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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) has repainted Spitfire IIa, P7350, in the markings of New Zealand Fighter ace Alan Deere’s I R6895/KL-B, KIWI III. The original flew with 54 Sqn from RAF Hornchurch, Essex in the Battle of Britain. It was damaged by bombs on take-off on August 2, 1940 but repaired and survived until struck off charge in March 1945. The repainting work on P7350 was performed by The Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) and extensive research has ensured the markings are as accurate as possible.