wind screaming through the struts
as she dives, a wild thing
buffeted in icy clouds

or lumbering above the hills
an old work-horse
giving her all

the throaty roar
of those Merlin engines

and later, the different scream
of jets across the endless sky

and the men
and women
who loved them

© Maureen Sudlow

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Avro 626

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Douglas DC3 – Queen’s aircraft 1952-1954

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TA4K Skyhawk

TA4K Skyhawk

De Havilland Vampire

De Havilland Vampire

– sorry the quality isn’t too good on these photos.  The lighting was difficult.

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