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RAF Trainer Trio

By Kako
A rare opportunity to be able to photograph three trainers as used by RAF over three decades.

From L-R...DH.82A Tiger Moth...built by Morris Motors, Cowley, Oxford in 1944. Acquired by the Shuttleworth Collection in 1966 and subsequently rebuilt by two former engineering apprentices at Old Warden using bits from two other Tiger Moths. Since overhauled and re-covered before being finished in the colours of the RAF Central Flying School Aerobatic Team.

Chipmunk T.22...resplendent in the markings of the Royal Canadian Air Force...'671' who used these aircraft in the trainer role. This aircraft dates from 1952.

On the right we have the rarest of the trio...the sole surviving Avro Tutor. The aircarft dates from 1931 and is one from the main production batch. It was used by the RAF College, Cranwell and Central Flying School. 'Demobbed' in 1946, a year later it joined the UK civilian register as G-AHSA. Currently flying in the markings of K3241 of the Central Flying School Aerobatic Team.

Seen at the Flying Festival of Britain commemorative airshow in early June at Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

Tags: Pentax Transport Tiger moth Shuttleworth collection Old Warden Bedfordshire Avro Tutor Vintage aeroplanes RAF Trainers DH Chipmunk

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Kako 16 175
14 Jul 2021 10:21PM
Thanks everyone for your votes.

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