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  • Cees Broere
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    Jack Malloch's Mk 22 Spitfire PK350

    This aircraft crashed in the early eighties and was the only airworthy Mk 22 Spitfire in the world at the time (nothing has changed sofar).

    Does anyone know the story about him acquiring the Spit and the restoration or was it in such a good shape that it was fueled, serviced and took off?

    Cheers

    Cees
    Ultravox at Lokeren 08.08.09, I was there!
  • Mark V
    Steve Atkin

    #2
    Originally posted by Cees Broere View Post
    This aircraft crashed in the early eighties and was the only airworthy Mk 22 Spitfire in the world at the time (nothing has changed sofar).

    Does anyone know the story about him acquiring the Spit and the restoration or was it in such a good shape that it was fueled, serviced and took off?

    Cheers

    Cees
    Cees - there was a video documentary made of the whole story (shown on TV many years ago) - the final sequence sadly filmed on his final flight. Not sure how to get a copy but no doubt someone will know.
    www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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    • Black Knight
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #3
      Funny i was talking to a friend of a friend last saturday who was in the air force at the time, knew Jack well & helped get it back in the air. Apparently it was well known that Jack had heart trouble but nothing was said about it at the time. The aircraft disappeared into bad weather after the camera plane returned to base & the next thing was a phonecall the next day from a farmer to say he had a plane wreck on his farm & it turned out to be Jack & the Spit. The throttle was found to be wide open. This is just a tiny part of what i was told last week.

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      • BSG-75
        So say we all.....

        #4
        from www.jackmalloch.com

        1979 to 1982
        Jack is very involved in the SAS bridge-blowing ‘Operation Cheese’ in north-eastern Zambia – September 1979
        Jack makes the first flight in the renovated Spitfire Mk 22 – March 1980
        Jack’s CL-44 is destroyed by fire at Salisbury airport – February 1982.
        Jack is killed while flying the Spitfire Mk 22 on the last day of filming the documentary ‘Pursuit of a Dream’ – March 1982.

        DVD link there as well. First I had heard of him, sounds an interesting man to say the least !! The WWW site says that a biography will be out soon plus it has some snaps of the MK22.
        Last edited by BSG-75; 6th May 2009, 16:31. Reason: extra detail & WWW link
        You can teach monkies to fly better than that....

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        • DazDaMan
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          That link doesn't seem to be working for me. Anyone else?
          Daren Cogdon

          Spitfire fanatic

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          • Mark12
            MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY

            #6
            Originally posted by BSG-75 View Post
            from www.jackmolloch.com

            1979 to 1982
            Jack is very involved in the SAS bridge-blowing Operation Cheese in north-eastern Zambia September 1979
            Jack makes the first flight in the renovated Spitfire Mk 22 March 1980
            Jacks CL-44 is destroyed by fire at Salisbury airport February 1982.
            Jack is killed while flying the Spitfire Mk 22 on the last day of filming the documentary Pursuit of a Dream March 1982.

            DVD link there as well. First I had heard of him, sounds an interesting man to say the least !! The WWW site says that a biography will be out soon plus it has some snaps of the MK22.
            I think the link would work if you spelt his name correctly

            Try www.jackmalloch.com

            Mark
            "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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            • BSG-75
              So say we all.....

              #7
              Originally posted by Mark12 View Post
              I think the link would work if you spelt his name correctly

              Try www.jackmalloch.com

              Mark
              I hear and obey sorry ! what a life story though.....
              You can teach monkies to fly better than that....

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              • Mark12
                MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY

                #8
                Originally posted by Black Knight View Post
                Funny i was talking to a friend of a friend last Saturday who was in the air force at the time, knew Jack well & helped get it back in the air. Apparently it was well known that Jack had heart trouble but nothing was said about it at the time. The aircraft disappeared into bad weather after the camera plane returned to base & the next thing was a phonecall the next day from a farmer to say he had a plane wreck on his farm & it turned out to be Jack & the Spit. The throttle was found to be wide open. This is just a tiny part of what i was told last week.
                If you saw the size of the hole in the ground and the size of the remnants...etc.

