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Operation Spitfire

Inspiration through Restoration.


We are Operation Spitfire and through the restoration of the Spitfire housed in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, we can inspire a new generation of engineers. Through restoration, and projects such as our Spitfire simulator, you can help us create a fitting memorial to R.J. Mitchell the chief designer of the Spitfire; who was born in North Staffordshire and went to school in Stoke-on-Trent.


Operation Spitfire is a  project with some challenging objectives. Our first goal is the restoration and preservation of RW388; the MKXVI Spitfire housed in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.


In addition we have commissioned a Spitfire Simulator as a means to illustrate engineering processes. This work is underway at Nottingham University. 


We also want to illuminate the Spitfire story and the people involved in producing this beautiful aeroplane, as well as the life and work of RJ Mitchell; as display material within the Museum and beyond. But increasingly our energies have been focused on inspiring a new generation of engineers.


Operation Spitfire works as a charity under the Staffordshire Community Foundation  - Charity No: 1091628.


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