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Message 1221019 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 4:26:49 UTC

If they can, There are many peolpe who would buy them up.
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Message 1221100 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 5:35:36 UTC

Stuff the ownership questions....it'll be absolutely great to see them fly.
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Message 1221102 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 5:43:14 UTC

Nice one Cameron - bout time you did something right
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Message 1221103 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 5:46:30 UTC

Hopefully they have a bunch of rare spare parts to.
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Message 1221110 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 6:05:05 UTC - in response to Message 1221103.

Hopefully they have a bunch of rare spare parts to.



Easy, renovate 15 & use the other 5 for parts.

@Mark. Yes, totally agree, I wouldn't care what the entry fee cost, I'd be there at the air show with them all flying.
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Message 1221123 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 6:41:55 UTC

Have been doing a spot of research & had some luck. Can't be 100% sure, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they turn out to be either Mk 14's or Mk 18's.

These were fitted with the Griffin 65 engines.
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Message 1221127 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 6:57:35 UTC

Ys, that's why I think they're either 14's 18's Mark, as the articles show that they were shipped to Burma but by the time they arrived, jets were taking over.

At that time, most of the RAF & RAAF in PTO were being equipped with the later models.

I really do hope that Cameron follows this through (should do as he is genuinely interested in the project) & ensure that they go to am established & reputable company, so that many can enjoy the beauty of those aircraft in flight.

It would also take the pressure off the RAF in keeping their spitfire airworthy & I hope that whoever gets them, presents one to the RAF for their Battle of Britain Memorial Flight...that would be the icing on the cake.
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Message 1221132 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 7:22:08 UTC

Not so much emotional Mark, I just think it was/is a beautiful aircraft. On a more personal note, one of my uncles actually flew a Spit in WWII & was shot down 3 times - once at Dunkirk, 2nd during the Battle of Britain & the 3rd time at Falaise in August 1944.

The 3rd time, he was severely injured & after the war, was told that the cold climate of England was detrimental to his health so he immigrated to Australia & married there in 1948.

After all that he went through in the war, only to die in a road traffic accident in 1964 is sad.

To have more of those aircraft in perfect condition & flying will help to keep the memories of men like my uncle alive for another 50 years.
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Message 1221135 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 7:38:31 UTC - in response to Message 1221133.

Amen.

Oh, I guess in these days I should just post a +1...


No need, you continue posting the way you do. I enjoy reading your posts. Just make sure you & Lori take good care of yourselves.
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Message 1221157 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 9:24:41 UTC

Yes, saw this in the media a week ago. Absolutely marvellous news and they think they could be worth a £million each. But price is academic, just to see some of them flying again would be brilliant. But they have to find them first!




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Message 1221163 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 9:48:20 UTC - in response to Message 1221157.

Yes, saw this in the media a week ago. Absolutely marvellous news and they think they could be worth a £million each. But price is academic, just to see some of them flying again would be brilliant. But they have to find them first!




They've found them & just waiting to have them dug up & transported home.
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Message 1221172 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 10:22:09 UTC
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I wounder if they also shipped out a few Lancaster bombers too and buried them
alongside the spits as well... that would be great news.

...There'll be bluebirds over
the white cliffs of Dover
tomorrow just you wait and see...

...Grand stuff....
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