Collection ATK - ATKINS, Richard (b 1913)

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ATKINS, Richard (b 1913)


  • 1995 (Creation)

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1 volume, Printed document

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Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, 1913; moved to Brentford, c1919; enrolled as a full-time student at the Engineering School, Regent Street Polytechnic, 1927; participated in sporting activities there; gained a Ordinary National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1930; employed in engineering; continued part-time education at Acton Technical College; Higher National Diploma, 1934; married Mary Eileen Senton, 1937; graduate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1939; associate member, 1940; served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, later Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, during World War Two; in India, 1942-1945; emigrated to Australia, 1951; retired, 1974; moved to New Zealand, 1982.

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Presented by the author in 1997.

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Typescript autobiography of Richard Atkins, 'A Thirty Year Stopover' (privately published, 1995), including reproductions of photographs, giving an account of his Irish forebears, his family, education (including studying Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic) and professional life as an engineer, in England, Australia and New Zealand, and service in India during World War Two.

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Status: Open. Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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  • English

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