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SPITFIRE MK ONE - 'BOLSOVER' - R7261 - photo via Mr A N Bridgewater, Bolsover Historian, from a negative via Andrew Ball.



  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...


  • R7261 Bolsover

    Funded in 1940 at a cost (then) of £5800 via Lord Beaverbrook's scheme (British Government Minister for Aircraft Production) whereby towns and cities were encouraged to raise money to pay for the cost of RAF aircraft, this Spitfire was purchased by the...


  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...


Date Contributor Update
22 August 2019 08:30:00 miAmigo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations