- 1941Donated Jan 1941 by Borough of Lambeth Spitfire Fund and given the obvious name rather than the MAP suggestion Lambeth Walk.
TOC No 39 MU Colerne 1/3/1941 delivered 21/3/1941 to 66 Squadron Exeter.
To No.118 Squadron Warmwell, coded NK*K.
Acquired the name BETTE from PO Alec Lumsden
Passed to Middle Walop and 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron at Portreath three days later.
to 19 Squadron at Perranporth.
Engine failed on night landing at Matlaske, a satellite airbase to RAF Coltishall. Overshot, ran through barbed wire fence, and tipped on nose without injury to P/O N.D.O.Devereux.
7/9/1941Taken to AST at Exeter for repairs on to await collection
- 1942 3/6/1942
Flown to No. 33 Maintenence Unit, Lyneham on .
Issued to No. 61 Operational Training Unit Rednal .
No. 61 OTU was formed in June 1941 at RAF Heston to train single-seat fighter pilots.
Cat B damage when P/O J.H.Gielstrup (Danish) stalled on landing after engine failure, thereby collapsing the undercarriage.
Went into store at 6 Maintenence Unit Brize Norton
Passed to Central Gunnery School Catfoss
Moved to Heston Aircraft for repairs,
Awaiting collection ,
Delivered 9 Maintenence Unit .
Allotted again to 61 Maintenence Unit
Dived into ground at Lower Heath Coppice, Prees, Shropshire.
The pilot was F/Sgt John Cashel Barry RAAF buried Chester Regional Cemetery."
- 2012Auction at Brooklands
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