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Edwin Roe
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Born in Patricroft, Greater Manchester
Born on 26th of April 1877
Died on 4th of January 1958

Born 1877. Died 1958 - English aircraft manufacturer.

Studied naval engineering at King’s College, London. Built his first biplane in 1907. Formed A V Roe & Co in 1910, known for its Lancaster and Vulcan bombers. Sold out and formed Saunders – Roe to build flying boats at Cowes.

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