They were the iconic aircraft of World War Two, fighting above the skies of Southern England during the Battle of Britain. They were once produced in their thousands in factories in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Now there are only 40 Spitfires still flying in the world. One more has joined their number though, seven decades after the aircraft's heyday following a restoration project lasting four years. Derek Johnson reports.
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