By Richard Wright
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The seaplane on its flypast.
FORMER Saunders-Roe workers who contributed to building the Island’s biggest-ever aircraft were among guests of honour marking the 60th anniversary of its maiden flight. At 12.28pm on Wednesday — 60 years on, to the minute from the maiden flight of the Princess flying boat — a seaplane over-flew the Columbine Yard where the East Cowes workforce had built the largest all-metal flying boat ever produced in the world.The Princess was recognised then, and now, as a significant British engineering achievement in a town which retains world-beating, cutting-edge expertise.That was recognised at the waterfront celebrations, launched by the Island Lord Lieutenant, Maj Gen Martin White, where a commemorative plaque was unveiled by former Saunders-Roe Black Arrow rocket designer Ray Wheeler.A series of talks, exhibitions and tours followed and continue until Sunday.More information can be found at www.eastcowestowncouncil.co.ukReporter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
IWCP v4.0 © Isle of Wight County Press 2011. All Rights Reserved. Web Design By Matrix Create.
Contact Us | Disclaimer
| Cookies | Links | Sitemap
Isle of Wight County Press Ltd. Registered office: Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street,
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1ST. Registered in England. Registered number: 1342243.