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The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary

Author : Treasurer
Date : 24/11/2020 07:49

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre Review, 2020

Author : Treasurer
Date : 07/11/2020 09:19

I had the opportunity to visit the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre and undertake a tour of the Flight’s Hangar at RAF Coningsby on my way to represent the Society at an event at NELSAM on 15 August 2020.  The Visitor Centre is run by Lincolnshire Council and you can book tours in advance through https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/history-heritage/battle-britain-memorial-flight-visitor-centre. Due to the current pandemic the tours are much smaller and conducted by volunteer guides.  The tours ...

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International Bomber Command Centre Review, 2020

Author : Treasurer
Date : 07/11/2020 09:21:49

The International Bomber Command Centre located on the edge of Lincoln with plenty of parking available to visitors.  The Centre does provide a good introduction to an historically under-represented branch of the RAF and engendered issues relating to the morality of bombing civilian targets during the Second World War.  Through audio visual displays, personal items and descriptive panels it does provide an excellent general introduction to the subject and the experiences of individuals on both sides.  The ...

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North East Land, Sea and Air Museum Review, 2020

Author : Treasurer
Date : 07/11/2020 09:24:08

North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland is the new home of the Society’s ‘Aksel’ Spitfire replica and our Vice-Chair Steve Pearse with his wife Louise visited on 15 August 2020 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Luftwaffe attack on the North East.  NELSAM can trace its history back to 1974 and opened as a full time Museum to the public from 1987 on the edge of what was RAF Usworth/Sunderland Airport, the main site today ...

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Member videos

Author : Treasurer
Date : 20/09/2020 08:46

For Society members please can you do ‘selfie’ video or get someone else to do a video with a mobile. We would suggest the following subjects:How did they know about Spitfire Society?When and why did they join it?What does a Spitfire mean to them?What do they know about what the society does and supports?How do they see the benefit of the society?Why should others join the society?What else would they like to add to ...

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Secret Spitfires Memorial press release

Author : Treasurer
Date : 26/08/2020 10:33

V FOR VICTORY! SALISBURY’S SECRET SPITFIRES MEMORIAL IS A GOFull-size Spitfire replica has been built She travelled to Salisbury in three parts today, 7th AugustShe will be stored at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum, until next SummerOver £75,000 raised in 10 months  Fundraising efforts continue to ensure the future of the Memorial Secret Spitfire Charity planning legacy activity thanks to support Images and video: https://secretspitfiresmemorial.org.uk/media/TO DONATE, VISIT: HTTPS://SECRETSPITFIRESMEMORIAL.ORG.UK/DONATE Salisbury, 07.08.20: The Secret ...

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First Corporate Sponsor & Centenary Project press release

Author : Treasurer
Date : 26/08/2020 10:53

Press Release For immediate release The Spitfire Society announces first corporate sponsor & centenary project for the first flight of the Spitfire - 2036 The Spitfire Society is proud to announce our first corporate sponsor in Spitfire Doors. A Spitfire Door is the perfect fusion of security, substance and style. Each door and frame is meticulously engineered by combining substantial aluminium sections with hi-tech options like automatic locking. Spitfire Doors are widely specified in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where consumers demand premium ...

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The Battle Of Britain: Hitler's First Bloody Nose by Ron Powell

Author : Treasurer
Date : 07/05/2020 06:22

Retired RAF pilot and Society member, Ron Powell, is keen to let you know about his new illustrated book, The Battle of Britain - Hitler's First Bloody Nose, available as an ebook or paperback through this link to Amazon.Ron says, 'In the run up to the 80th anniversary of the Battle, I've tried to produce a brief, coherent and highly readable narrative supported by plenty of embedded images. Within it, I pay tribute to all those who contributed to victory, although my ...

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The Spitfire Society - pandemic update

Author : Treasurer
Date : 21/03/2020 09:18:25

The Spitfire Society has had to make a number of difficult decisions in light of the current pandemic situation.  We cancelled the screening of Secret Spitfires and associated tour in Southampton on 22 March 2020.  We've also had to postpone our AGM that was to be held on 30 May and now rescheduled for the 3 October 2020 at the Bristol Aerospace Museum.  However our website shop remains available and further merchandise is available on our Ebay ...

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Locating a Trophy

Author : Treasurer
Date : 04/03/2020 01:34

My name is Celia Lewis a Wood Sculptress for many years from Winterslow near Salisbury and in 1987 I was commissioned by the late Group Captain David Green(I presume on behalf of The Spitfire Society) to create a trophy from an original Spitfire propeller. He had seen my work at various shows and decided to entrust me with the project. I was informed that the trophy would be an annual award for the RAF fighter pilot and an article in ...

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