The ‘Silver Spitfire’ is due to depart on its epic around the world flight later today.

The expedition will reunite the Spitfire with the many countries that owe their freedom, at least in part, to this iconic aircraft. The unmistakable sight and sound of this aircraft once again gracing the skies aims to inspire future generations more than eighty years after R.J. Mitchell’s timeless design first graced the skies“.

I wish all of those involved the best of luck with this venture over the next four months or so.