IT was not until the Battle of Britain that Hawker Aircraft Ltd. found, like so many other aircraft firms, that pre‐war repair methods were unsuitable for dealing with the variety and quantity of work which resulted from large‐scale engagements in the air. They discovered that not only were new types of repairs needed but also that more attention had to be paid to the speedy distribution of repair information.
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