Here’s when the NHS Spitfire will fly over Preston today

Posted on - 30th August, 2020 - 10:24am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
The NHS Spitfire Pic: marcart from Pixabay
The Spitfire is raising money for NHS Charities Together Pic: marcart from Pixabay

The ‘THANK U NHS’ Spitfire will fly over Royal Preston Hospital in Fulwood at 2.13pm today (Sunday 30 August).


The Aircraft Restoration Company’s Spitfire PL983 ā€˜Lā€™ is being covered with the handwritten names of 80,000 heroes nominated by members of the public.

The company, based in Duxford near Cambridge, says the aim is to lift spirits across the UK while thanking the hospitals, communities and individuals who have been at the forefront of getting the country through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Spitfire will arrive over Preston after taking off from Blackpool Airport at 2pm and first visiting Royal Lancaster Infirmary. It will then head on to Royal Blackburn Hospital and 11 other hospitals before landing back at Duxford Airfield at 3.36pm.

Nominations to add a name to the plane are open until 20 September by donating a minimum of Ā£10 on the the NHS Spitfire JustGiving page.

We’d love to see your photos of the NHS Spitfire, so be sure to tag us on Instagram @blog.preston.

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