Spitfire Mk Vb AB910 was built at the Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory in 1941 and was delivered, brand new, to its first RAF unit, No 222 Squadron at North Weald, on 22nd August that year. In August 2016 we are, therefore, celebrating AB910’s 75th ‘birthday’.
A newly published book, titled ‘A Ruddy Awful Waste’ and written by 41 Squadron historian, Steve Brew, with Mike Bradbury, who is related to Eric Lock, is the first detailed biography of the RAF fighter ace who is currently commemorated by the colour scheme of BBMF Spitfire Mk IIa P7350.
There’s a very special ballot prize on offer this month. Sqn Ldr Andy ‘Milli’ Millikin, the Officer Commanding the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, has donated his flying suit.