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By David Gibbings

it's been a hundred years because the first airfield used to be demonstrated within the state city of Yeovil. in view that 1915, plane were designed, synthetic and validated at Westland, together with the Lysander, used to move British brokers to Europe in the course of the moment international battle. In 1948 the corporate concentrated exclusively on helicopters and its plane were despatched worldwide on account that then, utilized in lifesaving with Air Ambulance and seek and Rescue and deployed in war comparable to Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. To rejoice the centenary of the UK’s in simple terms significant helicopter producer, David Gibbings has collated an anthology of writings that retell Westland’s background and its exact courting with Yeovil, which has infrequently been quiet because the first airplane took off from the airfield that now lies at its heart.

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