EBG P7350 MK IIa is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world
EBG P7350 MK IIa the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world and the only Spitfire still flying today to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain.
She is believed to be the 14th aircraft of 11,989 built at the Castle Bromwich ‘shadow’ factory, Birmingham. Entering service in the August of 1940, she flew in the Battle of Britain serving with 266 Squadron and 603 (City of Edinburgh) AuxAF Spitfire P7350 (MKIIa) Squadron.
Below P7350 escorting only 1 of 2 airworthy Avro Lancaster in existance. This Lancaster PA474, never saw action as she was built mid 1945 and the war in Japan finished before she could take part in any hostilities. These three aircraft are owned by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
It was built as an emergency landing airfield for fighter aircraft, as a satellite station to RAF Tangmere.
For further information… http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/spitfireab910.cfm
Spitfire MK IXB MH434 Built 1943
After 79 operational sorties, MH434 was retired in March 1945.
SM520 Built October? 1944 Nobody knows exactly what happened to SM520 after it joined the South African Air Force in 1948. Found in a Cape Town scrapyard in the seventies it has now been rebuilt and converted into a two seater.
Thought I’d post these last few images showing 10 Spitfires in the air at once, as they were quite spread out I couldn’t get any tight shots of them together.
and over Goodwood house.
I think this about the end of the pictures, might fill in some details if possible, if I can find the time. Thanks for looking.