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HOW DID THE RAF CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY? KEN ELLIS DESCRIBES THE IMPRESSIVE GATHERING AT ABINGDON

The programme for the public day was far from lavish, but certainly functional
Belfast C.1, VC10 C.1, Hercules C.1, Gunbus replica, Afghan Hind, Beverley C.1, Comet C.4, Twin Pioneer CC.1, Hastings C.1A, Britannia C.1, Valetta C.1.

Britain’s youngest armed service had more pressing priorities when the time came to commemorate its quarter century. On April 1, 1943 the RAF was well into its second world conflict.

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