The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be sending one of their iconic Spitfires to this year’s Thundersprint on Sunday May 11.

The display will be a particularly moving one because the Darley Moor circuit, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, was originally an RAF airfield.

Darley is less than a minute’s flight from the historic Rolls Royce factory in Derby where the Spitfire’s legendary Merlin engine was built.

Thundersprint organiser, Frank Melling, said: “The Spitfire display has been a key part of the Thundersprint for many years and having one of these wonderful aircraft fly over an airfield, and area, where it has so many intense connections will be a very moving experience.

“The display area is fantastic and will provide superb views of the aircraft.

“The Spit will be with us as part of the lunch-time celebrations at Sunday’s Thundersprint so it will make a great start to the Masterclass – and we’re not expecting to see a dry eye at the show.”

For more information visit http://www.thundersprint.com