R.F.D. Co Ltd
Founded by R. F. Dagnall, the R.F.D. Co Ltd built the prototype of the Dagling, a primary glider, in 1930 for the London Gliding Club using plans acquired through America.
The Dagling was successful enough to go into production and the R.F.D. Co built at least 27 but in January 1932 announced the cessation of its glider making activities to concentrate on its Air Ministry contracts, and the name of R.F.D. was henceforth to become far better known for liferafts, dinghies, parachutes, air and sea rescue equipment and related products.