c/n 6S/672224 Spitfire FR.XVIIIe Griffon 61 G-BUOS Spitfire Ltd., Jersey, based at Duxford
SM845, hier gevlogen door de voormalig commandant van de Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), S/L Ian Smith, in de landing op Duxford.
History of Spitfire SM845
To Indian Air Force as 'HS687' on 311247. Hulk recovered from Kalaikunda AB by Ormond and Wensley Haidon-Baillie, Duxford (1977). To Marshall Moss and Richard A. Boolootian, Lancaster, CA, USA (1978/81). Stored crated at Lancaster Fox Field, CA, USA (1979-1980). To MARC, Chino, CA, USA circa 1981 to 1987. Restoration commenced at Tulsa, OK and later at Casper, WY, USA. To Adrian Reynard, Kidlington (1988-1992); Shipped to UK in ... Reg. G-BUOS for Park Investments Ltd., Witney on 191092. To Historic Flying Ltd., Audrey End, for restoration to airworthy status (Raw) (1992-1996). First flight after restoration from Audley End on 070700 by Charlie Brown. Aircraft offered for sale in 2000 and noted u/c in 0700. In 32 Squadron c/s as 'GZ-J' in 2002. Sold to a subsidiary of Biltema, Norway in the end of 2008. Based at Ängelholm, Sweden. Registration G-BUOS cancelled on 190509. Registered SE-BIN (...). Crashed on 210810 during landing at Tynset, Norway, killing pilot/owner Bertil Gerhardt. Wreck to Airframe Assemblies, Sandown, Isle of Wight in 2012. For Raw. Reregistered G-BUOS on 121112. Wings and fuselage noted with HFL at Duxford in end 2013. First flight after restoration on 171213 by John Romain. Offered for sale in early 2017. Sold to Fliegerhorst GmbH & Co KG in Eschbach, Germany. Flown to her new home at Bremgarten by John Romain in December 2020. Registered on 120121 as G-BUOS to her new owners.
SM845 is in the c/s of 28 Squadron, RAF Sek Kong in 0750, coded 'R'.