Spitfire EN152 over Gulf of Tunis
A portrait of Desert Air Force Spitfire IXc EN152 QJ-3 with 92 Squadron in Tunisia in the spring of 1943.
This is the scheme that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's IXe, MK356, is being repainted to represent. I liaised with their historian, Sqn Ldr Clive Rowley MBE RAF (Ret’d), and Chief Technician Paul Blackah, on the details of the colour scheme. The research draws on a very poor quality black-and-white photo of fighter ace Neville Duke with the aircraft. Duke actually flew EN152 only once according to the squadron records, on 1 May 1943.