Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XI to Mk. 46

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XI to Mk. 46

The aim of this web page is to locate, identify and document Supermarine Spitfires preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 31 Dec 2018.

Supermarine Spitfires preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XI (Serial No. PL965), 222 (Natal) Squadron, Reg. No. G-MKXI, -R, 16, Squadron, Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XI (Serial No. PL983), Reg. No. G-PRXI, Proshop Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XII (Serial No. EN224), Reg. No. G-FXII, RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. MV293), Reg. No. G-SPIT, JE-J, 127 Wing, painted as (Serial No. MV268), The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  MV293 was built in 1944 by Vickers Armstrong and sent to India in 1945.  After service with the Indian Air Force, it was returned to the United Kingdom in the 1970s; restoration was completed in 1992.  In 2000 it was painted to represent MV268, an aircraft flown by Johnie Johnson towards the end of the Second World War. 

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIVe (Serial No. RM689), Reg. No. G-ALGT, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, stored in Derby.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIV (Serial No. RM694), Reg. No. G-DBKL, G2 Trust, in storagein Buckinghamshire.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. RM927), Reg. No. G-JNMA, G2 Trust, in storage on the Isle of Wight. Ex-Belgian Air Force SG-25.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIV (Serial No. RN203), project stored at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW393), c/n CBAF.IX4651, painted as (Serial No. TB675), 4-DV, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London, may be in storage at RAF Stafford.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SL611), Reg. No. G-SAEA, in storage in Staffordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SL674), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB382), in storage on the Isle of Wight.

 (Steve Lynes Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB885), 3W-V, ex- 322 (Dutch) Squadron, restored to airworthy status for owner Frits van Eerd, based at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No. TP298), Reg. No. N41702, Airframe Assemblies, in storage on the Isle of Wight.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW382), Reg. No. G-PBIX, 3W-P, 322 (Dutch) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.  Airworthy.  This aircraft was built in 1945 and served with No. 604 Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force from 1947 until 1950.  SOS 14 Dec 1954.

 (Chowells Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TD248), Reg. No. G-OXVI, CR-S, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Bungay, Suffolk.  Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE184), "Fargo Express" flown in this colour scheme for one season only.

 (Bundesheer Fotos Photos)

 (Peter Groneman Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE184), Reg. No. G-MXVI, DU-N, 312 (Czech) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.  Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE311), 4D-V, 74 (Tiger) Squadron, the personal aircraft of Squadron Leader AJ ‘Tony’ Reeves DFC, the Squadron’s Commanding Officer from the end of December 1944.  Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.  This aircraft is being repainted to represent (Serial No. TD240), the personal aircraft of 131 (Polish) Wing's CO, Gp Capt Aleksander Gabszewicz, DSO, DFC.

 (Maxim Shulepin Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW388), U4-U.  Built at Castle Bromwich in 1945, taken on charge by 6 MU at Brize Norton on 18 July 1945, then issued to No. 667 Sqn where it was damaged in a flying accident.  Repaired and aloocated to No. 612 Sqn in 1951, then going to the Fighter Command Control and Reporting School.  Damaged a second time, it was retired and became a gate guard at Benson and later at Andover.  In 1972 it was presented to the City of Stoke-on-Trent.  The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

 (Nilfanion Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB752), KH-Z, 403 (RCAF) Squadron, built in 1944, Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE462), National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

 (Sunburn1979 Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photos)

 (Seán Pòl Ó Creachmhaoil Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No. SM845), EZ-J, repainted as R, 28 Squadron, Reg. No. G-BUOS, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PM631), 541 Squadron, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PS853), 16 Squadron, Reg. No. G-RRGN, C, 16 Squadron, Rolls-Royce, Filton, Glos. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PM651), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

 (Archangel12 Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Ronnie Macdonald Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Sgt Pete Mobbs/MOD Photo PS915 with Typhoon)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PS915), Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, Lincolnshire. In 2016 this aircraft was repainted with a silver scheme, representing a Spitfire flown by Flt Lt Ted Powles from Kai Tak, Hong Kong, in 1952.

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

 (Liz Searle Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA198), RAI-G, 602 Squadron, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA226), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA255), JX-U, 1 Squadron, No. 1 Squadron Association, in storage at RAF Leuchars.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK519), Reg. No. G-SPXX, project stored in Buckinghamshire.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK624), The Fighter Collection, (IWM), stored in Hangar 2, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK664), in storage at North Weald, Essex.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. PK683), Solent Sky, Southampton, Hampshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. PK724), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Chad Kainz Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. VN485), Silver, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 46 (Serial No. LA546 ), Reg. No. G-CFZJ, stored in Colchester, Essex.