Spitfire with many Homes.
This Spitfire was built as a single seat fighter LFIX in 1944. It started its service at RAF Lyneham as PV202. It carried out 20 operational sorties with 33 Squadron based at Merville, northern France before going to 412 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force. It made its last sortie in May 1945 and went into storage the same year. In 1950 it went to Vickers-Armstrong for conversion into a Trainer by order of the Irish Air Corps and given a new identity IAC161. In 1960 it was sold to a collector supplying aircraft to film company's, but was never used for this purpose. Several owners later the aircraft was severely damaged in an accident and then went to the Historic Flying Limited for comprehensive repairs. In Jan 05 it flew wearing its Irish Air Corps colours of 1951. In march 07 she was painted in Royal Netherlands Air Force colours and now represents 'H98' one of three Tr9's operated by the nation from 1948 to 1953. I can't write anymore as my dog Bert has ran off with my glasses!