White and Thompson
Built metal-skinned twin-engined biplane, pusher biplane, and single- and twin-engined flying boats, 1912-1913. In 1913-1914 built some 24 Short trainers for British Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). After start of WWI, produced 10 Beadle-designed tractor biplane for the RNAS; this is believed to be the first monocoque fuselage in production. Company changed name 4 Oct 1915 to Norman Thompson Flight Co.. Used boatbuilder H. Williams, which see, to build fuselages and hulls of various aircraft.
|Names||White and Thompson|
|City||Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England|
|Key people||Douglas White, Norman Thompson, F. P. H. Beadle|