The NHS Spitfire has taken to the skies as a tribute to the all the hard work of the UK's font line workers did during the coronavirus crisis.

The blue Spitfire PL983 ‘L’ is being flown over hospitals around the south of the country.

During lockdown it flew every Thursday to acknowledge key workers.

A map below also details where you can see the plane from.

A spokesman for The Aircraft Restoration Company said: "Saying and receiving a thank you is one of the simplest pleasures enjoyed by humankind, it takes the smallest of efforts but can carry vast meaning.

"So, how could we give people an opportunity to join us in saying thank you to the NHS whilst also giving them the opportunity to thank someone closer to home… well, this is what we’ve come up with.

The route around the south of the UK where the Spitfire will be taking flight

"Over the course of the next few months, July 5 to September 20, we are going to be hand writing 80,000 names onto our photo-reconnaissance blue Spitfire PL983 ‘L’.

"We need your help though, as the names we would like to add are those of your local heroes.

The war plane had been flown every Thursday as a tribute to all key workers

"A kind neighbour, family member on the front line, volunteer PPE producer, or anyone who has helped / inspired you through the COVID-19 pandemic.

"You can now say thank you to them by nominating their name for inclusion in the 80,000 names to go onto the NHS Spitfire."

You can nominate someone by visiting the NHS Spitfire JustGiving page and donating £10 or more, mentioning the name you want to be included.