Sunday, 15 April 2012

20 Spitfires to be returned from Burma

Apologies if this only interests the lads, but twenty Spitfires, buried in Burma during the Second World War, are to be returned to Britain. They were buried in near perfect condition to prevent the Japanese getting their hands on them. An amazing story, which you can read at www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9203822/Spitfires-buried-in-Burma-during-war-to-be-returned-to-UK.html.

I'm a huge fan of the plane, and have met many who sat in their cockpits during the Battle of Britain - I know it's not really a genealogy story, but it's about Spitfires, and that's nearly as important!

Now to get them all in working order and taking off at an air show together - that's what I would call an event!

(With thanks to Geoff Sullivan's RT of a Twitter post by @James1940)

Chris

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