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  • High pressure airline from the firing system of the Browning machine guns from RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18th September 1940 over Kent and crashed at Denge Wood, Petham near Canterbury

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    This is a section of High pressure airline from the firing system of the Browning machine guns it is in 2 parts not connected. The airline has ripped and bent in the crash and still retains a lot of its original brass colour it has been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection the parts are 4-8 inches long in size and very rare to get these days now such a rare part from a battle of Britain spitfire. The parts come from RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18th September 1940 over Kent and crashed at Denge Wood. The airline comes with a A5 laminated information card with pilots photo. 

    RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18TH September 1940 the pilot was Sergeant Corfe he baled out safely over Kent.

    Douglas Corfe was posted to 66 Squadron at Kenley on 10th September. He was shot down by Messerschmitt109's over the Canterbury area in Spitfire R6603. D.Corfe was admitted to Chartham Hospital, with injuries. The aircraft crashed at Denge Wood, Petham. He was flying as part of the defence of Malta on the 25th April 1942 in Hurricane, BE708 when he was then hit by local ground fire, losing part of his wing and crashed into rocks then exploded on impact, killing Corfe. At the time of his death Corfe was a Warrant Officer. He is buried in Capuccini Naval Cemetery.

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