At great risk, I would observe the following.
The list of aircraft given in the replies covers some famous and interesting models of British aircraft, any of which would look great on a desk.
As a ‘newer person to modelling’, I would not question your skill, but I would question the stock of supporting materials needed to turn out one of these kits - paint, tools, painting implements, etc.
Finally, if it’s to be located on a desk, I assume it will be there for all to see. Your self satisfaction will require it to be well finished.
Again, at the risk of being accused of heresy, had you considered a Corgi die-cast from the Hornsby stable?