During the height of the Cold War, a most unlikely spy plane gathered intelligence over East Germany on behalf of the Western allies.¬† This is the little known story of the British Commander’s in Chief Mission to the Soviet forces in Germany!

The BRIXMIS logo.

 

The de Havilland Chipmunk.

 

A Soviet BMP photographed whilst a soldier aims at the Chipmunk!

 

Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to UK Gov (BRIXMIS) under Crown Copyright, Peter Farey, Adrian Pingstone and Roy Marsden.