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Briefing March 2014 Issue

Briefings: March 2014

Search Resumes For Spitfires In Burma

The search for pristine Spitfires that some believe were hidden in Burma after World War II has resumed. David Cundall, an aviation enthusiast from the U.K., suspended the search last year after disappointing results, but now is back with a new sponsor. The Claridon Group, a British freight-handling business with an office in Burma, now is backing the project. Chris Scott, managing director of Claridon, said after meeting Cundall, “and seeing his deep-rooted passion for preserving part of our history and heritage for generations to come, we just had to get involved... We will be supporting David every step of the way and look forward to bringing the Spitfires back home for him.” Cundall said he has new evidence to bolster his search, and believes up to three dozen airplanes might be awaiting discovery.

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