Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire XVI TE311 has new markings after a visit to a Coningsby paint shop in February.
The machine, which most recently appeared in the all black “stealth” livery seen above, is now adorned with the markings of TD240 / SZ-G, flown by Captain Aleksander Gabszewicz of 131 Polish Wing.
TE311 was originally manufactured at Castle Bromwich in 1945 and served with with No. 1689 Ferry Pilot Training Flight and No. 2 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation following WW2. It was used for taxiing scenes in the 1967 film The Battle of Britain and also acted as a traveling display prior to being acquired and restored by BBMF, returning to the air in October 2012.
Click below to check out a time lapse video of the process as well as photos of the new livery.
Good morning from a rather soggy Lincolnshire.
I hope you enjoy what the RAF Coningsby Photo Section have done for you.
Posted by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official) on Saturday, March 10, 2018