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Aircraft Maintenance and Service Engineers, of Shoreham Airport, Shoreham
1968 Dufon Plant exhibited at the Biggin Hill fair
1972 Company became Miles-Dufon; directors included G. H. Miles, Mr Hayes (thought to be from Dufon) and Mr Charlton (ex Bristol Motors/aerospace).
1972 UK representative for the US aircraft maker North American Rockwell
Products included access platforms for lorries and vans, self-propelled vehicles, and a scissor-lift platform for servicing Tristar aircraft. Aviation engineering carried out for companies like Britten-Norman and Short Brothers
1975 George H. Miles still worked for the company
1977 The first of several petitions made to wind-up the company by its creditors
1978 September: Advert for access platforms and aircraft components
After a disagreement about producing the Student, a jet aircraft, without any advance orders, G. H. Miles withdrew from the company which became Branchgrove Ltd (trading as Aerodyne).
1981 Dufon Ltd, including its subsidiary Dufon Aircraft Services, was wound up
1983 Miles-Dufon was struck off the register of companies