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Seddon, John, 1915 - 1991 (aeronautical engineer)



  • Existence: 1915 - 1991

Dates and places

Born near Wigan, Lancashire 29 September 1915. Died 13 July 1991.

Geographical areas

Wigan, Lancashire (1915); Leeds, Yorkshire (c1933-1939); Farnborough, Hampshire (1939-1955); California, United States of America (1955-1956); Farnborough, Hampshire (1957-1959); Bedford, Bedfordshire (1959-1966); Bristol (1976-1982).

Legal status / Nationality


Sphere of activity

Aeronautical Engineer. Head of Experimental Supersonics, RAE (1957-9); Director of Scientific Research (Air) at the Ministry of Technology (1966-8); Director-General of Aircraft Research, Ministry of Defence (1969-75).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


The Papers of John Seddon

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDDN
Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of Seddon's scientific publications; technical drawings and plans of aircraft; and papers relating to his work at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and notes for the lectures on aerodynamics and design he delivered at Bristol University.

Dates: 1950 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.