The words ‘THANK U NHS’ were painted onto the Spitfire owned by the Aircraft Restoration Company.
The aircraft has now toured England and Scotland with Northern Ireland and Wales being next up.
In order to raise money, the public had the chance to nominate names of loved ones to be written on the aircraft, which has an 80,000 name capacity, to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
The plane took off from Duxfield in England and has flown over hundreds of hospitals, today the aircraft was in Scotland. I was lucky enough to see it first hand in Glasgow.
On their website, the Aircraft Restoration Company say:
“We have finally found a provisional weather window for our biggest trip of the entire NHS Spitfire Project. On Wednesday 16th September, we will be taking off from our home base of Duxford Airfield on a 3 day tour of the North of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and North Wales. This expedition has required a huge amount of planning and one we are really excited for… The route waypoints can be found below, we hope to see as many of you as possible along the way!
If we have not flown to the skies near you so far during the NHS Spitfire Project then please don’t be disheartened, we are planning routes in different areas of the nation throughout the year and could well be heading towards you soon.
To have your name or the name of someone you love hand written onto the Spitfire this summer simply visit the NHS Spitfire Project JustGiving Page.”
The plan for flights through Northern Ireland and Wales tomorrow is displayed below.