Spitfire heading to Malta
11 June 2012
70 years ago the George Cross medal for Gallantry was awarded to the people of Malta for heroism shown on the ground during the dark days of World War 2. But there were many heroes in the air too and one such hero was undoubtedly the Spitfire, the RAF’s premium fighter of the war.
To mark this occasion, the Malta Aviation Society has just signed a contract to bring a Spitfire back to Malta’s skies to commemorate the event. The Spitfire was developed by Supermarine's chief designer, R.J. Mitchell and was the only British type in continuous construction throughout WWII. It will surely bring memories of Airshow 2005 when we had the Merlins over Malta, and the WWII veterans will surely remember this unique aircraft who saved Malta from the brink of collapse in 1942 as an icon that Malta can also be proud of.
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