Spitfire flight was topic of Holt and District Probus Club talk
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A flight in a Second World War-era Spitfire was the subject of a talk at a recent Holt and District Probus Club meeting.
Club member Ray Morgan regaled the group's November 2 gathering with the story of how he finally got to go up in one of the iconic fighter planes, six years after he first put his name on the waiting list for the Grace Spitfire ML407, which is operated by Carolyn Grace.
The Spitfire, which was restored by her husband, Nick Grace, is credited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft on D-Day - June 6, 1944.
It flew more than 320 combat hours throughout the course of the war.
Mr Morgan's flight at Sywell, Northampton included a victory roll, a loop and tight turns, all under the care of pilot Dave Evans.
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Club meetings take place on the fist Thursday of the month at Feathers in Holt, call secretary Alan Holmes on 01263 710782 for more information.
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