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Realair Spitfire RAN A58-734

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Arrived in Australia on SS NZ Star 17/04/45. Rec 2AD ex UK 28/04/45. A/c renumbered A58-series 20/04/45. Rec at 2AD Storage 07/05/46 ex 2AD. Merlin 70 Series Engine allocated for use after modification in CAC Mustang manufacture due to short fall

Approval to transfer to RAN FAA 11/06/48. Issued to RAN 25/10/48. The Seafire's were taxied around the dummy deck at Nowra and used to train ground handling staff. They were all used on the fire ground in the 1950's and remains reported to have been bulldozed into the ground.


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