Robs Lamplough’s HA1112 (Spanish-built, Merlin engined Messerschmitt Me109), G-BJZZ, made its first post-restoration flight on Saturday, April 3, 1982, at Duxford, piloted by John Lewis. After a second flight on April 18 it made its press debut three days later. A star of the film The Battle of Britain, it is on loan to the Imperial War Museum and joins the Fighter Wing Display Team's airworthy Yak C-11. A Fokker Dr.I and a North American P-51D Mustang are due to join them in 1982 and 1983 respectively.
As reported last month Spad VII N2727V is on view at Duxford, as the photograph by S. G. Richards testifies. It bears the markings of a Spad XIII flown by Capt Eddie Rickenbacker of the 94th Aero Squadron.