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Kingston Aviation

The Kingston Centenary Project

This Kingston Aviation Centenary Project website celebrates the achievements of the 30,000 or more individuals who designed and built aircraft for the Sopwith, Hawker, Hawker Siddeley and British Aerospace organisations based in Kingston upon Thames from 1912 to 1992.

Some 18,000 Sopwith designed aircraft were built by 1920 and a further 30,000 Kingston designed aircraft were to follow.

Kingston designed aircraft have been in service with British Armed Forces on every single day since late 1912 and that unique record is expected to continue for many more years.  (Last updated July 2018)