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The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk is a tandem two-seat single-engined trainer aircraft which was the standard primary trainer for the British military through most of the post-war years.

Nicknamed the 'poor man's spitfire' it was developed just after World War II. The DHC-1 Chipmunk was the first aircraft designed by deHavilland of Canada to replace the deHavilland Tiger Moth as a single-engine basic trainer.

The RAF received 735 Chipmunks manufactured in the UK. They initially served with University Air Squadrons. A few Chipmunks were pressed into service in Cyprus on internal security flights during the troubles of 1958, and some were used for covert reconnaissance operating out of Berlin.

Of the 1000+ Chipmunks ever built world-wide, over 130 are still flying. These two are taking part in the Royal Aero Club's "Salute to Perth" in Western Australia.

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Additional Photos by John Angliss (jangliss) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 1 N: 25] (129)
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