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David Holt, owner of Holt's auction house in the Tiger Moth. <br />
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A rare Tiger Moth bi-plane that was used to track the German Blitskrieg towards Dunkirk is coming up for sale in a unique auction.<br />
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The wartime aircraft was a 'spotter' and the crew let themselves be repeatedly shot at in order to plot how fast the enemy was moving.<br />
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Badly damaged, the plane took off from Dunkirk before the coastal town fell and limped across the English Channel only to come under friendly-fire by trigger-happy shore batteries.<br />
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Tiger Moth N6965 went on to be used by the RAF as a training aircraft until 1955 when it was put into storage for 30 years following a crash landing at Southend, Essex.