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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Ia to Mk. IXe

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

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Ia to Mk. IXe

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 July 2019.

Supermarine Spitfires preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location.  (Part 1 of 3)

Supermarine Spitfire prototype (Serial No. K5054).  This full-scale replica was commissioned by the Spitfire Society and donated to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. N3200), Reg. No. G-CFGJ, QV, 19 Squadron, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9374), Reg. No. G-MKIA, I-J, 92 Squadron, Mark One Partnership LLC, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Charlie Jackson Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X4650), Reg. No. G-CGUK, KL-A, 54 Squadron, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. AR213), Reg. No. G-AIST, JZ-E, 57 OTU, painted as (Serial No. P7308), XR-D, 71 Eagle Squadron, Sheringham Aviation, Wycombe, Bucks. Airworthy.

 (Clemens Vasters Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (ozz13X Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. K9942), SD-D, 72 (Basutoland) Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9444), RN-D, 72 (Basutoland) Squadron, Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

  (calflier001 Photo)

 (Harry Mitchell Photo)

 (Florestan Photo)

 (zzztriple200 Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. R6915), Imperial War Museum, South Lambeth, London.

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X4590), PR-F, 609 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9372), Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9373), Reg. No. G-CFGN, Mark One Partnership LLC, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X42762), Reg. No. G-CDGU, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ic (Serial No. BR601), Reg. No. G-CIYF, Collings Foundation, being restored at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez Photo)

 (plambertuk Photo)

 (John5199 Photos)

 (SAC Neil Chapman Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7350), 266 and 603 Squadrons, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.  Code QJ-G added to its port side, representing a fighter flown by Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum, DFC, 92 Squadron in 1940.  This aircraft has been repainted  to represent New Zealand-born Al Deere's No. 54 Squadron fighter, (Serial No. R6981), coded KL-B, "Kiwi III".

 (Ewanph Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7540), static display, Czech crest, Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries, Scotland.  This aircraft crashed into Loch Doon in 1941 and was recovered by the museum in the 1980s.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7816), RAF Reserve Collection, Stafford.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7819), Martin Phillips, Exeter.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P8088), Reg. No. G-CGRM, Oxfordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P8208), Reg. No. G-RRFF, Retro Track and Air Ltd, Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. IV (Serial No. BP926), Reg. No. G-PRIV, project in storage.

 (IWM Photo, CH 2929)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (Serial R6923), top view.  This Spitfire was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 near Dover on 21 June 1941. 

 (Anthony Noble Photo)

 (John5199 Photos)

 (Sgt Jack Pritchard Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (plambertuk Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. AB910), RF-D, 303 (Polish) Squadron, previously SH-L, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (tataquax Photo)

 (Photokora Photo)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

 

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Ronnie Macdonald Photo)

 (tataquax Photo)

 (Anthony Noble Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BM597), Reg. No. G-MKVB, JH-C, 317 Polish Squadron, Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc (Serial No. EE602), Reg. No. G-IBSY, DV-V, 129 (Mysore) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

 (Aurore Defferriare Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. EP120), Reg. No. G-LFVB, AE-A, 402 (RCAF) Squadron, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Assigned to 501 Squadron in 1942, and then subsequently to 402 (RCAF) Squadron.  This aircraft destroyed seven German aircraft during its wartime career.  Post-war, it was an instructional airframe, then displayed as a Gate guardian.  It was acquired by the fighter collection in 1993 and restored to airworthiness.  It is currently painted in its 402 (RCAF) Squadron markings.

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL614), ZD-F, 222 (Natal) Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL655), incomplete airframe recovered from a crash site, Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirby, Lincolnshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. V (Serial No. AD189), Reg. No. G-CHVJ, project in storage, Oxfordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. AD540), being restored in Buckinghamshire.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Paul Maritz Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vc (Serial No. AR501), A-NN, 310 (Czech) Squadron, Reg. No. G-AWII, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.  Undergoing major refurbishment, airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL688), being restored in Buckinghamshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. BM539), project in storage in East Sussex.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc (Serial No. EF545), Reg. No. G-CDGY, Aero Vintage, St. Leonards, East Sussex.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. EP122), c/n CBAF.2405, also painted as (Serial No. R9649), Reg. No. G-CISV, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc Trop (Serial No. LZ844), stored at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. VIII (Serial No. JF872), Reg. No. G-RAAF, stored in Lancashire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. VIIIc (Serial No. JG668), Reg. No. G-CFGA, Welsh Spitfire Museum, Pembrokeshire Spitfire Aeroplane Company, Haverfordwest.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo, 1974)

Supermarine Spitfire TR Mk. VIII (Serial No. MT818), c/n 729058), G-M, previously Reg. No. N58JE, now UK Reg. No. G-AIDN, G2 Trust, Wycombe Air Park.  Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.

 (Ray Hanna Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXb (Serial No. MH434), built at Castle Bromwich and first flown on 7 Aug 1943, later delivered to 222 Squadron at Hornchurch, Essex.  Reg. No. G-ASJV, previously SZ-G, "City of Warsaw", ZD-B, 222 Squadron, Old Flying Machine Company, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Simon Boddy Photo)

 (SBP41Sqn Photo)

 (Sgt Pete George MA ABIPP/MOD Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. MK356), 5J-K, 126 Squadron, previously 21-V, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.  Airworthy.  This aircraft has recently been painted in a desert camouflage pattern to represent 92 Sqn (Serial No. EN152), QJ-3, flown over Tunisia April - May 1943.

 (James Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RR232), "City of Exeter", Reg. No. G-BRSF, Martin Philips, Colerne, Wiltshire. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. EN179), Reg. No. G-TCHO, Martin Phillips, Exeter.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. EN570), Reg. No. G-CISP, project in storage, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. LZ842), Reg. No. G-CGZU, EF-F, ex 327 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. MA764), Reg. No. G-MCDB, 122 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. MJ271), Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (bdburton Photo)

 (Matt Sergeant Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. MK912), L-SH, Reg. No. G-BRRA, damaged, being restored, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. ML119), Reg. No. G-SDNI, G2 Trust, in storage, Buckinghamshire. Ex-Burmese Air Force UB441 and ex-Israeli Air Force 20-20.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXb (Serial No. ML295), project stored in Kent.

 (RonaldV-tm Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. NH238), H-60, NH238, G-LFMH, Reg. No. G-MKIX, Flying A Services, in storage at Greenham Common.

 (Sasha Taylor Photos)

 (Birmingham Museums Trust Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. ML427), HK-A, Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. PT879), Reg. No. G-BYDE, Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald, Essex.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RK858), Reg. No. G-CGJE, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RK912), in storage at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. SM639), in storage in the Surrey area.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TE517), Reg. No. G-JGCA, G2 Trust, in storage at Biggin Hill, Kent, Essex. Ex-Israeli Air Force 20-46.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (Bob Adams Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TE566), in storage at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez Photo)

(Tim Felce Photos)

 (Ronnie Macdonald Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TA805), Reg. No. G-PMNF, FX-M, 234 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TD314), Reg. No. G-CGYJ, FX-P, 234 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent. Airworthy.