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We left site on Wednesday evening with the Spitfire crash crater clearly defined as a peaty circle cut into the clay 'natural' geology. We returned this morning and continued excavating and stepping ...

The coroner has stated that it is acceptable for us to proceed with the Fen Spifire dig tomorrow, when we also hope to complete the excavation.

We have suspended the dig because we suspect that we have uncovered a fragment of human skeletal remains, and we have contacted the coroner, and we will follow their instruction.

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The #fenspitfire excavation becomes more and more interesting! Having found the distinctive outline of the crater on Tuesday, today we continued to dig down into the crater, stepping it down gradually to ...

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Another wet and dreary day in the Fens, but nothing could curb our enthusiasm as we continued excavating the #fenspitfire! Day One finished with the trench being stripped methodically in spits; today ...

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Machining to find the Great Fen Spitfire began today

The geophysical survey conducted in August by Cranfield University Forensic Institute revealed the location of the Spitfire in the field. We are taking the peat ...

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A week-long excavation, to unearth a Mark 1 Spitfire which crashed at Holme Lode in the Great Fen, on 22 November, 1940 will commence on Monday 5 October.  Following the excavation the ...

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These are the latest additions to our grey literature online archive, OA Library:

Milton Road, Cambridge: in August 2015, Oxford ...
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Geophysics has been used at a site in the Fens to pinpoint the exact site where a Spitfire crashed in November 1940. Last month, Peter Masters, Research Fellow at Cranfield University, Forensic Institute undertook the ...


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