Plate identification please.

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Hi I found this plate yesterday whilst metal detecting in a wood and think it could be  off a plane. Am I correct in thinking this and if so can anyone please explain what the numbers on the plate  mean. If it is off a plane are this numbers enough to identify what type of plane it's comes from. 

Best regards Danny.

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Spitfire wing part

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Oxfordshire England.

 

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One of the small cover plates that fits over the picketing tunnel (tie down). Located underside of the Spitfirepage from spares manual wing,  along the edge of the main spar, fwd end of rib 19.

Cheers, Chumpy.

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Many thanks for the reply about the plate . Where can I find this Spitfire parts list?. 

Happy Easter  

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Did you find anything else or was that all?

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A piece of aluminium angle about 6 inches long with small rivot's and a number stamped.

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Thanks Danny, did your angled piece have 300 numbers on it too?. Incidentally Chumpy is that a Spitfire parts manual book?

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I have attached a picture of the angle for you to see. It does have number but not 300.

Regards Danny.

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Thank you Danny, can’t help with that , the CBDS has thrown me. Hopefully someone else on here will know. Thanks for posting the picture.

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CB = Castle Bromwich ?? (Shadow Factory/Airfield)

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I went today for another metal detect and found a small stamped aluminium bracket. I  found an article  online today about a Spitfire that crashed in 1942 not to far away . I suspect these parts  must be from  that spitfire ? . 

Regards Danny.

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Yes that is a Spitfire part, it has the 300 numbers. What was the gen on the Spitfire that crashed? Nice finds by the way.

 

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As I alluded to in Post Number 11...

CBDS will be Castle Bromwich Shadow Factory related (perhaps something like Castle Bromwich Design Standard ?)

 

To support that view - here is a pic from Spitfire Spares.com

 

https://i.imgur.com/WaiCIbb.jpg

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Or perhaps 'Castle Bromwich Detail Shop' ?

Small components/parts were often manufactured/assembled in a Detail Shop.

Sometimes by personnel classified as 'Detail Fitters' because it was  was a less skilled/narrower job 'description'.

We had 'Detail Fitters' at Wastospace,because of my qualifications/experience I was employed as a 'Skilled Fitter' - and because I had a much wider job description/scope on various aircraft. 

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Thanks bazv, I thought initially CB = Castle Bromwich, it was the DS that threw me but what you say makes sense.

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Just out of general interest - there are some wonderful good quality shots taken in and around the Castle Bromwich Factory by an  employee,inc a couple of Desford and Cosford.

I almost get agoraphobia whenever I look at the picture of the Spitfire Final Assy Shop,my knees ache at the thought of walking the whole length of it LOL.

http://spitfiresite.com/2012/07/castle-bromwich-spitfire-and-lancaster-…

 

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Thanks to everybody that has replied to my recent  posts. I can see you are  definitely experts on Historical Military aircrafts and aviation. This is only the second time I have found aircraft parts during my 6 years  metal detecting. I went again  yesterday to my  friends land and unintentionally found more of what I think are Spitfire parts. I have tried to 

 

 

 identify the parts online  but have had  no success so far. Am I right in saying the A M and crown image  on some of the parts refer to The  Air Ministry . I will post more pictures online if I find any other similar items in the future.

Best regards Danny 

 

 

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Sorry two  of my pictures didn't load.

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