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Havilland, Sir Geoffrey de (1882–1965), aircraft and aero-engine designer and manufacturer, was born at Magdala House, Terriers Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 27 July 1882, second of three sons of the Revd Charles de Havilland (1854–1920) and his first wife, Alice Jeannette (1854–1911), daughter of ...

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Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882–1965) by Sir Oswald Birley, 1940 reproduced with permission of BAE Systems plc

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Roe, Sir (Edwin) Alliott Verdon- (1877–1958), aircraft designer and manufacturer, was born Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe at Patricroft, Manchester, on 26 April 1877, the fourth child of a family of three girls and four boys of Edwin Hodgson Roe, a doctor, and his wife, ...