Charles Muldownie and fellow members of a post-war Jet squadron.

Charles Muldownie (fourth from right on back row) and fellow members of a post-war Jet squadron.

Back Row: Brooks, Daulby, Malinowski, Muldownie, Eriens

Front Row: Chambers, Boleer, Macdermid, Allan

The aircraft behind the group must be an early British jet, although very few details are visible. My tentative guess is that the aircraft is a de Havilland Vampire. This aircraft had a rounded cockpit canopy, with a flat framed windscreen, as seen here. The landing gear covers, seen to either side of the group, look correct. Finally the Vampire's air intakes were on the sides of the fuselage, and would be hidden behind the central figures. In contrast the Glostor Meteor's engines were mounted on the wings, and would have been visible on this shot.

Many thanks to Patricia Foster, Charles Muldownie's step daughter, for sending us this collection of photographs.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 September 2011), Charles Muldownie and fellow members of a post-war Jet squadron. , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_muldownie_group_postwar.html

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