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. Work has now started on the first phase of the restoration process, thanks to public donations.
In addition we have commissioned a replica Spitfire cockpit as a means to illustrate engineering processes. This work is underway at Supermarine Engineering led by Mark Harris.
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 is a group of volunteers, committed to raising funds to help with the restoration of Spitfire RW388 found in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. We wish to inspire a new generation of engineers by engaging and involving the local community, whilst also working alongside the Museum in order to bring the Spitfire Gallery itself “to life”.