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Extra push needed to raise money for spitfire memorial appeal

PUBLISHED: 13:19 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:53 11 March 2019

The Langham Dome museum, and behind, the former airfield land. Picture: Stuart Anderson

The Langham Dome museum, and behind, the former airfield land. Picture: Stuart Anderson

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An extra push is needed to raise the money to erect a full-sized replica of a Supermarine Spitfire on a plinth at Langham Dome in north Norfolk.

An artisit's impression of how the Spitfire replica would look at Langham Dome. Image: PLANNING DOCUMENTSAn artisit's impression of how the Spitfire replica would look at Langham Dome. Image: PLANNING DOCUMENTS

It will sit alongside the dome and visitor centre at the now disused airfield at RAF Langham, near Wells.

About £20,000 of the £35,000 needed for the Langham Dome Spitfire Memorial Appeal was raised through various grants and functions.

A US Spitfire owner has agreed to match any money raised by the Friends of Langham Dome whose crowdfunding page has already raised £5,490.

Friends’ chairman Patrick Allen said: “We will dedicate the memorial to a pilot, Richard Younghusband, who was the last fatality at Langham in July 1953.”

The dome is one of the last remaining structures built during the Second World War to house the Dome Trainer, a war-winning invention used for anti-aircraft gunnery training.

If you can help with the appeal, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/langham-dome-spitfire-memorial







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