Tangmere 1968

In this Pathe News video 19 year-old Prince Charles walks out to fly in WP 903 a Chipmunk of the Queen's Flight distinctive in customary red livery.  His father, Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh, had learned to fly on this very aeroplane.

In the video his  instructor, Squadron Leader Philip Pinney* checks over the  aircraft along with Prince Charles after which they take to the air.

November 4th 1968

* Pinney graduated in 78 entry- see journal here  >>

WP 903 is beautifully preserved in an airworthy state and is part of the Shuttleworth collection at Old Warden Airfield Bedfordshire.