Spitfire Restoration Project
Comox Air Force Museum
The Comox Air Force Museum is in the process of restoring this Mark IX Spitfire aircraft, in 442nd squadron colours with callsign "Y2K". It will take over 5 years to return the aircraft to flying condition.
Some information about the aircraft from Warbird Registry
Serial #: TE294
Construction #: ?
Spitfire HF Mk. IX
Last info: 2006
Delivered to South African Air Force as 5519.
- BOC: August 7, 1947.
- SOC: January 22, 1951.
- Badly damaged in landing accident, Waterkloof AB, January 4, 1951.
Harold Barnett/South African Metal & Machinery CO, Salt River, Cape Town, 1955-1980.
SAAF Museum, 19??.
- Hulk recovered from scrapyard.
Mark de Vries, Bryanston, South Africa (later Vancouver, BC), 1981-1999.
- Restoration project at Honeydew, South Africa.
Comox Air Force Museum, 19 Wing Comox, Comox CFB, BC, 1999-2006.
- Undergoing rebuild to airworthy as TE294/Y2-K.
(Click on a picture to view a larger image.)
|Spitfire Mark IX
|12 cylinder Merlin engine
||Ambrose and Steve
inspect the progress
|View of callsign Y2K
and registration TE294
|2017 Update |
The First Flight of the Roseland Spitfire IX
IPMS Prince George home page
This page was last updated June 20, 2017, mb