Restored Spitfire to take part in Dambusters celebrations

A newly restored Spitfire is set to take part in flypasts to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Dambusters raid.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s engineers have spent the past eleven years restoring Spitfire TE311 in their spare time.

The aircraft is one of 52 airworthy Spitfires in the world, six of which are owned by the BBMF.

The organisation is planning a series of events to commemorate the attack on a number of German dams by Lancasters from 617 Squadron.