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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th June, 2011)

Spitfire


Spitfire
D-Day history comes alive at Wigan. Taken on Monday, June 6.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: alan on 10th June 2011 at 00:04

The most beautiful lines of any aircraft designed before or after.

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 10th June 2011 at 00:09

very nice shot Brian, is the guy in uniform at the rear of the Spitfire on his mobile phone?

Comment by: Ken R on 10th June 2011 at 02:13

Great photo, looks like a Spitfire to me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th June 2011 at 07:51

Lovely pic. Wish they'd have a Forties Day in Wigan.

Comment by: Helen on 10th June 2011 at 09:23

So do I Irene, I'd be there !

How did they get the plane there ??

Comment by: Gareth on 10th June 2011 at 10:13

To the brave men that flew in these , we are forever in your debt .

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 10th June 2011 at 11:01

irene,
or even a 50`s day , but couldnt do the jiving these days ....or wear the stiletto shoes anymore.Oh happy memories !!!

Comment by: cullie on 10th June 2011 at 12:34

the plane flew up wallgate under the railway bridge?

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 10th June 2011 at 13:33

Must have been a tricky landing.Quite right Gareth,thanks to all those who's bravery gave us our freedom.

Comment by: rebian on 10th June 2011 at 14:50

I really wanted to see this replica but unfortunately it was on show midweek so missed it due to work, why was it not at the weekend ?

Comment by: Shirl on 10th June 2011 at 14:58

What a stunner!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 10th June 2011 at 17:23

A great debt is owed to all the brave lads who flew these planes. Wonder how many baddies this particular plane brought down.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 10th June 2011 at 21:05

We should be eternally grateful to the inventor of this wonderful beast, but especially to all the brave men from numerous nations who took to the air in 1940 onwards. May God take care of them all. RIP

Comment by: fred bould on 11th June 2011 at 12:14

I bought the instruction manual for the plane . I don't have garage space for the plane itself at the present time. It's in a wonderful location near to the Moon.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2011 at 21:58

Very clever comment Fred !

Comment by: josie on 29th July 2011 at 00:32

dead sick i missed this plane how do you know when these things are on show ?

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