Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Leslie George Frise BSc FRAeS 1897-1979

Leslie Frise a Brisol graduate joined the Bristol Aircraft Company Staff at Filton in 1916,becoming Chief Designer in 1938 on the death of Captain Barnwell in an aircraft accident. Frise was responsible for three classic fighters – Bristol Fighter (1916), Bristol Bulldodg (1927) and Bristol Beaufighter (1941).

Frise left Bristol Aircraft in 1946 to become Chief engineer of Hunting Percival Aircraft. He designed the Hunting Percival Jet Provost.