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    Hi all,

    Can anyone provide service details for Spitfire BM121, I believe it may have been a presentation Spitfire.

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    hi,
    just checked Harleyfords Spitfire the story of a famous fighter, they give presentation Spitfires, but BM121 is not listed,

    regards
    jack...

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    Jim,

    'Gifts of War' says that BM121 was the fourth of five different aircraft to sport the name 'Bromley'.
    Service history is as follows:
    Crashed whilst being delivered to 33 MU, Lynham 26/2/42; repaired on site.
    11/4/42 allocated to 616S at Kings Cliffe.
    22/5/42 allocated to 412S, landing accident Cat Ac 11/6/42, repaired AST Exeter.
    To 9MU Cosford 4/8/42
    To Phillips & Powis, South Marston for fuel system mods 12/10/42.
    3/10/42 to 312S, transferred to 131S 26/6/43 (Named 'Bromley' at this time.)
    24/9/43 transferred back to 310S, Cat AC damage 14/11/43, F/l after rudder lost 2/12/43.
    30/4/44 to 3501 SU, Cranfield for major service.
    13/8/44 to 61 OTU. Cat Ac accident 16/12/44, recat E 15/1/45.

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    Thanks Jack and Dave for confirmation. I believe that its initial crash was not enroute to 33 MU but as the result of an unauthorised flight by an ATA pilot but I have yet to confirm for certain.

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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