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RAF Slingsby Sedbergh

Slingsby's T21 training glider of 1944 drew on the design of the pre-war Schneider Grunau Baby, one of Germany's outstanding gliders from the time. While the initial T21 was not taken on by the Air Training Corps, the subsequent T21B was, designated as the Sedbergh TX1 (named after a public school in Cumbria). It was a side-by-side two-seater, and 95 were delivered beginning in 1947. The type became known affectionately as the 'barge' due to its sedate, stable flying characteristics.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

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Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

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Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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