Whittle Road, TW6

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Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle (June 1, 1907 – August 9, 1996), was a Royal Air Force officer who is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. This is one of a small cluster of road names beginning with W marking the Western Perimeter of Heathrow Airport the others include: Wallis Road, Walrus Road, Wasp Road, Wayfarer Road, Welland Road, Wellington Road, Wentworth Drive, Widgeon Road, Wildcat Road, and Wright Way.

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