The man who designed the Spitfire is to be honoured with university scholarships bearing his name.
RJ Mitchell was chief designer for Supermarine and designed the British icon in 1935.
The warplane, thousands of which were made at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, went on to help win the Second World War and 22,000 were made.
Mitchell did not live to see the impact his design would have as he died of cancer in 1937, aged only 42. Many feel he did not gain the recognition he deserved.
Now the University of Southampton, where Supermarine was based, is launching new undergraduate scholarships for academic excellence at the University's School of Engineering Sciences.
Professor of aerospace engineering Neil Sandham said: 'We feel that it is appropriate to honour RJ Mitchell by supporting the brightest scholars as they start their university careers.
"Southampton engineering graduates have a reputation for excellence and we are sure that RJ Mitchell's legacy of innovative and elegant engineering design is in good hands."