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Lytham St Annes RAF Fighter, Bomber & Coastal Command Memorial

The Lytham St Annes Fighter, Bomber & Coastal Command Memorial

In 2009 the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team was formed as the fundraising arm of the Fylde Spitfire Memorial Fund.  The teams objective was to raise funds through public donation to build a full size replica of the Mark VB Spitfire W3644 which was purchased by the people of the Borough in 1940.  Sadly the aircraft and pilot Sgt Alan Lever-Ridings were shot down by a FW190 whilst returning from escort duty during a bombing mission over Morlaix, France.  As part of the project we have partnered with the team from Aircrew Remembered to collate a comprehensive database of all those whom served with the RAF, as Aircrew during WW2.

The Memorial was officially unveiled on the 19th August 2012 at Fairhaven Lake, Lancashire, FY8 1BD incorporating the exact replica of the Lytham St Annes Spitfire along with commemorative plaques to both RAF, Commonwealth and United States Army Air Forces.  The creation of this unique RAF Fighter, Bomber & Coastal Command Memorial and its interactive “Roll of Honour” will not only act as a tribute those Aircrewman who lost their lives on active service during WW2 but will act as an educational tool to ensure that future generations can learn about the many sacrifices made by the Royal Air Force on the ground, as well as in the air, from 1939 – 1945.

2017 will mark the 75th anniversary of the loss of W3644 on the 23rd June. 2017 also sees the Team launch its project to Open a Visitor Centre at former RAF Squires Gate, in Hangar 42. To donate to the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Aircraft Preservation Fund, please send cheques C/O Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY42QY

Displays: UK & Western Europe

We currently operate Three Spitfire Aircraft located at Blackpool Airport in the North West of England. We have MkII's and Mark IX's and we are able to cover all the UK and Western Europe.

If a date in our event calendar is already highlighted as booked, then please email, as this may relate to just one Spitfire Aircraft reservation.

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