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Fedden - The Life of Sir Roy Fedden Paperback – 1 Feb 1999
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The long suffering Chief of The Bristol Engine works was Roy Fedden he had to tolerate this kind of living death while working for Bristol Aircraft he led the team which designed and manufactured the Worlds best post war radial engine in the 1920s. During the 1930s he and his team produced a wide range of more modern poppet valve and sleeve valve engines which only began to realise their true power potential after 1944 when he had left the Bristol Aircraft company. after being sacked by the Management for accepting a Knighthood from The Government .
He was a martinet but he was also an inspired aircraft engineer and the radial engines he and his team designed and evelpoed were more than a match to any radial aircraft engine manufactured anywhere else in the World. It was a shameful fact that our aircraft manufacturers where indulging themselves so such an extreme degree - at our expense during the War who knows how many lives this kind of selfish behaviour had cost .. .
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