“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weybridge

A.V. Roe Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
A.V. Roe Marker
1United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — A.V. Roe
From this area, on various dates in 1907-8, A.V Roe made a series of towing flights and flight trials with an aircraft of his own design and construction, powered, in the later trials, by an 18/24 h.p. Antoinette engine. These trials were made along . . . — Map (db m118228) HM
2United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde
BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde G-BBDG ‘Delta Golf’ (1974)Concorde G-BBDG was the second production Concorde and the first British production aircraft. Construction began in early 1970 at Brooklands and Toulouse. Delta Golf’s first flight was made by . . . — Map (db m118209) HM
3United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — BAC/Hunting Jet Provost
BAC/Hunting Jet Provost T.3A XN586 (1961) Type History: Designed by Hunting Aircraft Ltd at Luton and derived from the piston-engined Percival P.56 Provost T.1 two-seat military trainer of 1950, the prototype Percival P.84 Jet Provost T.Mk1, . . . — Map (db m118215) HM
4United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — G-AGRU
G-AGRU Built at Brooklands in 1946 by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd Type History The Vickers VC.1 Viking was a British built twin-engine short-range airliner derived from the Wellington bomber and built at Brooklands by Vickers Armstrongs . . . — Map (db m118221) HM
5United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Jetstream T Mk. 1
Jetstream T Mk. 1 XX499 Length: 14.37m (47ft 1in) Span: 15.85m (52ft) Height 5.32m (17ft 5in) Max speed: 488km/h (264 mph) Range: 1,260 km (783 miles) Service ceiling: 7620 m (25,000 ft). First Flight: 18th August 1967 This aircraft flew with . . . — Map (db m118216) HM
6United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Miss Milly Tant
Milly is an AEC Militant Mk1 Breakdown Recovery Vehicle that was constructed between 14 December 1953 and 24th February 1954, as a six wheel drive general cargo truck for the British Army, with the army registration number 36BM73. Below left (A) . . . — Map (db m118207) HM
7United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Type History: First test run at Bristol in 1950 (as the 9,140lb static thrust BE.10 Olympus turbojet), this highly successful jet engine entered production in 1955 as the 11,000lb Olympus Mk.101 for the Avro . . . — Map (db m118211) HM
8United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Sir Henry Birkin Bt
To the Memory of a Great Sportsman And Brilliant Driver Sir Henry Birkin Bt. Who died on June 22 1933 from injuries after his last road race at Tripoli. Here, on the scene of his many victories this bronze was erected by members of the British . . . — Map (db m118229) HM
9United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Tallboy Bomb
‘Tallboy’ Bomb (1944/45) Length 21ft (6.6m) Weight 12,000lb (5,443kg) Designed by Barnes Wallis for Vickers-Armstrong of Brooklands during World War Two, the 12,000lb ‘earthquake’ bomb was used successfully against the German Tirpitz battleship . . . — Map (db m118208) HM WM
10United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Vickers 1103 VC-10
Vickers 1103 VC-10 ex: G-ASIX I A40-AB (1964) Type History: The first VC-10, registration G-ARTA, made its maiden flight from Brooklands on 29 June 1962. The largest all-British production airliner ever built, a further 53 examples (32 . . . — Map (db m118212) HM
11United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Vickers 806 Viscount
Vickers 806 Viscount G-APIM 1958 Aircraft Type History The Vickers Viscount – the world’s first turboprop airliner – was one of the few commercially successful aircraft of postwar Britain. First flight of the prototype was at . . . — Map (db m118219) HM
12United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Vickers Merchantman
Vickers Merchantman (Vanguard), 1969 Cruising Speed 435 mph (684.000Km) at 20000 Ft. (6.096km) This is the only surviving example of the 44 Vickers Vanguard airliners produced. The Vanguard was conceived as a replacement for the Viscount for . . . — Map (db m118225) HM
13United Kingdom, England (Surrey County), Weybridge — Vickers Viscount 837
Vickers Viscount 837 XT575 Cockpit Section (1960) This exhibit was manufactured at Brooklands by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd in 1960 and first operated by Austrian Airlines registered OE-LAG. It was later purchased by the Royal Aircraft . . . — Map (db m118218) HM
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