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By Roger Worsley, on Thursday, 23 August at 21:19

Many years ago, the mail order company Hannets had an after market kit for this mod in their catalogues and ads. I can't remember the scale, and I don't know if it's still available, but it might be worth doing an online search.

In Modification XXX - Beer-Carrying Spitfires »

By Roger Hosking, on Monday, 14 May at 16:56

Hi. Looking at the date of the other comments, I've joined the discussion rather late. The gentleman in the white coat filling the fuel tank infront of the Spitfire, is my Grandad. He was stationed at RAF Tangmere. One caption I have seen for the photo says it was taken at RAF Merston. A model company called ICM make a model of a Spit 1X, complete with beer barrels. Regards, Roger Hosking.

In Modification XXX - Beer-Carrying Spitfires »

By Patrick Hurley, on Saturday, 15 July at 21:29

Essential reading on the subject of Polish pilots' contributions during the Battle of Britain is 'A Question of Honor' by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud. The role played by The Orchard Inn is well covered in chapter 10.

In Spitfire Memorial, Northolt »

By tangles, on Sunday, 4 June at 7:52

Alex Henshaw chief Test Pilot for Supermarine thought the MKVIIIwas the Best Mark he tested

In Uncle Sam's Spitfires »

By John Hough, on Friday, 12 May at 13:48

What happened to the original Spitfire Memorial?

In Spitfire Memorial, Northolt »

By martin hone, on Monday, 8 May at 23:54

I have never thought that the Merlin at idle was all that impressive. At full noise, in the air, now that is something else.

In The Sound of a Merlin »

By Dave Key, on Thursday, 4 May at 14:30

Hi Pat, My apologies for the delay in responding. Somehow i missed your reply. If you are still prepared to chat about your father's time as a tool setter I'd love to hear from you! Unfortunately I couldn't see where to find an email to contact you directly so I have included a link to the website I am experimenting with to record some of these stories. It's really only a skeleton at the moment but it should allow us to email each other. (assuming I've done it right!) Regards Dave

In Castle Bromwich Spitfire and Lancaster Factory in Pictures »

By Tony Williams, on Wednesday, 26 April at 14:03

Gloster Gladiator....

In Cannon or Machine Gun? - The Second World War Aircraft Gun Controversy »

By Roberto Tamagnini, on Tuesday, 25 April at 16:01

Dear Sirs , many years go I built a little Spitfire (Airfix, scale 1-72) but I lost all the documentation - when I wrote on Google " JE J spitfire " your site showed up and now I can put a little card with its history near to it - thankyou ! Roberto , Roma , 25 Aprile 2017

In Johnnie Johnson's Spitfire Revisited »

By John Cursley, on Tuesday, 11 April at 6:10

The person sitting in the front row, and 1st on the left in the photo titled "a flat piece of ground" is Flight Sargeant William Ellison Cursley (Senior Technical HCO). Regards John Cursley

In "On a flat piece of ground..." »

By malcolm dickson, on Friday, 7 April at 18:06

Ian Maclennon is featured on the "Air Aces" episode about fellow Malta pilot, and Canadian, George Beurling.

In 1942: Defence of Malta »

By Charles W Marshall, on Friday, 31 March at 10:54

Can you please advise the engine maintenance philosophy. eg. Number of hours flown prior to a major service and/or engine change ?

In The Development of Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine »