Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Monday, 11 May 2009

Aircraft Part indentified


Towards the end of April I featured an aircraft part found on the low water mark by the East Pier, Ramsgate. The part has been identified by Elliot Smock an expert in that field as a Spitfire part. The part is stamped VACB which means Vickers Armstrong Castle Bromwich who manufactured the Spitfire. Elliot is currently working on the Whitley bomber crash site near the Nayland beacon on Margate main sands and has informed me that he has since found a few parts on the site at low water. A few weeks ago he came down from London with his team looking for parts, I pointed him in the right direction, supplied him with some info and gave him all the remaining items I had recovered from the site. If anyone has found any item they believe to be an aircraft part found in the area around the Nayland beacon I am sure Elliot would be pleased to hear from you . He can be emailed at elliot1940@yahoo.com
On another note, Simon Moores on his Thanetlife has reported that he has tracked down the dog tag recovered from the Liberator crash site at Palm bay in the late 1970's and is waiting on the good will of the finder.
Finally this onshore wind we are experiencing is perfect timing for a plan I have which may lead to some more interesting aircraft parts being found , I will keep you all posted.

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