Spitfire flew again 10 years after it was found in South African junkyard

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  1. v2

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    cool story, beautiful bird
     
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    Great to see another Spit in the air.
     
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    A fitting end to an historic site; yet another British airfield succumbs to the tide of housing development.
     
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    And defence cuts. My brother in law worked all his life for BAE Systems and recently took early retirement. A better deal than inevitable redundancy.
    He seems to enjoy it,he's just got back from your part of the world,visiting a half brother :)
    Steve
     
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    The former home of this great designer at Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire.
     
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    I believe there is also one on the house in which he was born at 115 Congleton Road, Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, Staffs.
    Steve
     
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    Many thanks for that information Steve, didn't know about that one. As and when I can get the time.....
     
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    I hope you get there! There are a lot of plaques to people who are,politely,barely deserving. Mitchell is most certainly not one of those :)
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Great story and nice pictures to go with it
     
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    Found in a scrap heap 10 years ago, dam...............
     
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    Hello all - new to this forum.
    Interestingly I was working in South Africa in 1981 when I came across a scrapyard with a spitfire mounted on a structure within the scrapyard compound. I took theattached photo which some of you may find of interest. It must be the same aircraft that has now been restored and flying in the UK ?

    Regards to all - SA Scrapyard Spitfire 1981.jpg
     
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    welcome colin....saw your post on the gaijin forum as well
     
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