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The Sentinel monument on Spitfire Island, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham commemorates the manufacture of almost 12,000 Spitfire fighter aircraft by Vickers Armstrong at this site between 1940 and 1945. The sculpture was designed by Tim Tolkien, great nephew of J R R Tolkien author of The Lord of the Rings and was unveiled in October 2000 by Alex Henshaw the former chief test pilot at Castle Bromwich aerodrome.

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