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William Stancliffe Shackleton

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"Bill" Shackleton, Aeronautical Consultant

1894 Born in Keighley, Yorks[1]

Technical Manager and Designer to Air Navigation and Engineering Co., Ltd., designing the ANEC-1 monoplane.

Aeroplane designer to William Beardmore and Co., Ltd., for whom he designed the Wee Bee.

Subsequently went to Australia for his health.

Chief engineer to Larkin Aircraft Supply, Co., and Australian Aerial Services, Ltd.

1931 Returned to the U.K. where he set up an office for his business Shackleton and Murray, specialising in overseas aircraft trade.

After Murray left, went into business with J. H. C. Beard

Subsequently his business was W. S. Shackleton Ltd.

WWII worked in the Directorate of Scientific Research at the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

1974 Died in Chichester[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  • Flight Archive 21 Sept 1956