Tom Baker landed at Jet Age Museum near Cheltenham, built to display aircraft and artefacts associated with the Gloster Aircraft Company and the history of aviation in Gloucestershire

The entrance to Jet Age Museum, home of the Gloucestershire Aviation Collection

Founded as the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company in 1917, the renamed Gloster Aircraft Company was an established name in Britain by early 1940. Although acquired by Hawker Aircraft in 1934, the company manufactured aircraft under its own brand name. The expertise of its engineers saw the company charged with the mass production of Hawker Hurricanes and, in 1940, it was approached by the Air Ministry to design and produce the first British aircraft to be powered by the jet engine, an invention of Sir Frank Whittle.

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