This site celebrates the life and achievements of

Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe (1877-1958)

first Englishman to fly an all-British aeroplane,

and the companies he founded:

A.V. Roe & Co and Saunders-Roe.

The site has been created by his family and uses much

material sourced from his personal files.

Content on the site from other sources

has been correctly referenced wherever possible.

Many thanks to all those who have contributed items and pictures.