Salisbury’s Spitfire Memorial
The Secret Spitfire Memorial was the brainchild of Chris Whalley, former President of the Salisbury Rugby Club. After organising a showing of the film, The Secret Spitfires, at the Club to raise money for new changing rooms, Chris struck up a friendship with the film’s director and producer, Ethem Cetintas, and decided that Salisbury needed a lasting tribute to the extraordinary people of the city who contributed so much to the war effort.
The structure itself will be an imposing spectacle which proudly celebrates and commemorates the efforts of all those involved in the construction of Salisbury’s secret Spitfires. Designed to replicate a Spitfire in full flight, the memorial will be an iconic addition to the City’s thriving cultural and historical scene, demonstrating Salisbury’s gratitude and respect.
Key facts and figures
Location: Salisbury RFC, Castle Road; the former site of Spitfire Factory Number One
Core Materials: Fibreglass shell, steel frame
Wingspan: 36ft 5in | Nose to tail: 31ft 1in
Height: 9ft 6in | Total height: 29ft 6in (inc. 20ft support pole)
Creators: GB Replicas