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SPITFIRE/TB252

Supermarine Spitfire TB252 WRG# 0017553
Displayed at RAF Leuchars, circa 1972.

Serial #: TB252
Construction #:
  CBAF.IX3807
Civil Registration:
  G-XVIE
  N7252B.
  Model:
  Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Royal Air Force as TB252, 19??.
- Displayed as gate guard, RAF Odiham, September 12, 1955-1959.
- Displayed as gate guard, RAF Acklington, August 1959-1967.
- Displayed as gate guard, RAF Boulmer, July 1969.
- Displayed as gate guard, RAF Leuchars, December 1969-1986.
- Displayed as gate guard, RAF Bentley Priory, April 1986-1988.
Tim Roustis/Historic Flying Ltd, Cambridge, June 1988-1992.
Historic Flying Ltd., Audley End, September 1992-2005.
- Registered as G-XVIE.
- Restoration started.
Nicholas Springer, Germany, 1995-2002.
- Stored dismantled, unrestored, Audley End, 1993-1998.
Removed from UK civil registry, March 28, 2001.
Tony Banta/Banta Aviation, Livermore, CA, July 2002.
- Registered as N7252B.
- Shipped to NZ for restoration to airworthy, Auckland-Ardmore, July 2002.

Supermarine Spitfire TB252 WRG# 0017554
Displayed at RAF Leuchars, circa 1972.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Video/Photo Source(s):
David Scragg

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