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Records of Heriot-Watt College
    Papers of James Cameron Smail

Correspondence and Papers Regarding Full-time Engineering Cadetship Courses

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0582 HWC 2/14/4/46



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Smail | James Cameron | 1880-1970 | principal of Heriot-Watt College

Biographical History

Biographical History

The Full-time Engineering Cadetship course was an extension of the engineering cadetship courses which were in place during World War II to provide qualified engineers for the armed forces. Following the end of the war, it was felt that there was still a need to ensure that all branches of the army had an adequate supply of officers and the Secretary of State for Scotland invited educational establishments to take part in a scheme to extend the war time cadetships.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence and Papers Regarding Full-time Engineering Cadetship Courses series consists of:

  • papers relating to the setting up of a full time engineering cadetship course following the end of World War II
  • letters from those in the armed forces who wanted to continue their studies in engineering
  • certificates of attendance and employment references
  • lists of students and results




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