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Bristol Aircraft

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March 1957.
April 1957.
April 1957.
March 1960.

of Cardiff

1955 One of 3 subsidiary companies formed by Bristol Aeroplane Co; this one concentrated on aircraft and the aim was principally to accelerate production of the Britannia aircraft[1]

1955 Bristol Aircraft (Western) took over the assets and liabilities and business of MacDonald Brothers, Aircraft[2]

1957 W. Strachan was general manager of the Western Division.

1960 Private Company formed - subsidiary of British Aircraft Corporation

1960 Provided system sales organisation for Bloodhound missile

1961 Aircraft and guided weapons designers and manufacturers, producing the "Britannia" airliner and "Blood-hound" guided missile. 8,000 employees.

1964 Became one of the 4 operating divisions of British Aircraft Corporation[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 20, 1955
  2. The Times, Dec 24, 1955
  3. The Times, Oct 11, 1963