Spitfire to fly over Ely Cathedral for RAF Ely Hospital reunion
A SPITFIRE will fly over Ely Cathedral later this month to mark those who served at RAF Ely Hospital during and after the Second World War.
Carol Greig organises a reunion for people who worked at what is now the Princess of Wales Hospital with a gathering at the city’s Lamb Hotel.
However this year’s event on Saturday, September 29 will be marked by a flypast to mark those who served at hospital both as servicemen and civilians, including Ms Greig’s father Norrie.
“It is a great addition to an afternoon’s shopping to see a piece of history flying overhead,” she said.
The hospital was opened in 1940 and was renamed as the Princess of Wales Hospital in 1987.
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It was closed by the RAF in 1992 but saved by pressure groups and taken over by a NHS Trust a year later.
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