Handley Page Limited
Handley Page was Britain's very first aircraft manufacturing company, formed in 1909 by Frederick Handley Page. In 1912 the factory moved from Barking to Cricklewood Aerodrome. During the First World War Handley Page produced heavy bombers for the Royal Navy to bomb the Zeppelin yards. Between the wars Handley Page turned to transport aircraft, becoming Imperial Airways. At the onset of the next war, bomber production restarted with the Hampden and the Halifax. Handley Page continued into the cold-war era with the Victor. Handley Page eventually merged with Hawker Siddeley and the British Aircraft Corporation.