Monday, 23 August 2010
Mail on Sunday Doesn't Know Hurricanes From Spitfires
The Mail on Sunday took great pleasure at the BBC's mistake of posting a photo of Bell Airacobras in RAF markings instead of Supermarine Spitfires as part of its Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary stand or whatever the term is.
Unfortunately, the Mail on Sunday included this photo in its online version:
Anybody can see that there are a pair of Hurricanes, a Piper Aztec and a pair of Spitfires.
So that's the Mail on Sunday as well as the Times that can't caption photos (unless of celebs) properly. And they ignored three attempts to correct their gormless error. For the stupid, Spitfires had unmistakeable elliptical shaped wings. Hurricanes had the pilot sitting in a dog kennel. Doesn't any child build Airfix kits anymore?