Rolf Dudley-Williams - Jet Engines

Jet Engines

Deciding to go into business, Williams joined with fellow Cranwell pupil Frank Whittle and fellow ex-RAF officer James Collingwood Tinling to set up Power Jets Ltd in 1936 to develop Whittle's idea of jet engines for aircraft. In 1941 he was appointed Managing Director, and in 1944 he joined the Council of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors and was made a Companion of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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