On 18th March 1942 Spitfire I X4612 of 53 OTU was damaged beyond repair in a crashlanding at Glanmore Farm, Southerndown after the engine cutout.
Also on 18th March 1942 Spitfire I X4844 of 53 OTU overshot its landing on the runway under construction at St.Athan causing the undercarriage to collapse. Repaired on site and returned to 53 OTU. See 28th March.
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