Vickers Factory, Crayford, c. 1920



Crayford played a prominent part in the involvement of Vickers with aircraft production.

Probably the best-known aircraft made at Crayford was the Vickers Vimy. One became famous as the machine in which Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown made the first flight across the Atlantic in 1919.


See historic maps of Crayford