-581786 RAF Issued from 1-Aug-35.
    Is this what I would have known during my various RAF incarnations as "Specialist Aircrew"?? Flew with some of these! They knew how to handle an aircraft!!!!!!!!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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