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AIRSHOW NEWS: Important Safety Information ahead of the Duxford Air Show

Ahead of The Duxford Air Show this weekend, IWM Duxford has released some important safety information:

IWM Duxford takes great care to ensure its air shows are as safe as possible for everyone involved.

  • It is not safe to occupy the fields immediately south of the runway during the air show. If you do so you are putting yourself and the display pilots in harm’s way.
  • In the event of an incident it is imperative that the emergency services have clear, unhindered access to the tracks across this land.
  • There is no public access to these fields at any time.
  • Jointly issued by IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the owners of this land.

AIRSHOW NEWS: Legendary bombers at The Duxford Air Show – Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September

We are delighted to announce that the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Avro Lancaster Mk X will fly in tandem with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster at The Duxford Air Show on Sunday 14 September; a truly historicmoment.
Probably themost famous Allied bomber of the Second World War, the Avro Lancaster had impressive flying characteristics and operational performance.

Thousands of Canadian airmen and ground crew served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF)Lancaster squadrons in England during the Second World War. By late 1944, the Canadian No.6 Group of Bomber Command operated 13 squadrons of Lancasters.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster Mk X was built at Victory Aircraft, Malton, Ontario, Canada in July 1945 and was later converted to a RCAF 10MR configuration. In 1952, it suffered a serious accident and received a replacement wing from a Lancaster that had flown in combat over Germany.

It served as amaritime patrol aircraft with No.405 Squadron, Greenwood, Nova Scotia and No.107 Rescue Unit, Torbay, Newfoundland formany years. The aircraft was retired fromthe Royal Canadian Air Force in late 1963.

Following complete restoration, the Lancaster flew again on 24 September 1988. It is dedicated to Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski and is painted in the colours of his aircraft KB726-VR-A, which flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force No.419 (Moose) Squadron.

Andrew Mynarski won the Victoria Cross on 13 June 1944, when his Lancaster was shot down in flames by a German night fighter. As the bomber fell, he attempted to free the tail gunner trapped in the rear turret of the blazing and out-of-control aircraft. The tail gunner miraculously survived the crash and lived to tell the story, but sadly Andrew Mynarski died fromhis severe burns.

Flying in tandem with the Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumLancaster is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster PA474, the only other remaining airworthy Lancaster in the world today.

Lancaster PA474 rolled off the production line at the Vickers Armstrong Broughton factory at Hawarden airfield, Chester on 31 May 1945, after the war in Europe came to an end. It was prepared for use against the Japanese as part of the ‘Tiger Force’. However, the war in the Far East ended before the aircraft could be deployed and it did not take part in hostilities. It was assigned to aerial survey duties with No.82 Squadron in East and South Africa from September 1948 to February 1952.

In 1964, PA474 was adopted by the RAF Air Historical Branch and, during this period, took part in two films, Operation Crossbow and The Guns of Navarone. Permission to fly PA474 regularly was granted in 1967 and the Lancaster underwent an extensive restoration. The Lancaster joined the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in November 1973 and restoration work on the aircraft has continued ever since.

The Lancaster is currently painted to represent Lancaster DV385 Thumper Mk III of No.617 Squadron, famously known as The Dambusters. Thumper was one of the brand-new standard Lancasters issued to the squadron after the Dams Raid in 1943. Formany of the aircraft’s operations it was flown by a crew led by pilot Bob Knights. Many of Bob’s crew had nearly reached a total of 30 operations, which would mean some rest and recuperation. The crew decided that they were safer together and so volunteered for a second operational tour, this time flying Lancaster DV385.

In total, Bob Knights flew 41 ‘ops’ with No.617 Squadron, 29 of themin Thumper Mk III, and many of them amongst the unit’smost challenging precision bombing operations. He also took part in all three Lancaster raids against the Tirpitz. In December 1944, after flying an official total of 67 bombing raids, Bob was rested. In January 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. During his time with 617 Squadron, eight of the unit’s Lancasters failed to return fromoperations and another had been lost in an accident. 32 of his fellow aircrew had been killed and more had been injured or became prisoners of war.

Also from the Avro stable of aircraft, Vulcan XH558, operated by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, will fly at The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 13 September.

XH588 was the first Vulcan B Mark 2 to be delivered to the RAF and was the last Vulcan to leave RAF service after a sterling 33 years in service. It is now the oldest complete Vulcan in the world. The aircraft’s final flight was on 23 March 1993 to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire, having been sold by the Ministry of Defence to C Walton Ltd, a family firmwho purchased and maintained the aircraft with the aspiration that itmight fly again.

