Battle of Britain commemorated with Duxford air show

PUBLISHED: 19:13 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 19:13 26 September 2017

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

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The Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford Imperial War Museum at the weekend drew more than 18,0000 visitors.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The Home Front village took people back to the Second World War with music from the Debonaires Jump Jive Swinging Little Big Band and The Bluebird Belles. Jitterbug Jive offered 1940s dance demonstrations.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

In the authors’ marquee, visitors heard history authors, including Joshua Levine, historical consultant on the film Dunkirk.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Visitorshatted with living history groups representing First World War pilots and Second World War RAF fighter pilots, United States Army Air Forces ground crew and Observer Corps.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The flying display began with a display by the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team. Highlights included six Hurricanes flying in formation, celebrating the fighter aircraft of the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The finale flypast was led by a Bristol Blenheim followed by three Mark I Spitfires, six Hurricanes and a Gloster Gladiator.

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBattle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

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