The Salisbury Secret Spitfire Memorial is a lasting tribute to the hundreds of women and men of the city who contributed to an astonishing part of Salisbury's history by building over 2,000 Spitfires in total secrecy.
Their story was brought to wide attention by the 2016 film 'The Secret Spitfires'. The warm reception to the film led to the idea for a memorial.
The memorial, located adjacent to a wartime Spitfire factory site at Salisbury Rugby Club, is a full size replica of a Spitfire and stands over 20ft tall.
The Secret Spitfire Memorial was finished in 2020 and brought to Salisbury from North Norfolk. The installation was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but in July 2021 it was finally unveiled with a public celebration event which included a Spitfire fly-past.
The Memorial is located on the edge of the rugby field so it is easily accessible at all times. Take a moment to reflect whilst sat on the dedicated bench beneath the Spitfire, or a take a walk round the rugby field and admire the spectacular Memorial from all angles.
You can read more about Salisbury's story of the Secret Spitfire here.
There is free parking at Salisbury Rugby Club, where the Spitfire Memorial is located.