Photographs of the people who used to work at Aircraft Components
Martin Robins writes, that there were 40 Dowty Pioneers….
To qualify as a Dowty Pioneer one had to have been employed by the original company – Aircraft Components – at either the Grosvenor Place works or the Bath Street offices in Cheltenham.
When in 1935 the business relocated to Arle Court, a special dinner was held in the canteen, then a wooden hut, all directors attended this event. Each Pioneer was then given a silver cigarette case – if you did not smoke you received a gold wrist watch.
Sir George wrote yearly to each Pioneer on their birthday and included a cheque.
Somewhere those cigarette cases and wrist watches can still be found!.”