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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 images

Author : Treasurer
Date : 09/10/2018 10:18:55

Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 images now available in the member's area of the website along with more exclusive content....

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Southampton memorials

Author : Treasurer
Date : 19/09/2018 06:07

Southampton has a number of memorials to the Supermarine workers and the Spitfire.

There is a plaque that commemorates the Supermarine workers killed during the Luftwaffe raids on the factory in September 1940, click here to find out more.  This is situated in Spitfire Court off Hazel Road in Southampton, underneath the Itchen Bridge.  Nearby on Hazel Road is a memorial commissioned by the Supermariners Association to RJ Mitchell.  The Royal Air Force ...

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Building My Own Replica Spitfire

Author : Dylan Jones
Date : 14/06/2018 05:57

Background

I had always been a keen aviation enthusiast from an early age. I was very lucky as a child in having parents that encouraged my hobbies and interests. A stable diet of all sorts of Airfix models and of course the Spitfire were built in many scales. I started with the simpler models before moving onto the larger and more complex offerings. The 1/24 Spitfire was the best, with it's rubber tyres and moving parts. The big change ...

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Society periodicals

Author : Treasurer
Date : 20/04/2018 06:11:10

The Spitfire Society is proud to announce that we now have a complete run of periodicals (1984-2018) available to members as digital files. This represents a treasure trove of information so why not join today at http://spitfiresociety.org/content-Membership … and start accessing our exclusive content....

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Patrons

Author : Treasurer
Date : 20/04/2018 06:16

The Spitfire Society is proud to announce that Yvonne Malan has kindly agreed to become a Vice-President of the Society.

Yvonne Malan was born in South Africa and educated at New College, University of Oxford. Her research interests include post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice. She is the founder of the prestigious Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford. A former Oxford ‘Blue’, she is a keen runner, cricketer and boxer.

Yvonne will as part of ...

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RAF 100

Author : Treasurer
Date : 01/04/2018 08:53:44

On the centenary of the Royal Air Force we include this interview below with Francis William Long who served during the First World War, involved in the Schneider Trophy races and development of the new monoplane fighters and Merlin engine.  This is just one of many interviews we have in the member's section so join today and access this exclusive content.


British officer served as pilot with Royal Flying Corps and 65 Sqdn, RAF in GB and Belgium, ...

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Updated member's area content

Author : Treasurer
Date : 02/03/2018 09:12:40

James Edgar 'Johnnie' Johnson interview.  British officer served as pilot with 616 and 610 Sqdns, RAF in GB, 1940-1943; commanded 127, 144 and 125 Wings, RAF in GB and in North West Europe, 1943-1945. Served with US Air Force in Korea, 1950-1951.  

Elizabeth Henderson interview.  British civilian pilot served with Air Transport Auxiliary at Hatfield, Cosford and Luton ferry pools in GB, 1941-1945.  

Eric Melrose 'Winkle' Brown interview.British officer served as pilot with 801 Sqdn, Fleet Air Arm during ...

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Member's Area

Author : Treasurer
Date : 24/02/2018 02:07

The member's area of the website has many new additions which include the following.  Please ask for log in details if you're a member or please do join the Society to access this exclusive content.

Rare interviews with Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding; Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park; Ginger Lacey and Dizzy Allen.  The Spitfire documentary from 1987.

Further interviews with Hugh Lawrence Parry who flew Spitfires during the siege of Malta and his experiences as a prisoner ...

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Gifts galore for Spitfire enthusiasts

Author : Mike James
Date : 31/12/2017 08:00

Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s, retirement… whatever the occasion, if you’re looking for a special Spitfire themed presents for a special someone, there’s no shortage of tempting offers. A wide range of gifts at very affordable prices can be found at the Society's own shop and Ebay storeIWM gift shop, the RAF Museum Shop, the Air ...

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Spitfire Evolution book review

Author : Treasurer
Date : 09/12/2017 02:30

Spitfire Evolution by Paul Beaver, artwork by Jon Freeman and published by Beaver Westminster Limited, ISBN 978-0-993554-50-6, RRP £15, The Spitfire Society members can purchase the book for £10.  To order email paul@beaverwestminster.com

Paul Beaver is to be commended for writing a concise story of the remarkable development of the Spitfire.  As with engineering it is far harder to make something that is as minimal as possible rather than something which is bloated or over done.  ...

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