[WorldKings – World Almanac Events 2023] 117th anniversary of the establishment of Rolls-Royce Limited (March 15, 1906 – March 15, 2023)


(WorldKings.org) Rolls-Royce has remained one of the most famous names in engineering throughout the world.

Rolls-Royce Limited was an English car and, later, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Sir Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls on March 15, 1906, and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. Royce was the engineer and designer, Rolls—the son of a Baronb - was the business manager and had the experience of promoting the sale of cars.



In 1971, Rolls-Royce was crippled by the development of the advanced RB211 jet engine, resulting in the nationalization of the company. In 1973, the car division was separated from Rolls-Royce Limited as Rolls-Royce Motors. Rolls-Royce Limited continued as a nationalized company until it was privatized in 1987 as Rolls-Royce plc. Headquarters are in London.

Rolls-Royce planes powered Allied planes in World War I. In World War II, engines built by the company made a material contribution to the war effort as they powered the Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane in their Battle of Britain confrontation against the German Messerschmitt and Junkers.



Over its history, Rolls Royce has always been recognised as the premiere manufacturer of luxury and prestige cars, retaining their exceptional design and build quality, classic looks and sublime driving experience. Sadly, the golden era of the company moves further away every year and for those lucky enough to own one of the classics like the Silver Ghost, Twenty, Phantom, Silver Wraith or Silver Dawn, getting a reliable supply of Rolls Royce spare parts gets harder too.

Other Events:

- Celebrating 56 years of Southwest Airlines (March 15, 1967 - March 15, 2023)

- Celebrating 72 years of Philippine Airlines (March 15, 1941 - March 15, 2023)

According to tgautospares.co.uk; en.wikipedia and newworldencyclopedia

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