Extra push needed to raise money for spitfire memorial appeal

The Langham Dome museum, and behind, the former airfield land. Picture: Stuart Anderson

The Langham Dome museum, and behind, the former airfield land. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

An extra push is needed to raise the money to erect a full-sized replica of a Supermarine Spitfire on a plinth at Langham Dome in north Norfolk.

An artisit's impression of how the Spitfire replica would look at Langham Dome. Image: PLANNING DOCU

An artisit's impression of how the Spitfire replica would look at Langham Dome. Image: PLANNING DOCUMENTS - Credit: Archant

It will sit alongside the dome and visitor centre at the now disused airfield at RAF Langham, near Wells.

About £20,000 of the £35,000 needed for the Langham Dome Spitfire Memorial Appeal was raised through various grants and functions.

A US Spitfire owner has agreed to match any money raised by the Friends of Langham Dome whose crowdfunding page has already raised £5,490.

Friends' chairman Patrick Allen said: 'We will dedicate the memorial to a pilot, Richard Younghusband, who was the last fatality at Langham in July 1953.'


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The dome is one of the last remaining structures built during the Second World War to house the Dome Trainer, a war-winning invention used for anti-aircraft gunnery training.

If you can help with the appeal, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/langham-dome-spitfire-memorial

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