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OTD: Spitfire Maiden Flight

On this day in March 1936 one of the most iconic World War 2 era fighter aircraft took to the skies in Southampton. The aircraft, ┬áprototype Supermarine Spitfire K5054, was the first of over 22000 aircraft that would be a … Continue reading

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Heading South

I was very fortunate that I was able to find a flight to take me to South Africa to attend the service for my late mother, and like all of these things there is a lot of preparation to be … Continue reading

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