Aeroplane Monthly 1993-06
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??? - Spitfire Notebook (25)
Classic Charles E. Brown photograph of the all-yellow prototype Spitfire Trainer. A conversion from a standard Mk VIII (MT818), this aircraft was flown as G-AIDN for nearly 40 years. In 1986 it was sold in the USA.
The first Spitfire Trainers in service were those of the Dutch Air Force. They were ferried from England by pilots of 322 Sqn. Seen here is H-99, on its maiden flight over Holland with the C-in-C of the Dutch Air Force as one of the crew early in 1948.