Only 50 left

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Transport Update -

There are thought to be only around 50-odd air­wor­thy Spitfires left in the world to­day.

The old­est sur­viv­ing Spit­fire is a Mark 1, se­rial num­ber K9942. It is pre­served at the Royal Air Force Mu­seum at Cos­ford in Shrop­shire.

Spitfires played a cru­cial role in the Bat­tle of Bri­tain from July to Oc­to­ber 1940, and were seen by the public as the finest RAF fighter.

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