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of Blandford, Dorset
of Ford Aerodrome, Yapton, Arundel, Sussex
1934 Private company founded by Sir Alan Cobham at RAF Ford in Sussex.
1937 Aeronautical consultants, of Ford Aerodrome.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1961 Manufacturers of pressure refuelling equipment, also engaged in aeronautical research, and development, refuelling of aircraft in flight. 
1968 Supplied seal plug and housings for the Winfrith power station. 
1970s FRL transferred its aerial operations to Hurn Airport.
1983 Acquired Huntleigh by a share-swap and sold the medical and electronics parts to the chairman and chief executive, leaving FRL with Hymatic, maker of high tech equipment for the defence and aerospace sectors