"Foreword: This collection of Vickers-Supermarine ephemera was sent on request to a 13 year old schoolboy who went to a distinguished career in the Battle of Britain: Archibald Nigel Charles Weir was born in Hythe, Kent on 2nd June 1919. In 1937 he went up to Christ Church College, Oxford, where he learned to fly with the University Air Squadron. Commissioned in the RAFVR in June 1939, Weir was posted to 145 Squadron at Tangmere on 12th May. Near Dunkirk on 1st June 1940, Weir shared a Me110 and probably another. On 18th July he shared a He111, on the 22nd shared a Do17 and on 8th August claimed two Me109s and a Ju87 destroyed. On 11th August Weir's aircraft was damaged in combat with enemy fighters south of Swanage and he made a forced-landing near Christchurch, unhurt. He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 30th August 1940). He was lost on 7th November 1940, when he was shot down into the sea off Ventnor by a Me109 of JG2. His Hurricane, P2720, sank immediately. (www.bbm.org.uk). designed by R J Mitchell (1895-1937), winner of the Schneider Trophy in 1931 and antecedent of the legendary Spitfire - blueprint 3/4": 1 foot General Assembly Drawing No. 7907, date stamp for 8 November 1932, 1340mm x 740mm, three traced drawings of S6B components, with manuscript annotation (not Mitchell), typed letter to Nigel Weir with R J Mitchell secretarial signature, dated 9 November 1932, F, with remains of original envelope, P, some unused tracing paper and copy of 'Verses of a Fighter Pilot', Weir, ANC, 1941, published posthumously, G
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