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Video: Does anything look and sound better than a Spitfire?

The Spitfire remains an icon for millions and emblematic of the war in Europe, although it saw action in every theatre of World War II. The interceptor also has a very special place in Goodwood’s history as it flew from the grass strip here between 1939 and 1945 when the aerodrome was known as RAF Westhampnett. In fact, it was a Spitfire pilot based here, Tony Gaze who first suggested that the airfield’s perimeter track would make an ideal racing circuit.


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