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SPITFIRE MEMORIAL, DARWEN

ARTIST: WEC GROUP

SPITFIRE MEMORIAL AT NIGHT
SPITFIRE MEMORIAL UNVEILING
WEC GROUP APPRENTICES WELDING THE SPITFIRE MEMORIAL
WEC GROUP APPRENTICES CONSTRUCTING SPITFIRE MEMORIAL
SPITFIRE MEMORIAL IN THE FACTORY
SPITFIRE MEMORIAL IN THE FACTORY
WEC GROUP APPRENTICES IN THE FACTORY
SPITFIRE MEMORIAL FROM BELOW
SPITFIRE MEMORIAL

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The stunning stainless steel spitfire memorial sculpture, that was unveiled on Remembrance Day 2012, was overseen by m-tec and manufactured by WEC Group Training Academy apprentices.

Darwen was the smallest town in the UK to finance a spitfire during WWII, and the Spitfire memorial is a lasting reminder of the Town’s contribution to the War Effort. The sculpture took two years to complete and cost around £175k. The sculpture has been 100% funded, manufactured and donated by the WEC Group to the people of Darwen.

The motivation behind the donation is to recognise and remember the massive contribution the people of Darwen made when they managed to raise the cost to purchase a spitfire for use in the WWII R.A.F.

The 3:1 ratio stainless steel sculpture, with a wing span measuring 3.8 meters and standing 6.9 meters high was hand crafted by the apprentices.

This fantastic sculpture is the town’s legacy to the people of Darwen who made the contribution to the country’s war efforts.

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