, the firm's group sales and marketing director, hailed the People Development award win as "absolutely fantastic" and "a brilliant accolade for the team and the business".
The coveted kill is officially credited by the RAF to Canadian Sopwith
Camel pilot Roy Brown but an eyewitness account, up for auction on Wednesday, casts doubt on this.
Head of physics, Trevor Hyde, gave a pair of students the task of building a propeller, as part of a link with an engineer who is working on a full sized model of a 1971 Sopwith
Pub biplane from the Second World War.
With this truly vintage helmet, V Renaissance gives you a chance to look like your favourite comic book pilot, even if it's just a bike you are flying, not a World War I Sopwith
Set amongst the Museum's collection of warplanes, three iconic First World War aircraft; the Sopwith
1 1/2 Strutter and the Bristol M.
Many of the aircraft used by the Allies were made by the Sopwith
The railway surveyor Thomas Sopwith
and "railway king" and Sunderland MP George Hudson became patrons of Carmichael.
THINK of war in the air a century ago and there they are, Biggles in his Sopwith
Camel, the Red Baron leading his famed Flying Circus, primitive planes piloted by chivalrous young paladins duelling above the clouds, knights of the sky idealised in films like Dawn Patrol and Hell's Angels.
His 14,000 flight hours include more than 10,000 logged in small planes such as the Sopwith
Camel, a British fighter that showed no mercy to green pilots.
Canadian Raymond Collishaw's "Black Flight, " for example, achieved a fine combat record in Sopwith
e aircraft, a Bristol MC1, the Sopwith
11/2 Strutter and a Sopwith
Pup, will be unveiled at the RAF Museum at Cosford, near Wolverhampton, this week.
100-year-old Vera Robinson witnessed the death of a young overseas airman in 1918 when his Sopwith
Camel crashed in Redcar.