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derm
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« on: November 13, 2009, 10:09:36 PM »

Could anyone tell me what squadron operated and registration mark this Spifire was - or where I could find this information.

I know that it was purchased by the people of Ely in the Fens of Cambridgeshire.

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 12:26:37 AM »

They (there were two - I & II) were both IIa, P7926 and P8039, and can be found in "Gifts of War," by Henry Boot and Ray Sturtivant, an Air-Britain book, ISBN 0-85130-248-3.  P7926 flew with 610, 130, 411, 121, 340 Squadrons, 53 OTU, ECFS, finally being SOC 21-6-47; P8039 flew only with 303 Squadron, being shot down 16-4-41.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 06:36:00 PM »

Many thanks for the information.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 12:57:16 PM »

On 16th April 1941 all Northolt squadrons were engaged in Circus 9. 306 Squadron’s Hurricane IIas provided close escort for bombers raiding Berck-sur-Mer. 303 Squadron’s Spitfire IIas ,flying top cover, fought with Bf 109s over the Channel. P/O Bogusław Mierzwa, P7819/RF*S, and P/O Mieczysław Waszkiewicz, P8039/RF*R, were shot down and killed off Dungeness. Photographs show that P8039 carried the name Hereward the Wake (not Hereward the Wake II) with the crest (presumably) of The Isle of Ely above it.   

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 09:54:50 PM »

P8039/RF*R  " Hereward the Wake"    in action  http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=12613
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