Folland's Finest - Folland Gnat
Folland Gnat Central Flying School Aviation Art Print by Artist Paul Couper AGAvA
Designed by Teddy Petter who had earlier designed the Westland Lysander , English Electric Canberra and Lightning, the Gnat was a development of the private venture Midge.
intended as a Lightweight fighter design, the aircraft has become more widely
known as a trainer with the RAF only using the aircraft in this capacity. This
particular aircraft comes from the Central Flying School at Little Rissington
where the first aircraft were delivered in 1962. The RAF retired its last Gnat
in 1978 when it was replaced by the Hawker-Siddeley Hawk.