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Admiralty Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory
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Department overview
Formed 1949
Preceding Department Materials Laboratory
Dissolved 1966
Jurisdiction Government of the United Kingdom
Headquarters Fleetlands, Gosport, England
Parent Department Admiralty

The Admiralty Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory was a department of the British Royal Navy responsible for dealing with metallurgical and chemical problems affecting naval aircraft[1] from 1949 to 1966.

History[edit | edit source]

The Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory was opened in 1946 as the Materials Laboratory at Holton Heath (originally as an outstation of the Central Metallurgical Laboratory) at the Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard, Fleetlands. It dealt with all metallurgical and chemical problems affecting work in the yard, and later it concerned itself with Naval aircraft problems from further afield. It acquired the title Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory in the early 1950s and since then its status and title have not changed. It is a department of the Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard, Fleetlands and is ultimately under the control of the Director-General Aircraft (Naval).[2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • Admiralty Materials Laboratory, 1947-1977
  • Admiralty Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory, 1953-1966

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1710 NAS – The RN’S emergency service | Royal Navy" (in en). MOD UK. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2015/january/20/150120-1710-nas. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 
  2. This article contains OGL licensed text This article incorporates text published under the British Open Government Licence:Archives, The National. "Admiralty and Ministry of Defence: Materials Laboratory, later Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory: Reports". National Archive, ADM 291, 1949-1966. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1999. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Archives, The National. "Admiralty and Ministry of Defence: Materials Laboratory, later Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory: Reports". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. National Archive, ADM 291, 1949-1966.

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