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Nigel Foster60

Spitfire mark 2 in the Battle of Britain

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I would like to know if anyone could possibly help me.
I am struggling to find good references on Spitfire 2's in the Battle of Britain.
Does anyone know of good references including the full markings. This is for a proposed model as the kits seem to come with latter (post BoB) markings.

Thanks in anticipation for any kind replies.

Nigel

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Hi Nigel

been asked before, note its 'II' not '2', wartime mark no are written in Roman numerals, at some point after the war this was changed though.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975792-spitfire-mkii-and-the-battle-of-britain/

Big problem is photography was forbidden on RAF bases, so photos are very rare.

The 266 sq pic

Spitfire_II_P7375_266_Sq_Wittering_Sep_1

also

http://rhodesianheritage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/no-266-rhodesia-squadron-royal-air-force.html

has a Spitfire showing starboard side, codes read UO*A, useful as code order varies.

In Light of Edgar's post below, and rereading the link, this is the other Mk II

41sqdn-ebj.jpg

Since the 'EB' has been slapped over the serial, you could pick one from the list Edgar gives.

Since looks like a scan from a book, I presume a better print is 'out there' somewhere.

Anyone know more on this?

a trawl through here http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html

will turn up serials and a brief history, if you could get individual aircraft letters you maybe able to guesstimate some markings.

Hopefully others will know more, or of other photos.

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41 Squadron received P7281, P7282, P7283, P7284, P7300, P7314, P7322, P7326, P7354, P7371, P7374, P7375, P7442 & P7443 from 611 Squadron, who had been flying them since August. Neither Squadron seems to have noted the individual letters.

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Ah ha, I knew that I'd answered this before! (Or rather, given information about squadrons using it- it doesn't necessarily answer your question, but might help.)

bob

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