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Darryl Legg

Aviation artist Darryl Legg, supports the Spitfire project

Aviation artist Darryl Legg, supports the Spitfire Project We are privileged to have a new artist supporting our project – the incredibly talented aviation artist Darryl Legg. Darryl has offered us the right to print copies of his painting of Spitfire 5518, an incredibly detailed painting of our Spitty, which we are restoring. He has […]

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The Mk IX Spitfire

About the Mark IX Spitfire The graceful and majestic yet potent Supermarine Spitfire, designed by Reginald J. Mitchell, first flew on March 5th, 1936 and become operational in August 1938. Nineteen different Marks and 52 variations of Spitfire’s were produced between 1936 and 1948, totalling 22,759 (of which 2,408 were Seafires). The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.

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Our Motivation, Our Heritage

The SAAF, the Museum and our Heritage. Swartkop in the late 1940s: Spitfires and Harvards in the foreground, with Dakotas and then Venturas behind them. Note how bare the landscape was. Heritage is a word which has many strings to its bow. Its meanings include birthright, inheritance, patrimony, bequest & estate, endowment, objectives & qualities,

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