Shuttleworth Camel flies

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Sopwith Camel reproduction ‘D1851’/ G-BZSC airborne for the first time at Old Warden on 18 May, with Shuttleworth Collection chief pilot ‘Dodge’ Bailey at the controls.
DARREN HARBAR

THE Shuttleworth Collection’s Sopwith F1 Camel reproduction flew for the first time on 18 May at Old Warden, in the hands of chief pilot Roger ‘Dodge’ Bailey. This came just a month before the centenary of the type’s introduction to service: the machine has been finished as D1851 Ikanopit of No 70 Squadron, the first front-line RFC unit to receive Camels in June/July 1917.

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