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Marking 90 years since the jet engine was invented at RAF Wittering by Sir Frank Whittle




The Harrier jet plane that stands outside RAF Wittering today guards a well-kept secret.

The jet engine was invented 90 years ago on this base, almost to the day, by a pilot officer of 22 who had recently gone there to become a flying instructor. His name was Frank Whittle.

Decades later, I befriended Whittle through my job as a television producer when I filmed him telling his incredible story. By then, he was Sir Frank.



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