Second Spitfire unable to make flypast celebration

First published in Campaigns Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

THE second Spitfire due to be at Southampton Airport today has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

The aircraft, flown by Peter Teichman and which flew in more than 40 combat missions, was due to touch down today to join in the celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the aircraft's maiden flight.

However, the Grace Spitfire is still due to take off for its historic flypast over Southampton at 11.30am, weather permitting.

Five thousand people are expected at Mayflower Park and more lining the banks of Southampton Water to watch the occasion.

• Don't forget there is a voucher in today's Daily Echo for a free commemorative poster of the the flypast. Don't miss your copy.

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5:38pm Wed 9 Mar 11

skipwitts says...

To see the BBC programme Inside Out South which investigated the Spitifire Tribute Foundations attempt to run a competition to design a suitable Memorial view here:

www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=NbJOufYMdLc

Martin Witts Spitfire Competition Finalist
To see the BBC programme Inside Out South which investigated the Spitifire Tribute Foundations attempt to run a competition to design a suitable Memorial view here: www.youtube.com/watc h?v=NbJOufYMdLc Martin Witts Spitfire Competition Finalist skipwitts
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