We need to raise money in order to enable the Ratcliffe Spitfire Project to continue the fuselage build stage and we need to construct a large suitable, water-tight and secure building in which to house the entire plane during the next phases of its build. To achieve that we need to raise money from individuals and organisations interested in supporting this type of important, historical work for students.
Once the Spitfire build is complete in 2018, we want to use the building as an Educational Centre, which will showcase our full size replica Mk1 Spitfire and which will be similar to a great number of Spitfires which were housed at Ratcliffe Aerodrome during WWII.
The aim is to provide an Educational Centre for school children enabling them the chance to touch and sit inside a full-sized Spitfire. It will also teach them the crucial role that the Spitfire, and their local Aerodrome, played in WWII. Separate from the main aircraft, there will also be a Spitfire cockpit simulator which will allow visitors to experience what it was like to fly a Spitfire during those momentous times. The building will also act as a museum for the donated parts of the real Spitfire, which was shot down during the Battle of Britain whilst being flown by Pilot Officer Paul Baillon.
A full size MK1 Spitfire replica is an iconic symbol of British pride. Its construction is a clear, accurate and stimulating tribute to those engineers and pilots who made it and flew it in the 1940s and we hope that you will support us with this exciting project.
DONATE – if you would like to make a donation to the Ratcliffe Spitfire Project you can do so securely via credit card and using the following link: www.justgiving.com/RatcliffeSpitfire.com
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If you would like to discuss helping with any aspect of the Ratcliffe Spitfire Project then please contact myself, Mr D. Berry, directly at the College via email: firstname.lastname@example.org