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' Confessions of an Engineer '
Tonight the nineteenth National Lecture, and the first on the subject of civil engineering, is to be given by one of the most distinguished civil engineers of modern times.
Sir Alexander Gibb is senior member of the firm of Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners, consulting engineers, and late Chairman of Easton Gibb and Son, Ltd., contractors for the construction of H.M. dockyard, Rosyth. He is actively engaged in all forms of civil engineering, and was Consulting Engineer to the Admiralty for the Singapore Naval Base. Among other important positions he has held has been that of Consulting Engineer to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Cathedral in respect of the safety of the Cathedral ; and that of Chief Engineer of the Ports Construction to the British Armies in France and Belgium from 1916 to 1918.
The honour of Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium was bestowed on him, and he retired with the rank of Brigadier-General in 1919. From 1918 to 1919 he was Civil Engineer-in-Chief to the Admiralty, and for the next two years was director-General of Civil Engineering to the Ministry of Transport. He was awarded King George's Jubilee Silver Medal in 1935.


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