Vehicle    From 1936 

Spitfire aircraft

From our Picture source: "Produced in greater numbers than any other British combat aircraft before or since the War, 20,341 Spitfires were built in 22 different variants (excluding the navalised Seafire) and the aircraft remained in production for 12 years."

Researching this we came across a little fact we just have to mention: a technical device made to counter engine cut-out in early Spitfires was invented by Beatrice Shilling and was known as "Miss Shilling's orifice".

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Spitfire aircraft

Commemorated atInformation

11 Group Operations Room

Unveiled by Lord Dowding.

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Chisenhale Works

Chisenhale Gallery From the 1930's to 1970's, the Chisenhale Works - a veneer...

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Dowding

Unveiled by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 31 October 1988, as a Spitfir...

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Spitfire factory

{At the centre around a winged wheel with laurel wreath:} Palmer Hatton Stree...

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Squadron Leader Brian Lane

Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot & leader, Sqn Ldr Brian Lane DFC RAF liv...

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T. Sexton

T. Sexton

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Lord Charles Portal

Lord Charles Portal

Marshal of the RAF.  Born Hungerford.  Served in WWI first as a motorcycle despatch rider and then joined the Royal Flying Corps and became a pilot.  Promoted rapidly and well-decorated.  Chief of ...

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial
C. R. Cruwys

C. R. Cruwys

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
B. B. Higgins

B. B. Higgins

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
WW2 service men and women who trained in Walthamstow college

WW2 service men and women who trained in Walthamstow college

Thousands of service men and women trained at the Walthamstow college: 1940 RAF; 1941 army; 1942 navy.

Group, Armed Forces, Education, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial