THIS was the fantastic moment the 'Thank U NHS' Spitfire plane flew over Bradford as part of its tour of the UK.

There was delight as the Second World War plane flew over Bradford Royal Infirmary yesterday afternoon.

Samantha Doherty shared this great video with us as the plane made its way over the hospital.

It was the latest leg of the plane's UK tour, taking in hospitals in the East Midlands, North West and Yorkshire.

During the 1940s, Spitfire funds were set up by local communities around the UK and commonwealth countries to encourage a sense of purpose and hope in the struggle against adversity.

This Spitfire, which was specifically built and used for photo reconnaissance during the conflict, carrying cameras instead of weapons.

It has an interesting history, which includes being flown and air-raced by the famous female ATA pilot Lettice Curtis.

John Romain, founder and managing director of Aircraft Restoration Company, said: "The response to our initial flight over the last 8pm #clapforourcarers Thursday was incredibly humbling, with hundreds of people from the local community sharing how wonderful it was to not only see the Spitfire, but also to read the message emblazoned across its wings.

"After such positive response we decided to leave the message painted on the Spitfire for the rest of the flying season, this is where the idea to hand write the names of the nation’s loved ones onto the aircraft to raise money for the NHS Charities Together began."