Fairey Aviation Co.
Established Fairey Aviation Co., 15 July 1915 with immediate order for 12 Short seaplanes. Then appears to have built company designs including a twin-engine fighter, and various seaplanes. Milestones include building new factory in 1918, becoming a public company in 1929, being a major builder during WW2, and finally being forced by the government to sell his UK company in 1960. A factory set up in Belgium ca. 1930 failed in 1977.
Many workers were Belgian refugees
Location: leased part of factory at Clayton Rd., Hayes, Middlesex, and purchased a nearby field to test landplanes.
|Names||Fairey Aviation Co.|
|Key people||Richard Fairey, Major Barlow|