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Spitfire fly-over planned for Markington Gala

Markington Gala will have a fly-over from a WW2 Spitfire.

This year’s event is  being held on 3rd June 2012 from 1pm in the centre of Markington village.

Once again this popular traditional event will have something for the whole family from cream teas and welly wanging to traditional ale, face painting and cake decorating.

This year will be extra special as a Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will flying over the event, a PM631 (mk PRXIX) Spitfire with a 36 litre Griffon 66 engine.

The event organiser, Martin Griffin explained more:

Markington Gala is our biggest fund-raiser for the  village providing essential funds for the village hall and the pre-school nursery.

Having the spitfire flying over is great for the gala and should attract many more people.

It was planned for last year but was cancelled due to poor weather.

My father flew spitfires in the war and when I talked to the RAF they asked me which spitfire he flew – they are actually sending the same model that he flew.


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