Tommy Flowers MBE (1905-1998)

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Flowers MBE was a British engineer who joined the telecommunications branch of Royal Mail, moving on to work at the research station at Dollis Hill in north-west London in 1930. During the Second World War, Flowers designed Colossus, the world's first programmable electronic computer. Royal Mail honoured the achievement of Tommy and the Colossus team in 2015 with the release of a Special Stamp in the Inventive Britain set.