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Encyclopedia > De Havilland
de Havilland Aircraft Company
de Havilland logo
Type defunct
Founded 1920
Headquarters Hatfield, England
Key people Geoffrey de Havilland, founder
Industry aerospace
Products civil and military aircraft
Parent Hawker Siddeley (from 1959)
Subsidiaries de Havilland Canada (1928)
de Havilland Australia (1927)
Airspeed Ltd.

The de Havilland Aircraft Company was a British aviation manufacturer founded in 1920, when Airco of which Geoffrey de Havilland had been chief designer and owner was sold to BSA. de Havilland then set up a company under his name in September that year at Stag Lane Aerodrome in Edgware. It later moved to Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, England. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Arms of the former Hatfield Rural District Council Hatfield, originally Bishops Hatfield, is in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, in the south of England. ... Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (July 27, 1882 - May 21, 1965) was one of Englands aviation pioneers. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Hawker-Ciggerley was a group of UK aircraft manufacturing companies formed as a result of the merger of Hawker Aircraft with Armstrong Siddeley. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Airspeed Ltd was established to build aeroplanes in 1931 in York, England by A. H. Tiltman and Nevil Shute Norway (the aeronautical engineer and famous writer, who used his forenames as his pen-name). ... de Havilland may mean de Havilland Aircraft Company Geoffrey de Havilland - founder of the aircraft company Geoffrey de Havilland, Jr. ... George Holt Thomas established the Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Airco) at The Hyde in Hendon, north London, England during 1912. ... Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (July 27, 1882 - May 21, 1965) was one of Englands aviation pioneers. ... The Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) was a British manufacturer of vehicles, firearms, and military equipment, and still exists as an airgun sport manufacturer and distributor. ... Stag Lane Aerodrome was a private aerodrome between 1915 and 1933 located in Edgware, London, England. ... Edgware is a is suburb situated 9. ... Arms of the former Hatfield Rural District Council Hatfield, originally Bishops Hatfield, is in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, in the south of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...

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History

Initially, de Havilland concentrated on single and two-seat biplanes, essentially continuing the DH line of aircraft built by Airco, but powered by de Havilland's own Gypsy engines. These included the Gypsy and Tiger Moths. These aircraft set many aviation records, many piloted by de Havilland himself. Amy Johnson flew solo from England to Australia in a Gypsy Moth in 1930, the flight taking 19.5 days. A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings of similar spans, normally one mounted above, and the other level with, the underside of the fuselage. ... The De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth was a variant of the DH.60 Moth powered by the De Havilland Gipsy I engine. ... The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth was a 1930s biplane designed by de Havilland and operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer. ... Amy Johnson in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, July 1930. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


The Moth line of aircraft continued with the more refined (and enclosed) Hornet Moth and Moth Minor, the latter being a low-wing monoplane constructed of wood. Cabin biplane, designed as trainer and touring aircraft. ... The de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor was a 1930s British two-seat tourer/trainer aircraft built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Hatfield Aerodrome, England and Bankstown, Australia. ... A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ...


The DH 84 Dragon was the first aircraft purchased by Aer Lingus, who later operated the DH 84B Dragon Express and the DH 89 Dragon Rapide. de Havilland continued to produce high-performance aircraft including the high-speed twin-piston-engine DH 88 Comet mailplane, one of which became famous in its red livery as the winner of the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. The de Havilland Dragon was a commericial aircraft designed and built by the de Havilland company. ... Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. ... The de Havilland Dragon was a commericial aircraft designed and built by the de Havilland company. ... The de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide was a successful British short-haul passenger airliner of the 1930s. ... The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was an aircraft designed for one very specific purpose - to win the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race for Britain. ... A mailplane is an aircraft used for carrying mail. ... The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was an aircraft designed for one very specific purpose - to win the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race for Britain. ... The MacRobertson Trophy Air Race took place October, 1934 as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the Australian state of Victoria (Australia). ...


The high-performance designs and wooden construction methods culminated in perhaps the most famous de Havilland aircraft - the Mosquito, constructed primarily of wood because of the shortage of aluminium during the war. The company followed this with the even higher-performing Hornet, which was one of the pioneers of the use of metal-wood and metal-metal bonding techniques. The de Havilland Mosquito (The Wooden Wonder, also known as The Timber Terror) was a British combat aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during the Second World War. ... The de Havilland Hornet was a development of de Havillands classic Mosquito designed as private venture for a long-range fighter for use in the Pacific Theater in the war against Japan. ... An adhesive is a compound that adheres or bonds two items together. ...


