Spitfire excavation in Somerset
PUBLISHED: 14:14 10 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 16 July 2015
A SPITFIRE aircraft is being dug up in Somerset by BBC historian Dan Snow today (Friday).
A team of archaeologists are working in a field in Draycott in the hope of excavating the Black Horse Spitfire.
The aircraft, which was paid for by Lloyds Bank and cost £7,000, crashed in 1942 and was lost.
The dig coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain, which the aeroplane was used in.
A starter motor and Merlin engine have already been discovered.
For more details, pick up a copy of the Mercury on Thursday.