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Leslie Robert Knight

From School to Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

On his return from Burma in 1932, education became a priority and Leslie won a scholarship to West Ham College of Engineering following which he did an apprenticeship in Marine Engineering in the docks. His work involved renewing the main pump impellors at Crossness sewage works instead of making ship’s propellers which was his company’s usual line of work.
Later he joined Woolwich Arsenal engaged in the development of hand grenades; served as an engineer in the RAF during the war years and then joined Frank Whittle’s newly nationalised Power Jets company to assist in development of the jet engine.
School School/College Records and Apprenticeship RAF The War Years including RAF Service
Work Back to Work Qualifications Post-war qualifications
NGTE N.G.T.E. Pyestock Concorde Concorde
Air Sciences The Air Sciences Museum