Generous offer leads to clean-up of Grangemouth’s Spitfire memorial

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Grangemouth's much loved Spitfire memorial has been given a clean-up.

It was carried out by Iain Mitchell, former chairman of the trust set up to preserve the memorial.

He offered to do the work after an approach by Councillor David Balfour.

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Mr Mitchell, of local family owned business, John Mitchell Grangemouth Ltd, kindly offered to pay for the clean-up of the memorial erected in 2013 in tribute to 71 pilots of 11 different nations who were killed in training at RAF Grangemouth.

A clean up for Grangemouth's Spitfire memorialA clean up for Grangemouth's Spitfire memorial
A clean up for Grangemouth's Spitfire memorial
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The Mark 1 Supermarine Spitfire, with the markings PQ-N, is a replica of the one flown by Polish pilot Sergeant Eugeniusz Lukomski who died aged just 23.

Mr Balfour said: “Some time ago, I spoke with former 1333 Grangemouth Air Cadet Squadron Leader, Tom McMorrow, who asked if I could look into a cleanup of our memorial.

“I spoke to Iain. He very kindly offered and agreed to pay for the cleaning of the Spitfire and memorial site.”

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