DIG WW2 tonight unearth a mk12 Spitfire

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For those that can tune into BBC1 Northern Ireland DIG WW2 9.00pm, Dan snow and his team excavate a MK12 spitfire lost On the 6th January 1944 flown by Flt Off Harold Frederick Heninger

Here's a clip of the programe

Gareth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00smlqp

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Episode 1 available on BBC iPlayer - nobody bother me for an hour! ;)

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Thoroughly enjoyed Episode 1, and my two boys (aged 7 and 10) were riveted to it, especially the Spitfire dig, and have announced that they want to watch the whole series. Good score, BBC.

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Wot, only one?!

Ahem...

In all seriousness, it sounds fascinating. I'll have to see whether we can get it in the far-off parts of the former Empire.

Cheers,
Matt

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It was when Mr Snow proclaimed that Martin Baker invented the ejectiin seat that I decided his 'research' was somewhat lacking!

Was it another one of those ejector seat equipped Spitfires the press are so fond of telling us about, then?

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Think i heard him say that catalinas never had undercarrige fitted as they were mostly to be found on the water.

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Hmm, I tried watching the clip, but it looks like the BBc doesnt want the "colonists" to see it,,,

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BBC iplayer issues

Try using a programme for your computer called ADtelly - works great in Canada and New Zealand!

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Was lucky enough to see some photos of that dig back when it was happening. The Griffon III that came out was a beauty. Lots of good bits. EN223. Maybe someday flying in 91 colors along EN224 in 41 colors?

Hey I can dream can't I? :)

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Thanks Biggles, i will look into that. and Dan is the Griffon saveable? i have no knowlwdge of this aircraft so dont know how it hard it hit.

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is the Griffon saveable?

Looked fairly intact but has crankcase damage from throwing a con-rod which caused the loss of the Aircraft.

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Anyone know if there is any chance of the data plate flying again? (ooh, controversial!)