Skip to main content

Operation Spitfire Film

Operation Spitfire Film
In 1972 an MK.XVI Spitfire was gifted to the city of Stoke-on-Trent to commemorate the original designer born and educated in the city, Reginald Mitchell. The Council commissioned Glancy Nicholls Architects, and the wider design team, to celebrate the Spitfire’s importance by creating a new exhibition space. The exhibition tells the story of Mitchell and the Spitfire, celebrating the influential figures from Stoke, and inspiring future generations.
Collage of sixteen storyboard scenes

GNA were appointed to design and deliver the extension for the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on Trent. The new two storey extension exhibits the RW388 Spitfire. Click here to view the project.

Whilst the extension was underway, the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society worked on the restoration. Working with the Stakeholders, Lambada Films followed the Spitfire restoration journey, setting the narrative with the words of poet Matt Abbot. Working with new and archived footage to capture the restoration story, the Spitfire is celebrated in its final resting place in the new museum extension.

PMAG internal with windows
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery  external Night Shot

Morgan Sindall Night Shot

Watch the film below, and find out more about the making of the film.