Alliott Verdon Roe

Engineer, Organization founder

1877 – 1958

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Who was Alliott Verdon Roe?

Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company. After experimenting with model aeroplanes, he made flight trials in 1907–08 with a full size aeroplane at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey, and became the first Englishman to fly an all-British machine a year later with a triplane on Walthamstow Marshes.

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Born
Apr 26, 1877
Patricroft
Siblings
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • King's College London
Lived in
  • Eccles
Died
Jan 4, 1958
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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