Greatest Military Aircraft Winner - Supermarine Spitfire

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Greatest Military Aircraft Winner - Supermarine Spitfire
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Tue, Jul 22 2008


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 Battle of Britain veteran and Spitfire test pilot Wg Cdr Peter Ayerst (centre) with BAe Systems' chief test pilot Jon Turner and Brandon O'Reilly, chief executive og TAG Aviation Farnborough

"Back in 1940 he was one of the few: 68 years later, Spitfire pilot Wg Cdr Peter Ayerst was at the 100 Greatest part representing all those who flew the iconic fighter, credited - along with the Hawker Hurricane - with beating back the Luftwaffe and preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.