TM0693 : Supermarine Spitfire MH 434

taken 5 years ago, near to Puddledock, Norfolk, Great Britain

Supermarine Spitfire MH 434
Supermarine Spitfire MH 434
Photographed on the occasion of the Norfolk Air Show which is held annually at Old Buckenham airfield. This aircraft features in a number of films such as "A Bridge too Far", "Battle of Britain", "Perfect Hero", "Hope and Glory" and "The Longest Day", to name only a few. It is owned by The Old Flying Machine Company based at Duxford, founded by the former leader of the Red Arrows, Ray Hanna.
RAF Old Buckenham (USAAF Station 144)
RAF Old Buckenham was opened in 1943 as an operational bomber station for use by the USAAF and during the war it was home to the 453rd Bomb Group. The airfield has three runways, two T2 hangars and a watch office. The control tower was demolished in 1970. After the war the airfield was used by non-flying RAF maintenance units until it was sold off in 1964 and returned to agricultural use. During the 1970s and 80s it was used by crop-spraying aircraft and presently the 100 acre site is a private airfield that is often described as being one of the most friendly airfields in East Anglia. The airfield also hosts the Norfolk Air Show, an annual event with military and flying displays. See also: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0661 9321 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.8584N 1:2.5382E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0650 9332
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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