Rolls-Royce Battle of Britain memorial stained glass window

The Rolls-Royce memorial window was unveiled in January 1949. The window was located in the main foyer of Rolls-Royce's Nightingale Road factory in Derby, on the north wall, on the route up to the first floor until 2007.

A photograph from a commission for a detailed image to assist with the production for a replica of this impressive stained-glass window. It was originally located at the Marble Hall site on Nightingale Road and was relocated after the site was closed down by Rolls-Royce.  Produced by Hugh Easton it is a historical link to the importance of Rolls-Royce to our country during the Second World War.

As a young 16 year old Rolls-Royce apprentice I remember marveling at this stained-glass window and feeling a deep sense of heritage and pride.  Later on in my apprenticeship I worked alongside a gentleman a few days from retirement, his apprenticeship was spent working on the Merlin engine.

Nearly 30 years later and I'm back in front of the window, it's not the same location but it's just as impressive.

High resoltion photograph of the Rolls-Royce Battle of Britain memorial stained-glass window in Derby
Rolls-Royce Battle of Britain memorial stained glass window
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