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RAF Typhoon Display Team unveils commemorative livery for 2024 season

The Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team has revealed a freshly painted Eurofighter Typhoon jet set to dazzle audiences during the 2024 Display Season.  

This newly adorned Typhoon, sporting a striking paint scheme, pays homage to the historic events of D-Day during the Second World War. It commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Allies’ landing in Normandy, which led to the liberation of Europe.  

The livery includes historical features such as the RAF Tactical Recognition Flash and black-and-white D-Day stripes on the wings, which allowed the Allies to identify friend from foe during the operation.  

(Credit: RAF Display Team)

The design is a tribute to a Hawker Typhoon of 257 Squadron designated FM-G that RAF Officer Denzel Jenkins piloted during the D-Day operations. Jenkins later rose to the rank of Officer Commanding (OC) of 257 Squadron, earning accolades such as the Distinguished Flying Cross for his feats. 

The display Typhoon, dubbed “Moggy,” bears the designation ZJ913. Throughout the 2024 season, it will be flown by Flight Lieutenant David “Turbo” Turnbull of 29 Squadron RAF. Based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, 29 Squadron is one of the two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations defending the UK airspace 24/7. 

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