                Mark

                "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                • DaveM2
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  Coincidentley we recently got his story sent to us at the Classic Wings office with a load of detail and photos which I have yet to study. A future article there no doubt, although the ending puts me off a little

                  Dave

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                  • DazDaMan
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #10
                    Originally posted by DaveM2 View Post
                    Coincidentley we recently got his story sent to us at the Classic Wings office with a load of detail and photos which I have yet to study. A future article there no doubt, although the ending puts me off a little

                    Dave
                    Sounds like a story that should be told - I'm certainly intrigued by it from what I've read on the website.
                    Daren Cogdon

                    Spitfire fanatic

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                    • BSG-75
                      So say we all.....

                      #11
                      Originally posted by DazDaMan View Post
                      Sounds like a story that should be told - I'm certainly intrigued by it from what I've read on the website.
                      Same goes - a varied life to say the least, not sure how you would classify it (assuming it needed it) an adventurer ? Certainly, but a story to be told for sure.
                      You can teach monkies to fly better than that....

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                      • Sage the Owl
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #12
                        Originally posted by BSG-75 View Post
                        from www.jackmalloch.com

                        1979 to 1982
                        Jack is very involved in the SAS bridge-blowing Operation Cheese in north-eastern Zambia September 1979
                        Jack makes the first flight in the renovated Spitfire Mk 22 March 1980
                        Jacks CL-44 is destroyed by fire at Salisbury airport February 1982.
                        Jack is killed while flying the Spitfire Mk 22 on the last day of filming the documentary Pursuit of a Dream March 1982.

                        DVD link there as well. First I had heard of him, sounds an interesting man to say the least !! The WWW site says that a biography will be out soon plus it has some snaps of the MK22.
                        Does anyone know if this DVD is actually the "Spitfire pursuit of a dream" programme or different as it looks to be called "Jack Malloch - Tango romeo" which is the title of his biography and implies that it is a DVD version of this.

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                        • Stratofreighter
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #13
                          "Spitfire pursuit of a dream"
                          See http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...62#post1975662 now for a Youtube version !
                          http://www.airnieuws.nl per 05NOV2018. Fokker, etc.

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                          • Seafuryfan
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #14
                            1 precious minute of Mk22 video here...

                            http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/vi...1fae9c66b01773

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                            • Sopwith
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              #15
                              Originally posted by DaveM2 View Post
                              Coincidentley we recently got his story sent to us at the Classic Wings office with a load of detail and photos which I have yet to study. A future article there no doubt, although the ending puts me off a little

                              Dave
                              Did it ever get published Dave?

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                              • DaveM2
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                #16
                                No - still sitting. Not sure if it will.

                                Dave
                                Last edited by DaveM2; 3rd June 2017, 06:02.

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                                • Seafuryfan
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  #17
                                  Just watched it on YouTube - fascinating, but what a sad ending. Especially as you get to see the actual weather conditions shortly before the accident.
                                  Last edited by Seafuryfan; 15th January 2013, 22:11.

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                                  • chippie51
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    #18
                                    PK350 film

                                    The documentary broadcast in (if I recall) 1986 on (I think) BBC2 was different to the one you can get a copy of today, "In Pursuit of a Dream" I believe is the one available these days.

                                    If I remember correctly the 1986 one was narrated by David Lomax and included interviews with Ian Smith (former Rhodesian PM and Wartime Spitfire pilot) and was the better of the two. The two programmes were very similar, but slightly different in content.

                                    I'd like a copy of the one broadcast on TV in the 80s if anyone has one. Mine gave up the ghost many years ago (the joys of VHS!).
                                    Last edited by chippie51; 15th January 2013, 22:02.

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                                    • Sopwith
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #19
                                      Ok thanks for the reply Dave,shame really because I'm sure lots of people would like to read the story.

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                                      • flyingant
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        #20
                                        Try here:

                                        http://youtu.be/1WLxrePTYp0

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