Thornaby Spitfire

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Not technically a wartime relic as its a fibre glass replica,  but a great reminder of the fact the whole of Thornaby is built over Thornaby Aerodrome. The plane was erected in March 2007, one side depicts resident 608 squadron while the other the Canadian Air Force 401 squadron that flew Spitfires from Thornaby during WW2.
Thornaby Spitfire
Thornaby Spitfire

There are a number of plaques surrounding the roundabout giving more details on 608 Squadron

Thornaby Spitfire
Thornaby Spitfire


3 thoughts on “Thornaby Spitfire

  1. This looks fabulous when approached from the Ingleby Barwick direction.

    One of the first (if not the first?), Victoria Cross in WW2 was awarded to a Canadian airman based at Thornaby…

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