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Forestry Commission Forest  Research Staff 1969
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No: 4352   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1969
Forestry Commission Forest Research Staff 1969


The image is courtesy of Dave Stewart, Dufftown, from a collection of papers belonging to his father George Stewart.

This image was taken from the final Journal of the Forestry Commission published in 1969 and was in George Stewart’s collection. The full journal can be accessed via: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/FCJO036.pdf/$FILE/FCJO036.pdf

Please see the attached PDF for the full page list of staff.

The PDF lists the names and designations is of the staff who occupied the Forest Research section of the Forestry Commission at this time. Many of the District Officer and Forester staff only worked for a ‘tour of duty’ of around 3-5 years before heading back to more traditional forest roles but for a number it was their lifetime’s work.

Some of the foresters were based in locations around the country and generally were involved in many types of experimental work a great deal of which was detailed periodic recording of data over very long periods. Results and assessments of all the experiments were published in due course.

As can be seen from the number of staff involved Forest Research was a major element in the output of the Forestry Commission at this time and covered not only silvicultural work but genetics, soils, entomology, pathology and various other forestry related topics. The Forest Research bases in Scotland were many and stretched from Fleet in the south west to Lairg in the north.

Director – George D Holmes
Senior Executive Officer - G H Bowers
Conservator – B W Holtam
Assistant Conservator – Roy Faulkner, David T Seal, R M G Semple
District Officer I – J R Aldhous, O N Blatchford, H L Edlin, A I Fraser, J Jobling, Roger Lines, A F Mitchell, S Andy Neustein, D Graham Pyatt, G G M Taylor
District Officer II – R M Brown, J E Everard. A M Fletcher, R C B Johnstone, Alan J Low, J M MacKenzie, T M Scott

Chief Forester – D A Cousins, J Farquhar, D F Fourt, R Hendrie, Angus MacDonald, G Pringle, J Weatherell
Head Forester – G A Bacon, K F Baker, E Baldwin, Geoff Bartlett, R M Brown, A E Coates, P W W Daborn, I J M Dawson, G S Forbes, D K Fraser, J B H Gardiner, E W Genever, L A Howe, B G Howland, John C Keenleyside, R C Kirkland, E Leyshon, J D Low, Colin McLean, A R Mair, Mike T T Phillips, E R Robson, L A Tee, F Thompson, J H Thomson, C A Thorne, D G Tugwell, R M Ure, A W Westall, C W T Young
Forester – J Baird, Dave J Billany, I H Blackmore, W Brown, H C Caistor, I G Carolan, R B Collins, David S Coutts, M Cruickshank, N P Danby, D Downs, D W H Durrant, D Elgy, G F Farrimond, K A S Gabriel, A J A Graver, Alan A Green, P A Gregory, B J W Greig, A C Hansford, Mike K Hollingsworth, P D Howard, J Howorth, A M Jenkin, R M Keir, C J King, Jim E Kirby, Clive J Large, Tony B Lewis, R E A Lewis, J D Lindsay, A MacInnes, Niel McKell, J B MacNeill, J D MacNeill, P Marsh, Keith Mills, I D Mobbs, Walter G Paterson, M L Pearce, H W Pepper, I Pollock, Jim E Pratt, P Priestley, T E Radford, Phil R Ratcliffe, A H Reid, D J Rice, Martin Rodgers, Tony L Sharpe, G Simkins, F S Smith, F R W Stevens, R G Strouts, A C Swinburn, C Walker, A W F Watson, G C Webb, C W Webber, J R J White, D J Williams. D L Willmott, M D Witts

Senior Scientific Officer – D H Phillips
Principal Scientific Officer – D Bevan, W O Binns, J M B Brown, D A Burdekin, G M Buszewicz, Ms J M Davies, W H Hinson, R S Howell
Senior Scientific Officer – D M Brasier, D T Causton, K A Longman, G P Moffat, Derek B Redfern, Ms J J Rowe, D H Stewart
Scientific Officer – C I Carter, D K Lindley
Experimental Officer – R E Stickland
Assistant Experimental Officer – C J Ashton, Mrs J M Boyd, R Carnell, Ms C M Ironside, E J Parker, T G Winter
Senior Scientific Assistant - D C Wakeman
Scientific Assistant – Ms E Burnaby, Ms S A Dabek, E Darlington, Ms L S Devereux, Mrs L S Elgy, Mrs C Y Haggett, M R Jukes, P S Recardo, D F Sangster, T J Smith, Ms C E Spinney, T A Waddell, Mrs D A Wild
Principal Photographer – I A Anderson
Senior Photographer – Mrs T K Evans
Photographer – Mrs H J Turner
Illustrator – I S D Hay
Higher Executive Officer – P Hunter, W D Wardrop
Executive Officer – P H Hamilton, P A Mayne, Ms S B Page, J J Richardson, S H Sharpley, L W Thomas
Clerical Officers – M Abrahams, Mrs A C V Boorer, Ms A Davidge, F C Fraass, Mrs C Gore, Ms M E Grant, Mrs B P Hartley, Ms G B Hayden, B D Higgins, J G Jackman, J N Littler, Ms P A McCunnin, Ms P Parfit, Mrs L D Piggott, A R Taggart
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