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It does seem to be very quiet about the arrival of the Silver Spitfire Sunday week.  The last I saw it mentioned in the Thai press was in August.  Has anyone seen any information on where and when or if the general public is allowed to visit?

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Having no idea what you were talking about I turned to Google and found this gem on sikverspitfire.com

 

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The Spitfire is a UK treasure and an emblem of freedom across the globe. 

Jesus wept, the presumption. 

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Iconic aircraft that played a pivotal part against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.

 

 

 

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https://www.facebook.com/thesilverspitfire

 

Unfortunately, the weather is not being kind to us and we've been on the ground for 3 days in Kagoshima. We will update you all when the picture improves.

 

 

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There were in fact 3 Eagle Squadrons in the RAF before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Squadrons

 

The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF) formed with volunteer pilots from the United States during the early days of World War II (circa 1940), prior to America's entry into the war in December 1941.

With the United States still neutral, many Americans simply crossed the border and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to learn to fly and fight. Many early recruits had originally gone to Europe to fight for Finland against the Soviet Union in the Winter War. Some had been rejected by the United States Army Air Corps as "lacking in intrinsic flying ability".

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23 minutes ago, billd766 said:

With the United States still neutral, many Americans simply crossed the border and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to learn to fly and fight.

I guess that back in those days (up untill 3 years ago) Canada was not a threat to U.S. security as Trump now says it is. One other thing, most of the bombers that flew to Britain from North America left from Newfoundland and were crewed by women. You may remember Gander Newfoundland from 9-11 when many passenger planes were made welcome after U.S. shut down their airspace.

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4 hours ago, ramrod711 said:

I guess that back in those days (up untill 3 years ago) Canada was not a threat to U.S. security as Trump now says it is. One other thing, most of the bombers that flew to Britain from North America left from Newfoundland and were crewed by women. You may remember Gander Newfoundland from 9-11 when many passenger planes were made welcome after U.S. shut down their airspace.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atlantic_air_ferry_route_in_World_War_II

 

The route was developed as one of four major routes along which United States aircraft were ferried to the major combat areas. It originated at several Army Air Bases in New England, which permitted short range single-engined aircraft to be flown to Britain using a series of intermediate airfields in Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland and Iceland. Long-range multi-engined aircraft could be flown from Newfoundland directly using Great Circle routes to airfields in Ireland and southwest England; or via the Azores to the UK or airfields in French Morocco to support Allied air forces in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO). Later in the war, air routes over the North Atlantic were developed from South Florida via Bermuda to the Azores.[1]

Many serious problems were encountered, and the total loss rate on the route approached 10%.

 

That must have been a <deleted> of a journey for young inexperienced crews in bombers and even worse in single seat fighters who had to take shorter hops. 

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Sooo,  no one has seen any details given out by the authorities for the general public to view.  That's what I wanted to know. 

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