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Sydney Camm Circa 1915

Sydney Camm Circa 1915

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G2179. Sydney Camm seen here at Windsor Model Aeroplane Club during Circa 1915. Looking on is what is probably his wife and two young sons. His favourite hobby was making model aircraft, here he is no doubt thrilling his boys with his stories of his inventions.

Sydney Camm was born in Windsor on 5th August 1893. In 1922 he joined the Hawker Engineering Company in Kingston. During 1934 he began working on the Hawker Hurricane the new fighter plane. The Hawker Hurricane Mk II was powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines, and the Hawker Hurricane Mk D which carried two 20mm cannons which were extremely effective against tanks and were used during the Desert War. It was the Hurricanes which was used during the Battle of Britain, and was won by 501 squadron and saved the day. Sydney Camm received his knighthood unlike his contemporary, Frank Barnwell.

PublisherHawker Siddeley Aircraft
ContributorBristol Aero Collection
Creatorcorporatename - Hawker Siddeley Aircraft
Datecreation - Circa 1915
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White Photograph
Formatdimension.W - 183 mm
dimension.H - 240 mm
SourceBristol Aero Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton