D-Day stripes for Typhoon 2024 display season

Typhoon in its 2024 display colour scheme
Typhoon in its 2024 display colour scheme

D-Day invasion stripes are a feature of the RAF Typhoon Display Team’s newly painted display aircraft for 2024.

This year is the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when the Allies invaded Europe towards the end of of WWII.

The aircraft is painted in a 1944 era ‘Day Fighter’ scheme that remembers a Hawker Typhoon of 257 Squadron. On D-Day this aircraft was flown by Pilot Officer Denzel Jenkins. Jenkins began the war as an airman and was commissioned as an officer in Jan 1944. Later, he became Officer Commanding (OC) 257 and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Features of the Typhoon display aircraft include the RAF Tactical Recognition Flash and the D-Day invasion markings. The display aircraft ZJ913 will be a regular at airshows around the UK, and will be nicknamed Moggy (for reasons not explained by the RAF).

The pilot will be  Flight Lieutenant David ‘Turbo’ Turnbull from 29 Squadron,  aged 32. Turnbull was born in Welwyn Garden City and became interested in joining the RAF after being shown around a Tornado GR4 at Marham by a serving relative and has been hooked ever since. When he was 17, he received a passenger flight in a Tigermoth at Duxford which further fuelled his desire to be a pilot.

Front line tours for Turbo include two deployments on Op SHADER over Iraq and Syria, Exercises SAIF SARREA and BURSAMA LIMA in Oman and Malaysia as well as two deployments to RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands.

It’s possible to request a display or flypast of any RAF aircraft by completing the application form on this page.


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