RJ Mitchell. A life in aviation.
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Photo of a Mk24 Spitfire

RJ Mitchell is being featured in a major exhibition, Inside the Spitfire - Personal Stories of Britain's Most Famous Plane, which opened to the public at London's Science Museum on Tuesday 16 August.

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Statue unveiled

Photo of the RJ Mitchell statue

A visually exciting, unique statue, made of approximately 400,000 individual pieces of stacked Welsh slate which has taken over 2000 man hours to create, has been unveiled at the Science Museum.

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Blue Plaque Unveiled

Photo of the Blue Plaque unveiling

Mitchell was commemorated with an English Heritage Blue Plaque on Thursday 8 September at 2 Russell Place, Portswood, Southampton, where he lived from 1927 until his death in 1937. The Blue Plaque was unveiled by RJ's son, Dr Gordon Mitchell, just a week ahead of the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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In The Press

RJ Mitchell in the press

Since the article published in the Daily Mail on 5th February 2005 about Sidney Frank's campaign to increase the awareness of the achievements of RJ Mitchell there has been continued interest and debate within the press.

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RJ Mitchell Awareness Campaign 2005


Unveiling of Battle of Britain London Monument (+ RJM plaque)

Battle of Britain fighter pilots dinner @ RAF Northolt - advertisement

English Heritage unveil RJM blue plaque (Russell Place, Southampton)

RJM posters sent to all 6,000 UK secondary schools to launch educational project linked to RJ Mitchell website/Science Museum

Goodwood Revival (Spitfire flypast) - advertisement

Duxford Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow - advertisement


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R.J. Mitchell, Schooldays to Spitfire by Dr Gordon Mitchell. Updated to December 2005 including all the events sponsored by the Sidney E Frank Foundation - Link to The History Press

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