First Duxford air show of the year to mark VE Day


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There will be free entry for people who served in the Second World War, overseas or on the home front, to the first Duxford air show of the year, marking the anniversary of VE Day.


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Over the weekend of May 23 and 24, Duxford will mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe, which in 1945 was Tuesday, May 8. Advance booking is not required for veterans.

In July, on Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12, the summer Flying Legends Air Show is a nostalgic, spectacular display promising a fusion of power and sound as iconic piston-engined aircraft from across the globe fly over IWM Duxford’s historic airfield.

On September, 19 and 20, The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 75th anniversary of the aerial battle that was a strategic turning point in the Second World War. RAF Duxford remembers its role in the Battle of Britain, as the home of the first squadron to fly Spitfires and also for some of the RAF’s best-known fighter pilots, including Douglas Bader.

INFORMATION: Advance booking for the VE Day Anniversary Show closes on Tuesday, May 12. Advance booking brings 10 per cent off day tickets and half price child tickets.