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  • World War I Fighters Fly Again

    The SE5a takes part in demonstration flight at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England. Of the 55,000 planes that were manufactured by the Royal Army Corps during WWI, only around 20 remain in airworthy condition. The centennial anniversary of the start of WWI is on July 28, 2014.
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  • The SE5a is a single seat biplane designed by the Royal Aircraft Factory, with its engine built by Wolseley Motors Ltd, and it was issued to 84 Squadron in November 1918.
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  • The National Archive in Kew has recently verified that the plane saw action in France with 84 Squadron the day before Armistice, November 10, 1918.
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  • The instrument panel of the SE5a is displayed at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • Pilot Rodger 'Dodge' Bailey prepares for a demonstration flight in a SE5a at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • Pilot Rodger 'Dodge' Bailey, takes off in the SE5a for demonstration flight at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • The SE5a takes part in demonstration flight at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • The SE5a takes part in demonstration flight at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • Shuttleworth Collection engineers position a F2b fighter at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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  • Pilot Rob Millinship, poses next to a Sopwith Pup during a photocall at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.
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