Category Archives: Hampshire

OTD: Spitfire Maiden Flight

On this day in March 1936 one of the most iconic World War 2 era fighter aircraft took to the skies in Southampton. The aircraft, ┬áprototype Supermarine Spitfire K5054, was the first of over 22000 aircraft that would be a … Continue reading

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Farewell Oriana

*Update: 16/08/2019.* Today Oriana sailed from Southampton under her new name “Piano Land”. Stripped of her new P&O corporate branding she headed off to an uncertain future in China. It is possible she will be very successful in her new … Continue reading

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