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1945 SPITFIRE LF MkXVIe

RW382

• Built in 1945 and delivered from Castle Bromwich to No.6 MU at Brize Norton on 20th July

 

• No.604 squadron RAuxAF on 1st April 1947, serving until 14th April 1950, when it was retired to No.33 MU Lyneham

 

• Joined No.3 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit at Exeter (coded “A”) on 11th June, transferring to the Control and Reporting School at Middle Wallop on 17th October

 

• Retired 14th July 1953, when it flew to No.45 MU at Kinloss, moving on to No.29 MU at High Ercall two weeks later. SOC on 14th December 1954.

 

• Allocated to No.609 squadron at Church Fenton as instructional airframe 7245M 28th November 1955

 

• RAF Leconfield, 1957-1973.

• Gate guard as RW729/DW-X.

 

• RAF Henlow, 1967-1968.

 

• Used in movie ‘Battle Of Britain’ for static scenes, 1968.

 

• RAF Uxbridge, Apr. 4, 1973-1988. Displayed on pole.

 

• Tim Routis/Historic Flying Ltd, Cambridge, Aug. 1988-1989.

 

• David Tallichet/MARC, Chino, CA,1989-1991.

 

• Tim Routis/Historic Flying Ltd, Audley End, July 2, 1991.

 

• Registered as G-XVIA.

 

• First flight July 3, 1991 at Audley End as RW382/NG-C.

 

• Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, 1991-1994.

• Bernie F. Jackson, Manitoba, Canada, 1994-1995.

 

• Based in UK, 1991-1995.

 

• Arrived at Audley End to be dismantled for shipment to USA, Feb. 13, 1995.

 

• Thomas F. & Bernie Jackson, Glenbrook, NV, Aug. 21, 1995-1998.

 

• Registered as N382RW.

 

• Crashed in, Blue Canyon, CA, June 3, 1998.

 

• Registered as G-PBIX Pemberton-Billing LLP

 

• Restoration to fly at the Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Ltd. 2011

 

• 1st flight 18/09/13 at Biggin Hill, Pilot Clive Denney