Spitfire Display Team
STATIC SPITFIRE GROUND DISPLAYS
THE SPITFIRE DISPLAY TEAM
Our team of volunteers portray life in the Royal Air Force for both Aircrew and Groundcrew during those desperate days of World War Two. Our knowledgeable enthusiasts have lovingly restored “Lucy” our Spitfire Mark IX replica to a very high level of detail. “Lucy” alongside our volunteers, now plays a leading role in educating the Public on the realities of fighting on the ground and in the air during WW2.
Preservation and Education is at the heart of all we do. As a volunteer organisation we are constantly evolving our living history display to incorporate additional wartime aircraft and airfield support vehicles and equipment. By returning these rare exhibits to operational condition, we hope to expand the educational value of our static displays for future generations to enjoy.
Spitfire Display Team
Our static displays with supporting RAF Groundcrew, dressed in period uniform may be the unique addition that your event has been looking for.
Our display enables your visitors a unique opportunity to sit in the cockpit of these iconic Spitfire aircraft and have their photographs taken, using their own camera equipment for a small donation towards our fundraising projects. Over the past Ten years, our centrepiece Mark IX, affectionately known as “Our Lucy” has had extensive refurbishment work with much of the cockpit re-equipped with its original instruments and controls. To add to this unique experience additional sound and light features have been added to give the would-be Pilot a real feel for life as a World War Two Fighter Pilot.
Our expert team of volunteers will give fact-filled talks during your event, helping bring to life the reality of dog fighting tactics during WW2. In addition to the aircraft, we are also able to provide in support of the Spitfire, original ground support equipment displays, including the UK’s last roadworthy Bedford QL RAF Fuel Bowser which saw active service with Bomber Command from 1944.
So if you are planning a 1940’s era show, or looking for a centrepiece for your corporate event then get in touch. We are always looking for new recruits and welcome the opportunity to team up with other WW2 RAF re-enactment groups, either at Hangar 42 or at events across the Country.
Please use the event enquiry form to receive a quote for an appearance.
Spitfire Display Team for Events
MARK IX AND MARK II SPITFIRES
Organising an event can be a big challenge, securing a centre-piece display is often the key to building the rest of the exhibits around it. Are you looking for a unique attraction to draw in additional visitors or to make your private function or Corporate event one to remember? Then look no further!
The iconic and much loved Supermarine Spitfire is the answer. Since its formation in 2009 the volunteers from the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team have been attending airshows, period events and supporting filming for both big and small screen across the UK and Europe.
TV & Film Prop Hire and filming support
We have been specialising in providing WW2 RAF Vehicles, Equipment and Spitfire Aircraft to the entertainment and Film industry since 2009. Our expertise in working set and advising on all matters relating to vehicle and aircraft movements on an operational Wartime Airfield has been gained on projects such the BBC’s Landgirls series and period dramas such as ITV’s Foyles War, Homefires and The Halcyon as well as large budget movie productions including Allied.
We also are able to provide and advise on Weapons, Costumes and RAF related Ground Equipment hire. Whilst at the same time can provide a large selection of practical, deactivated, and replica firearms.
Our team have experience in appearing as extras for all types of film production and our accurate WW2 RAF Ground and Aircrew uniforms help supplement any film shoot or event.
Other backdrop props such as Airfield buildings can be constructed to your own design or original airfield design plans and we can also provide an original RAF Bellman Hangar for your film shoot at our home airfield of Blackpool Airport.
Whatever the requirements for your World War Two film, documentary or TV project, the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team can help. Full scale Spitfire & Hurricane Fighter Aircraft, can be provided in various layouts to suit your TV or Film production.
TV & Film Appearances
- The Halycon
- Foyles War
- Land Girls
- Home Fires
- Grand Days Out – Susan Calman
- Treasure Hunters
- Grandpas Great Escape
- First Light
- World on Fire