The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

Avro Vulcan, one of the three 'v bombers' nuclear deterrents in the 50s and 60s. Also took part in the Falklands war. A beautiful delta winged bomber.

Avro Vulcan, one of the three 'v bombers' nuclear deterrents in the 50s and 60s. Also took part in the Falklands war. A beautiful delta winged bomber.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

Final flight: A Harrier jump jet - the iconic fighter plane that was instrumental in Britain winning the Falklands War - takes off from the Ark Royal aircraft carrier for the last time

Final flight: A Harrier jump jet - the iconic fighter plane that was instrumental in Britain winning the Falklands War - takes off from the Ark Royal aircraft carrier for the last time

Pakistan International Airlines Flight, British Fighter Jets Divert Heathrow-Bound

Pakistan International Airlines Flight, British Fighter Jets Divert Heathrow-Bound

de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen a twin boom,twin-engined 1950s–60s British 2-seat jet fighter of Fleet Air Arm designed by de Havilland ,Hatfield,Herts.Developed from earlier 1st generation jet fighter,Sea Vixen capable carrier-based fleet fighter that served into 1970s.Initially produced by de Havilland later known as Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became part of Hawker Siddeley Group in 1960.All 140 Sea Vixens manufactured & 1st flown from Christchurch,Dorset.

de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen a twin boom,twin-engined 1950s–60s British 2-seat jet fighter of Fleet Air Arm designed by de Havilland ,Hatfield,Herts.Developed from earlier 1st generation jet fighter,Sea Vixen capable carrier-based fleet fighter that served into 1970s.Initially produced by de Havilland later known as Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became part of Hawker Siddeley Group in 1960.All 140 Sea Vixens manufactured & 1st flown from Christchurch,Dorset.

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