Colonel W. C. Devereux, F .R.Ae.S., incorporates Almin, Ltd. (Associated. Light Metal Industrtes), in order to implement his plans for the scientific development and extended application of light metals and their alloys. As the life centre of the group will be a research institute devoted to the metallurgy of the light alloys and kindred studies for the service, not only of the Almin group, but of anyone who wishes to avail himself of its resources. Mr E A G Liddiard MA agrees to help set up the new research institute. . The institute is to be located in Holly House but to start with new recruits work at what will became known as ‘The Hut’. A temporary home located at 2 Buckingham Avenue in Slough, the site of Structural and Mechanical Development Engineers, a member of the Almin Group.