RHAPSODY IN PR BLUE

MIKE SHREEVE

For possibly the first time, two Spitfire PRXIs flew in close formation at the Shuttleworth Collection’s Heritage Day on 2 September. John Romain brought along PL983/G-PRXI, which flew again following rebuild at its Duxford base on 18 May, while Peter Teichman was making his final Old Warden appearance in PL965/G-MKXI before hanging up his display helmet at the end of the season. When their role is considered, it seems unlikely that MkXIs flew in multiples much during the war. PL983 had not been seen at Old Warden since it was sold by Shuttleworth in 1983.