4 Responses to “Spitfires discovered in Myanmar”

  1. wiggiatlarge October 28, 2012 at 09:08 Permalink

    This story was in the Telegraph and is indeed a wonderful find, although the number quoted was less at sixty, they are a later version of the Spitfire with the Griffon engine not the Merlin and are rarer.
    Most will be coming back to the UK but a few will remain behind and go on display, it’s incredible what still turns up after all these years.

  2. amfortas October 28, 2012 at 12:00 Permalink

    At last, an OMG!! moment.

    I have lunch every tuesday with a selct group of friends, amongst them a 90 year old chap who was a Warrant Officer 2 Spitfire pilot. He will be delighted when I see him the day after tomorrow.

  3. Mark October 28, 2012 at 14:33 Permalink

    Cool

  4. Rossa October 29, 2012 at 14:59 Permalink

    Thanks for that Chuckles.

    I will pass on to my cousin Freydis Sharland, now 92, and one of the last remaining Spitfire Ladies, the ferry pilots from WW2 taking planes to the front lines. Second story down about the pilot here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/6099415/WW2-the-role-of-women-in-the-Second-World-War.html

    And let’s hope they can raise the funds to keep the last Vulcan flying next year.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217846/Last-Cold-War-Vulcan-bomber-final-flight-year-soaring-restoration-costs.html

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