Cyril Lovesey

Cyril Lovesey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfred Cyril Lovesey CBE, AFRAeS, was an English engineer who was a key figure in the development of the Rolls-Royce Merlin aero engine. Lovesey was born 15 July 1899 in Hereford the son of Alfred and Jessie Lovesey. In the 1901 Census Lovesey, aged 1 is living with his parents at 3, Greenfield Villas, Portfields, Hereford. Lovesey attended Bristol University leaving in 1923 with a BSc. Cyril Lovesey joined the 'Rolls-Royce Experimental Department' in 1923, came under the direction of Ernest Hives and worked on both motor cars and aero engines. He was the company representative for support of the Rolls-Royce R engine during its trials at Calshot for the Schneider Trophy races in 1929 and 1931. Lovesey was a proponent of flight testing and established a centre at RAF Hucknall where he was flight development engineer. His services were also used by Malcolm Campbell during his Bluebird land speed record attempts.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136651343
  • 9786136651347