Vickers-Armstongs (Aircraft) Ltd

Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd formed after a merger between Vickers Limited and Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company in 1927. Vickers aircraft building remained with Vickers and in 1928 became Vickers (Aviation) Limited and soon after acquired the Supermarine Aviation Works which built the Spitfire fighter.

At the request of the British Government in 1939, Vickers aircraft construction activities were transfered to Vickers-Armstrongs and as a result of this and reorganisation became Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Limited. Supermarine continued to build aircraft and trade under its own name. In 1960 British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) was formed as a result of the merger of Bristol aviation, English Electric and Hunting. The Vickers brand name was dropped by BAC in 1965.