Capt Norman William George Blackburn

(RAeC photo missing)

 b. 25 May 1895 in Leeds. brother of Robert (founder of Blackburn Aircraft), from 1944 in charge of all Blackburn factories in Yorkshire.

However, they fell out spectacularly in 1950: Norman and fellow director H V Gort had their appointments terminated by the rest of the Board; they then called an extraordinary meeting to sack the rest of the Board, and Robert sent out a circular to shareholders asking them to vote against them. Which they duly did, by 2 to 1, and Norman and Mr Gort were sent packing.

Robert died in 1955, Norman in Mar 1966.

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