In 1997, a small team, headed by Dr Robert Pleming, started to put together a plan to return the Vulcan to flight. In 1998, Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace was identified as having the skills, capabilities, quality control and experience in one-off aircraft projects to undertake the Vulcan restoration project.

On 31 August 2006, XH558 rolled out of the hangar for the first time in seven years and has been thrilling air show visitors ever since.

B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B is well-known and loved by visitors to IWMDuxford. The UK’s last remaining airworthy B-17, the aircraft is a flying memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who lost their lives in Europe during the Second World War.

Built as Boeing B-17G-105-VE c/n 8693, the future Sally B was one of the last B-17s to be constructed by the Lockheed-Vega plant at Burbank, California. Accepted by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) on 19 June 1945 it was too late to see service in the Second World War.

Converted for training purposes, it was based at Wright Field, Ohio from November 1945.

It was used for a variety of research roles before being purchased by the Institut Geographique National in November 1954.

Sally B was brought to Britain and to IWM Duxford in 1975 and has been permanently based at the museum for almost 40 years under the ownership and care of the B-17 Preservation Trust. Sally B has starred in many films and television productions including Memphis Belle, Black Book and Bomber Crew.

See these and many more iconic aircraft take to the skies at The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014.

Air show tickets and hospitality passes can be purchased online at iwm.org.uk
The recommended last booking date for overseas postal delivery is Friday 29 August.
The off-sale date (and last date for UK postal delivery) is Tuesday 2 September.
Purchase your tickets in advance and receive one free child ticket with every adult ticket purchased.

You’ll also enjoy 10% off ‘on the day’ ticket prices.

Advance ticket prices:
Adult (16 or over) £24.75
Child (5 to 15 years) £16.30
Disabled £16.30

AIRSHOW NEWS: Surprise aircraft announced for the Flying Legends Air Show

Over 50 historic aircraft, from across the world, to display at this world-famous air show

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2014

The Fighter Collection is delighted to announce a surprise addition to the flying participation for the Flying Legends Air Show 2014.

The Planes of Fame Boeing P-26 Peashooter will cross the Atlantic to display at the Flying Legends Air Show; the only opportunity to see this unique aircraft in action in 2014. You can see the aircraft up-close on the flight line walk before watching it perform a stunning solo display during the afternoon’s flying programme.

The Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first all-metal US Army fighter monoplane. 151 aircraft were built from 1932 to 1936. They first saw combat with the Chinese Nationalist Air Force on 15 August 1937. On this day, eight P-26 Peashooters engaged 20 Japanese Claude bombers and scored two victories without loss.

One of a group of P-26s, turned over to the Philippine Army in late 1941, was amongst the first Allied fighters to down a Japanese aircraft in the Second World War.

This P-26 Peashooter, the only airworthy example in the world, was acquired by Ed Maloney, Founder of the Planes of Fame Air Museum, in 1955. It resides at the museum in Chino, California.

Over 50 aircraft will take part in this year’s Flying Legends Air Show, including four rare Mark I Spitfires amongst a total of 12 Spitfires taking to the skies.

The Flying Bulls return with their superb Lockheed P-38 Lightning, North American B-25 Mitchell and Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair. There is also a rare chance to see the Breitling Super Constellation in the UK. This sleek post-war passenger aircraft will be open for visitors to clamber aboard and explore before it takes to the skies for a thrilling flying display.

The Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin Stifung Foundation flies its Junkers Ju-52 to the Flying Legends Air Show from Germany; French-based Amicale Jean Baptiste SALIS presents its Junkers Ju-52; and Dakota Norway returns to the Flying Legends Air Show with its Douglas C-53D-DO Dakota.

The Fighter Collection presents its entire collection of historic aircraft at this year’s Flying Legends Air Show, including a rare Hawker Nimrod Mark I and a Gloster Gladiator, the last biplane fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force.

For a full flying participation list, go to www.fighter-collection.com and www.flyinglegends.com.

The Flying Legends Air Show has a unique nostalgic wartime atmosphere.

In the Vintage Village, enjoy live music from The Manhattan Dolls, who’ll be jetting in from New York to thrill the crowds with evocative 1940s songs, and also from the Winslow Concert Band, who’ll be performing wartime Swing and Big Band numbers.

