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    Default A markings question for the Spitfire experts.

    Hallo,

    I noticed a photo on page 470 of 'THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - THEN & NOW' showing part of a recovered Spitfire Mk. I tail unit. It carried the stencil '6S / 56802 / CX' . Apparently the Spitfire of Sgt. F. Usmar of 41 Squadron, shot down and crashed on 27 September 1940. The excellent Air-Britain 'AEROMILITARIA' Spitfire I series (Winter 2007) connects R6884 to this loss. The ORB seems to support this.

    I have also recently come across a second such Spitfire marking; 'SR / 6S / 56565 / CX'.

    Is there any way to connect these markings to a particular serial number ? Any known examples would be very helpful too.

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Hi Martin

    suggest you take a look at http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/home.htm and then
    http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/abbreviations.htm for abbreviations.

    Some information on Construction Numbers is to be found on http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/notes.htm

    When you run through the production details on http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p010.htm you will be able to read data on R6884

    Also see http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/42/ad545.html

    Hope this helps

    Allan
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    Hallo Allan,

    Thanks for your reply. That is a useful Spitfire site and I'm sure it will be of help. However it does not contain the numbers I am looking for. Maybe they were component parts.

    Many thanks again,

    Martin.

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