National Aircraft Factory No 1
- National Aircraft Factory 1, at Waddon, Surrey
Construction started: September 1917 until 13 July 1918. Contractor: Holland and Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. Opened: January 1918 (office staff) March 1918 (production). Area: 198 acres. Management: Holland and Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. Products: 3,000-off C.C. type interrupter gears and 241-off DH.9 aircraft.
The factory was laid out to produce a weekly output of forty DH 9 aircraft plus spare parts, and 600 CC interrupter gears. The first complete aircraft was delivered during the first week of April and the total production by 31 March 1919, was 241 aircraft and 3,000 CC gears.
Sources of Information
- National Factory Scheme