Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spitfire MK356 at Northwich Thundersprint 13.5.2012

I know this is not related to motorcycling, but it was my intetnion to go to the Northwich Thundersprint at Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom.  A weekend of motorcycling with a sprint race on Sunday afternoon.  Well I couldn't park the car, so decided to have a look at the Anderton Boat lift.  Then I had a thought.  There is a Spitfire display early afternoon, directly over the town and I was now at a location above the town.  So would I get a better view...... The answer YES.

The Spitfire which came over was built at Castle Bromwich, Spitfire LFIX MK356 was allocated to the newly-formed 443 ‘Hornet’ Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force at RAF Digby, Lincolnshire, in March 1944. MK356 soon moved with 144 Wing to Holmsley, near Bournemouth, then to Westhampnett (now Goodwood) and later to Ford in Sussex.
It is based at The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
Links - Spitfire MK 356 (Mk LFIWe)

Request for sound of Merlin engine : Sound of a Merlin Engine

Great display.........Here are my photographs:

Photographs also on Flickr - Thundersprint Spitfire on Flickr


Nikos said...


Great pics but we need to hear the sound from that V12 Merlin engine!

Bowers Family Tree said...

You wanted sound, not the same but here goes :