Spitfire to fly over Ely Cathedral for RAF Ely Hospital reunion

PUBLISHED: 11:10 04 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:59 07 September 2012

Picture: James Wheeler

Picture: James Wheeler


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.

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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