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Updated Monday, 10 February - No. 111 Squadron in Sicily


Supermarine Spitfires of No. 111 Squadron RAF undergoing maintenance at Comiso, Sicily in the summer of 1943. ‘JU-R’ in the foreground is a Mark ...

Updated Monday, 7 October - Oakey Spitfires – Quest to Discover Mint-Condition Buried Spitfires Goes On


Approximately 100 miles West of Brisbane, RAAF station in Oakey, Queensland opened on 14 October 1943 as the home of No. 6 Aircraft Depot. ...

Updated Monday, 16 September - Spitfire Mk Vc/IXc Cannon Bay


This picture gives a good idea about the capacity of the Spitfire cannon armament. It is the Spitfire Mk. Vc (C-wing) cannon bay showing the clockwork drum ...

Updated Tuesday, 3 September - No. 81 Squadron in Algieria


Here is one othe many official war corespondent photographs that documented the Allied landings in Morocco and Algieria. Initiated by the operation “Torch”, this ...

Updated Monday, 26 August - Spitfire Into Service – With No. 19 Squadron


Here is one of the lesser-known pictures out of a well-known series showing a flight of the first production Spitfires Mk. I introduced into ...

Updated Sunday, 25 August - Spitfire at the Cleveland Air Races


Post-war racing Spitfires are always an interesting sight. This one, originally produced as FR Mk. XIVe serial no. TZ138, was purchased in April 1949 ...

Updated Wednesday, 24 April - A long-serving Spitfire Mk. Vb


Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb serial no. AA936. Probably an official photograph. Produced in October 1941, AA936 was one of the early series Mk. Vs ...

Updated Tuesday, 23 April - Aviation art by Matthew Emeny


Matthew Emeny is a professional artist from Suffolk, UK who sent us this sample of his recent work. The painting shows Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.Vb ...

Updated Monday, 18 March - Collecting a Lancaster


I received the following photograph from Mr Don McNaughton, together with the following information and request for more info. “I have been doing some ...

Updated Tuesday, 12 March - W/Cdr “Sammy” Sampson


A Spitfire Mk. IX RK853 photographed touching down at Schijndel (B.85), Holland. This was a personal aircraft of Wing Commander R W F “Sammy” ...