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Viken County Municipality considers Spitfire PL258 an important technical cultural monument, and an important part of Norwegian aviation and war history. The PL258 Project has been recognized, and awarded 150 000 NOK, with an additional NOK 50 000,- available for disbursement from 1 January 2022. We will apply for further funding with the 2022 state budget.

In 2020 the managerial jurisdiction over technical and industrial cultural monuments changed hands, from the Directorate for Cultural Heritage to Viken County Municipal Government.

For us at the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation this is some of the best news we have had, and hopefully a big stepping stone to a full restoration of Spitfire PL258.
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More fantastic news! hoping the year to come brings more great news 😀

Great news!

Well done 👏👏👏

6 days ago
Norwegian Spitfire Foundation

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Morten,... Can you get flight jacket badges of this logo?

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Norwegian Gloster Gladiators. A small force of Norwegian Gladiators faced a massive fleet of German aircraft over Norway, 9th of April 1940. All Gladiator pilots survived the encounter, and shot down two Me 110s and one He 111. The Gladiators were scattered around after the fight, landing on frozen lakes. One went down hard inland, but the pilot - Kristian Fredrik Schye - survived. Several of the Gladiator pilots would flee to England and participate in the ongoing campaign in the years to come. Some would loose their lives. A few lucky ones would return home after the war.

One lucky Gladiator pilot, later Spitfire 332 Sqd CO Finn Thorsager, came home during the summer of 1945 and met his parents again to much joy. After a while in their company, he excused himself from the happy occasion and wandered by foot out to the shoreline of the Oslofjord. "I don't know why," he later wrote, "but I wanted to be alone with my thoughts."
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Norwegian Gloster Gladiators. A small force of Norwegian Gladiators faced a massive fleet of German aircraft over Norway, 9th of April 1940. All Gladiator pilots survived the encounter, and shot down two Me 110s and one He 111. The Gladiators were scattered around after the fight, landing on frozen lakes. One went down hard inland, but the pilot - Kristian Fredrik Schye - survived. Several of the Gladiator pilots would flee to England and participate in the ongoing campaign in the years to come. Some would loose their lives. A few lucky ones would return home after the war.

One lucky Gladiator pilot, later Spitfire 332 Sqd CO Finn Thorsager, came home during the summer of 1945 and met his parents again to much joy. After a while in their company, he excused himself from the happy occasion and wandered by foot out to the shoreline of the Oslofjord. I dont know why, he later wrote, but I wanted to be alone with my thoughts.

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It was good to have the Shuttleworth Gladiator fly in this scheme for a number years, representing the types use by other nations and particularly the service in Norway.

It seems like this picture is from Stavanger Airport, Sola. It opened in 1937.

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1 week ago
Norwegian Spitfire Foundation

We participated in this four ship Mustang formation at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow in September 2019 with the Mustang formerly known as The Shark (now Warhorse). The other aircraft where Contrary Mary, Miss Helen and Tall In The Saddle.

Words and photo by Eirik
donate.norwegianspitfire.com
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norway's only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».
- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr
More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
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#norwegianspitfire
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We participated in this four ship Mustang formation at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow in September 2019 with the Mustang formerly known as The Shark (now Warhorse). The other aircraft where Contrary Mary, Miss Helen and Tall In The Saddle.

Words and photo by Eirik Østensjø
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norways only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».
- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr
More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
#norwegianspitfire #norwegianspitfirefoundation #spitfirerestoration #dontatetospitfirepl258 #donertilspitfirepl258 #norskhistorie #kjeller #levendehistorie #331skvadron #gidittbidrag #veteranfly #flyshow #airshow #flyoppvisning #displayaircraft #warhorse #contrarymary #misshelen #tallinthesaddle
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