Dowty Rotol - People

Photographs of the people who used to work at Dowty Rotol

Our thanks to all those who shared their photos

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 at the end of runway 18, Gloucestershire Airport, with the assembled workforce of Dowty Propellers, late 1999
Steve Barrett
Jim Tyndall - Dowty Rotol No.1 Shop Inspection
Col Tyndall
Geoff Musto - Dowty Rotol No 1 Assy Test House c.1980's
Gary Musto
Dowty Landing Systems plating shop late 1990's - Nightshift.
Anthony Ford
No. 5 Assembly Shop
Stephen Goodhall
First MBD Nimrod MLG c.2000
Ian Makin
Long Service Awards: Front Row L-R: Geoff Strain; Val Pollard; ?; Peter Wall MD; Eileen? (worked in Stalag), ?; ?; Dennis Neal. Back Row L-R: ?; ?; Mike Chance; Mike Stephenson; ?; ?; Geoff Musto; ?; ?; Ted Murden; ?; Dick Gaine.
Gary Musto
David Soley Dowty Rotol Social Secretary with Sir Robert Hunt
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Start of the Pin Group around 2000/2001
Paul Faulkner
Ron Sutton; with the team from #6 Hangar, Staverton. Ron is 6th from left on second row and Tony Chapman 5th from right on second row
Gary Sutton
Percy Brown (on the right), having a drink with a work colleague
Colin Brown
Management Training Group - at The Bear Rodborough
Dowty Rotol Repair department - in the picture Jim Follows and Jim Green.
Dowty Engineer examines a hydraulic brace for a jet aircraft wheel assembly
Dowty Rotol Laboratory Staff with new Manager John Ramsdale
Ginny Newman
Colin Thornton; John Herring at Dowty Rotol Assembly BAE-146 Main Landing Gear
Liz George
Colin Thornton; Wally Webb; Jim Hamblin at Farnborough Air Show 1980
Liz George
Victorian Evening - Birnbeck Island Weston-Super-Mare Rob & Jenny Gough; Colin Thornton
Liz George
Colin Thornton; Doug Stuart & Tim Davis Denver 1984
Colin Thornton
Robin Bamber, Gary Wakefield
Colin Manton
Ernie Roberts; Tony Hickey; Tony Turk and Brian Tarren
Colin Manton
Retirement Alan Manton July 1987
Colin Manton
100th set of Airbus A320 gears delivered
John Herring
Including Mark Tunstall, Andy Wilkes, Mike Roberts, Ian Stuart, Aidy Gibbs, Pete Hale, Val Calderone, Ian Makin, Brian Roberts and Ken Byrne.
John Herring
Grant Skinner (extreme L), Chris Wilson (2nd R) and Steve Beard (R), and visitors from other sites
John Herring
L to R: Chris Morgan ?, ?, Richard Wilcox and Pete Flippance.
John Herring
First set of A330/340 gears delivered. Tony Thatcher on the left, then Jim Lightfoot, then Chris Geoghan, then Graham Lockyer, then another gentleman from Airbus (?) and finally Mike Spence on the front right.
John Herring
L to R front row is Tony Hedges; Kelvin Tustin, Nigel Allsopp, Tim B Davis, Pete Flippance, Nigel King and Mark Tunstall. Back row L to R is Ray Goddard; Chris Morgan and Phil Sawyer.
John Herring
Dowty Rotol - Repair Assembly January 1991
L-R: Nick Fowke; Brian Dawes; Kevin Boote 1985 Receiving a cheque from Brian Dawes, Dowty Rotol Gear Shop Manager as part of the Suggestions Scheme .
Kevin Boote
Dowty Rotol - Assembly
Dowty Rotol - Assembly
Dowty Rotol - L-R: Brian Jones, Steve Pocock, and Eddie Marr.
Dowty Rotol - Photo is of Propellers workforce in front of C130J
Dowty Christmas event between 1955 and 1960. Les Walton, back right, worked in the wages department at Arle Court and the Time/Wages office at Rotol.
Dowty Repair and Overhaul golf day Tewkesbury Park featuring Back L-R: Phil Payne; Mike Sage; Tony Colucci; John Morris; Paul Meek; Paul Brown; Rich Russell; Gordon Child; Mike Plumb Front L:R: Charlie Taylor; Stewart Russell; Mark Leadbeater; Steve Powell; Rich Lloyd; John Maquire
Staff in ELS - South Works Xmas 1974
Dowty Rotol - Repair Department featuring: Mike Sage; Tony Stokes; Stu Russell; Colin Dewick; Paul Meek; John Taylor; Mark Bedney; Steve Moore; Mike Parker; Adrian Watts; Phil Morris; Pat Smith; Rich Gibbons; Geoff Tandy; Gary Caswell; Alan Hopson; Bob Ambury; Dave Gambrell (sitting)
Dowty Rotol - Repair featuring: Andy Thomas; Mark Bedney; Adrian Watts; Colin Dewick; Paul Rose; Greg Anderson; Rich Lloyd; John Taylor; Steve Willis; Harry Lane; Steve Moore; Dave Gambrell; Bob Amaury; Phil Morris
Dowty Rotol Marketing Services - Wilf Periera
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Max Kelly OBE, Sales & Marketing Director, Dowty Rotol pictured after receiving his honour at Buckingham Palace
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Max Kelly, Sales & Marketing Director, Dowty Rotol
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Max Kelly, Sales & Marketing Director, Dowty Rotol
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
L-R: Ernie Hodges Head of Sales at DAAS-G; Sandy Geyer and Steve Ridley.
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Hydraulic Aircraft Jack
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Estimating Department - John Flett with L-R Andrew Fardon, Pete Simons, Paul Hayward, John Stevens, Keith Jones, Terry White, Alan Bradley, John Davis, Stan Ristic, Ian Day
Alan Bradley
Estimating Department - John Flett with L-R Pete Simons, Andrew Fardon, Paul Hayward, John Stevens, Keith Jones, ?, Terry White, ? Alan Bradley, Stan Ristic, John Davis, ?, Ken Freeman, Ian Day.
Alan Bradley
Pricing Department - John Flett with L-R Chris Whitehead; ? Ellen Smith; ?, ? ?
Alan Bradley
Dowty Rotol Cricket team that won the business trophy 1987
Rob Smart
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Departmental Football Team 1970
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Interdepartmental Football Winners 1974
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Departmental Winners 1972
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Departmental Winners 1971
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Dept Skittle Team 'The Wombles' 1975
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol Rugby Team 2nd XV 1971
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Dept Football team 1976 Winners
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Dept Football team 1975
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Football team v Newtown Wanderers 1977
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol No 1 Shop Inter Dept Football team 1977
Kay Taylor
Dowty Rotol Drawing Office in 1981. L-R Phil Bevans, Jack Woodcock, Cyril Bramley and Bob Williams
Brian Woodcock
Dowty Rotol - Indepartmental Football Team N°1 shop c.1985. Kevin Rockett, Steve Watson, Terry Chamberlain, Andy Croudace, Paul Mumford, Mike Nowacki, Roy Paine, Tony Osborne, Gary Beaton, Mark Tunstall, John Robbie, SteveJones.
John Robbie
Dowty Rotol - Reg Morfield
Carol Galliene
Dowty Rotol - Reg Morfield
Carol Galliene

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