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The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

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Appreciation For Anne Isobel Noel Penrose By James Penrose

Interestingly the Spitfire connection with my Mother has only really come to light and been appreciated in the past few years - there were many doubters and disbelievers as to the authenticity of the naming of the iconic aircraft - the researchers and historians now seem content that it was the choice of my Grandfather Sir Robert McLean to name it as such - imagine if Reg Mitchell's choice had prevailed 'Shrew', or as Admiral Sir Rob Woodard commented it could have been called 'Maggot' - I am not sure that Actung Maggot or Shrew would have put the fear of God into the Luftwaffe as Spitfire did.
She was a wonderful lady - Flight High Granite.

The Cornish Pirate.

Added on: 17th November 2011


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