2007 marked the centenary of Frank Whittle’s birth in Coventry on 1st July 1907. A number of organisations celebrated this with a series of events co-ordinated by the Trust, which also provided a range of publicity material.
Amongst these events were:
Presentation of FW painting at the I Mech. E
Centenary Lecture at I Mech. E
Lutterworth Schools Book Launch
British Festival, Gaydon
Coventry statue unveiling, inc. Meteor salute
Reception, lunch and exhibition, House of Commons
Paris Air Show
Weybridge Brooklands Exhibition
Centenary Training Day, RAF Cranwell
Duxford Air Show
Fairford Air Tattoo
RAF Museum Hendon
Dinner at Brownsover Hall, Rugby
The Trust would like to thank all those who made this possible and in particular BAE Systems, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Shell Aviation.