David Cameron signs a historic Spitfire deal with Burma
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David Cameron signs a historic Spitfire deal with Burma

Scunthorpe : United Kingdom | Apr 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM PDT
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The visit of David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain to Burma and meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, the campaigner of democracy for Burma has come as a boon as reported in The Telegraph of 15th April 2012.

Burma has agreed to return to Britain the 20 Spitfire fighter aircraft which had been kept buried under 40-feet of soil to protect them from falling into the hands of the Japanese in case of occupation of Burma by Japan.

The existence of these Spitfire Mk-II fighter aircraft belonging to the RAF had been proved by one David Cundall, a farmer of Scunthorpe, North Lincs. He had located the aircraft by making use of radar imaging technology.

The 62-year old David Cundall had made as many as 12-trips over the last 15-years to Burma at a personal expenditure of more than 130,000 pounds sterling.

A die-hard aviation enthusiast, David Cundall had gone to great lengths to locate the aircraft – in his opinion, the Spitfires were real beauties and the mainstay of the British air power during the WWII. The 20-aircrtafts had been buried in the transport crates after being duly protected by waxing, wrapping in grease paper and tarring the joints.

He feels that the condition of these 20 Spitfires would be as-good-as-new and could be reassembles and put on display in exhibitions. There are only 35 of these left in the world out of a total of 15,000 built.

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