Elected FRS 1978
Sir Frederick Page was all round the most able member of the British aeronautical industry, a man of exceptional ability and integrity. Promoted rapidly in early life, he developed into a very progressive and innovative company manager, mastering all aspects as the industry went through a succession of painful mergers. Finally, as Chief Executive of the Aircraft Group of British Aerospace he developed very perceptive industrial strategies with excellent financial and risk management. The sum total of his contribution to the British aerospace community over a period of 45 years until his retirement in 1983 was greater than that of any other individual.