Spitfire RW388 Returns

Last week saw Spitfire RW388 return to the museum after more than 3 years away at the workshops of Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd. The aeroplane arrived in four main pieces: fuselage, tail and the two wings. Each was craned onto the new cafe terrace and wheeled into the building, under the careful supervision of a team from the RAF Museum. The same team spent the remainder of the week reassembling RW388 in the new gallery.

We’ve now got the task of installing the exhibition around the Spitfire, to be ready to open in September 2021.

In the meantime, check out the video below for some of the highlights of the day the Spitfire returned to Stoke-on-Trent.

Written by Joe Perry (Curator, Local History)

One thought on “Spitfire RW388 Returns”

  1. Steve Leatherbarrow says:

    Great to see the Spitfire back at the museum. Can’t wait to come and see it with my grandkids once the Exhibition is up and running.

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