You can also climb aboard the Home Front Bus, have a vintage hair and make-up transformation and sit in a replica Spitfire. Laurel and Hardy will be creating havoc in the Vintage Village with their slapstick comedy.

Meet Ops 1939-45, who represent Battle of Britain-era RAF pilots and ground crew with uncanny accuracy. They’ll be chatting to visitors in their dispersal point display as they await the call to scramble.

The 42nd Field Hospital portrays US Army medical personnel from the Second World War, while the Screaming Eagles Living History Group will be representing servicemen from the 101st US Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Easy Company during the Second World War. They will have displays at the air show and will be bringing the 1940s to life in US style.

In the American Air Museum, meet Boeing B-29 Superfortress pilot Paul Maupin, who will be hosting walk-around tours of our B-29 Superfortress on Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 11am and noon.

Following a career as a Chief Pilot and Aviation Department Manager for a large financial company in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, Paul is now a co-pilot for the Commemorative Air Forces, flying the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the Boeing B-24 Liberator. At the Flying Legends Air Show, he’ll be chatting to visitors about flying these iconic aircraft.

Paul says: “Flying the B-29 is a privilege. I think about the responsibility I have before each flight. The plane has no boosted controls, and is physically demanding to fly. The view out the front requires some getting used to. However, after a little practice, the plane is just fun to fly! She is a grand lady!”

Join us for the world-famous Flying Legends Air Show; a unique air show experience.

AIRSHOW NEWS: First headline aircraft announced for the Flying Legends Air Show

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentation of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.

The Fighter Collection is delighted to announce the first confirmed aircraft taking part in the Flying Legends Air Show 2014, to whet your appetite for the fantastic flying that awaits you on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July.

The Breitling Super Constellation returns to the United Kingdom for the first time in a decade. It will display exclusively at the Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July.

Designed and built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation to a specification from the legendary Howard Hughes, the Constellation was the world’s first commercially successful pressurised airliner. It heralded a new post-war era of safe, comfortable and fast transatlantic air travel.

This graceful aircraft became synonymous with the halcyon days of the large propliner. It is widely regarded with awe and affection, as only a handful of Constellation aircraft remain airworthy today.

Not only will you see the Constellation take to the air at the Flying Legends Air Show, you’ll also be able to see it up close on static display and can even clamber onboard.

The Flying Bulls bring their immaculate Lockheed P-38 Lightning, North American B-25 Mitchell and Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair to the Flying Legends Air Show, having wowed the crowds with their stunning flying displays in recent years.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a very rare aircraft. The Flying Bulls’ P-38 is the only one of its kind in Europe. It took four years to restore it to the pristine condition you can see it in today. It is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained Lightning aircraft that can be seen worldwide; a graceful aeroplane, both on the ground and in the air.

The Flying Bulls’ North American B-25J Mitchell is an example of the most frequently-built version of the B-25 Mitchell. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful aircraft of the North American fleet, the Flying Bulls’ Mitchell display is a highlight for fans of historic aircraft.

There are only 15 airworthy Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair aircraft in the world today. The prototype of the Corsair was developed in 1938. It was designed to reach maximum speed with minimal air resistance and was mainly used by the US Marine Corps and the US Navy during the Pacific War. Additional compartments were used to carry and drop bombs on enemy targets. After dropping the bombs, pilots still had a heavy fighter aircraft to control, but one with excellent performance and a top speed that was hard to beat at that time. During the Korean War, this model was still in use; one Corsair pilot famously outran a Soviet jet in a Corsair. This single-seat aerial masterpiece can be seen in full aerobatic mode at the Flying Legends Air Show.

You’ll also be able to get up close to these stunning aircraft on the flight line walk over the weekend.

The Fighter Collection presents its entire collection of historic aircraft at this year’s Flying Legends Air Show, including a Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat, which was built in 1948 and served with the US Navy until 1957; a Grumman Hellcat, the only example of its type flying outside the United States and one of the best carrier-borne aircraft of all time; a Grumman Wildcat FM2 which flew with No.846 Squadron of the Royal Navy during the Second World War; a Gloster Gladiator, the last biplane fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force; a rare Hawker Nimrod Mark I which flew with 802 Naval Air Squadron from 1930; a Curtiss Hawk 75, which was one of the first production batch of 100 aircraft sent to the French Air Force in 1939; a Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, one of only two airworthy examples of this type in the world and a Goodyear Corsair FG-1D, an original example of this type of aircraft, which has never undergone restoration and is one of the few Corsairs still flying with fabric wings.

The Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin Stiftung Foundation flies its Junkers Ju-52 and Messerschmitt Me-108 B1 Taifun to the Flying Legends Air Show from Germany.

The Foundation’s Junkers JU-52 embarked on its first flight in 1936 and spent almost 20 years transporting passengers between Germany and Norway. Its Messerschmitt Me-108 was used by the German Luftwaffe for courier flights and training.

Amicale Jean Baptiste SALIS will also present its Junkers Ju-52 at the Flying Legends Air Show; a rare showing of two Junker Ju-52 aircraft. This Ju-52 is one of the first CASA 352s built in Spain. The fuselage was manufactured in Germany by Junkers and the wings were manufactured by CASA in 1943. The fuselage was sent to Spain with 30 others, to join the assembly line. Following its decommission from military service, this Ju-52 was acquired by a British movie company, before being purchased and meticulously restored by Amicale Jean Baptiste SALIS in 1990.

Dakota Norway makes a welcome return to the Flying Legends Air Show with its Douglas C-53D–DO Dakota. This Dakota was delivered to the US Eighth Air Force on 8 October 1943 and participated in operations from October 1943 until 1945.

MaxAlpha Aviation will display its Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIIIc D-FEUR. It was built in 1944 in Southampton and was ferried by famous ATA girl Mary Wilkins-Ellis. In September 1944, the Spitfire was shipped to Australia where it arrived at the end of November and was stored. In 1948, it was assembled and used for system testing.

Also from MaxAlpha Aviation is the Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair, probably the last-surviving F4U-5NL which operated with the Flying Nightmares US Navy Marine squadron in the Korean War, and the North American T-51 Mustang D-FTSI which was delivered to the United States Air Force in 1950.

Also taking to the skies are the ever-popular B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Avro Lancaster.

Enhance your viewing enjoyment of these spectacular aircraft by purchasing a place in our seating enclosure. It costs £5 per seat, on a first-come, first served basis.

The 2014 Flying Legends Air Show illustration

The Flying Legends Air Show is renowned for its striking commemorative artwork.

For the first time, French illustrator Romain Hugault has been commissioned to provide the official image for the Flying Legends Air Show.

Romain Hugault is the son of a French Air Force Colonel. As a young boy, he was fascinated by aviation and gained his private pilot’s license at the age of 17. Co-owner of a small aeroplane that used to transport Field Marshal Alphones Juin during the Second World War, he spent a lot of time flying across France.

When torn between two career choices, that of aircraft pilot or artist, he found a happy medium and became a comic book illustrator with a focus on aviation.

His attention to detail has made his work highly respected within the worldwide aviation community. Romain always begins a comic book with a particular aircraft in mind; for example, his best seller The Grand Duke features, at the heart of the story, the Heinkel He-219.

On creating the artwork for the Flying Legends Air Show 2014, Romain said: “Creating the poster for the Flying Legends Air Show was a real honour. After being a visitor to the show for the last four years, I am delighted to be able to contribute to this fantastic event. I hope the public will like it.”

You can see more of Romain’s work at www.romainhugault.com. He’ll also be at the Flying Legends Air Show signing copies of his comic books.

Make your Flying Legends experience extra special

The Bremont Flight Lounge

Make your visit to the Flying Legends Air Show even more memorable by purchasing tickets to the exclusive Bremont Flight Lounge. In addition to entry to the Flying Legends Air Show and the whole museum, you’ll also receive priority car parking close to the Bremont Flight Lounge and access to a private luxury marquee and garden with unrivalled views of the thrilling flying display.

You’ll be offered coffee and biscuits on arrival and you’ll have access to the flight line walk from 9am to 12.30pm, where you can get a closer look at the stunning historic aircraft that will be participating in the afternoon’s flying display.

Following a drinks reception with canapés, you’ll enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch with a choice of red or white wine. Relax in our television viewing area and peruse the daily newspapers and magazines on offer, or pore over your complimentary Flying Legends Air Show souvenir programme.

There’s afternoon tea, a complimentary bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks, and private luxury toilets within the Bremont Flight Lounge enclosure.

Entry to the Bremont Lounge costs £225 plus VAT per person per day. To book tickets for the Bremont Flight Lounge please email flyvip@fighter-collection.com

Gold Pass

Gold Pass offers relaxed entertaining at its best. Enjoy a first-rate view of the flying action and access to our hospitality marquee, which will cater for all your refreshment needs. Choose a delicious dish from our in-house Gourmet Deli Bar or bring your own picnic lunch and relax in comfort as you enjoy the afternoon’s flying display.