After the Second World War, de Havilland continued with leading-edge designs in both the military and civil field, but several public disasters doomed the company as an independent entity. The experimental, tailless, jet-powered de Havilland DH 108 Swallow crashed in the Thames Estuary, killing Geoffrey de Havilland Jr, son of the company's founder. The de Havilland Comet was put into service in 1952 as the eagerly-anticipated first commercial jet airliner, twice as fast as previous alternatives and a source of British national pride. The Comet suffered three tragic and high-profile crashes in two years. Less well known, but equally disastrous, was the explosion of the DH 110 Sea Vixen prototype during the 1952 Farnborough Air Show, which also killed members of the public. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The de Havilland DH 108 Swallow was a British experimental aircraft designed by John Carver Meadows Frost in October 1945. ... Geoffrey de Havilland Junior, (b. ... This article is about the de Havilland Comet jet airliner. ... The de Havilland Sea Vixen was a two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA); the air wing of the Royal Navy (RN), and built by de Havilland, most famous for designing the de Havilland Mosquito. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Farnborough 2006 Farnborough 2006 The Red Arrows in formation at Farnborough The Airbus A380, at Farnborough The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biannually in England. ...


Hawker Siddeley bought de Havilland before incorporation into British Aerospace in 1977. In this period, many designs started by de Havilland came into production, including the Trident, HS 146 (later BAe 146), HS 125 (later BAe 125). Hawker-Ciggerley was a group of UK aircraft manufacturing companies formed as a result of the merger of Hawker Aircraft with Armstrong Siddeley. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... Trident 1E The Trident, model DH121 or HS121, was a short/medium-range airliner designed by de Havilland in the 1950s, and built by the Hawker-Siddeley Group in the 1960s when de Havilland was merged, along with several other British aviation firms. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... BAe 125-1000 The twin-engined BAe 125 is the worlds best selling mid-size corporate jet, now marketed as the Raytheon Hawker 800. ...

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de Havilland aircraft

de Havilland Dove.
de Havilland DH 83 Fox Moth.
de Havilland DH 83 Fox Moth.
de Havilland Mosquito B 35 (reconfigured to a FB Mk.VI, on display at the Alberta Aviation Museum).
de Havilland Mosquito B 35 (reconfigured to a FB Mk.VI, on display at the Alberta Aviation Museum).

Examples are on display at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre. de Havilland Dove at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble, England, May 2003. ... de Havilland Dove at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble, England, May 2003. ... de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble, England, May 2003. ... de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble, England, May 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 2653 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 2653 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This is, as far as possible, a complete list of aircraft produced or proposed by the de Havilland Aircraft Company from its founding in 1920 until its purchase by (and integration into) the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1959. ... The de Havilland DH.16 was a British four-seat commercial biplane of the 1910s built by De Havilland. ... The de Havilland DH.29 Doncaster was a British long-range monoplane of the 1920s built by De Havilland. ... The De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth was a variant of the DH.60 Moth powered by the De Havilland Gipsy I engine. ... The de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth was a 1920s British large single-engined biplane transport built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware. ... The de Havilland DH.66 Hercules was a 1920s British seven-passenger, three-engined airliner built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Stag Lane Aerodrome. ... The de Havilland Dragon was a commericial aircraft designed and built by the de Havilland company. ... The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth was a 1930s biplane designed by de Havilland and operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer. ... The D.H.87 Fox Moth was a succsessful biplane passenger aircraft from the 1930s powered by a Gipsy Major IV inline inverted engine, manufactured by the deHavilland aircraft co. ... Cabin biplane, designed as trainer and touring aircraft. ... The de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide was a successful British short-haul passenger airliner of the 1930s. ... The de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly was a 1930s British twin-engined luxury touring biplane built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Hatfield Aerodrome. ... The De Havilland Puss Moth is a three seater aeroplane designed in 1929 and used by Britain during the second world war mainly for communications. ... The de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth is a three seater aeroplane designed and build by the de Havilland Aircraft Company in 1933. ... The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was an aircraft designed for one very specific purpose - to win the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race for Britain. ... The BOAC DH.91 Albatross Fortuna alongside the Control Tower at Croydon Airport in 1939 The de Havilland DH.91 Albatross was a four-engine British transport aircraft in the 1930s. ... The de Havilland DH.93 Don was a 1930s British multi-role three-seat training aircraft built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Hatfield Aerodrome. ... The de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor was a 1930s British two-seat tourer/trainer aircraft built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Hatfield Aerodrome, England and Bankstown, Australia. ... The de Havilland DH.95 Flamingo was a high-wing monoplane passenger airliner of the World War II period, also used by the RAF as a troop-carrier and for general communications duties. ... The de Havilland Mosquito (The Wooden Wonder, also known as The Timber Terror) was a British combat aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during the Second World War. ... The de Havilland Hornet was a development of de Havillands classic Mosquito designed as private venture for a long-range fighter for use in the Pacific Theater in the war against Japan. ... de Havilland Dove The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British monoplane short-haul airliner from de Havilland, the successor to the bi-plane de Havilland Dragon Rapide and was one of Britains most successful post-war civil designs. ... The de Havilland DH.114 Heron was a small, propeller-driven British airliner that first flew on May 10 1950. ... This article is about the de Havilland Comet jet airliner. ... Trident 1E The Trident, model DH121 or HS121, was a short/medium-range airliner designed by de Havilland in the 1950s, and built by the Hawker-Siddeley Group in the 1960s when de Havilland was merged, along with several other British aviation firms. ... BAe 125-1000 The twin-engined BAe 125 is the worlds best selling mid-size corporate jet, now marketed as the Raytheon Hawker 800. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was the second jet-engined aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War (the first being the Gloster Meteor), although it did not see combat in that conflict. ... The de Havilland DH.112 Venom was a post- war jet single-seat fighter-bomber of the Royal Air Force. ... The correct title of this article is de Havilland Sea Vixen. ... The de Havilland DH 108 Swallow was a British experimental aircraft designed by John Carver Meadows Frost in October 1945. ... A de Havilland DH.104 Dove at the museum The de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, formerly the Mosquito Aircraft Museum, is a volunteer run aviation museum in the English county of Hertfordshire, just north of Greater London. ...


