Professor David Williams of Loughborough University is recognised internationally for his expertise in manufacturing technology.
Much of the evolution of this has been driven by weapons manufacturing. His publications and research work as an honorary historical consultant focus on the history of military gunmaking and the Birmingham Gun Trade.
Did you know?
The fort with its back to the sea
Fort Nelson, which sits proudly above Portsmouth Harbour, originally pointed its guns inland. At the time it was feared that a French attack would come by land, and not sea.
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