You’ll have access to VIP parking, will receive a complimentary copy of the Flying Legends Air Show souvenir programme and will enjoy entry to the flight line walk. When the flying display commences, you’ll be at the heart of the action in our seated outdoor garden enclosure.

Due to popular demand, we’ve increased the capacity for Gold Pass this year.

Ticket Prices are:
One Day Gold Pass £80
One Day Gold Pass with lunch £111.50
Two Day Gold Pass £145
Two Day Gold Pass with lunch £208

Gold Pass tickets can be purchased online at iwm.org.uk or by calling our box office on 01223 499 353.

AIRSHOW NEWS: Important information for The D-Day Anniversary Air Show this weekend

The following information has been jointly released by IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Local Land Owners surrounding Duxford Airfield.

Ahead of The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, IWM Duxford has released some important safety information:

  • IWM Duxford takes great care to ensure its air shows are as safe as possible for everyone involved.
  • It is not safe to occupy the fields immediately south of the runway during the air show. If you do so you are putting yourself and the display pilots in harm’s way.
  • In the event of an incident it is imperative that the emergency services have clear, unhindered access to the tracks across this land.
  • There is no public access to these fields at any time.

AIRSHOW NEWS: Veteran D-Day aircraft fly at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford

The eagerly-anticipated flying display at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show features fighter, bomber and transport aircraft that would have been seen over the beaches of Normandy. It presents over 20 aircraft carrying invasion stripes; a spectacular sight.

Amongst the many Supermarine Spitfires, Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Piper L-4 Cubs flying in this evocative display are aircraft that saw service during the D-Day landings.

Supermarine Spitfire IXT ML407 (The Grace Spitfire) was built at Castle Bromwich in early 1944 as a single-seat fighter. It served on the front line of battle throughout the last twelve months of the Second World War with six different Allied squadrons of the Royal Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Air Force.

ML407 flew a total of 176 operational combat sorties, amassing an impressive 319 combat hours. The aircraft was delivered to No 485 (New Zealand) Squadron on 29 April 1944 by Jackie Moggridge, one of the foremost female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). It became the ‘mount’ of Flying Officer Johnnie Houlton DFC who was credited, whilst flying ML407, with the first enemy aircraft shot down over the Normandy beach-head on D-Day.

Johnnie recounted: “In mid-afternoon I led Blue Section during the third patrol of the day…I glimpsed a Ju88 above cloud, diving away fast to the south. Climbing at full throttle I saw the enemy aircraft enter a large isolated cloud above the main layer, and when it reappeared on the other side I was closing in rapidly. I…positioned the aiming dot on the right-hand engine of the enemy aircraft and fired a three-second burst. The engine disintegrated, fire broke out, two crew members bailed out and the aircraft dived steeply to crash on a roadway, blowing apart on impact.”

“As I turned back towards the beach-head I sighted a second Ju88 heading south and made an almost identical attack, which stopped the right-hand engine. This aircraft then went into a steep jinking dive, with the rear gunner firing at the other members of my section, who all attacked, until the Ju88 flattened-out and crash-landed at high speed. One of its propellers broke free, to spin and bound far away across the fields and hedges like a giant Catherine wheel. As we reached the beach-head radio chatter indicated that other pilots were dealing with another German bomber…”

“Supreme Headquarters nominated the first Ju88 I had destroyed as the first enemy aircraft to be shot down since the invasion began, putting 485 (NZ) Spitfire Squadron at the top of the scoreboard for D-Day.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Supermarine Spitfire LFIXe MK356 was heavily involved in fighter and fighter-bomber operations over France during the prelude to the invasion. The day after D-Day, its pilot claimed a half-share in a Messerschmitt Bf109.

The National Warplane Museum of Geneseo, New York, sends its flagship Douglas C-47 Skytrain across the Atlantic on a pilgrimage to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Affectionately known as Whiskey 7 from its distinctive squadron markings, it served with the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean during 1943 before transferring to the UK. In the early hours of D-Day itself it was the lead ship of the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, dropping paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division near St-Mère-Église.

Tradewind Aviation’s C-47 Skytrain is another visitor from the USA. On D-Day it was based at RAF Aldermaston in Berkshire with the 73rd Squadron of the 434th Troop Carrier Group, from where it towed a Waco glider into the Normandy battle zone. Now known as the ‘Union Jack Dak’, having been returned to flying condition in 2010 by a team from Britain, it also saw action at Arnhem and during the Battle of the Bulge.

