In 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton but unknown to them, the British decided to build Spitfires in secret.
Salisbury became a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, 2000 Spitfires were built, thus, becoming instrumental in winning the war.
The annual Royal British Legion concert, “We Will Remember Them”, to be held at Salisbury City Hall on 6 November, will pay homage to them and the survivors of our local workforce with a special appearance of the fabulous Spitfire Sisters, who will sing a Glenn Miller tribute to their achievements.
The City Hall in Salisbury was built from the Victory Fund surplus raised locally by the good inhabitants of the city and South Wiltshire so it is entirely appropriate that this tribute and concert should be held annually at this poignant venue.
The Woodfalls Band returns to thrill you with its unique music and the Service of Remembrance will provide an opportunity for remembrance to include Last Post and Reveille and the show will end with a flag waving opportunity in Land of Hope and Glory.
All proceeds will go the Royal British Legion “Poppy Appeal”
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Tickets: £14, £12, £5* Tel: 01722-434434
Supported by Co-operative Funeralcare.