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    This is a wing or tail flap control bar section which is part numbed and does have paint remains it has ripped off in the crash it is in relic but solid condition and have been nicely cleaned the part has been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with plane and crash information and pictures the frame is 12 inches by 12 inches in size.The part comes from RAF Spitfire number P9469 of 222 squadron was shot down at 4.50pm on 7th October 1940 the pilot was Pilot Officer J.W Broadhurst. A very nice recognisable part from the famous battle of Britain and RAF Spitfire already to hang on the wall or stand on display.

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    RAF Spitfire number P9469 of 222 squadron was shot down at 4.50pm on 7th October 1940 the pilot was Pilot Officer J.W Broadhurst.

    The spitfire was in combat during an attack on enemy bombers. When he was shot down. John William Broadhurst bailed out but fell dead at Longhurst. His Spitfire crashed and burned out at Baileys Reed Farm, Hurst Green, Salehurst. He was posted to 222 Squadron at its reformation at Duxford on October 5th 1939. Initially equipped with Blenheim’s, the squadron received Spitfires in March 1940. On May 29th, after a patrol over Dunkirk, Broadhurst failed to find Hornchurch in bad visibility, ran out of fuel and crash-landed. On August 31st Broadhurst claimed a Messerschmitt 109 destroyed, on September 4th a Messerschmitt 109 and two more on the 7th and 27th of September. John William Broadhurst was 23 years old he is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery, Essex.

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