NHS Spitfire to fly over Thurrock this morning

  Posted: 10.07.20 at 09:39 by The Editor

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RESIDENTS in Thurrock could well get a sight of the NHS Spitfire flight when it passes over the borough this morning.

The blue Spitfire PL983 'L', a photo reconnaissance plane, will be flying across and Essex and passing over Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and then flying over Thurrock to fly over Darent Valley Hospital across the Thames in Kent.

The plane, looked after by The Aircraft Restoration Company, is being flown across the country to mark the work of NHS staff during the pandemic and bears the words 'Thank You NHS' on its underside.

It is due to pass over Basildon and Thurrock Hospital at 10.20am and Darent Valley four minutes later.

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