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 January 2018, RW388 was removed for restoration at the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society.
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.