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Spitfire Summer
Posted Oct 30, 2006 - 12:00 AM

AWE Celebrates European Aviation

This Summer, the London site of the RAF Museum celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the first Spitfire, as unveiled to the public at RAF Hendon in 1936. Activities included special tours, presentations, temporary exhibitions and childrens competitions The centrepiece was an outdoor living museum display held over the weekend of 16th - 17th September 2006.

Elaine Furze in WAAF uniform takes control of the radio

The display featured the Mark 16 Spitfire (RW393), in a scene reminiscent of the Normandy Campaign, set in the late summer of 1944. Museum staff in period clothing recreated the atmosphere of the time, whilst engaging and interacting with visitors. Period vehicles and equipment completed the display.

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