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Marcus Langley

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Marcus Langley (1903-1977) aircraft designer, engineer and Author

1903 Born in Middlesbrough

Educated at Middlesbrough High School and London University

1919-1924 Studied privately metallurgy

Worked at Shorts at Rochester, Supermarine at Southampton, Handley Page at Cricklewood, Desoutter at Croydon, de Havilland at Stag Lane and Hatfield.

1936 Chief designer at British Aircraft Manufacturing Co at Hanworth

1938 With Hessell Tiltman formed Tiltman Langley Laboratory[1]

WWII Worked with Flight Refuelling Ltd at Ford and Malvern

1956 Resigned as managing director of Tiltman Langley due to ill health[2]

1957 Appointed technical director of Tiltman Langley [3]

Early 1960s: chief designer with Beagle Aircraft and Beagle Auster

1973 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times February 26, 1977
  2. The Times September 6, 1956
  3. The Times , February 18, 1957