Spitfire Monument

Some current aerospace monument projects based on historic celebrations are listed below for information:

Darwen Spitfire

According to the Lancashire Telegraph of June 2009,  a Spitfire bought by Darwen people in WW2 could one day soon be commemorated in the town with a scale model. Campaigners launched a bid last November to get the Spitfire purchased by townspeople during the Second World War marked by a piece of public art or a plaque. Now a Darwen firm has offered to make and donate a one-twelfth scale model of the Spitfire, with a 12 foot wing span, as a public memorial. Darwen councillor Tony Melia said the spitfire would be made by Weldon Engineering Company, who are based at Junction Street, Darwen. 

Interestingly, this mimics the current Spitfire Tribute Foundation attempt to raise funds for a major full-sized memorial in Southampton, the birthplace of the legendary fighter plane.

Spitfire Tribute Foundation