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1944 Spitfire HF Mk IX

TA805

• Built at Castle Bromwich CBAF 10372, late 1944.

 

• Delivered to RAF as TA805, 1945.

 

• Accepted by 39MU, Jan, 3rd, 1945.

 

• Allocated to 183 Squadron, June 24th, 1945.

 

• Transferred to 234 Squadron, Aug 2nd, 1945.

 

• Delivered to South African Air Force, Mar 11th 1949.

• Sent for scrapping at South African Metal & Machinery Co, Salt River, Cape Town, 1954.

 

• SAAF Museum, Snake Valley AB, 1981. Fuselage hulk.

 

• Steve Atkins, Oxford, UK, 1989-1995.

 

• Restoration project, stored, Isle-Of-Wight, 1995.

 

• Peter Monk & Mike Simpson, Apr 29th, 1996-2006.

• Registered as G-PMNF.

 

• Restored to airworthy by Airframe Assemblies, Sandown, UK.

 

• First post restoration flight in 234 Sqn scheme Dec 2005. Duxford.

 

• Based Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Aerodrome, Kent, 2011 onwards.