Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith

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Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (Sir)
Birth and death
1888 - 1989
Profession details
Engineer, Airman
Related place
Alistair Grant
Tommy Sopwith

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Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888-1989) engineer and airman, one of the great pioneers of aviation and aircraft design and manufacture, he founded Sopwith Aviation Company Ltd, and then H. G. Hawker Engineering Company Ltd, which became the Hawker Siddeley group. In 1977, Hawker Siddeley became a founding component of the nationalised British Aerospace - BAe.

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