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    A missing link....

    Hot on the heels of the Spitfire suitcase, I found these:

    https://timehonoured.com/aircraft/peter-olver.html

    Well, I don't know which Spitfire these originated from, but it isn't Peter Olver's Spitfire, P7309.
  • QldSpitty
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2006
    • 2620

    #2
    Looks around..."sigh" i will say it....Will it be at Legends?
    "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
    http://spitfirea58-27.blogspot.com.au/

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    • spitfireman
      Recovering
      • Jun 2005
      • 2817

      #3
      What about this one?

      http://www.aviationoriginals.com/sho...d%3DA-00006%26

      Baz
      www.wallond.com

      Can T22 WT525, Can B2 WD954, Pilatus P2 A-125 (cockpits)

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      • Malcolm McKay
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2004
        • 1811

        #4
        Well I can beat that - the other day I had a Pepsi out of an aluminium can that I just know had once been part of a Spitfire that flew in the Battle of Britain. I'm so inspired I'm going to buy two six packs and use them to build an absolutely 100% authentic Merlin engine. History - it's all around us

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        • Robbo
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 1046

          #5
          You'll need a few pop rivets..... I'll get me coat.
          Last edited by Peter; 15th April 2012, 14:49.

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          • D1566
            Needs retiring.
            • Apr 2006
            • 2119

            #6
            Originally posted by Tangmere1940 View Post
            Well, I don't know which Spitfire these originated from, but it isn't Peter Olver's Spitfire, P7309.
            Would not an email to Trading Standards be appropriate?
            Martin

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              #7
              Originally posted by spitfireman View Post
              Baz

              No, the aircraft recovered way back in the early 1970s was thought (then) to have been P7309. However, when I got access to the Sussex Police reports of the period some years later it was very clear that the wreck that had been recovered was P7325. Same squadron, same date. The pilot was Plt Off S F Soden who baled out unhurt.

              I suspect the original pieces of P7309 are, instead, from P7325 although I have no idea as to their source and provenance.

              As to P7309, there is nothing to find......except (now!) some cufflinks, apparently. The fact that the recovered wreck was not P7309 has been known since long pre the manufacture of these cuff links, although I accept that this information is not perhaps in the public domain and there has possibly been total reliance on published sources. The nature of the crash of P7309 (about half a mile from where I am sitting!!) means that nothing that might be turned into cufflinks, or even Coke cans for Malcolm McKay is in existence.

              I'd also raise a bit of a question mark over the Stanford-Tuck items, too, unless I knew a little more about the source and provenance of the material.
              Last edited by Tangmere1940; 15th April 2012, 07:21.

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              • Malcolm McKay
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                • Aug 2004
                • 1811

                #8
                Originally posted by Tangmere1940 View Post
                Baz

                The nature of the crash of P7309 (about half a mile from where I am sitting!!) means that nothing that might be turned into cufflinks, or even Coke cans for Malcolm McKay is in existence.
                Well BUUUURRRRRPPPPPP!!!!!!!! what am I going to do with these empties now?

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                  #9
                  Turn them into cufflinks marked P7325 perhaps?

                  Originality assured.

                  Does the "six degrees of separation" theory apply in the world of historic aviation?

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                  • Merlin3945
                    Aviation Archaeologist
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 1439

                    #10
                    I guess that unless we remove these items from the ground with our very own hands we will never know or truely trust the source of these relics. But it is still nice to think they are actually what they say they are.
                    Regards Merlin

                    www.acia.co.uk

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