THE MONAGHAN SPITFIRE

6 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Life on the Border with a World at War: a replica of a British Air Force Spitfire Mark 2a arrived at Hill Street in Monaghan last Thursday, courtesy of the Ulster Aviation Society. It attracted much attention and gave visitors a chance to climb into the cockpit of this famous WWII aircraft. Along with an anti-aircraft gun, the display was put on to mark the opening of a new exhibition at the County Museum, ‘The Monaghan Spitfire’, which will run for the next year.

An engine and other parts of an RAF Spitfire that crashed into a field close to the border near Emyvale in (neutral) Co. Monaghan in 1942 were excavated last year by a team including local students, and are now on display at the Museum. See full story page 15.

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