METEORS OVER THE Reich

The Gloster Meteor saw limited action over Germany in the closing weeks of World War Two, as Andrew Thomas describes.

SECOND WORLD WAR | RAF JETS IN ACTION

The RAF’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor, made its combat debut in the hands of 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron over Kent in the campaign to counter the V-1 flying bombs during the summer of 1944. The type had proved to be very useful, but frustratingly for the unit, the Meteor was initially banned from flying over enemy territory to prevent the top-secret fighter from falling into enemy hands.

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