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Alan Sercombe: Interview

Interviewee: Alan Sercombe DOB: 1934
Interviewer: John Hoey
Date of Interview: 23/07/2014
Role in LEO: Programmer
Joined LEO: 1959

Abstract: Alan received degree in mathematics and after National Service joined Armstrong Siddeley as a programmer on a Ferranti Mark I. The company’s merger with another aircraft manufacturer led to his leaving and joining LEO. He worked on the LEO II at Standard Motors, but in 1963 joined Peter Gyngell in Australia working with a number of LEO computers sold in Australia and later with EELM and then ICL; finishing his career in 1996 as a very senior member of the successor companies working in an administrative and legal capacity.

Recording: MP3/4 (recording and transcript to be added).

Copyright: LEO Computers Society

Date : 23rd July 2014

Creator : Leo Computers Society

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH50623. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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