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Lawrence Coombes

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Lawrence Percival Coombes (9 April 1899 – 3 June 1988) was a British aeronautical engineer who served as the first Chief Superintendent of the Australian Aeronautical Research Laboratories from 1938 until 1964. [1]

45 relations: Aerospace engineering, Albatros D.V, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Barnstorming, C. A. Parsons and Company, Charles Kingsford Smith, Chennai, City and Guilds of London Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Supply, Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom), Dunkirk, Felixstowe, Flight commander, Flying ace, Freedom of the City, High Speed Flight RAF, Honorary degree, La Bassée, Lawrence Hargrave, Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Menen, Monash University, National Library of Australia, Newcastle upon Tyne, No. 210 Squadron RAF, No. 212 Squadron RAF, Order of the British Empire, RAF Cranwell, RAF Eastchurch, RAF Fairlop, RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus), Roeselare, Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Air Force, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Navy, Schneider Trophy, Sopwith Camel, University of Melbourne, William Charles Kernot.

Aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft.

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Albatros D.V

The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The D.V was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and the last Albatros fighter to see operational service.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering.

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Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to the promotion in Australia of scientific and engineering knowledge to practical purposes.

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Barnstorming

Barnstorming was a form of entertainment in which stunt pilots performed tricks, either individually or in groups called flying circuses.

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C. A. Parsons and Company

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Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator.

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Chennai

Chennai (formerly known as Madras or) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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City and Guilds of London Institute

The City and Guilds of London Institute is an educational organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is South Africa's central and premier scientific research and development organisation.

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Defence Science and Technology Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group (abbreviated as DST Group or DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia's defence and national security needs.

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Department of Supply

The Department of Supply was an Australian government department that existed between March 1950 and June 1974.

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, instituted for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk (Dunkerque; Duinkerke(n)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Felixstowe

Felixstowe is a seaside town in Suffolk, England.

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Flight commander

A flight commander is the leader of a constituent portion of an aerial squadron in aerial operations, often into combat.

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Flying ace

A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.

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Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community, or upon a visiting celebrity or dignitary.

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High Speed Flight RAF

The RAF High Speed Flight, sometimes known as 'The Flight', was a small flight of the Royal Air Force (RAF) formed for the purpose of competing in the Schneider Trophy contest for racing seaplanes during the 1920s.

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Honorary degree

An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.

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La Bassée

La Bassée is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave, MRAeS, (29 January 18506 July 1915) was an Australian engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer.

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Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment

The Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEE) was a British military research and test organisation.

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Menen

Menen (Menin, West Flemish dialect: Mêenn or Mêende) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders.

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Monash University

Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia.

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National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library in Australia, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people." In 2012–13, the National Library collection comprised 6,496,772 items, and an additional of manuscript material.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, from the North Sea.

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No. 210 Squadron RAF

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No. 212 Squadron RAF

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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RAF Cranwell

Royal Air Force Cranwell or more simply RAF Cranwell is a Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire, England, close to the village of Cranwell, near Sleaford.

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RAF Eastchurch

RAF Eastchurch was a Royal Air Force station near Eastchurch village, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England.

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RAF Fairlop

Royal Air Force Station Fairlop or more simply RAF Fairlop was a Royal Air Force station situated near Ilford in Essex.

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RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus)

Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) was one of the primary shore airfields of the Fleet Air Arm.

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Roeselare

Roeselare (Roulers, West Flemish: Roeseloare) is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.

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Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British multi-disciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Aircraft Establishment

The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) was a British research establishment, known by several different names during its history, that eventually came under the aegis of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), before finally losing its identity in mergers with other institutions.

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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was a British single-engine tractor two-seat biplane designed and developed by the Royal Aircraft Factory.

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Royal Naval Air Service

The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914Admiralty Circular CW.13963/14, 1 July 1914: "Royal Naval Air Service – Organisation" to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Schneider Trophy

The Coupe d'Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider, commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize (sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Schneider Cup, a different prize), was a trophy awarded annually (and later, biannually) to the winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats.

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Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917.

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University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.

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William Charles Kernot

William Charles Kernot (16 June 1845 – 14 March 1909), was an Australian engineer, first professor of engineering at the University of Melbourne and president of the Royal Society of Victoria.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Coombes

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