Iconic Second World War aircraft delights fans at Norwich airport
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An iconic Spitfire plane has departed from Norwich after starring in a range of special events over two days.
The Spitfire was at the centre of a series of educational and VIP events, hosted by Saxonair at Norwich Airport.
The visit by Spitfire MH343, which was built in 1943 at Vickers, Castle Bromwich, was a chance for children and fans to get up close to this famous military aircraft.
Developed by Supermarine's chief designer, R J Mitchell, the Spitfire was the only British aircraft in continuous construction throughout the Second World War.
The first models were produced in 1938 and given to No 19 Squadron at Duxford.
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By the eve of the Battle of Britain in July 1940, 19 RAF squadrons were equipped with the new fighter.
When production finally ceased in 1949, more than 22,000 Spitfires and their naval equivalent, the Seafires, had been built in 40 different variants.
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