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1940s - Vickers-Armstrong was |instrumental in the re-arming of Britain leading up the Second World War.
He had earlier trained as an apprentice engineer at the Vickers-Armstrong works before going on to become a lecturer at Newcastle University, where he worked for almost 30 years.
Finally, a storm tore the 110- ton Vickers-Armstrong VA-3 craft, which was operated by British United Airways, from its moorings in Rhyl and smashed it against the sea wall.
At the core of this story is Barnes Wallis, an aircraft engineer working for Vickers-Armstrong.
The two-seater Vickers Supermarine MkIX Spitfire, one of 5,665 produced during the Second World War by Vickers-Armstrong from its plant in Castle Bromwich, is the first airworthy spitfire to go under auction for 20 years and was painstakingly restored over a five-year period.
The aircraft, originally built by the British Vickers-Armstrong company in 1944, will be the first two-seater Spitfire to be offered at public auction for more than 20 years when it goes up for sale at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum in Hendon on April 20.
He was released to join Vickers-Armstrong as a test pilot on V-bombers to test the dropping of Britain's first atom bomb, the 10,000lb Blue Danube.
Archive film screenings will be shown with volunteers providing archive footage of the industrial and social history of Tyneside in the 20th century, featuring ship construction at the Vickers-Armstrong yard on the Tyne.
Older folk will remember Scotswood Road as a thriving thoroughfare of houses, pubs and shops on one side and the mighty Vickers-Armstrong works on the other.
Beaverbrook immediately sent in experienced management staff and experienced workers from Supermarine and gave over control of the factory to Vickers-Armstrong.
Built by Vickers-Armstrong of Newcastle, she carried general cargo and 150 containers on Blue Funnel's traditional UK - Far East services.
The programme focuses on the former Vickers-Armstrong factory at Castle Bromwich, which produced more than 11,000 Spitfires during WWII, but VE day signalled the end of the plant, which had been specially built to support the war effort.