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With World War II looming the Air Ministry needed to expand aircraft engine production.  A shadow factory was built in Liverpool however test and repair facilities were required nearer to home.

 

Just down the A4 towards London was a large structure that had lost its purpose in wartime.  Opened in 1937 the Earls Court exhibition centre was a modern new open building which Napiers took over in 1939.  The arena was converted into a wartime engine overhaul and engine rebuild centre for the Sabre engine.