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J E N Hooper

When I logged on this evening the Featured Photo was of the rear of a post card entitled "KBGS Cricket Team 1930". Apart from Marsden and Hoyle, the name J E N Hooper stood out. Whilst I never knew him I seem to remember that he was a highly respected scientist at the Government research establishment at Malvern. His family were members of Devonshire Park Methodist Church, as were my parents.

You may be interested to learn that Googling has revealed the following item published in FLIGHT 4 April 1958:
"On the occasion of the Royal Aeronautical Society's Commonwealth Memorial Lecture on March 27 1958 the Musick Memorial Trophy was presented to Mr. G. G. Roberts,technical director of Smiths Aircraft Instruments, who shares the award with Mr. J. E. N. Hooper of the Royal Radar Establishment for the work which they did on cloud-and-collision-warning radar.

The Trophy, which was raised by public subscriptions in Auckland, New Zealand, is in memory of Captain Edwin Musick and six of his companions who were killed when the Samoan Clipper was lost on its first commercial flight from America to New Zealand in 1938. The award is made by the Royal New Zealand Aero Club who obtain nominations from the R.Ae.S.and the I.A.S. in America and is made annually to the group or individual making the most practical contribution, development or improvement to the safety of aircraft with special regard to trans-oceanic aviation."

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1937-1944

Current location (optional) Huntingdon

Re: J E N Hooper

Good spotting David. There is a prominent headland in Auckland, Musick Point, named after the famous aviator, out from the suburb of Bucklands Beach. Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Auckland NZ