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By 1959 Rotol and British Messier along with Dowty Equipment and Dowty Fuel Systems became part of the new Dowty Aviation Division based at Cheltenham.
Dowty Rotol were manufacturers of aircraft accessory equipment, aircraft undercarriages, propellers, gearboxes, hydraulic systems and flying controls.
Dowty Apprentices - Projects & Events
Dowty Apprentices occasionally got involved in some kind of “project” or “event”, this would involve a team of apprentices coming ...
The business originated in 1937 as Rotol Airscrews Ltd., and was formed by Rolls-Royce and Bristol Aircraft to take over ...
Dowty Reorganisation Forecast -1959
Dowty Reorganisation Forecast – 8 May 1959 When Sir George Dowty presented prizes to Rotol apprentices on May 8 he said ...
Dowty Rotol - IME 1952
An article about Dowty Rotol which featured in their company reference manual, produced by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in ...
Dowty Rotol - On the Shop Floor
Photographs from Dowty Rotol showing the employees working on the production lines and assembly areas
Dowty Rotol - People
Photographs of the people who used to work at Dowty Rotol Our thanks to all those who shared their photos
Dowty Rotol - Products
Photographs of products that were designed and manufactured by Dowty Rotol at Staverton, Gloucester Products were produced for both military and ...
Dowty Rotol - Publications
Copies of the sales and information publications published and issued by Dowty Rotol
Dowty Rotol - Site Layout
Copies of the Dowty Rotol North & South Works Site Layouts. Our thanks to John Herring for sharing
Dowty Rotol - Stalag
Photograph of the department at Dowty Rotol which everyone referred to as “Stalag”
Dowty Rotol - Synopsis
Rotol Airscrews was formed on 13th May 1937 by Rolls-Royce and Bristol Aeroplane Co. Rotol Airscrews took over both companies’ propeller ...
Dowty Stol Fans
Photograph copy of an article from the Flight International magazine in 1971 and a Dowty Rotol publication about Dowty Stol ...
Photographs of Dowty Rotol Equipment Labels, these were affixed to ancillary gearboxes and a mixture of hydraulic unit and landing ...
In Search of New Contracts
Photograph of Project Sales Engineer Alex Nash – and Marketing Manager John Poole The packages contains proposals for Specification SPE-J-321-016 and ...
Machine and Workshops
Photographs showing the various machine and workshops within Dowty Rotol
Memories of a Wartime Evacuee - Staverton 1940
“In 1940 my family, including my mother, father, two brothers and one sister, evacuated from Hillingdon, Middlesex to Staverton via ...
No 1 Assembly Shop
Photographs of Dowty Rotol No 1 Assembly Shop Main Photos show BAe 146 main landing gear
Paris Airshow June 1989
Paris Airshow June 1989 Dowty F50 Propeller and first showing of A340 Undercarriage model just to the left.
Photos of Dowty Rotol Buildings
Selection of photographs showing the Dowty Rotol site at Staverton, Gloucester. The iconic white building was not always white!
RAF Careers Exhibition 1962
Photographs from a RAF Careers Exhibition 1962
Ram Air Turbine
This is the mock up for the Dowty Rotol Ram Air Turbine (RAT) for the Tornado F3 Air Defence Variant ...
Rotol Airscrews - Publications
Copies of the sales and information publications published and issued by Rotol Airscrews Ltd
Rotol Airscrews Blade Shop
Early photographs of the Propeller Blade Shop at Rotol Airscrews c 1940
Rotol Messier - Apprentice Pay Rates 1958
These were the Rotol Messier Apprentice Pay Rates in 1958
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