Ref NoD4907
TitleRolls-Royce Rocket Department, Derby
Extent15 files
Administrative HistoryAdministrative History The Rocket Department at Rolls-Royce, Derby, headed by Dr A V Cleaver, was involved in the Air Ministry's Blue Streak Missile Project, part of Britain's proposed independent nuclear deterrent strategy. The project continued life as part of the European rocket programme. The cancellation of Blue Streak and other changes led to disbandment of the Rocket Department in the later 1960s. It appears that at this time most of the departmental records were destroyed by the company.
Custodial HistoryThese files were donated by a private individual in 1968 and re-accessioned in 1998
CreatorRolls-Royce Ltd, Rolls-Royce Rocket Department, Derby
DescriptionPapers relating to the Blue Streak Missile Project of the Rolls-Royce Rocket Department, Derby.
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For a fuller series of papers and photographs from the Rocket Department see D5290.
Organisation TypeBusinesses
GroupVehicle manufacturers and products
Sub-GroupCommerce and Manufacturing
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