WORKSHOP: Nursed back to health

FIRST AIR-TO-AIRS: WORKSHOP

With the addition of Spitfire IXT TE308 to its fleet, resplendent in the most distinctive wartime livery of No 457 ‘Grey Nurse’ Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar can now boast a quartet of two-seat ‘Spits’ for its passenger rides programme. But what did it take to return this aircraft to British skies, 12 years on from sustaining quite serious damage while under previous ownership in the USA? 

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