Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.
On January 21, 1976, this Concorde flew the first commercial Concorde flight for Air France from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Concorde entered service that day with two flights that took off simultaneously, one Air France and one British Airways.
A Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH890) of No 23 Squadron banking away from the camera clearly showing the identification markers and the missile complement of De Havilland Firestreak infra-red homing air-to-air missiles. This aircraft is flying from No. 23 Squadron's base at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. From the IWM collection THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1950 - 1967 shared under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.