Thursday, 12 June 2014
Spitfire in Cornwall - 308 (Polish) Squadron
I was working in sunny Cornwall today and happened to be driving past Newquay airport, formerly RAF St Mawgan.
RAF St Mawgan - History
Having just cleared the boundary of the airfield I passed a house with a very interesting exhibit in the front garden. I only had the phone with me to take some pictures.
It looks like a Spitfire Mk IX in Invasion Stripes in the markings for 308 (Polish) Squadron which carried the ZF code from September 1940 when it operated Spitfire IIA's until its disbandment in 1946 when it was on the Mark XVI.
The Spitfire is the most beautiful fighter aircraft ever, and I prefer to see and hear them flying, but a "stuffed" one was a nice thing to see on my lunch break, and I put some money in the "Preserve the Spitfire" collection box.