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Farnborough 100 Years of British Aviation

Farnborough 100 Years of British Aviation

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{detailed description}Home to the famous biennial Farnborough Air Show, this Hampshire town has had a pivotal role in the history of British aviation from 1905 when flying first commenced there.
In 1908 His Majesty's Balloon Factory was set up. This was replaced by the Royal Aircraft Factory, later renamed the Royal Aircraft Establishment to differentiate it from the Royal Air Force. The RAE rapidly expanded and was the scene of many significant developments in British aviation for many decades. After the Second World War it played host to a considerable variety of aircraft, including a number of Axis types captured during the war. Farnborough's role as a development base continued after the war, although the name 'RAE' was to disappear when this part of Britain's defence establishment was reorganised. This led to the creation of DRA (Defence Research Agency) and, later, DERA
(Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) which was later partially privatised as QinetiQ. This is a fully illustrated history of Farnborough from 1905 onwards. It portrays in words and nearly 400 mono and colour illustrations the airfield and the aircraft associated with it.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Peter J. Cooper
published by Midland Publishing 2006 1st edn. 208pp profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photos, appendix airfield maps to end papers 22x29
{condition}fine, including. d/j
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