The busy scene at De Havilland's Broughton (Chester) factory in early 1953 when 20 aircraft were being completed each week. Types visible are Doves, Chipmunks, Vampire Trainers and Night Fighters and Venoms. Vampire T.11 WZ569 is in the foreground.
Delivered new to Royal Danish AF as E-418 in 06.56. Sold to Hawkers as G-9-440 and to Brenchem as G-HUNT in 07.78. Later to N50972 and N611JR in 02.88 and marked 'WB188'. Owned by Brencham Historic Aircraft.
Late-build Chipmunk completed at Broughton/Hawarden in 1953 and displayed at its birthplace during the 1985 BAe Families Open Day. Operated by the Army's Basic Fixed Wing Flight based at Middle Wallop, Hants.
The sad sight in late 1953 of four Mosquito NF.30's lying on their bellies during scrapping at 48 Maintenance Unit. RK937 coded RO-V and ex 29 Squadron is at the right. The Mossies had been replaced by Meteor NF.11/14's.
Delivered new to the Nigerian government as 5N-ANG circa 1975. Returned to the manufacturer as G-BLOI in March 1985, and seen here outside the Chester factory. Delivered to Okada Air as 5N-AOL shortly hereafter. Stored at Lagos by 1988, fate unknown.