Awards & Winners

Ralph Alger Bagnold

Date of Birth 03-April-1896
Place of Birth Plymouth
(United Kingdom, England, South West England, Devon, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Ralph A. Bagnold
Profession Engineer
Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, FRS OBE, was the founder and first commander of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group during World War II. He is also generally considered to have been a pioneer of desert exploration, an acclaim earned for his activities during the 1930s. These included the first recorded east-west crossing of the Libyan Desert. Bagnold was also a veteran of World War I. He laid the foundations for the research on sand transport by wind in his influential book The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes, which is still a main reference in the field. It has, for instance, been used by NASA in studying sand dunes on Mars.

Awards by Ralph Alger Bagnold

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Founder's Gold Medal
(For journeys in the Libyan Desert)