Monday, 11 May 2015


It was a story which captivated the world’s media in 2012 and even attracted the support of British Prime Minister, David Cameron in talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein and members of the Digging Dad's Army Team were at the center of the story:

Did the Royal Air Force bury iconic Spitfire fighters in Burma on the orders of Lord Louis Mountbatten at the end of World War Two, as claimed by Lincolnshire Farmer and aviation enthusiast David Cundall?
In the Autumn of 2012, international computer gaming company engaged a world-class team of independent archaeologists and geophysicists, to travel to Yangon International Airport, the former RAF Mingaladon, to work with Mr Cundall and a local Myanmar company in an attempt to “ground-truth” the legend of the buried Spitfires of Burma and find a solution to the mystery.

Now you can read the official archaeological report on the archival research and fieldwork which investigated the buried Spitfires myth via "Heritage Daily"

You can read the report on-line or download your own copy.

The Report is free but the authors ask anyone downloading a copy to make a donation to the Royal British Legion.