Hallowed ground The name 'Biggin Hill' is synonymous with the Battle of Britain, when a small band of fighter pilots stood alone against the might of the Luftwaffe, a fighting force greater in number and already proven in combat. From this hallowed ground, young men, with...

The process of painting a Spitfire into the finished article with all its markings in place, starts long before anybody even thinks of picking up a paint gun.  Getting the detail right The first stage is research. The aircraft in question may have an interesting history with...

Out of the 20,000+ Spitfires that were built from 1938 to 1948, today, just a handful of these (around 60) are still airworthy. So, where are the others? Of course, the vast majority were destroyed in combat or simply scrapped after the war, but of...