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Report from RAB Spitfire to Kjeller event (with photos) – Norwegian Spitfire Foundation

Report from RAB Spitfire to Kjeller event (with photos)

We all enjoyed a fantastic 18 June at Kjeller. Spitfire RAB to Kjeller turned out to be great success with lots of visitors.

Cato Guhnfeldt held an hour long talk on the main person of the event, Wing Commander Rolf Arne Berg. In attendance was his nephew Rolf Arne Berg (with the same name). Also in attendance was Rolf M. Kolling who flew Spitfires with 332 Squadron during WWII. Norwegian Spitfire Club had its stand at Kjeller while burgers and soft drinks being served.

In the afternoon, a small airshow was held. The newly restored de Havilland Moth was displayed first followed by Lars Ness in Spitfire RR232 (PV181 RAB). Then we were treated to a great display by the British-based Harvard which NSF leased for the events in Norway in June. A display by a Norwegian Tiger Moth was up next before Lars Ness in the Spitfire, and John Dodd in the Mustang finished of the event in spectacular fashion. They performed formation fly-bys as well as solo displays.

NSF had our media-team present. Pictures as follows (all by NSF). There will be videos coming next!

Lars Ness at Gullknapp airfield

RAB Spitfire fires up

RR232

Spitfire RAB and P-51 Mustang “The Shark” in formation

Kolling

Rolf Kolling and Lars Ness. Two Spitfire pilots of different generations in front of RR232 (PV181 RAB)

For many Norwegians, a fullscale RAB Spitfire has been a wet dream since the 1960s

Spitfire RR232 ready for display

Spitfire RR232 ready for display

Spitfire RAB attracted plenty of visitors, this one being taken early in the morning

de Havilland Moth

de Havilland Moth display

 

John Dodd in the Mustang

RAB Spitfire

Lars Ness gives Spitfire RAB a hand

RR232

Lars Ness gave a brilliant Spitfire display in RR232

Harvard display

Taking off

John Dodd takes off