The press team finally admit what everyone suspected.
Mr Cundall’s project secured funding from Belarusian video games firm Wargaming Ltd, and British Prime Minister David Cameron secured permission for the dig when he met Burmese President Thein Sein last year. Excavations began at Rangoon International Airport, one of three sites, earlier in January.
A press conference, planned for Friday morning, was cancelled by Wargaming Ltd with a spokesman saying he hoped to give more details later. When pressed, the spokesman admitted there are no Spitfires…
I can’t help wondering if this is some sort of long-game con played out in the full glare of publicity. It certainly sounds like an episode of Hustle.