Originally Posted by KevinTheCynic
One of the blokes I worked with mentioned he'd heard something about this so I did a google search and found a newspaper article listed here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ned-to-UK.html
Basically, David Cundall of North Lincs, has spent the last 15 years trying to find the location of a group of Spitfires that were preserved, crated and then buried towards the end WW2 when they were "surplus to requirements". He found them at a former RAF base and apparently the crates are being returned to the UK after the improvement in the government relationship between Burma and the UK.
I for one would love to be there when they open the first crates!
ME TOO!!! And there's 20 of them!!!
I wonder what marks they are, purely out of interest. After the war dozens (if not hundreds) of perfectly serviceable Merlin's were broken up for scrap, nowadays they are getting as rare as hens teeth.
I also heard but I cannot get confirmation that a number of brand new Lancaster's were crated up and buried somewhere in UK.
There's an Aussie bloke who scours the world for crashed aircraft for his customers and brings them back to airworthy condition in his factory. The last one I saw on TV was a pranged P38 he finally found in the bush in middle of nowhere. Clever bloke.
If you check http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...-in-Burma.html
, the farmer David Cundall is holding exactly the same picture I have of a Spitfire. My missus bought it for me one Christmas years ago.