75 years after its first flight on the 22nd of May 1946, the ‘Chippy” is still flown and loved by many. From the late 1940s, the de Havilland Chipmunk became the RAF’s primary trainer aircraft. The RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight still has two Chipmunks, invaluable for training fighter
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder”, or “Mossie”. In 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.