Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfire



Supermarine Spitfire By: Jay Ashurst Signed by: Brian Kingcome Group Captain Charles Brian Fabris Kingcome DSO DFC & Bar (31 May 1917 – 1994) was a British flying ace of the Second World War, most notable for serving with No. 92 Squadron Royal Air Force in 1940 during the Battle of Britain.He frequently led the squadron on a temporary basis before receiving full command early in 1941. He later served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and over Yugoslavia with RAF, Royal Canadian Air Force and South African Air Force Supermarine Spitfire and heavy bomber units. His total personal score stood at eight enemy aircraft destroyed, three shared, five probable and 13 damaged. Kingcome was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1940, a bar to the DFC in 1941, and the Distinguished Service Order in 1942. The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during and after the Second World War. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war.

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