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Hovercraft 'still going strong'


Fifty years ago a revolutionary new form of transport was launched from the Isle of Wight.

Not quite a boat and not quite a plane, the hovercraft went on to become a British success story.

Griffon Hoverwork in Southampton claims to have built more than half the world's commercial hovercraft.

Brian Milligan spoke to the company's John Gifford to find out how business is faring in the 21st century.


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