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Lon More
3rd Mar 2006, 13:38
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Spitfire,
Happy Birthday to you.


70 years young today!!!!!!

Onan the Clumsy
3rd Mar 2006, 13:40
You're kidding!

My sister too - not Seventy though.

G-CPTN
3rd Mar 2006, 13:46
" . . . bloody silly name . . . "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire


WAS to be called Shrew (!)
http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/spit1.html

acbus1
3rd Mar 2006, 14:20
"Achtung Shrew!"

:rolleyes:

Gordon Fraser
3rd Mar 2006, 14:47
Shrew? -- "Bloody silly name"

G-CPTN
3rd Mar 2006, 14:51
Guess a Shrew could do more damage than a Gnat.
Vas is DAT? Ist das ein GNAT? Gott in Himmel! (reaches for insecticide spray).

Kolibear
3rd Mar 2006, 15:04
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, (clears throat discretely and whispers) 'actually its on the 5th March'

First Flight (http://www.southampton.gov.uk/leisure/events/january-march/70th-Anniversary-of-First-Flight-of-Spitfire.asp)

G-CPTN
3rd Mar 2006, 15:06
I knew that, but I assumed that Lon More was posting from a distant shore . . .

Lon More
3rd Mar 2006, 16:20
Apologies. I admit to being surprised that it had not been posted earlier.
I can only claim that I took my info from the BBC News. It did not mention that the actual date was on Sunday
Bloody journos