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    Happy Birthday MH434...75 today








    Sarah Hanna.

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark12; 7th August 2018 at 17:15.
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    AZ7Z9712 by sboreeves, on Flickr

    Happy birthday MH434 - here she is on finals on Sunday's Legends this year.

    I wonder how many landings she's had at DX in those years?
    Last edited by SimonR; 7th August 2018 at 17:31.
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    Happy birthday, old girl.

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    A few additional pictures of 434 in action today on her birthday.

    MH434 75th Birthday at DX 7/8/18 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    MH434 75th Birthday at DX 7/8/18 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    MH434 75th Birthday at DX 7/8/18 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

    Flikr -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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    Were the plans I've heard of to give her the original flat cowling and temperate intake ever to be followed through with?
    Last edited by Lythronax; 7th August 2018 at 18:05.

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    Mmmm, a Piece of Cake.

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    Did someone say Cake....?

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    Daren Cogdon

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    Happy birthday '434! Thanks to time difference we share a birthday, so I'm very pleased to see these posts on my own.

    And may I say how nice it is to see Sarah Hanna, especially with the birthday girl. Really lovely.
    "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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    Happy birthday, and thank you to owners past and present for looking after MH434. I'm one of those 70s plane spotters for whom this aircraft has very fond memories. All the best, AC ●S!
    Last edited by Seafuryfan; 10th August 2018 at 21:03.

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    Happy Birthday MH434.
    I am guessing I have seen MH434 performing more times than any other Spitfire this dates back to the Adrian Swire days of ownership where Neil Williams and Ray Hanna would regularly display her must of been the late 60s early 70s so thank you MH434 for all the memories
    Happy Days
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    TA out

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    Has anyone got the photo of 434 being taxied by Ray with Mark sitting on his lap?

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    Many happy returns '434.

    I first encountered this Spitfire in 1964 during filming of Operation Crossbow at RAF Abingdon.

    Fifty years later as a retirement gift from my employer I received a voucher for a flight alongside a Spitfire. On the day the Spitfire turned out to be MH434 and the pilot Paul Bonhomme. This was a very special experience. Those that lingered at Duxford into the afternoon were treated to a full display, perhaps more like a masterclass!

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