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‘I was thousands of feet above the enemy, they had not yet seen me, and I was in a prime position to attack…. On a sudden impulse, I turned my P.47 on its back and fell like a stone in their direction..’

During the build-up to the Allied invasion of Northern Europe, Battle of Britain hero Tom (Ginger) Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron.

As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became the RAF's only silver Spitfire.

He took his plane into battle alongside his US comrades until, with the war's end, he was forced to make a difficult decision. Faced with too many questions about the rogue fighter, he contemplated increasingly desperate measures to offload it, including bailing out mid-Channel.

THE SILVER SPITFIRE is the unique and gripping account of Tom Neil's heroic experience as an RAF fighter pilot flying his very own personal Spitfire.

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