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    UK: An unusual Spitfire for Remembrance Day

    11/11 is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth countries, and this year one of the ceremonies in England featured a C-47 in American D-Day livery air-dropping 750,000 poppies over the cliffs of Dover.

    POPPY DROP
    WW2 plane flanked by Spitfires drops 750,000 poppies above Dover cliffs in stunning tribute to British war dead









    It was escorted by two Supermarine Spitfires. One of them really caught my eye:



    I have been reading about WWII since I was old enough to read (and that was a long time ago), and I have never seen a two-seat Spitfire. Wowser.

    Here's another picture from Wikipedia. I don't know if it is the same plane in different livery, or if two them have managed to survive:




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    Is it possible they were Spitfire trainers? I don't know if there was such a thing, but being a two-seater it would make sense.

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    These were post war variants. 161 is painted in the livery of the Irish Air Corps

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