Dakota Heritage’s C-47 Skytrain ‘Drag-em-oot’ came to the UK in 1943. It flew on Operation Elmira on the afternoon of D-Day with the 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, the lead United States Army Air Force squadron on D-Day. Used by a specialist unit to recover gliders from Normandy, the aircraft still bears the scars of its wartime career in the shape of numerous bullet hole patches on its fuselage and around the cockpit.

The C-47 Skytrain operated by Aces High was in the UK with the 8th Air Force from mid-1943 to September 1944. It is believed to have flown on glider-towing operations, possibly from Tarrant Rushton, over the D-Day period and was later involved in the Arnhem operation before being transferred to the 9th Air Force.

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar’s Piper L-4 Cub was built in 1943 and shipped to England in January 1944, where it was initially assigned to the United States Army Air Force’s 8th Air Force. After D-Day, it took part in operations alongside US ground troops.

The same organisation’s Supermarine Spitfire IX MK912 was allocated to No 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron in 1944. It was flown by Squadron Leader M A ‘Tony’ Liskutin DFC AFC, who was born in Czechoslovakia and escaped the German forces by crossing the Channel in 1940 to fly with the Royal Air Force. He was the Commanding Officer of his squadron, which flew from Appledram in Sussex, an Advanced Landing Ground established specifically for the period around D-Day.

Tony was airborne in Spitfire MK912 over the D-Day period, and together they became the first Allied pilot and aircraft to land on French soil after D-Day +1. He was awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross and Medal for Valour, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Force Cross.

The Piper L-4 Cub owned by Robin Roberts is of the type flown by his father, 2nd Lieutenant George W Roberts. George was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. His L-4 was attached to the 456th Parachute Field Artillery (PFA) Battalion, one of three parachute artillery battalions that belonged to the 82nd Airborne Division.

George was best friends with the pilot of the L-4 coded 57-G. They both took part in the Sicily invasion, led by the 82nd Airborne Division. The 82nd Airborne Division was withdrawn from Italy and sent to Leicester, England, to prepare for the D-Day landings. George Roberts and his friend were both engaged to young Leicester girls in the few months during which the Division was stationed in that area. Their plan was to get married on the 82nd Airborne Division’s return from Normandy after the invasion.

L-4 Cub 57-G was shot down in the first few days of fighting at St-Mère-Église, where the 82nd Airborne Division was dropped into battle. Its pilot and observer were killed. George Roberts returned to Leicester to marry his fiancée. After the wedding and a single night’s honeymoon at the Ritz Hotel, he was sent with the 82nd Airborne Division to take part in Operation Market Garden.

Robin Roberts’ L-4 Cub is painted to represent his father’s aircraft, coded 57-H, while the L-4 of FrazerBlades depicts 57-G, in honour of George Roberts’ best friend, who died at St-Mère-Église.

AIRSHOW NEWS: Honouring the Airborne Forces past and present at the D-Day Anniversary Air Show

The D-Day Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford (Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May) honours the Airborne Forces past and present. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet with serving soldiers from today’s airborne forces alongside living history groups who will bring D-Day airborne history to life.

The highly-skilled soldiers of the Airborne Forces form the core of the British Army’s high-readiness force and can be deployed at short notice to anywhere in the world.

At The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, you’ll be able to meet and chat with members of various divisions of the Airborne Forces and explore their vehicles, see their equipment and find out about their weapons and capabilities. Enjoy a rare insight into the world of the contemporary Airborne Forces and see how their diverse abilities are applied in missions across the globe.

Major General Adrian Freer OBE (retd), Chair of the Trustees of the Airborne Assault Museum, based at IWM Duxford, said: “The Airborne Assault Museum is delighted that IWM Duxford has asked The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces to contribute to their commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.”

“I am delighted to see our Regular and Reserve soldiers displaying capabilities and recruitment opportunities which highlight the tremendously varied roles on offer…”

Captain Alexander Scates RLC, SO3 Recruitment Plans (Operation Fortify), 49 (East) Brigade Recruiting Group said: “The combined Force Elements form 16 Air Assault Brigade, 49 (East) Brigade and the Recruiting Partnership Project for delivering the cutting edge in modern British Army equipment. Roled for operating in the most austere environments and on deployment to contingency operations, it is very satisfying to see our Regular and Reserve soldiers displaying
capabilities and recruitment opportunities at the very fitting D-Day Anniversary Air Show. In my view, this highlights the tremendously varied roles on offer throughout the organisation and takes us one step closer towards building a more readily deployable and capable Army in the run up to 2020.”

