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The Centenary
The Centenary

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

Cranfield University

Paris Air Show

Weybridge Brooklands Exhibition

Centenary Training Day, RAF Cranwell

Duxford Air Show

Fairford Air Tattoo

Cosford Museum

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.