Memorials

Coventry, England, UK

  • The "Whittle Arch" statue is a large double wing-like structure situated outside the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Coventry City Centre.
  • A statue of Whittle by Faith Winter is situated under the Whittle Arch. It was unveiled on the 1 June 2007 by his son, Ian Whittle, during a televised event. It shows Whittle at RAF Cranwell looking towards the sky observing the first test flight of a Gloster-Whittle E28/39 on 15 May 1941.
  • There is a school named after Whittle in the Walsgrave suburb of Coventry. It was called Frank Whittle Primary up until 1997, before being re-named Sir Frank Whittle Primary School. A jet engine replica sits in the reception area of the school, donated by Whittle himself before his death.
  • There is a commemorative plaque on the house in Newcombe Road, Earlsdon, Coventry, in which he was born and brought up until the age of nine years.
  • On Hearsall Common, near to Whittle's birthplace in Coventry, a plaque commemorates where Whittle gained inspiration when he saw an aircraft land.
  • Coventry University has named one its buildings after him.
  • The main hangar at the Midland Air Museum is called the The Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre.
  • Whittle house was one of the four "houses" at Finham Park School until they were renamed in 2008.
Statue of Sir Frank Whittle under the Whittle Arches, Coventry
Whittle Arches and statue, Coventry

Elsewhere

  • A full-scale model of the E.28/39 Whittle has been erected just outside the northern boundary of Farnborough Airfield in Hampshire, England.
  • A similar memorial has been erected in the middle of a roundabout outside Lutterworth where much of Whittle's development, including the invention of the jet engine, was carried out.
  • The Sir Frank Whittle Medal is awarded annually by the Royal Academy of Engineering to an engineer, normally resident in the UK, for outstanding and sustained achievement which has contributed to the well-being of the nation.
  • Two roads in Derby are named Sir Frank Whittle Road and Sir Frank Whittle Way, as a tribute to his work at Rolls-Royce.
  • Whittle Parkway in Burnham is named after him.
  • One of the main buildings at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell is called Whittle Hall. It houses the Officer & Aircrew Cadet Training Unit and the Air Power Studies Division of King's College London.
  • Cambridge University Engineering Department has a Whittle Laboratory.
  • A road in Rugby is named Whittle Close.
  • Whittle Close in Clitheroe is named after him.
  • Sir Frank Whittle Way, a new road in Blackpool Business park, Blackpool.
  • The Jet public house in Leamington Spa, known as The Jet and Whittle until recent times, is named in honour of Whittle.
  • The Whittle Gas field in the Southern North Sea operated by BP.
  • The Whittle Inn near the Gloster Aircraft Company's former test runway in Hucclecote, Gloucestershire is named after Whittle; the nearby Tesco has a picture of a Gloster Meteor incorporated in part of its glass frontage.
  • The bar/restaurant in Royal Mail's management college at Coton House, Churchover is named the Whittle Bar.
Sir Frank Whittle's memorial at Farnborough Aerodrome
Whittle memorial at Lutterworth