1945: Making the tiny gears of war

Workers at Argo in 1945
Workers at Argo in 1945
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We look at Aylesbury’s small by essential role in tank and plane production during the Second World War.

Millions of small but very essential accessories for planes and tanks – mainly using tiny pieces of metal and bakelite – were produced during the Second World War at the Argo Electrical Company premises in Aylesbury.

In this picture from 68 years ago, workers are seen carrying out the delicate work.