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Gloster Meteor Prototype at the RAF Museum Hendon, London England. Behind the opposition - Messerschmitt 262 Schwalbe (Swallow).

Returning to the skies, the oldest jet fighter in the world: British built Meteor to fly again 70 years after its maiden flight

Seventy years ago today Britain's first front-line jet fighter - the Gloster Meteor - took to the skies at the height of the Second World War and one will fly again