By Scott Edgar
12th August 2019
The Aldergrove Spitfire P7843 collided with another Spitfire over The Lizard, Cornwall on 24th January 1942. It was a Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund plane.
The Ballymena Spitfire P7835, funded by the Belfast Telegraph Spitfure Fund, flew with many RAF Squadrons until its loss over France on 24th July 1941.
The Bangor Spitfire P7842, funded by the Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund and people of Co. Down, crash landed in Hampshire during the Second World War.
The Belfast Spitfire P7684 was a Mark IIa version of the iconic Royal Air Force fighter plane. The people of Belfast, Co. Antrim raised funds during 1940.
During the Battle of Britain, the Belfast Telegraph launched the Spitfire Fund. The aim was to raise enough money for one of the iconic fighter planes.
The City of Derry Spitfire P7839 was the second Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund presentation plane funded by people in the area during the Second World War.
The Down Spitfire P7823 was funded by people from Co. Down. On 7th January 1942, the iconic Supermarine fighter plane crashed near Derrymacash, Co. Armagh.
The Enniskillen Spitfire P7832 RN-S was one of the few to survive the Second World War, having served in many crucial campaigns between 1941 and 1944.
The Fermanagh Spitfire P7838, funded by people of the rural Ulster county, served with the Royal Air Force throughout World War Two until 5th June 1945.