Credited for helping change the course of the World War II, the Spitfire has been a nations favourite for decades for both its beauty and what it achieved during the countries darkest hours.
As part of the RAF 100 Celebrations, the Parkway Cinema in Beverley, will for one night only be screening a film about this extraordinary plane, that still thrives today and how it has become an international icon.
“Parkway are delighted to be screening Spitfire as part the Royal Air Force centenary. Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire – told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans.”
“With stunning aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer, the film also contains rare, digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940s when her power in the skies was unrivalled.”
“The One Night Only event on July 17 features exclusive footage filmed at SPITFIRE’s World Premiere in London, including a Q+A with special guests, hosted by RAF Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman.”
Spitfire’s were first used by the RAF back in 1938 and remained in service for 10 years. A single seat fighter they were instrumental in fighting Hitler’s Luftwaffe and they looked to attack the UK.
During its time, the Spitfire saw action not just in the UK but on front the world over as it superseded the Hurriane becoming the back bone of the RAF.