"I was Contracts Manager at the time this
photograph was taken.
Reading the picture from left to right, of the
Brown Brothers personnel, we have (with the positions they held at the
- Derek P Muir
- Willie Inglis (Sales
- Bill Inglis (Sales
- Agnes Reed (Secretary)
- Jim McNeill (Sales
Also these who have since died:
- Sam Coward
- John Watt
- Eddie Johnston.
There is some dispute amongst my colleagues about this - but I am
convinced this is Bill Inglis. (Bill, can you shed any light on
"The rump of the company in now part of
Rolls-Royce, based near Dunfermline in Fife. They continue to supply
stabilisers and steering gears.
For the record there was no stabiliser on the
old Ark Royal - catapults yes. They have however provided the stabilisers
for the new carriers that are currently being built.
We are holding our 4th Reunion Lunch on April
22nd when quite a few of us 'oldies' will be getting together. Vic Carter
(Stabiliser Design), who some may remember, is still to the fore as are
Jack McArthur & Peter Tracey. We are expecting about 80 at the Lunch.
If any of the foregoing is incorrect, no doubt
my colleagues will do the necessary!
Innes McOwan: January 27, 2012