Respectful nod to the old

Typhoon honours Typhoon

We were delighted to see the new display aircraft for the RAF Typhoon Display Team rolled out on 22 April, resplendent in the markings of Hawker Typhoon FM-G of 257 squadron.

The paint scheme was chosen to commemorate D-Day. On that day, FM-G was flown by Pilot Officer Denzel Jenkins who later received the Distinguished Flying Cross. In the lead up to D-Day, 257 squadron used their Typhoons to strike key transport and military targets, as did RB396’s 174 squadron. World War 2 veteran Bernard Gardiner, a great friend of our charity, flew Typhoons in 257 squadron, so we are sure he will also welcome this tribute.

We look forward to seeing the Typhoon, nicknamed Moggy, display at airshows across the country in this important commemorative year.


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