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VS618 On display at RAF Museum Hendon. The Prentice was RAF’s first side-by-side trainer. This aircraft first flew in May 1949 and served with No. 22 Flying Training School (FTS). In 1956 it passed into civilian hands till it was purchased in 2009 by the RAF Museum. It is one of some 17 Prentice survivors worldwide. (more of VS618)
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ZA492 Commemorating 70 years of Operation Chastise, the "Dambuster" raid over Germany, conducted by the 617 Squadron that was based at RAF Scampton at the time, nowadays the home of the Red Arrows. (more of ZA492)
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XS925 On display at RAF Museum Hendon. This Lightning first flew on Jan. 26, 1967. It served back and forth with No. 5 and No. XI Sqn. The Lightning was handed over to the museum in 1988 in the markings of No. XI Sqn. (more of XS925)
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TG511 Crowded with an Avro York on the left, a Dakota above and Short Belfast to the rear, space is at a premium in the Cold War gallery at RAF Museum Cosford. This Hastings was built in 1948 and served with No. 47 Sqn. during the Berlin Airlift. By 1955 it was flying in the weather reconnaissance role with No. 202 Sqn. It went later to Strike Command Bombing School followed by Radar Training Flight till retired in 1977. (more of TG511)
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ZK323 On static display at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2013. This aircraft belongs to No. XI Sqn., one of the oldest fighter squadrons of the RAF that was briefly based in India during World War II. No. XI Sqn. would deploy to Cyprus in the month following the air show for Operation Luminous. (more of ZK323)
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2699 On display at IWM London. This B.E.2c was probably built around 1916. By Feb. 1917 it was on the strength of No. 50 Home Defence Sqn., Royal Flying Corps at Dover to intercept Zeppelins . It went on to two Night Training Squadrons and to No. 51 Sqn. RAF in Norfolk. After a forced landing, it was withdrawn from use and transferred to the museum in Sept. 1919. (more of 2699)
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687 On display at RAF Museum Hendon. The B.E.2b was the first RFC aircraft to be sent to France in Aug. 1914 after the outbreak of the war. By late 1915 it was outclassed and easy prey for German fighters. The B.E.2b had some success as a Home Defence night fighter by downing several Zeppelins. This replica represents the B.E.2b flown by 2nd Lt Rhodes-Moorhouse who made a bombing attack on Cambrai on 26 April 1915. He was posthumously awarded the first Victoria Cross to an airman. (more of 687)