Spitfire LF XIVE painted in a representative 41 sqdn colour scheme in front of 41 sqdn Jag at Woodford in 1993. TD 248 was the very first Spitfire I saw upclose and personal whilst she was stood on a pole inside the main gate at RAF Sealand as an ATC cadet, She stayed their until 1988 I got a bigger kick though when I saw her back in the air at Woodford some years later. After leaving Sealand in 1988 she was replaced by a Hunter and was restored to flying condition as G-OXVI at Audley End makeing her first post restoration flight in 1992. She was involved in a landing accident in 2001 the pilot karl Boss was uninjured but the aircraft sustained damage to the undercarriage port wing and propeller and was back in the air during 2002. She is currently owned by Spitfires Ltd and maintained by the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford, flying in a 74sqdn/2nd TAF colour scheme.