Aeroplane Monthly - April 2018

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RAF 100

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: RAF ESTABLISHMENT
How The Aeroplane covered the formation of the RAF in 1918

FATHER OF THE RAF
The early days of the service were a time of tribulation for the first Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Hugh Trenchard

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1936 AIR EXERCISES

VOICES OF ‘THE FEW’
Fighter Command veterans recall the Battle of Britain

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VENTURA SQUADRON

TYPHOON WING
Early days of the Hawker fighter

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AIR-SEA RESCUE

LANCASTER OPS
No 101 Squadron pilot ‘Rusty’ Waughman’s experiences of Bomber Command

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SIKORSKY HOVERFLY

HIGH SPEED FLIGHT
Post-war RAF record-breaking with the Gloster Meteor

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BERLIN AIRLIFT SUNDERLANDS

RAY HANNA
The great display pilot’s early RAF career, flying fighter reconnaissance and long-range ferry sorties

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JET PROVOST T1

FALKLANDS HARRIERS
The war diary of No 1(F) Squadron

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
Previewing the year’s major RAF 100 events

RAF 1918-2018 TIMELINE

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• RAF Museum gears up for centenary
• CAF’s D-Day lead C-47 flies
• Spitfire PT462 repainted … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

HANGAR TALK
Steve Slater’s comment on the historic aircraft world

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections on aviation history with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

SKYWRITERS

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from the late Mike Hooks’ outstanding collection. This month’s subject is the charming Currie Wot

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books, products - and theatrical productions

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

AIR LEASING
Latest developments at this burgeoning UK warbird operator

PROJECT ‘REDBIRD’ B-26s
Testing infra-red targeting in the Korean War

DATABASE: SUD CARAVELLE
France’s notably elegant classic jet airliner is profiled by François Prins