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FROM WARPLANE TO FILM STAR

When the RAF retired its last Mosquitos, stardom in a movie helped to boost the number of survivors. Ken Ellis explains

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SPITFIRE LETTERS

Less than a year before the Spitfire prototype first flew, RJ Mitchell received a letter telling him the aeroplane needed redesigning. FlyPast reveals the correspondence, along with Mitchell’s stinging response...

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Above and Beyond: Cyril Bamberger

Graham Pitchfork outlines the career of Cyril Bamberger who fought in the Battle of Britain, the defence of Malta and the Korean War

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Breaking the Gothic Line

From hunting secret Japanese submarines to blitzing enemy positions in a Martin Marauder, navigator Gordon Wilson’s incident-filled career is charted by Sean Feast

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Dark Knight

Former OC BBMF Clive Rowley reveals the story behind the new all-black night-fighter-intruder identity for the Flight’s famous Hurricane Mk IIC

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GERMANY’S HISTORIC AIRCRAFT GATHERING

Germany’s Quax Stearman group held a successful fly-in over the weekend of July 3 and 4. This annual event has gone from strength to strength over the years, as Stefan Schmoll discovers

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Fokker Fodder

The Royal Flying Corps’ 8 Squadron suffered its first loss to the ‘Fokker Scourge’ during World War One’s Battle of Loos, as Andrew Thomas describes

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PETER ARNOLD IS 'MR SPITFIRE'

Inside Stories: Peter Arnold has spent decades amassing an incredible collection of aviation artefacts. FlyPast reveals some of the finest items...

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Bristol fashion

Returning to the skies in March, the Shuttleworth Collection’s Bristol F.2B Fighter has emerged in significant 22 Squadron clothes. Darren Harbar reflects on this storied machine’s long history, and goes air-to-air with the 1918 biplane

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Stormbringer: The English Electric Lightning

Blessed with power in abundance, the English Electric Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter. The revered and famously noisy jet served the UK well for almost 30 years, as Bertie Simmonds reveals

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