Spitefire Mark I LA198

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Reference WMO/268106


Kelvingtove Life Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street



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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Trophy/Relic
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The LA198 spitfire, built in 1944, is a Mark 21 spitfire with a Rolls Royce Griffon 61 engine and a five bladed propeller. It flew with the 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron from between 1947–49 and, after a short service career, was used as a ‘gate guardian’ at RAF Leuchars. In 1996 it was given to the city of Glasgow to act as a memorial to the men of 602 Squadron. It was restored in a joint project between Glasgow Museums and the National Museums of Scotland. It is suspended from the ceiling in the Life Gallery
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