A mixture of 18 and 72 Squadron aircraft seen getting ready for an airborne assault during a NATO exercise. Red crosses on the fuselage and nose denotes "the bad guys". Next mission they would be white (good guys) as there was not enough helicopters to satisfy demand.
Of all the thousands of Spifires produced this one, on display at the RAF Museum, is rather special. In total 1566 Mk.1s were built and this genuine Battle of Britain veteran is the oldest surviving such airframe and, therefore, the oldest Spitfire anywhere!