Taken At Flying Legends Duxford 2012

FLYING LEGENDS DUXFORD

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To Spitfire enthusiasts in the UK, Spitfire ZDB MH434
needs no introduction. Built in Castle Bromwich, it was
delivered in August 1943 to 222 Squadron. It had a
short relocation to 350 Squadron, and then later flew
with 349 Squadron. After this busy RAF career MH434 was
sold in 1947 to the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Its
operational career with the RNAF included 165 sorties
in Indonesia. In 1956 it was sold to the Belgian
Target-towing organisation COGEA, and was sold to a UK
owner in 1963. Since being transferred to private
hands, MH434 has had a busy film and television career,
most notably in The Battle of Britain and A Piece of
Cake. Owned for a while by Sir Adrian Swire (Spitfire
Society President), 1983 MH434 was purchased by Ray
Hanna for the (at that time) enormous sum of £ 260 000
and has been operated since then by The Old Flying
Machine Company based at Duxford Aerodrome,
Cambridgeshire, UK.

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war, uk, aviation, warbird, spitfire, duxford, cambridgeshire, warbirds, iwm, battle of britain, mh434, zdb, flying legends

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Comments

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 2 years ago

    Very very nice Colin! Well shot :)

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 2 years ago

    Great sky and prop blur, Into faves Neil

  • Thanks Neil !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture, Colin!

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Awesome!!

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Colin. – Ted

  • Many Thanks !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • danita clark
    danita clarkabout 2 years ago

    Excellent

    my fav model plane as a kid ! Just saying !

  • A Brilliant Example of A spitfire !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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