Spitfire memorial in Southampton

A competition to design a new S, the city where the fighter plane was designed and first built.

The Spitfire Tribute Foundation wants to raise £2m to build the tribute. People are being invited to submit a design for the monument and the top prize is a flight in a Spitfire.

The monument is set to be built in 2011, the 75th anniversary of its 1936 maiden flight.RJ Mitchell’s aircraft played a unique role in defending the freedom of the skies during the Battle of Britain.

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