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Spitfire Maize Memorial

Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:08 pm

An unusual tribute from someone for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...ps/08/uk_enl_1278691447/html/1.stm

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Jim
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RE: Spitfire Maize Memorial

Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:43 am

Very impressive! I love the details as well!

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RE: Spitfire Maize Memorial

Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:20 pm

Superb!
An original tribute.

Today marks the start of official commemorations of the Battle Of Britain, in Kent on the site of the memorial to the pilots, British, Commonwealth and others who fought - Czechs, Polish, Free French , with others whose nations were not in the war, like Eire and the USA.
The BBMF Hurricane was not there for the first flypast - apparently it's due later - but along with another WW2 icon albeit not one from 1940 the Lancaster, there was the last flying Spitfire that actually fought in the BoB.
One of it's pilots, Geoff Wellum (who wrote the superb memoir First Light ) was one of the 19 BoB veterans there today, less than 100 still survive.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10588684.stm
 
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RE: Spitfire Maize Memorial

Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:16 pm

Fantastic idea to create a tribute visible from above. And great execution too.
 
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RE: Spitfire Maize Memorial

Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
One of it's pilots, Geoff Wellum (who wrote the superb memoir First Light )

I´ve read the book, very impressive, especially when he realised that it wasn´t a game anymore, but became dead serious (e.g. when he had to mature very fast from schoolboy to combat soldier).

Jan
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RE: Spitfire Maize Memorial

Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:08 am

That photo is well worth checking out, ...very impressive handiwork!

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