Historic New £50 Note Design - R J Mitchell, Designer of the Spitfire
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There has been much discussion about the new £50 note and whose image should be on it. This petition suggests that a scientist engineer should be the one, namely Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, (20 May 1895 – 11 June 1937).
Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, (20 May 1895 – 11 June 1937) was an English aeronautical engineer who worked for Supermarine Aviation. Between 1920 and 1936 he designed many aircraft. He is best remembered for his racing seaplanes, which culminated in the Supermarine S.6B, and the iconic Second World War fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire.
Without his talent, ingenuity and foresight, many of us here today would not have been born and the rest would be speaking a foreign language.
R.J Mitchell truly deserves to be celebrated among the greats of British history. What better way to do so than on the new £50 note?
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