de Havilland Weapon Systems

Firestreak missile Type air-to-air Nationality United Kingdom Era Cold War Launch platform fixed wing aircraft Target aircraft History Builder de Havilland Propellors Date of design 1951 Production period ? Service duration 1958 - 1988 Operators United Kingdom, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia. ...


de Havilland Canada

Bombardier (de Havilland Canada) Dash 8 of British European Airlines.
C-FGYN Adlair Aviation Ltd. de Havilland Beaver (DHC2) Mk I on floats

de Havilland Canada was formed in 1928 to build Moth aircraft for the training of Canadian airmen and continued after the war to build its own designs suited to the harsh Canadian operating environment. These are listed below. The DHC-2 through DHC-7 aircraft were all STOL designs. de Havilland (Canada) was eventually incorporated into the Bombardier group of companies and the Dash Eight remains in production with a particular emphasis being placed on its quiet operation in comparison to other aircraft of a similar size. In May 2005, Bombardier sold the rights to the out-of-production aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) to Viking Air Ltd. of Sidney, British Columbia. Bombardier (De Havilland Canada) Dash 8 (G-JEDK) landing at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... Bombardier (De Havilland Canada) Dash 8 (G-JEDK) landing at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 722 KB) C-FGYN Adlair Aviation Ltd. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 722 KB) C-FGYN Adlair Aviation Ltd. ... Flybe de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 (G-JEDL) at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... Flybe de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 (G-JEDL) at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... A twin-turbo DHC-8 of Flybe on the ground at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... Bristol International Airport (IATA: BRS, ICAO: EGGD) is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol in England, and the surrounding area. ... de Havilland Canada was an innovative aircraft manufacturer with facilities based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... STOL is an acronym for Short Take-Off and Landing, a term used in the aircraft industry to describe aeroplanes with very short runway requirements. ... logo Bombardier Inc. ...


Aircraft produced by de Havilland (Canada) Aircraft include (chronologically):

Dash series turboprops are now branded as Q (means "quiet") Series Turboprops: The de Havilland Chipmunk is a tandem two seat single engined training aircraft, and was the standard primary trainer for the British military though most of the post-war years. ... C-FGYN Adlair Aviation Ltd. ... Another in de Havilland Canadas successful line of rugged and useful STOL utility transports, the single engined, high wing, propeller-driven Otter was conceived to be capable of performing the same roles as the earlier and highly successful Beaver, but was bigger, the vertible one-ton truck. ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (known in the US military as the C-7 Caribou) was designed as a specialized transport for STOL (short takeoff and landing). ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, a turboprop version developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ... A Dash-7 at Stanley The de Havilland Canada DHC-7, popularly the Dash 7, is a turboprop powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ...

  • Q100: 33-37 seats. Original model (no longer in production; replaced by -200)
  • Q200: 33-37 seats. Enhanced engines; "Hot/High" version of the -100
  • Q300: 50-56 seats. Stretched -100 series
  • Q400: 68-78 seats. Features 6-blade, low speed props for low noise

de Havilland Australia

The first foreign subsidiary was set up in Australia in March 1927. The company moved to Sydney during 1930 where it acted as an agency for the parent company, with assembly, repair and spares facilities for the company's popular sporting and airliner types. Aircraft design and full manufacture by de Havilland Australia did not take place until the Second World War, when the company began production of the DH 82 Tiger Moth primary trainer at Bankstown, NSW. de Havilland Australia was formerly part of de Havilland, then later a separate company. ...


