Sir Frank Whittle, English engineer, with Roy Fowkes, c 1988.

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Sir Frank Whittle, English engineer, with Roy Fowkes, c 1988.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996) is pictured with Roy Fowkes, ex Power Jets employee, and the Whittle WV engine at the Science Museum, London Whittle joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice, qualified as a pilot, and was able to study at Cambridge whilst still in the RAF. In 1936 he set up Power Jets Ltd to develop what was to become the first British jet engine - the WI engine.

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