Battle of Britain Spitfire at Thundersprint 2014

February 25, 2014
Courtesy of Thundersprint
BBMF Spitfire Thundersprint
Catch the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire during the 2014 Thundersprint on May 11.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be sending one of their iconic Spitfires to this year’s Thundersprint on Sunday May 11.

The display will be a particularly moving one because the Darley Moor circuit, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, was originally an RAF airfield.

Darley is less than a minute’s flight from the historic Rolls Royce factory in Derby where the Spitfire’s legendary Merlin engine was built.

Thundersprint organiser, Frank Melling, said: “The Spitfire display has been a key part of the Thundersprint for many years and having one of these wonderful aircraft fly over an airfield, and area, where it has so many intense connections will be a very moving experience.

“The display area is fantastic and will provide superb views of the aircraft.

“The Spit will be with us as part of the lunch-time celebrations at Sunday’s Thundersprint so it will make a great start to the Masterclass – and we’re not expecting to see a dry eye at the show.”

For more information contact Frank Melling on 01928 740 498 or e-mail


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