It was 1939, and the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious was setting out for the first time from the Vickers-Armstrong yard in Walker, Newcastle.
What does VA stand for?
VA stands for Vickers-Armstrong (British gun manufacturer)
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- Vertical Accelerator
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- Veterans Administration (now Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Veterans Affairs
- Veterans Agency (UK government)
- Vibration Analysis
- Vibro-Acoustic (software)
- Vicar Apostolic
- Vice Admiral
- Vices Agens (Latin: Acting in Place Of, epigraphy)
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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The use of the geodetic structures in aircraft construction was pioneered by Barnes Wallis, of Vickers-Armstrong, who developed it from the structure of his successful R100 airship (which was only abandoned as a result of the R101 disaster).
The PA474 was built by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd in 1945, for the British Tiger Force for strategic bombing in the Far East.
The first Spitfire was built by Vickers-Armstrong in 1938.
The two-seater Vickers Supermarine MkIX Spitfire, one of 5,665 produced during the Second World War by Vickers-Armstrong from its plant in Castle Bromwich, is the first airworthy spitfire to go under auction for 20 years and was painstakingly restored over a five-year period.
The TR MK IX, with the serial number SM250 was built by the Vickers-Armstrong Company in 1944, and was then sold in 1948 to the South African Air Force.
Released from the service on the understanding that he would join Vickers-Armstrong as a test pilot, he was then seconded to the team testing a supersonic transport aircraft, following the British-French agreement to develop it.
He also flew for the King's Flight from 1946 and later joined Vickers-Armstrong as a test pilot on V-bombers and tested the dropping of Britain's first atom bomb according to PA News.