Please make a donation by texting SPIT36 to 70071.
For example to donate £10 text SPIT 36 £10 to 70071. Your donations will create a Spitfire Gallery that will inspire the next generation of engineers .
We are Operation Spitfire and through the restoration of the Spitfire housed in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, we can inspire a new generation of engineers. Through restoration, and projects such as our Spitfire simulator, you can help us create a fitting memorial to R.J. Mitchell the chief designer of the Spitfire; who was born in North Staffordshire and went to school in Stoke-on-Trent.
Operation Spitfire works as a charity under the Staffordshire Community Foundation - Charity No: 1091628.
By making a donation you will be helping us ensure RW388 ‘The Potteries Spitfire’ is restored properly.
Campaign: Let's Get Reginald Mitchell on the new £50
Bank of England is running a survey asking who should appear on the new £50. Use this link to visit the Bank Of England site and leave a short reason why you think Mitchell should be on the note. Operation Spitfire have started campaigning on this please use this link to sign our petition. Thank-you!
Progress continues on the restoration of Spitfire RW388 by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Limited (MAPSL). This week we look at progress to the main body of the aircraft – the fuselage. This section is made from curving panels attached to a supporting structure of horizontal longerons and vertical frames, forming the core of the Spitfire.
2018 starts with a big push to get ideas in place for the interpretation of the life and achievements of R.J. Mitchell, and his Spitfire. We are working closely with the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. We'll post more after our January meeting.