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By Tim Kershaw

In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the floor at a grass airfield four miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was once the beginning of a revolution in air go back and forth, army and civilian. through the Forties Britain's first-ever jet airplane, the world's first jet fighter in squadron carrier and the 1st jet to carry the realm air-speed checklist have been all designed, outfitted and flown within the Gloucester and Cheltenham zone. the tale of Frank Whittle's invention and dogged improvement of the jet engine is celebrated. however the account of the way his invention was once placed into the air hasn't ever been absolutely instructed. This e-book tells the tale of ways the lads and girls of north Gloucestershire made Whittle's engine fly.

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