Alec David Young

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The grave of Alec David Young in Cambridge City Cemetery

Alec David Young (15 August 1913 – 27 January 2005)[1] was a British aero-engineer. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1954–78, then Emeritus, and Vice-Principal, Queen Mary College, 1966-78.

Young was educated at Caius College, Cambridge (Wrangler, Mathematical Tripos, 1935; MA). John Frederick Clarke was his student.

He was awarded an OBE in 1964, and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973. He was awarded the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics) for "outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace engineering" in 1976.

He is buried in the Jewish Section of Cambridge City Cemetery.


  1. ^ Clarke, J. F.; Riley, N. (2007). "Alec David Young. 15 August 1913 -- 27 January 2005: Elected FRS 1973". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 53: 401. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2007.0004.