Syrian Spits. Sir, In the February 1980 issue of your magazine you mentioned some Mk 21 Spitfires going to Syria. The photograph above was taken in 1967 prior, I think, to the 6 Day War and shows one of 14 Spitfires located in Syria. Four were near Damascus and the other 10 were stored in the desert north of the city. I obtained the photograph from Bob Diemert of Carman, Manitoba who attempted to purchase all of the Spitfires, but with no success. Manitoba, Canada, NORMAN MALAYNEY
The Skyways Avro York, G-ALBX Sky Dominion, after it crashed into a field near Neustadt, Germany on June 19, 1949. Note the damage to the nose caused by pylon wires.