Sir Arthur Gouge, British aero. engineer. Awarded British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, 1937; Musick Memorial Trophy, 1939. Honorary fellow Royal Aero. Society (president 1942-1944); fellow Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; member Institution Mechanical Engineers, Society British Aircraft Constructors (president 1945).
Mechanic Short Brothers, Ltd., 1915, became chief designer, 1926, general manager, 1929, vice chairman, 1939-1943. Vice chairman, chief executive Saunders-Roe, Limited, from 1943. Research in flying boat hull form and metal aircraft since 1920.
Wilbur Wright Memorial lecturer, 1948. Freeman, City of Rochester, 1937. Created knight, 1948.