Frederick Page

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Frederick William Page
Born (1917-02-20)20 February 1917
Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Died 29 May 2005(2005-05-29) (aged 88)
Mudeford, Dorset, England
Nationality British
Education St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Spouse(s) Kathleen de Courcy
Children 1 daughter, 3 sons
Parents Richard Page, Ellen Potter
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Aerospace
Institution memberships Royal Aeronautical Society
Significant projects English Electric Lightning
Significant design BAC TSR-2
Significant awards British Gold Medal for Aeronautics (1962), Gold Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society (1974)

Sir Frederick William Page CBE FRS FREng (20 February 1917 – 29 May 2005) was an English aircraft designer and manager. He had large involvements with two British aircraft projects - the Lightning and the TSR2. Arguably, the sum total of his contribution to the British aerospace community over a period of 45 years until his retirement in 1983 was greater than that of any other individual.[1]


Page was assistant to W.E.W. Petter, Chief Engineer at English Electric. When Petter left EE in 1950, Page took over.

He was appointed CBE in 1961, and knighted in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1977 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1978.[2]

British Aerospace[edit]

When British Aerospace was formed, when BAC merged with Hawker Siddeley and Scottish Aviation, he was Chairman and Chief Executive from 1977 until 1982, when he retired.



  1. ^ Yates (2006), p. 233.
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 

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