At The D-Day Anniversary Air Show you’ll meet:

Members of the 6 Regiment Army Air Corps, ground crew experts who provide close support to Army aviation operations. Working with both the Apache and Lynx helicopters, they are responsible for the arming and refueling of assets. They also provide specialist helicopter-handling teams to assist with providing in-mission support. 6 Regiment Army Air Corps will present an Apache attack helicopter with 30mm cannon on static display.

216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron, who provide Command Support to the headquarters of 16 Air Assault Brigade, in order to enable the Commander and his staff to command and control the Brigade effectively. Deploying in the Air Assault role across the globe, these experts in communications rigorously ensure management of the battlefield, no matter what the circumstances. At The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, you’ll be able to see the Signal Squadron’s parachute equipment, communications equipment and high-mobility quad bike.

16 Medical Regiment, who provide dedicated medical support to 16 Air Assault Brigade. They are called upon to support the complete spectrum of air assault operations, including air mobile and parachute deployments. In addition to the regular squadrons, an Army Reserve squadron, 144 Para Med Squadron, is fully integrated with the Regiment. Its members deploy regularly on operations and exercises in support of the Brigade. At IWM Duxford, you’ll be able to see a
deployable surgical facility used by the Air Assault Task Force.

7 Royal Horse Artillery, a rapidly deployable Force Element which provides the airborne gunners for 16 Air Assault Brigade-led operations. Operating at a high state of readiness, they specialise in the air manoeuvre of light guns, across the battlefield, that they then bring to bear on enemy forces. On display will be a 105mm light gun and Pinzguar vehicle together with target acquisition equipment used to identify and target enemy forces at range.

Personnel from 51 (Parachute) Squadron, 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) who provide close and general engineer support to facilitate 16 Air Assault Brigade on deployed operations. The Regiment is held at a very high state of readiness and is called upon to support deployed infrastructure and to alter the make-up of the battlefield to maintain the initiative in the face of adversity.

The 23 Engineer Regiment will present a light-wheeled tractor and manoeuvre course, which demonstrates the capability of its plant equipment. A dive tank, complete with diver, will show the Royal Engineer dive capability for underwater structural surveying and demolitions. A valon lane will demonstrate the regiment’s counter-improvised explosive device with a range of metallic devices.

156 Provost Company of the Royal Military Police has exclusive investigative and policing skills that are used to police the force and provide support to host nation police forces on deployed operations. They’ll be bringing a marked police car to IWM Duxford, which you’ll be welcome to explore and sit in.

The Band of the Parachute Regiment will perform rousing tunes at 10.30am and midday. The Band, currently based in Colchester, supports not only The Parachute Regiment but also the Army, as required, around the world. It recently supported troops on Operation Herrick in Afghanistan and music training with the Afghanistan National Army.

4 Battalion of the Parachute Regiment is the Reserve element of the Parachute Regiment. It provides the capability to deploy and bolster 2 or 3 PARA as part of the Army’s highest-readiness force, the Air Manoeuvre Task Force in the most demanding circumstances. With soldiers held at five days’ notice to deploy by any means including parachute insertion they are ready and trained to provide the spearhead for contingency operations throughout the world.
Members of 4 Battalion will have a display of parachute equipment, including assault and support weapons systems, consisting of vehicle-mounted and portable general purpose machine guns, rifles and mortars. Alongside this will be the supports weapons vehicle, known as The Jackal.

Generally known as The Steelbacks, 3 Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment is an Army Reserve Battalion. The Royal Anglian Regiment is one of the most operationally experienced in the Army today. It specialises as Light Role Infantry and has undertaken complex operations in contemporary operating environments, such as in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus and Iraq.

3 Battalion will showcase a variety of small and man portable arms, including the 81mm mortar, and will highlight its role in Operation Herrick with the Foxhound armoured vehicle.

217 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was born out of the Royal Engineers’ Bomb Disposal Companies during the Second World War, to deal with an increasing amount of unexploded ordnance. Today, 217 Explosive Ordnance Disposal use the most up-to-date equipment to conduct the safe search for, and disposal of, ordnance, including shells and mines secreted on the battlefield. At The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, you’ll be able to see Search and Explosive Ordnance Disposal equipment used on the frontline in Afghanistan, alongside examples of enemy bombs which have been made safe.

