How lucky can a nation be when the Spitfire Trust in England decided to manufacture and then donate a full size Spitfire Mk Vb to The Kingdom of Lesotho as a thank  them, when they were still Basutoland,  donating many thousands of pounds to Britain enough to build and equip two entire squadrons with 24 Spitfires during the Battle of Britain.

Herewith the story and photographs of the building of the full-size Spitfire replica.


I’m sure you will be impressed with this really fantastic gesture by The Spitfire Trust in the UK.

We could also get a replica such as this one but I’m afraid we just don’t have the funds to buy one as regretably we will not receive one for nothing like the Kingdom of Lesotho did. Any big benefactors out there that would like to make a big donation for us to buy one??????

Hope you enjoyed the article.


John Mackenzie

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