Spitfire restored in Lincolnshire for Battle of Britain Memorial Flight season
A SPITFIRE is back in the air for the new Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) display season – 58 years after it last flew.
The Memorial Flight, which attracts visitors from across North Lincolnshire, is part of a partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and the Royal Air Force.
The rebuilding of Spitfire TE311, a Mk XVI with clipped wingtips, began in 2001 by a small team of RAF BBMF technicians.
The Spitfire will be based at RAF Coningsby at the BBMF Visitor Centre, alongside other historic aircraft.
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The restoration was backed by Lincolnshire's Lancaster Association.
In the summer months the Memorial Flight takes part in summer air shows, but the entire schedule is yet to be announced.