Alan Davies

Alan O Davies 1
Alan introduces himself and talks about starting at Dowty Arle Court and then progressing his career at other Dowty sites
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 2
Alan recalls the products that were manufactured by the various Dowty sites he worked at
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 3
Alan recalls of an incident in the machine shop when a fixture came off a faceplate at speed, went through the roof and landed in the Plating Shop!
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 4
Alan talks about the machine tools at Dowty Rotol and his 53-year connection to the Dowty Group
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 5
Alan talks of Sir George Dowty living close to the works and how Easter Holidays changed when he moved to the Isle of Man!
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 6
Alan recalls his membership of trade unions when he was Chairman of the ASTMS and the time he had to resign to further his career.
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Alan O Davies 7
Alan relates a story about an investigation into some painted Land Rover wheels that were found in the Paint Shop
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Alan Davies and Graham James 22-05-2017 during oral history interview

Alan Davies is interviewed by John Herring and Graham James about his career with the Dowty Group where he worked from 1964 – 1993.

He introduces himself and talks about starting at Dowty Arle Court and then progressing his career at other Dowty sites, including, Dowty Hydraulic Units, Arle court,  Gloster Engineering and Dowty Rotol.

Alan recalls the products that were manufactured by the various Dowty sites he worked at, including the Taurodyne, Hydraulic Hand Pumps, Turbo Jet Boat, parts for TSR2, Harrier, Tornado, DC10, Airbus 310, 320, A330/340 and Fokker.

Alan recalls of an incident in the machine shop when a fixture came off a faceplate at speed, went through the roof and landed in the Plating Shop!

Alan talks about the machine tools at Dowty Rotol and his 53-year connection to the Dowty Group.

Alan talks of Sir George Dowty living close to the works and how Easter Holidays changed when he moved to the Isle of Man!

Alan recalls his membership of trade unions when he was Chairman of the ASTMS and the time he had to resign to further his career.

Finally, Alan relates a story about an investigation into some painted Land Rover wheels that were found in the Paint Shop

Interviewers: Graham James & John Herring

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