Hundreds visit replica Spitfire in Kettering

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A full-size replica Spitfire attracted hundreds to Kettering’s town centre last weekend.

On Saturday, Kettering Council hosted a celebration event in the town’s Market Place to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

Visitors to the event also had the chance to learn about the past and current work the Royal Air Force undertakes from serving members, as well as recruiting opportunities in the Royal Air Force Careers tent.

Members of the public were invited to hear real life stories from veterans and members of the Royal Air Force Association and the next generation 1101 Kettering Squadron of the Royal Air Force Cadets.

Guy Holloway, head of corporate and cultural services at Kettering Council, said: “We would like the thank everyone who contributed and attended the event and in helping make it such a huge success.

“We look forward to working with the Royal Air Force and associated groups to plan future events. Watch this space!”

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for community, leisure and youth, said: “This event was definitely something new and exciting for the people of Kettering who came out in their hundreds to see this replica Spitfire, even in the rain.

“It was great to see the Market Place and town centre alive with activity.”