Eric Harold Mansfield
Eric Harold Mansfield (born 24 May 1923) is an aeronautical engineer who won the Royal Medal in 1994, "for his many fundamental and analytical contributions to our knowledge of advanced aeronautical structures, and more recently to the biological sciences." Mansfield was born in Croydon, Surrey, England to Harold G. and Grace Pfundt Mansfield. He attended St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge before enlisting in the Royal Air Force in World War II, reaching the rank of wing commander. He then worked in the British Ministry of Agriculture. In 1971 Mansfield was the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Structures Department, at Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnsworth; he had joined the department in July 1943.
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