Christopher Cockerell brushed metal plaque in Hythe

Hovercraft
On this site Sir Christopher Cockerell (1910 - 1999) and his team continued the early development of hovercraft, which he had first demonstrated in 1955. They also developed and tested hovercraft skirts in a wave tank built here in 1965.
Let this creative work be an inspiration to young engineers of the future.

Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell CBE RDI FRS (4 June 1910 – 1 June 1999) was an English engineer, best known as the inventor of the hovercraft.

Source: dbpedia

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