Picture gallery: Duxford schoolchildren mark 70th anniversary of D-Day by ‘painting’ historic Supermarine Spitfire

Reception classes at Duxford School visited the Old Flying Machine Company, based at IWM Duxford, to see its historic Supermarine Spitfire, which flew during D-Day operations. Pictures: IWM Reception classes at Duxford School visited the Old Flying Machine Company, based at IWM Duxford, to see its historic Supermarine Spitfire, which flew during D-Day operations. Pictures: IWM

Friday, June 6, 2014
9:33 AM

Children at Duxford Community Church of England School got the chance to ‘paint’ a historic spitfire to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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The Reception classes visited the Old Flying Machine Company, based at IWM Duxford, yesterday (June 5) to see its Subermarine Spitfire, which flew during D-Day operations.

The historic plane has been painted with commemorative invasion stripes to mark the anniversary. As part of their visit to the museum, the children enjoyed hand-printing and signing their names on the spitfire, on removable roundels which they were then able to take back to school to enjoy as a souvenir of their memorable day out.

• For information about Imperial War Museums’ programme of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, go to iwm.org.uk/d-day

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