The account in your January issue of W O Bentley’s work for Armstrong-Siddeley after leaving Lagonda was fascinating. However, I believe the caption accompanying the large picture on page 61 to be incorrect.
This shows W O, Stan lvermee, C W Sewell and (on the left) Donald Bastow round a six-cylinder engine on the test bench. Far from being the Armstrong-Siddeley project it is surely the original LB6 prototype on its first test run in April 1945. An article by D L Dixon M I Mech E published in the Spring 1986 issue of AMOC magazine while I was its editor supports my view.
Brian Joscelyne, Braintree, Essex,
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