In tricky conditions, the Boulton Paul Balliol pilots of No 7 Flying Training School put up an immaculate performance in the RAF’s Coronation Review flypast — as witnessed first-hand during rehearsals by The Aeroplane’s reporter

The No 7 FTS Balliol T1s pass over Odiham during the flypast rehearsal on 10 July 1953. The training aircraft arranged in the semi-circle at bottom right include six more examples from the Cottesmore-based unit. AEROPLANE

Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s outstanding archives to cast new light on past stories

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