VIP Visit - Rt Hon Sir Stafford Cripps MP

Photograph of a VIP visit to Dowty Equipment, Arle Court by Rt Hon Sir Stafford Cripps MP, Minister of Aircraft Production c.1942

Sir Richard Stafford Cripps, CH, QC, FRS was a British Labour politician of the first half of the twentieth century. A wealthy barrister by background, he entered Parliament at a by-election in 1931, and was one of a handful of Labour front-benchers to retain his seat in the general election that autumn.

Visit to Arle Court by Sir Stafford Cripps, Minister of Aircraft Production c.1942
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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