One of the early entrants into the market of navigation instruments was B&G. It was February 1955 when Major R.N. Gatehouse and Ronald Brookes began production of a radio direction finding unit that they called the Heron.
The following year they incorporated as a limited company with the name Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G later) and set-up close to Lymington on England’s south coast, the company would remain in the town until 1992. This year they moved to Romsey, near the city of Southampton.
Precision and accuracy performance have always been paramount for BROOKES & GATEHOUSE LTD, as well as the constant technological evolution of its electrical aids to navigation.
The company involvement along in fastest sailing boats and their expanded collaboration from the America’s Cup to the Volvo Ocean Race around the world, has been one of the main components of their success.
If you haven’t read the first part, The history of DAHLBERG S.A. and B&G, it’s here.
Friday 27, Part III: The equipment of the Gods.