During the Second World War, the Australian company began to manufacture the Mosquito, with deliveries to the RAAF being first made in 1944. A total of 212 Mosquitos were built at Bankstown between 1943 and 1948. Some of these aircraft continued in RAAF service until 1953.


Licensed production of the de Havilland Vampire began by 1946.


A completely Australian design, the de Havilland DHA-3 Drover, was manufactured, although only about 20 were produced, mostly for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Some were also operated by Trans Australia Airlines and Qantas. Production of these aircraft took place between 1948 and 1952. The DHA-3 Drover was a 3-engined light transport capable of carrying six-eight passengers, designed as a replacement for the de Havilland DH 84 Dragon, which was common in Australia at the time. The engines chosen for the new design were three de Havilland Gypsy Major Mk-10 4s. Several Drovers were later re-engined with Lycoming flat 4 engines. de Havilland DHA-3 Drover was an australian built three-engine monoplane, constructed and built by Havilland Australia in the late 1940–s. ... The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ... Trans Australia Airlines or TAA (IATA TN, renamed Australian Airlines in 1986) was one of the two major Australian domestic airlines between its inception in 1946 and its sale to Qantas in 1992. ... Qantas (pronounced ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia and the worlds third oldest continuously running independent airline behind KLM and Avianca. ...


The de Havilland Australia concern is now owned by Boeing, and is known as Boeing Australia. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Boeing Australia, Ltd. ...

  • de Havilland DHA-3 Drover

de Havilland DHA-3 Drover was an australian built three-engine monoplane, constructed and built by Havilland Australia in the late 1940–s. ...

de Havilland engines

As well as a prolific aircraft builder, de Havilland was also a significant producer of aero engines. This went against usual practice- usually engines are designed and produced by a dedicated company. The successful "Gypsy" and the later developments such as the Gypsy Major were successful and popular power units, being used in nearly all of de Havilland's light designs and several aircraft from other manufacturers. Gypsy engines were relatively unusual by the 1930s/40s because they were in-line engines, at a time when radial or opposed-action engine layouts were more popular. The de Havilland company was also a competitor to Rolls-Royce in the early years of the jet engine development, building the "Goblin" and "Ghost" engines for their jet fighters. The de Havilland Engine Company was an offshoot of the de Havilland aircraft building company, which started life in 1928 producing the famous de Havilland Gipsy aero-engine. ... In-line expansion or inlining for short is a compiler optimization which expands a function call site into the actual implementation of the function which is called, rather than each call transferring control to a common piece of code. ... Rolls-Royce Limited was a British car and aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Henry Royce and C.S. Rolls on 15 March 1906 and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ...

A privately owned de Havilland Sea Vixen (G-CVIX) at an air show in 2005.
A privately owned de Havilland Sea Vixen (G-CVIX) at an air show in 2005.

The De Havilland Ghost was a turbojet engine. ... Cutaway Goblin II A cutaway diagram of the internal workings of the de Havilland Goblin, as fitted to the Vampire. ... The de Havilland Spectre was a rocket engine built by de Havilland in the post Second World War period. ... The de Havilland Gipsy Major was a 4-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine used in a variety of light aircraft in the 1930s including the famous Tiger Moth biplane. ... The PS.23 or PS.52 Gyron, also known as the Halford H-4, was Frank Halfords last turbojet design while working for de Havilland. ... The PS.23 or PS.52 Gyron, also known as the Halford H-4, was Frank Halfords last turbojet design while working for de Havilland. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1209, 313 KB) de Havilland dH-110 Sea Vixen D3, formerly of the Royal Navy as XP924, now on the UK Civil Register as G-CVIX. With wings folded, at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1209, 313 KB) de Havilland dH-110 Sea Vixen D3, formerly of the Royal Navy as XP924, now on the UK Civil Register as G-CVIX. With wings folded, at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ...

Trivia

  • The site of the former Hatfield Aerodrome, where de Havilland was based, is now used by the University of Hertfordshire for its de Havilland campus, which opened in 2003. The site also includes a business park. In addition to the university campus, there are several streets in the area named after de Havilland aircraft [1].
  • One of de Havilland's trademarks was that the name of the aircraft type was painted on using a particularly elegant Roman typeface, all in capital letters. When there was a strike at the plant, the artisans who painted the name on the planes used the same typeface to make the workers' protest signs.

The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, from which the university takes its name. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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