The Year of '65

The years aircraft: The BAC 1-11

January 2 - Denis Healey, the United Kingdom's Secretary of Defence, cancels the nation's fighter and military transport programmes and orders the purchase of the US-built F-4 Phantom and C-130 Hercules in their place.

April 6     The United Kingdom cancels the BAC TSR.2  in favour of procuring the General Dynamics F-111 for the Royal Air Force. In the end, the RAF does not buy the F-111, either.

May 26 – Sir Geoffrey de Havilland dies, aged 82.