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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Ramsgate Spitfire Day

Emily, Harry and I made our way to a spot, along the cliff top, where we were in good position to watch the display of The Spirit of Kent - The Kent Spitfire Mk IXe TA 805. Conditions were awful and the pilot did his best under the circumstances - it was a real shame for the organisers and the assembled crowds that the weather impacted so negatively on what was a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the first flight of this iconic piece of our aviation heritage.
I had my camera to hand and did my best to get a few images - disappointing at best!




Here she is, parked on the apron at The Manston Airshow 2014

2 comments:

  1. Photos look bloody good to me. Looking forward to Herne Bay Air Show again this year, from high on the cliffs at Reculver

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  2. Dyl, my late father would have loved this post. He was an RAF man who was stationed in Burma during the last war. He could fly anything but only a few pilots were cleared to fly Spitfires; I guess in the same way formula one cars are only driven by certain people on a racing team. No matter. One day a Spitfire arrived and he wangled the job of moving it from one airfield to another.
    Two hours later and a perfect landing he'd fulfilled his life's ambition and could 'die happy'. He was 20 years old.

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