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Spitfire in the Square

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Spitfire in the Square

A Spitfire from the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands will go on tour this summer, visiting Leicester as part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The iconic rare blue reconnaissance Spitfire PR. XIX will be in Leicester's Jubilee Square for two days as it tours some of the region’s popular landmarks, highlighting and celebrating the area’s rich RAF heritage.

Families are invited to get up close to the aircraft and hands-on with the interactive activities on the ground. Don a battledress uniform, wartime flying jacket, pilot helmet and goggles before taking a seat inside a replica cockpit for an authentic Spitfire experience, perfect for a Spitfire selfie! Museum ground crew will showcase a collection of wartime props, while sharing local RAF stories and details of the exciting aircraft displays, experiences and events visitors can enjoy at the Museum.

Thousands of people from across the Midlands have a connection with the RAF story, from the many men and women who served in the RAF, to members of the public who came together and supported the war efforts through Spitfire Funds.

Visit the Spitfire on tour this summer and pick up your free Spitfire virtual reality experience voucher code, redeemable on your next visit to the RAF Museum Midlands (Terms and Conditions apply). Tag #RAFMuseum in your #SpitfireSelfie to be in with a chance of winning one of five prize bundles worth £50 (Terms and Conditions apply). 

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St. Nicholas Place, LEICESTER, Leicestershire, LE1 4LD

Tel: +44 (0)1902 376 200

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