8 Dec 2006

As a mark of respect for a member of the original Spitfire design team who passed away recently, the Spitfire Society arranged a flypast of Hursley House on Friday 8th December.

Spitfire Flypast at Hursley, UK – Google Video

I forgot my camera, so my phone stood in. The video quality isn’t great, but it does give some sense of the event. There were plenty of photographers out on the lawn, so I’m sure Flickr will soon be flooded with photos from the event.

Hursley was where the Spitfire engines were developed – long before IBM got there.

  1. David LloydFebruary 19, 2009

    This fly past was arranged to honour the memory of the late and much loved Harry Griffiths. He was assistant metallurgist and a chemist in the employ of the Supermarine company at Woolston Southampton UK from 1928.
    The flying display was by a Spitfire Society Vice President Flt. Lt.Charlie Brown in Spitfire Mark Vb BM 597 on December 8th 2006. It was held over Hursley House south of Winchester Hampshire UK, formerly, in wartime years the home of Supermarine’s drawing office and R&D dept’s etc. The property is now owned by IBM UK Ltd and their kindness that day in permitting his family and friends to gather there where Harry had worked for many war time years and later can never be expressed adequately.

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