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Supermarin Spitfire Mk. 1 / 72-403 /
1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, K9817 , QJ-R of No 616 Squadron, RAF Rochford, Essex, May/June 1940. One of the unexplained, ( at least as yet), markings anomalies of this period was the use by No 616 Sqn of the codes QJ which were the squadron’s pre-war codes but had been allocated to No 92 Sqn upon the outbreak of war in September 1939.

2. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, (serial overpainted), RN-N of No 72 Squadron, RAF Gravesend, Essex, June 1940.

3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l N3183, KL-B of No 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, June 1940, flown by Flt Lt Alan Deere.

4. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, P9398, KL-B of No 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, June 1940 flown by Flt Lt Al Deere.

5. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, ( serial overpainted) LO-B No 611 Squadron, RAF Digby, Lincolnshire, February 1940. Often during the alteration of the fuselage roundels from the Red/Blue to the Red/ White /Blue style, the code letters. Note also the name ‘ BOGUS’ under the windscreen and the individual aircraft letter ‘B’ under the nose, both in Medium Sea Grey.

6. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, K9987, RB-V of No 66 Squadron, RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, November 1938.

7. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, K9938, SD-H of No 72 Squadron, RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire, August 1939.

8. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, R6800, LZ-N of No 66 Sqn. RAF Gravesend, kent, September 1940, flown by Sqn. Ldr Rupert Leigh.

9. Supermarine Spitfire Mk l, P9386, QV-K of No 19 Sqn, RAF Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, September 1940, flown by Sqn Ldr Brian Lane.

10. Supermarine Spitfire Mk la, AR 213, JZ-E of 57 Operational Training Units, RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, early 1942.