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Many of the first world war's leading fighter pilots flew the SE5a, including Major 'Mick' Mannock, (73 victories) the leading British fighter pilot, and the Canadian 'Billy' Bishop, (72 victories). Like the Camel, the SE5a did not survive long in the peacetime RAF and was phased out of service by 1920, although many found their way into private hands and film companies. To the best of my knowledge only one genuine SE5a remains in flying condition to this day, the lovingly maintained example regularly displayed by the Shuttleworth Trust.