Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine    (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

Bentley with a Spitfire engine

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91.    Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

The only surviving example of the Maus tank is seen here during preparations for transport to Moscow as a war prize. It is on display today at the Kubinka Tank Museum

The only surviving example of the Maus tank is seen here during preparations for transport to Moscow as a war prize. It is on display today at the Kubinka Tank Museum

Cutaway view of the 60cm mortar as it appears for rail transportation

Cutaway view of the 60cm mortar as it appears for rail transportation

Handley Page Victor.  To think this beautiful plane (as well as the Vulcan) was designed and built within just 7 years after WW2!!

Handley Page Victor. To think this beautiful plane (as well as the Vulcan) was designed and built within just 7 years after WW2!!

Bristol Type 170 Freighter (1945) was a British twin-engine aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company as both a freighter and airliner. Its best known use was as an air ferry to carry cars and their passengers over relatively short distances. A passenger-only version was known as the Wayfarer.

Bristol Type 170 Freighter (1945) was a British twin-engine aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company as both a freighter and airliner. Its best known use was as an air ferry to carry cars and their passengers over relatively short distances. A passenger-only version was known as the Wayfarer.

London bus ticket: fare paid - 3 old pence. Considered lucky if the numbers add up to 21. (6+5+5+5)

London bus ticket: fare paid - 3 old pence. Considered lucky if the numbers add up to 21. (6+5+5+5)

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

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