Spitfire Memorial at Grangemouth - 9 May 2013

A replica Spitfire will be unveiled at Grangemouth, Scotland, at 11am on 9 May 2013. It will commemorate the airmen who gave their lives in the 2nd World War while learning to fly the Spitfire aircraft at RAF Grangemouth. The men were part of 58 Operational Training Unit (OTU).

*  Photos of Spitfire unveiling at Grangemouth 9 May 2013 (34 photos)

In September 2008 a memorial wall was unveiled in Grangemouth which listed the 71 men who died. The Spitfire will be sited beside the memorial wall. Plaques at the memorial site will tell the story of the airfield, the Spitfire aircraft and the men who flew them.

Spitfire, RAF Grangemouth, Airmen Memorial Wall

Photo: Replica Spitfire beside Airmen Memorial Wall, Grangemouth (13 Sep 2008)

*  Memorial wall unveiled at Grangemouth in 2008 (26 photos)

The pilots remembered on the memorial wall came from Australia, Canada, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and the USA. Some of them lie buried in the war graves plot at Grandsable cemetery in Grangemouth.

The memorial project is the work of 1333 Grangemouth Squadron Air Training Corps and the organisation of the work required to the bring the project to fruition has been carried out by the Grangemouth Memorial Spitfire Trust.

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This page was added on 16 March 2013. Updated on 11 May 2013.