Sunday 14 November 2010
Free admission to all
On Remembrance Sunday, Imperial War Museum Duxford will be holding a special service of remembrance.
Admission to the Museum is free for all on this day and we very much hope that people will take this opportunity to explore IWM Duxford on the day when members of the Armed Forces, who have lost their lives in active service, are remembered.
At 11.00am, the two-minute silence will be observed across the Museum.
IWM Duxford’s Department for Learning will be hosting remembrance-themed family activities in AirSpace from 10.00am to 2.30pm.
Families can read about the story of the poppy and why it has become synonymous with remembrance since the end of the First World War.
Children can make their own poppies and wear them as a symbol of remembrance or add them to the Flanders Field frieze.
There will be opportunities for families to handle a range of wartime artefacts and, by handling uniforms and personal kit from the collection, to compare and contrast how the experience of the Second World War soldier differed from that of a modern-day soldier.
Veterans of the Royal Anglian Regiment from a range of military conflicts will be talking to visitors in Land Warfare from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
A talk by the UK National Inventory of War Memorials will be held in the Marshall Auditorium in the morning, while extracts from the ‘Duxford * the Second World War Years’ DVD will be shown in the auditorium during the afternoon.
The Remembrance Service will commence at 12.30pm and will be preceded by a marching display featuring Sawston Youth Group Band with local air cadets. The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment will also be performing.
There will be standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and the Burma Star Association.
Join us at historic Imperial War Museum Duxford to remember those who gave their lives, in conflicts past and present, to ensure that the world continues to enjoy the freedom that it does today.