Roger Howse

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Roger introduces himself and recalls his apprenticeship at Rotol, his job at Gloster Saro and rejoining Dowty again 1967
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Roger recalls his time as an Apprentice Instructor (Smiths) and them later joined DFS on RB199 (Tornado) and other projects.
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Roger recalls his involvement with the Dowty Sports & Social Club Football Teams
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Roger recalls his mentors he used to work with
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Roger recalls playing squash when aged 37 against Dave Ferguson
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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Roger recalls the Dowty Motor Club and Rallys
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Dowty Fuel Systems 1967 – 1988

Roger Howse started his working life as an Apprentice at Rotol in 1954 and on completion he left to work at Gloster Saro.

In 1967 he re-joined the Dowty Group at Dowty Fuel Systems, Arle Court.

During this time he was an Apprentice Instructor (at Smiths) for about 18 months, before he worked on the RB199 and other projects.

He recalls his involvement with sports, including football, where at Rotol, he played for the U18 Team in 1956.

He also talks about playing squash, along with other social activities such as Bridge, Chess and Draughts at the Sports & Social Club.

Roger also talks about his memories of the Dowty Motor Club and some of the people that he used to work with.

In 1988 he decided to take voluntary redundancy from DFS but for a short while after, decided to join Smiths as a Tester but this did not last long and he finally retired.

Interviewer: John Herring

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