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Dame Vera Lynn has passed away at the age of 103

Dame Vera Lynn has passed away at the age of 103

Just heard the very sad news that Dame Vera Lynn has passed away at the age of 103. She was a supporter of our project and did the reading of the beautiful poem High Flight which gave us the honour of meeting her in person. What an incredible talented lady with such...

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Secret Spitfires book is released

Secret Spitfires book is released

 Secret Spitfires book will be released tomorrow, Monday 15th June. A lovely two page spread article with extracts from the book has come out today, Sunday 14th June, in Mail On Sunday to celebrate the incredible work people did during the war. Here's the link....

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Celebrating VE DAY 75

A special day in our history when the sacrifice of the whole nation along with allies defeated the enemy who surrendered in Europe 75 years ago. Thank you to that generation for all our freedoms and guidance they have given us.

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Thank the nation!

Thank the nation!

At this time of disaster it is such a proud moment to see the whole nation come together to help each other. Just like the story of our film, young and old, teenage girls, boys, all stand up to the threat along with our forces, medical teams and volunteers from all...

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Salisbury Secret Spitfire Memorial on the way

Salisbury Secret Spitfire Memorial on the way

A great news was released on 15th October that Secret Spitfires Memorial to honour all those workers who built Spitfires in secret in our city is going ahead. Thanks to the Salisbury Rugby Club who took on the task of making this happen has now formed a charity to...

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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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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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