Spitfire over Southwold

For the third weekend running, we have been treated to a free aerial display from a World War 2 Supermarine Spitfire, coming in at wave top level form the south and then climbing into a stall turn over the town. Every trick in the book, including flying upside-down!

Spitfire flown over Southwold, by Carolyn Grace

Spitfire flown over Southwold, by Carolyn Grace

There isn’t any warning of its arrival, but when I was broadcasting from the local radio studio on Saturday morning, it came past below me over the waves. I could listen to that rasping Merlin engine for ever, particularly when it comes near enough to hear the supercharger whine. Not sure why it appears so often, but we believe that the owner’s parents live in the town, and this is a display for them, and everyone else just gets the benefit.

My thanks to Jon Hadgraft for his photo.