Tag: Burma

Claridon Group to back Spitfire search in Burma

Press release: Global Logistics company Claridon Group Ltd have stepped in to save David Cundall’s project to locate buried Spitfires in Burma.  After 16 years of dedicating his life to the project as well as his life savings,  David is heading back to Burma to resume excavating and finding  the Spitfires. Due to a lack …

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Myanmar’s phantom Spitfires: how a legend was born

With the ongoing debate concerning the presence of crated Spitfires deep in Burma’s soil, one of our visitors, Peter, shared a link to an article from the Myanmar Times by Derek Tonkin: Myanmar’s phantom Spitfires: how a legend was born. This article provides some useful insight on how the Burmese Spitfires legend began, and whether …

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Burmese Spitfires: are they really there?

The latest news about the great Spitfire search in Burma seems quite pessimistic. David Cundall, followed by thousands of aviation enthusiasts, was hoping to locate dozens of Spitfire buried in crates in Burma at the end of the Second World War. The research team began diggin recently but has only dug up metal sheets that …

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Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon

Since the announcement last April that some 20 Spitfire Mk XIV had been found buried in Burma, very little information has been available concerning this extraordinary discovery. Some observers were understandably sceptical, given the lack of information and rumours stating that there could be 60 or more such Spitfires to be found. These last few …

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Twenty Spitfire discovered buried in Burma to return to the UK

This is such extraordinary news that one wonders if it can actually be true: the Telegraph reports that twenty Spitfire Mk XIV* that were discovered buried in Burma will be returned to the UK. David Cameron himself, having taken an interest in the case, has asked and obtained permission to recover the aircraft from the …

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