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Spitfire flypast postponed due to weather warnings

PUBLISHED: 14:15 05 December 2018

The Spitfire was set to fly across Tiptree on Thursday for the replication of a historic event. Picture: JOHN YAXLEY

The Spitfire was set to fly across Tiptree on Thursday for the replication of a historic event. Picture: JOHN YAXLEY

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A Spitfire flypast which was set to replicate a historic flight over Tiptree has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

The Royal Air Force will be rescheduling the historic event, which was set to take place on Thursday, November 6.

The flight was organised to replicate the message “send more jam” being dropped over Tiptree Jam factory in 1918.

The Spitfire, which would have been flown by experienced pilot Clive Denney, was scheduled to take off from Biggin Hall at around 11am on Thursday, passing over Tiptree around 11.10am or 11.15am.

The message was sent in a brightly coloured streamer by the original plane’s pilot Captain Lilburn, who was requesting for more jams to be sent to the Royal Flying Corps Officers’ Mess at Stow Maries, near Maldon.

Organisers have reassured that the flyover will be rescheduled in due course and an updated date will be announced in the near future.

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