Photograph of a VIP visit by Rt Hon Reginald Mauldling MP with Sir George Dowty and Pat Symthe
Reginald Maudling was a British politician who held several Cabinet posts, including Chancellor of the Exchequer.
At his 1956 visit to celebrate Dowty’s 25 th anniversary he was Minister of Supply and a rising star in the Conservative party.
From 1955 until the late 1960s, he was spoken of as a prospective Conservative leader, and he was twice seriously considered for the post; he was Edward Heath’s chief rival in 1965.
He rose to Deputy Leader but resigned in 1972 under a cloud.
He made a comeback and remarked at the end of his career “recruited by Winston Churchill but fired by Margaret Thatcher!”
Thanks to Martin Robins for his contribution to this post