De Havilland Vampire T11 XD506
“Biggles” regularly appears at air shows and is a popular attraction with children.Chris Radford and Keith Eagles constructed Biggles in 1995 over 12 weekends.
Initially it was a publicity stunt to appear in the Gloucester Carnival parade mounted on top of Keith Creighton's Range Rover. Tom Radford, aged 10 at the time, piloted the aircraft.
Unfortunately in the Carnival Biggles was not placed in the top three.
An investigation took place and the organisers were under the impression that Biggles was a real aircraft, therefore had been excluded.