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HOPE AND GLORY DAYS

Former chief Spitfire test pilot Alex Henshaw MBE unveiled a 16m high sculpture dubbed The Sentinel in Birmingham on Tuesday. The sculpture depicts three half scale aluminium Spitfires peeling off in different directions, supported by curving steel 'vapour trails'. It commemorates the nearby Castle Bromwich factory, which now produces Jaguar cars, where most of Britain's wartime Spitfires were built.

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