Dr Bernard G B Lucas

1973-1975 - Dr Bernard G B Lucas

As an apprentice, Bernard helped to build the Schneider Trophy Seaplane S6B. Due to the depression he left aeronautics and studied to become a doctor. On qualifying he joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and worked on high altitude research projects. After demobilisation Dr Lucas worked at a variety of hospitals; his main projects involved chest and heart surgery, Bernard retired in 1981.

The Lucas Scholarship Award is now presented annually to two young members of the institute for their contributions.