The Spitfire Blog

D-Day had started, sky covered in aeroplanes

As a tribute to D-Day 75, we have taken a small highlight from our film to show how people felt when they suddenly realised D-Day had started with skies covered in aeroplanes. We all owe so much to that generation for what they had to do....

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Rest In Peace our wonderful Joan Burrough

Rest In Peace our wonderful Joan Burrough

Another one of the heroines of the Secret Spitfire factories, Joan Burrough, has sadly passed away. Many who have seen the film will remember her as the young girl who volunteered to work at Chattis Hill, which was the secret final assembly factory where Spitfires...

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Rest In Peace our heroes who are no longer with us.

Rest In Peace our heroes who are no longer with us.

As 2018 ended we wanted to let our friends know of all the amazing people we have now lost who told us their incredible stories for our Secret Spitfires film. We had recently posted the sad news of our Bette who passed away just before Christmas and today had the sad...

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REST IN PEACE  Our wonderful Bette Blackwell

REST IN PEACE Our wonderful Bette Blackwell

Our wonderful heroine secret factory worker Bette passed away early this morning. She was a perfect speaker for all those workers who gave so much for our freedoms. Many will remember her from our film where she had audiences in such laughter and many tears with her...

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Dream come through for a Spitfire engineer

Our cherished historian for Secret Spitfires film, Norman Parker, had a wish for so many years. Norman was an aircraft engineer who originally worked on Wellingtons and later he was transferred over to work on Spitfires. He...

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Nationwide Cinema Locations for RAF100

The great actor Ray Winstone has kindly given his support to spread the word of this incredible story of our history and what the previous generation had to do in silence during the war. Support like his and yours made our little film to go nationwide on the RAF100 day.
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At cinemas nationwide on July 1st

At cinemas nationwide on July 1st

Secret Spitfires will be in cinemas nationwide on July 1st to celebrate RAF100. This will be a special showing of the new Director's Cut with much new information gathered since the showing before Christmas, but we need your help to increase the number of venues the film will show.
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Our amazing ATA Girl Mary Ellis is 101 today!

Our amazing ATA Girl Mary Ellis is 101 today!

Our amazing ATA Girl Mary Ellis is 101 today! She's such an important part of our history, the stories she told us about the war and her life are simply incredible and awe inspiring for every generation. We wish her a Happy Birthday and many more joyful years to come.

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A new play about secret factories coming to Southampton

A new play about secret factories coming to Southampton

Our very good friends and colleagues at the Nuffield Theatre (NTS) are putting on a play about the secret Spitfire factories in Southampton called The Shadow Factory, featuring Anita Dobson & Lorna Fitzgerald. There are various supporting events with Dan Snow,...

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Secret Spitfires coming to Odeon Trowbridge 24th November

Secret Spitfires coming to Odeon Trowbridge 24th November

After running into its 3rd week in Salisbury with sell-out shows, Secret Spitfires is coming to Odeon Trowbridge. This has come about by a public campaign led by Wendy & Sally from Trowbridge who have been supporters of the project since the beginning. They both...

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Secret Spitfires hits the big screen!

Secret Spitfires hits the big screen!

Our film was recently picked up by the Odeon Cinemas as a feature documentary. It is rare for a documentary to make the big screen and you can imagine our excitement when we were asked, possibly one of the greatest compliments for this incredible story. It came about...

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The role of the Spitfire at Dunkirk

The role of the Spitfire at Dunkirk

The only hope for halting the German bombardment, was the RAF. Pilots' log book files detail how British fighters intercepted huge numbers of German planes- the reason for this, the mighty Supermarine Spitfire Mk1. Built for high speed manoeuvres, the Spitfire was...

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The Director’s Cut DVD is out

The DVD contains the feature length documentary as seen in cinemas along with over 15 minutes of extra footage, a Special Booklet of all the secret Spitfire locations and subtitle facility is included.
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