Jetstar Way, UB5

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The Lockheed Jetstar produced from the early 1960s to the 1970s was the first dedicated business jet to enter service. Elvis Presley owned two JetStars at different times; the second was named Hound Dog II and is on display at Graceland. Frank Sinatra also owned one. This road and others in the vicinity are named after aviators and aircraft in a nod to the nearby RAF Northholt. In fact the Aerodrome predates the establishment of the Royal Air Force by almost three years, having opened in May 1915, making it the oldest RAF base. Originally established for the Royal Flying Corps, it has the longest history of continuous use of any RAF airfield. The station played a key role during the Battle of Britain, when fighters from several of its units, including No 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, engaged enemy aircraft as part of the defence of London.

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