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Silver Grey Project - 1997

In 1996, MADU were approached by a group of Spitfire enthusiasts with an enquiry to see if they would be interested in diving to search for a WWII Spitfire know as the "Silver Grey" that ditched off the Bexhill coast on its way back from a mission over France in 1941.

MADU took on the task, and following a couple of initial early season soties in 1997, together with support from the local Rother Dive Club, in early September '97 MADU mobilised a large team of divers and helpers to run a weeks project at the site.

Early Morning Briefing

Early Morning Briefing

Some of the MADU Team

Local ATC Volunteers

Some of the MADU Team

The Base on the Promonade Logging Dives

The Base on the Promonade

Logging Dives

Hard Boat with Side Scan Sonar Inflatable with Magnetometer

Hard Boat with Side Scan Sonar

Inflatable with Magnetometer

One of the 3 Ribs Used on the Project Boat Working on the Site

One of the 3 Ribs Used on the Project

Boat Working on the Site

Looking Out Over the Site Monitoring the Site Being Searched

Looking Out Over the Site

Monitoring the Site Being Searched

Artefacts Being Logged Artefacts Being Recorded

Artefacts Being Logged

Artefacts Being Recorded

Artefacts from the Site Part of the Spitfire's Instrument Panel

Artefacts from the Site

Part of the Spitfire's Instrument Panel

Artefacts Being Handed Over to the Publisising the Project with the Media

Artefacts Being Handed Over to the
Malvern Spitfire Team

Publisising the Project with the Media

The project culminated in a MADU report:

Silver Grey Diving Project

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