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de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

Countless RAF trainee pilots - and, indeed, those of many other air arms - were instructed on de Havilland Canada's wonderful Chipmunk, without doubt among the greatest of all primary trainers. It entered RAF service in 1950 and was not retired until 1996; even today, the service uses two for tail wheel training with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. One of many civilian-owned Chipmunks will be on static display at RIAT 2014, an ex-RAF example owned by the Mike Oscar Group and based at Wellesbourne Mountford in Warwickshire. Serial WK514, on the civil register as G-BBMO, was delivered early in 1952 to No 5 Reserve Flying School at Castle Bromwich.

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