VIDEO: New-look Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire unveiled

Flight Lieutenant Antony "Parky" Parkinson MBE
Flight Lieutenant Antony "Parky" Parkinson MBE

One of the Spitfires from the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been unveiled in new colours.

Spitfire PS915 has been away from the flight for what is known as ‘major’ - a rough comparison would be an intensive service for a car.

And today (Friday) the aircraft was shown off for the first time at RAF Coningsby.

A spokesman for the flight said: “We take the opportunity at these times to re-paint the aircraft in a new scheme, you may know that each of our aircraft is painted to represent a significant person or aircraft, thus allowing us to pay a particular tribute to those who have served in the RAF in the past.

“Spitfire PS915 is now in an eye-catching silver scheme, to represent a Mk XIX Spitfire that was flown by Flight Lieutenant Ted Powles AFC in February 1952 to a height of 51,550 feet, a record-breaking altitude for a Spitfire.”

Here is a short video of the Spitfire taxing on the runway - it was very windy!