Home > LEO Computers > LEOPEDIA > Oral & Narrative Histories > Patrick Blakes: Interview
 

Patrick Blakes: Interview

Interviewee: Patrick Blakes DOB: 1938
Interviewer: Cyril Platman
Date of Interview: 27th July 2016
Joined LEO: 1958
Role in LEO: Commissioning and Maintenance Engineer LEO I and LEO III

Abstract: Received background training in Electronics doing his National Service in the Royal Air Force. Decided on career in that field after seeing an advert for trainee engineers from LEO. After training worked first as commissioning engineer on LEO II/7 than became site maintenance enginner on LEO II and LEO III sites including acting as chief engineer on Ilford’s LEO III.. Retired from ICL in 1969 to join an independent computer maintenance company working on LEO machines.

Copyright: Leo Computers Society.

Restrictions: None known

(Recording and transcript to be added.)

Date : 27th July 2016

Creator : Leo Computers Society

Related Topics:
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53385. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

Patrick Blakes: Interview

Click on the Images For Detail

Copyright
Leo Computers Society






Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum