If you notice this notice...

We are committed to replicating every detail even if forgotten for 80 years,, no matter how inexplicable, and regardless of whether the viewing public are likely to ever see it. One example of this is the curious warning placard behind a door within a door.

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Whirlwind Fighter Project Wins Prestigious Award

The Whirlwind Fighter Project have been honoured to receive the Robert Pleming Memorial Prize from Aviation Heritage UK, the supporting professional body behind the British aircraft restoration and preservation scene. More details to follow.

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Dartmoor Whirlwinds – A Developed Hypothesis

A little bit of digging into navigation procedures and a fly-through on Google Earth has refined Matt's thoughts further on the likely location of the 'Dartmoor Pair'.

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When the Wind Won't Whirl - or the real reason the Whirlwind suffered at height.

The Whirlwind was said to have been let down by its engines. This never added up to the WFP's Matt Bearman and in an article originally published in The Aviation Historian quarterly Matt unearths some surprising facts,

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What it's all about - from our Chief Engineer.

A couple of buttons from 1942 represent real Social History- Pete Smith, WFP C.E, reflects on the real meaning of some eighty year old components.

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The Legendary Dartmoor Whirlwinds

The WFP is investigating a wartime tragedy and a mystery that has exercised Aviation Historians for decades - what happened to the Dartmoor Whirlwinds?

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Flying the Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind

Group Captain Arthur H. Donaldson, DSO, DFC, AFC, RAF, Ret. reflects on operating the Whirlwind

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Whirlwinds over Jersey

A member from Jersey corresponds on the memorial to two Whirlwind pilots shot down there, and a salvaged propeller.

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Gunnar Olsen on CAD for the project

Gunnar Olsen, another childhood victim of Airfix, on how he became the project's CAD Engineer.

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Operation Starkey.

P7056 took part in a fake invasion of occupied France. Painted in white stripes 263 Squadron attacked shore installations - at the height of Squadron morale.

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Bellows

An extraordinary story of subterfuge, bravery and generosity - and the reason so many Whirlwinds had 'Bellows' painted or even chalked on them.

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