Re: Elliott flight automation
- From: "JB" <jb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:11:38 +0100
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It hasn't been called Elliot FA for some years- pre 1980 (when I joined)
it had been renamed Marconi Elliot Avionic Systems Ltd. (Yes, measles
That name brings back some memories. I worked for English Electric and
Marconi in Chelmsford in the late 60s and 70s, part of the GEC group of
companies. What a superb run company it was in those days. Arnold
Weinstock had merged a collection of badly run companies, AEI, English
Electric, Marconi and GEC itself and turned them into one of the best in
the UK. It remained so for over 25 years. It was a pleasure to work there.
On his retirement it took his successor, some young management geek, 2
years to wreck it all. Weinstock died heartbroken so the story goes. It
was a tragedy for GEC's employees and this country.
I worked for GEC, my first real job (not counting a part time one when I was 15). It was known then as GEC Avionics but had been called GEC Marconi Avionics, now Im not sure what it's called. Loved the job there, technical typist, ho hum, wishing to go back in time to a job.... and one I loved!
Small world, isn't it.
Yes, sometimes too small!
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