John King, OBE, 1926–2015

John King’s distinguished career in tunnelling spanned progression from traditional hand mining to mechanised tunnelling methods which he was instrumental in developing and introducing in the UK. A contemporary of Sir Harold Harding and Sir Alan Muir Wood, he was among the leading British engineers who formed the BTS in the 1970s, serving as Chairman in 1976-77 and receiving the James Clarke medal in 1991. In 1996 he was awarded an OBE for services on the Channel Tunnel project.

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