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    Sad, sad indeed. I have dealt with people like this before.

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    I don't know what the truth of the matter is, of course...who said what to whom, and when. And from my point of view, it doesn't really matter so much that they are returned to the UK, just that someone, somewhere gets a few of them back up where they belong.

    On an associated note, I was lucky enough to see ten Spitfires flying in formation at the Goodwood Revival last year. Magnificent sight and sound!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...d-Revival.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
    It's all getting a bit handbags, it seems...


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    ok, cosmoline...let us pray there was cosmoline and that it has congealed over the spirfires and preserved them. there are vintage R-2800 engines packed in that stuff that look like they are brand new, but those are in sealed not wooden containers. i never thought i would actually hope for cosmoline in my life so much as in this moment. that and there was that rubbery green paint that British used to spray on things headed to south east Asia.

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    The more worrying thing was, didn't we ship a batch of gas from Mesopotamia to the White Russians in WWI?

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    Well, we are about to find out one way or another! http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...rma-excavation

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    Revealed: the wealthy backer helping the hunt for the buried Spitfires of Burma
    Victor Kislyi, who made a fortune from the online game World of Tanks, is funding the search for Second World War Spitfires believed to have been buried in Burma.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9638...-of-Burma.html
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    Has anyone heard or seen any updates to this event? I have looked but could not find anything more recent than what Story posted.

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    I heard the number has grown significantly. Not sure if that's true or not...

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    I read that they had an agreement on who got to keep what percentage of the planes, but not much more than that.
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