Noel Pemberton-Billing begins flying experiments.
1914: Pemberton-Billing Ltd is
formed to design and manufacture aircraft. The company's first
aircraft, the PB.1, is a flying boat known as the Supermarine.
1916: Pemberton-Billing sells his aircraft
company to Hubert Scott-Paine who renames the company Supermarine
Aviation Works Ltd.
1927: Supermarine seaplanes win three
consecutive Schneider Cup races (1927, 1929 and 1931).
1928: Vickers acquires Supermarine which
continues to operate as a separate entity.
1938: Supermarine remains a separate
division when Vickers merges with Armstrongs forming Vickers-Armstrongs
1960: Supermarine loses its identity when
Vickers-Armstrongs merges with Bristol Aircraft and English Electric
to form the British Aircraft Company (BAC).