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Spitfire remains, Upavon.

Article about: Not seen posted anywhere, so here goes. BBC News - Crashed WWII Spitfire being dug up on Salisbury Plain

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    Default Spitfire remains, Upavon.

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    Good read.

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    Interesting to see what do find?...I shouldn't think a lot but still worth the dig....Thanks for showing.. Cheers Terry.

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    From the BBC article:

    ..."The Protection of Military Remains Act protects these sites and it is important that they are considered properly.

    Had not heard of this Act before so am wondering how the hobbyist diggers on WRF are able to operate in the UK on airfield sites etc or does the Act only apply if human remains are likely to be found?
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    The act applies to all crashed aircraft, regardless of whether or not there are human remains, or what nationality. The important bit though is that it doesn't apply to objects discarded, lost or dumped on old bases.

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    Thanks SteveT

    Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

    If one wanted to put a placemarker or commemorative plaque on such crash sites are these governed by planning Acts or would land owner permission only be required?

    Anyone know?
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