I pulled out this 1/72 Airfix Spitfire I've had at least twenty years to finish this weekend while we were seeing Dunkirk. It represents N3277 of 234 Squadron, which was flown by P/O Richard Hardy when it was forced down in Cherbourg after aerial combat in the English Channel on 15 August 1940. The aircraft and pilot were captured, and Hardy spent the next five year in a German POW camp. He was freed in 1945, and died in 1997.
I know I had a later model Spitfire when I was 10-12, but I don't think I've built a RAF aircraft since then. I enjoyed reading up on the aircraft and learning about the very innovative features it had, specifically the elliptical wing, which had a few interesting twists (literally) from an aeronautical engineering point of view.