Spitfire Island

The metal structure in the middle of the traffic island is a memorial to the factory and industrial area of Castle Bromwich near Birmingham which produced the famous WWII fighter plane the mighty Supermarine Spitfire. The Supermarine Spitfire was a single-seat fighter used by the RAF and many Allied countries in WWII. The Spitfire’s elliptical wings gave it a very distinctive look; their thin cross-section gave it speed; the brilliant design of Chief Designer R.J. Mitchell meant the Spitfire was loved by its pilots. It saw service during the whole of World War II, in all theatres of…

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