In a world of multinational conglomerates, one name in British aviation has remained independent for the past nine decades. Marshall of Cambridge has quietly grown to be one of the single largest employers in Cambridgeshire. Founded in the Edwardian era as a motor engineers, the company branched out into aviation after WWI, teaching pilots to fly, and became a major aircraft repair centre during the WWII. In the inter-war period it purchased the land which later became Cambridge Airport. Marshall have a repair facilty at Cambridge that has worked on almost every type of aircraft manufactured in the UK and USA,winning many civilian and military contracts. They have made components for aircraft as diverse as Comets and Concordes. The company also has a string of motor dealerships and manufactures ambulance and lorry bodies for both military and civilian use. This is the story of the firm's prodigious enterprise over the past century.