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List of notable or famous aerospace engineers from England, with bios and photos, including the top aerospace engineers born in England and even some popular aerospace engineers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English aerospace engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These aerospace engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known aerospace engineer from England is included when available.

People here include everything from Barnes Wallis to Stanley Hooker.

This historic aerospace engineers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English aerospace engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous aerospace engineers from England?" These prominent aerospace engineers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English aerospace engineers.

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Alliott Verdon Roe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from England
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Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company. After experimenting with model aeroplanes, he made flight trials in 1907–08 with a full size aeroplane at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey, and became the first Englishman to fly an all-British machine a year later with a triplane on Walthamstow Marshes. ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1877-1958)

Birthplace: Patricroft, United Kingdom

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Arthur Marshall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from England
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Sir Arthur Gregory George Marshall, OBE, was a British aviation pioneer and businessman, chairman of Marshall Aerospace between 1942 and 1989. ...more

Age: Died at 104 (1903-2007)

Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Barnes Wallis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from England
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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE FRS, RDI, FRAeS, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were the geodetic airframe and the earthquake bomb. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1887-1979)

Birthplace: Ripley, United Kingdom

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Beatrice Shilling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from England
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Beatrice Shilling OBE PhD MSc CEng was an aeronautical engineer who was responsible during the Second World War for correcting a defect in the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of Spitfires and Hurricanes which caused them to cut out while diving. She created a solution nicknamed Miss Shilling's orifice as it consisted of a metal disc with a small hole. Shilling raced motorcycles in the 1930s, and was awarded the Gold Star for lapping the Brooklands circuit at 106 miles per hour on her Norton M30. Post-war, she raced cars. In the 1960s, she and her husband owned and raced Elva racing cars. ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1909-1990)

Birthplace: Waterlooville, United Kingdom

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