Battle of Britain commemorated with Duxford air show
PUBLISHED: 19:13 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 19:13 26 September 2017
The Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford Imperial War Museum at the weekend drew more than 18,0000 visitors.
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.
In the authors’ marquee, visitors heard history authors, including Joshua Levine, historical consultant on the film Dunkirk.
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.
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.
The finale flypast was led by a Bristol Blenheim followed by three Mark I Spitfires, six Hurricanes and a Gloster Gladiator.
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