SIR BEN LOCKSPEISER, director-general of scientific research (air) at the Ministry of Supply, has been appointed chief scientist to the Ministry. This newly created post is a continuation of the co-ordination of the research and development programmes for defence and air resulting from the merger earlier this year of the Ministry of Supply and the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Sir Ben will be responsible in future for co-ordinating research work on the Ministry's military and aeronautical programmes, and for supervising the general interests and welfare of its large scientific staff. He will be assisted in these duties by the Scientific Co-ordinating Board, to which Sir John Lennard-Jones has agreed to continue to act as chairman for the present. The Ministry has also announced that the following four appointments, all at Principal Director level, will be incorporated in its higher organisation for research and development: Scientific Research (Air): Mr. H. M. Garner, who has held a number of posts in the scientific departments of the Air Ministry, Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply since his entry into Government service soon after the First World War; between 1942 and 1945 he was deputy director of scientific research in the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Technical Development (Defence): Mr. T. R. B. Sanders, who served with the Royal Artillery in the early part of the War, later becoming assistant chief engineer of armaments design in the Ministry of Supply, Scientific Research (Defence): Dr. E. T. Paris, who joined the Ministry of Supply upon its formation in 1939, previously having been deputy director of scientific research at the War Office; prior to taking up his present appointment he was controller of physical and signal development in the Ministry of Supply, being responsible (under the Director-General of Scientific Research and Development) for all Army signals and radar development. Technical Development (Air): Mr. S. Scott-Hall, who from 1944 until taking up his present post was superintendent of performance testing at the Aeroplane and Armaments Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down, Wiltshire; between 1941 and 1944 he was head of the Armament Research and Development Department of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
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Scientific Appointments at the Ministry of Supply. Nature 158, 867 (1946). https://doi.org/10.1038/158867a0