slowster wrote:peetee wrote:Merlin engine
Two Merlin engines
A few years back it was the 75th anniversary of the first Spitfire flight and approx 12 aircraft did a fly past over Southampton. Being a resident of Woolston, the suburb in which the Supermarine factory was sited I was really looking forward to the event - as were many locals.
Well, what a let down; they flew up the west side of Southampton Water and over the far side of the city and were barely audible and nothing but dots on the horizon. There were a few angry faces on the shore that day.