Cal Armstrong FIMMM (Obit)

Fellows' Lounge
1 Nov 2009
Cal Armstrong

It is with great sadness that ACA Howe International Ltd announces the death of its Managing Director Dr Cal Armstrong FIMMM on 8 September 2009. He died peacefully in his sleep following a long illness.


Education and career

Cal was born in London in 1943. He graduated in Geology from Manchester University in 1965 and received his Doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 1969. During and after his Doctorate research he worked for Amax in Canada and for the Canadian and Australian companies of the ACA Howe Group in Canada, the USA, Australia, Indonesia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

He joined Robertson Research and worked in Europe, Burundi and Algeria. As an independent consultant, he undertook work in the USA and UK before becoming Chief Geologist for British Nuclear Fuels from 1975-8, selecting targets for its worldwide uranium exploration programme.


Employment at ACA Howe International Ltd

Cal’s friend and mentor, Peter Howe, had established an eponymous company in Canada, which had been in operation since the early 1960s. In 1978, Cal opened the UK office of ACA Howe International Ltd, acting as its Managing Director for 31 years. The staff and associates of both companies mourn the loss of Cal and recognise the high standards he set throughout his life.