Spitfire hovering in Glasgow

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A Mark F21 Spitfire at Kelvingrove Gallery,  Glasgow,  July 2017

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is popular with Glasgow residents and visitors alike.  It opened in 1901 when it formed part of the Glasgow International Exhibition. More recently, it has recently undergone major refurbishment and restoration, reopening in 2006 after three years of work.

There is plenty to see, including the crowd-pulling Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, but this Spitfire has numerous fans too.  The F21 was developed towards the end of World War II and the one on display flew with the 602 (City of Glasgow) Auxiliary Squadron between 1947 and 1949.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 21 July 2017

Posted as part of Weekend in B&W  and Travel Inspiration

10 thoughts on “Spitfire hovering in Glasgow

    1. I don’t think I’v ever seen one before and whilst it would be good in a transport museum (which is where this one used to be) it really looked good in a wide ranging museum and gallery. An art work in its own right!

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