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

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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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