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"Whatever is rightly done however humble is noble"

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Cherishing the legacy

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Promoting engineering excellence

Who was Sir Henry Royce?

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Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE, was a modest genius who always referred to himself as “mechanic”. From 1884 and his earliest successes in the infant electrical industry (he patented the bayonet light fitting), to his death in 1933, he uncompromisingly pursued his principle of establishing the best design and using the finest materials available worked to the highest level of craftsmanship.

Become a member?

Membership of the Foundation is through donation and gives the opportunity to play an active part in its administration by exercising the right of members to vote on all issues requiring a vote, to stand for election as a Director, and to attend all general and special members meetings.


In January 2012 the Foundation became a charitable company limited by guarantee, and it is now run by a Board of directors elected by its guaranteeing members. It is wholly dependent on support from the RREC and on donations from the public at large. Membership of the Foundation is open to all. The Foundation arranges lectures, open days, and special events for institutions, societies and private groups.

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