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Offline Karlo

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Spitfire crash on St Margarets beach
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 22:18:47 »
Anyone know of information on the Spitfire crash on the beach at St Margarets Bay? It is located to the east just passed the houses and could be seen only at low tide. The whole engine block was sitting there along with parts of the framework. I took the tail wheel bracket off it, this was around 1966 and took it with me to the Art School at Folkestone I was attending at the time and left it there over the summer holiday period. During that holiday period I visited the IWM in London, told them about my find and they were very interested in me forwarding it on to them.....only to discover, when I returned to Art School, that Mr Shilson, the school caretaker, had chucked 'that piece of metal' as he called it, out.
The exact tailwheel bracket minus the wheel I saw recently at the very good Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge

 

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