The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only a few years after man s first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain s pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro s greatest achievements were two bombers, the Lancaster and the Vulcan, which captivate public imagination to this day. In this new and redesigned edition, Avro historian Harry Holmes brings you a complete history in photographs of this much-loved manufacturer, from the earliest years to the revival of the Avro name by BAe.