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Parliamentary and Scientific Committee: New Chairman

Nature volume 145, page 20 (06 January 1940) | Download Citation



AT the last general meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee at the House of Commons, Captain L. F. Plugge, M.P., was unanimously elected chairman. Captain Plugge is a science graduate of the University of London and also of the University of Brussels. During the War of 1914–18, when serving with the Royal Naval Air Service, he was the Admiralty representative at the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington. He also served on the directorate of Aeronautical Research at the Air Ministry under Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, when he evolved in collaboration with Dr. Thurston the design of the first military aeroplane constructed entirely in metal to be built in Great Britain. He has been a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society since 1923, and was responsible for the Society's glossary of aeronautical terms (French translation). His work on wireless, which has covered the last fifteen years, is well known, and he is an authority on matters relating to broadcasting.

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