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A 1947 visit to rural Buckinghamshire, and the engineering specialists of Airtech — already specialising in Halifax freighter conversions

Some of the Airtech facilities at Haddenham in the spring of 1947, a Halton in the far hangar being framed by a Dragon Rapide. ALL PHOTOS AEROPLANE

Such is the pace of change in the aerospace industry that company names come and go. Even illustrious ones are not too revered to end up on the proverbial scrapheap — the most cursory examination of British aviation history demonstrates that. But some, perhaps surprisingly, prove more enduring.

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