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C. W. Aircraft

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C-W Aircraft, of Montrose Avenue on the Slough Trading Estate

C. K. Chronander and J. I. Waddington were the partners in the company; J. A. Heron was chief engineer.

1936 They produced Great Britain's first completely metal-covered light aeroplane and hoped to have it flying by January 1937[1]

1938 The Cygnet Minor was powered by Cirrus Hermes engine, and the Cygnet Major by the Gipsy Major

1938 Sold the rights to their design of aircraft to General Aircraft

Changed name to Chronander Waddington Aircraft Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight 10 Dec 1936