The Dictum of C.G.G



The Dictum of C. G. G.


Re your October, 1974, issue, p. 1110 letter from H. R. B. Waters of S. Africa, in which he refers to a Dictum of the late C. G. Grey of The Aeroplane. He quotes this as “Simplificate and add more lightness”. I suggest, firstly, that the correct version is “Simlicate and add more lightness”, and that it originated from an American Aircraft Manufacturer, in or about 1924, after a few minutes glance at his Design Team’s work of many months? Should not Mr. Waters Rectificate and add more Rightness?

Esher R. S. L. BOOTE

(Yes! ED.)