SHE was just a baby when the first bomb hit the Supermarine factory in Woolston.

Yvonne Maudsley, born in 1939, had to move house “many times” with her family, who were living in nearby Itchen Ferry Village at the start of the Battle of Britain.

And her four uncles – Robert Ward, a foreman, George Ward, a detail fitter, and panel beater Alfred and Les Ward – were working at the factory at the time.

They survived the attacks of September 15, 24 and 26, 1940.

But many others lost their lives.

Yvonne was at a special event to commemorate those fateful dates.

The rededication of two plaques in honour of Spitfire workers took place on Battle of Britain day.

Southampton Mayor Councillor Stephen Barnes-Andrews placed wreaths on the monuments to Spitfire R J Mitchell and to the Supermarine workers who lost their lives in the bombings.

Also paying their respects at the ceremony on Spitfire Court off Hazel Road in Woolston were members of the Royal British Legion riders Itchen and Hamble Branch.

A display showing the devastation of the bombing was put up by Spitfire historian David Key, while descendants of Spitfire designers Katie Faddy and Martin Davis were also on hand to pay their respects.