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Former RAF Aircraft Confirm!

Published: 15 Mar 2018

Aircraft spanning thirty years of Royal Air Force history have confirmed for the static display at this year's Air Tattoo, which will celebrate 100 years of the RAF. 

The Miles Magister (1930s), Auster Mk.5 (1940s) and two Jet Provosts (1950s) are all now in civilian hands but once flew in active RAF service before, during, and in the decade after the Second World War. The aircraft will help tell the story of the RAF as it transitioned through the War and into the Jet Age, paving the way for today's frontline aircraft.
All four aircraft are provided by their civilian owners and still wear appropriate RAF colour schemes, showing visitors exactly what the aircraft would have looked like in service. 

“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

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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