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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Frederick Hall

Frederick Hall

Member of the ARP/Civil Defence Services - warden. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Frederick Hall was born on 22 December 1901 in Poplar, the youngest of the five children of Henry...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
F. C. Grace

F. C. Grace

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
J. Jones

J. Jones

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
Field Marshal Viscount William Slim

Field Marshal Viscount William Slim

Field Marshal. Born near Bristol, brought up in Birmingham. Fought and wounded in WW1. 14th Army Burma, 1943 - 1945, recaptured Burma from the Japanese in WW2. 1953 - 1960 Governor General of Austr...

Person, Armed Forces, Australia, Burma

1 memorial
Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood

Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood

Naval officer.  Born Newcastle upon Tyne.  Served at the Battle of Trafalgar where he took over command on Nelson's death.  Died returning home due to illness, near the Baleariac Islands.

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial