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The Friends of HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation both for business and heritage preservation. 


Rolls Royce Marine
Fishponds, Bristol
PO Box 31
Tel: +44 117 974 8500
Fax: +44 117 979 2607
Website Rolls Royce Marine
Website: Rolls Royce Defence aerospace

HMS Vengeance and Rolls Royce Business Partnership 

The Vengeance Campaign to date is all about partnerships and a major player in the world's aerospace and defence technology industries, Rolls Royce is being invited to discuss in joining us in saving the VENGEANCE and hopefully assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum venture. 

Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous names in engineering throughout the world - a global aerospace, defence, marine and energy group with facilities in 15 countries. Rolls-Royce grew from the electrical and mechanical business established by Henry Royce in 1884. In WW2 developments gave Rolls-Royce the technological base to build the Merlin engine, which Royce has begun to work on before his death in 1933, being used to great effect in the hurricane, spitfire and seafire. Today Rolls Royce continues to build naval aircraft engines including for the Sea Harrier powered by the RR Pegasus engine, and the US T-45A Goshawk powered by the Adour engine. The 1999s ended with the £576m acquisition of Vickers plc, transformed Rolls-Royce into the global leader in marine power systems.

Rolls Royce Marine: Rolls-Royce centre for all marine system integration and platform support activities.  Multi-disciplinary team of engineers, naval architects and project managers undertake a widerange of projects. Staff are involved in the design and support of the nuclear propulsion plants that power the UK submarine fleet, including HMS Vengeance.

Rolls Royce will also contribute to the future heritage of naval aviation, taking part in the future aircraft carrier (CVF) project of the Royal Navy to build two new carriers. At 40-50,000 tonnes, the two new carriers will be twice the size of the existing Invincible-class carriers, and twice the size of the former HMS Vengeance. BAE Systems leads a team with Harland and Wolff and Rolls Royce which have been awarded contracts by the MoD defence procurement executive to study the three alternative configurations - CTOL, STOVL and STOBAR - and key ship technologies. The prime contractor selection will be made in 2004 with an in-service date of 2012. The second ship should enter service in 2015.

The Friends of HMS Vengeance wish to strengthen the link with the CVF project and provide opportunities for the Aerospace and Naval shipbuilding industries to promote their developments on this historic aircraft carrier. 
UK Future Aircraft Carrier Programme   T-45A Goshawk powered by Rolls Royce

Benefits to Companies 

  • To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of the latest products and developments and practical training of the key skills requirements. 
  • Opportunities for high profile media attention.
  • Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive open area deck space for high profile media events.
  • To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business in order to enrich heritage and business learning. 
  • To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related learning on the Vengeance. 
  • To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working with business.

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