Local Architect Designs Spitfire Memorial Sculpture

T o commemorate unique role played by aircraft during the Battle of Britain

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Chiswick architects, Charles Knowles Design Ltd, have submitted this stunning Spitfire design for the competition launched by The Spitfire Tribute Foundation to commemorate the unique role played by the fighter aircraft in defending the
freedom of the skies during the Battle of Britain.

This sculpture has been designed to cast its shadow, to align exactly at midday every May 20th in celebration of the birth of the designer RG Mitchell.

The names of men and women who built, maintained and flew the plane during the war are to be engraved on a granite plinth. This will also be a fitting tribute to the bravery and self-sacrifice of the young pilots.

The Spitfire Tribute Foundation intends to raise £2m to build the competition's winning design at Trafalgar dock overlooking Southampton waterfront in 2011, the 75th anniversary of its 1936 maiden flight and where the fighter plane was designed and first built.

September 1, 2010

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