170 Engineer Group is at the forefront of infrastructure delivery on operations. Its specialist nature requires highly-trained engineer soldiers. Its roles range from theatre-entry expeditionary infrastructure to maintenance and decommissioning. Personnel from the 170 Engineers Group will display an armoured, and highly mobile, HUSKY protected vehicle.

151 Transport Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corps is London’s only logistics unit. Utilising a fleet of specialised support vehicles, the Regiment plays a vital role in providing and distributing tonnes of battle-winning ammunition, fuel, rations and material across the battlefield, including to the front line. The Regiment will have a range of support vehicles on display at IWM Duxford, including six-tonne transport vehicles and demountable rack offload pickup systems used to rapidly distribute supplies in hostile environments. It will display the Ridgeback, a protected mobility command vehicle used on combat logistic patrols in Afghanistan to keep frontline troops safely equipped with supplies.

The Parachute Regiment will also bring its recruiting section to The D-Day Anniversary Air Show. You’ll be able to chat to members of the Parachute Regiment about what life is like in the Regiment and see soldiers exhibiting the equipment they use on a daily basis.

Providing a historic contrast to the contemporary airborne forces presence at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show will be a number of living history groups, demonstrating the significant contribution made to the D-Day Landings by airborne forces in 1944.

The British Airborne Platoon will represent men of the 2nd (Airborne) Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, alongside the 7th (Somerset Light Infantry) Battalion Parachute Regiment and the Glider Pilot Regiment.

This large-scale display will depict the embarkation camp set up at RAF Tarrant Rushden prior to the ‘coup de main’ operation to capture the Caen Canal and River Orne bridges on the night of 5-6 June 1944. Re-enactors will represent men of the units preparing their equipment and receiving their final briefing, at which the identity of their intended target is revealed.

The CHALK Glider Pilot Regiment Living History Group will present a display signifying the eve of D-Day, centred around the Glider Pilot Regiment’s involvement in the attack on the Merville Gun Battery. They will display briefing models, maps, aerial photographs, weapons and equipment that were used to carry out this vital operation.

The 1939-45 Living History Society will display a field camp prior to D-Day alongside its 1940s pub, The Wheatsheaf, which is unfortunately out of bounds to the wartime troops who are confined to their airfield prior to the commencement of operations.

The society also represents elements of the 6th Airborne Divisional Force, who undertook vital roles on D-Day in operations at the Orne Bridgehead at Pegasus Bridge, and later in the Normandy campaign. These include the 317 Field Security Section, who undertook intelligence and security operations; the 2 Forward Observation Unit, who were responsible for artillery spotting in the field; 195 Field Ambulance, a fully-equipped field surgery; the Glosters, who were

the battlefield replacements for the 6th Airborne Division; 249 Forward Convoy, who were battlefield engineers and 1 SBS, who were Polish soldiers, on standby as reinforcements, to be dropped into the battlefield by parachute.

Fully kitted out in Second World War uniforms, members of the living history groups will explain the operations carried out by the units they represent. They’ll chat about their equipment and uniforms.

Our afternoon flying display will feature fighter, bomber and transport aircraft types that would have been seen over the beaches of France. It will culminate with a display of five Douglas C-47 Skytrains, representing the aircraft which were used to transport paratroopers over the channel for their drop into Normandy.

In honour of that mission, the world-renowned Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment Freefall Team, will carry out a parachute jump as part of the finale to our flying display.

The Red Devils is comprised of serving soldiers from The Parachute Regiment’s three battalions; 1, 2 and 3 Para.

The D-Day Anniversary Air Show is a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the Airborne Forces. Discover the Forces’ Second World War history and how that heritage continues to inspire the Airborne Forces in their contemporary mission today.

Air show tickets and hospitality passes are now on sale and can be purchased online at iwm.org.uk

The recommended last booking date for overseas postal delivery is Friday 9 May. The off-sale date (and last date for UK postal delivery) is Tuesday 13 May.

Purchase your tickets in advance and receive one free child ticket with every adult ticket purchased. You’ll also enjoy 10% off ‘on the day’ ticket prices.

Advance ticket prices:

Adult (16 or over) £24.75
Child (5 to 15 years) £16.30
Disabled £16.30

VIP Packages for The D-Day Anniversary Air Show

Enjoy a very special air show experience with our range of hospitality passes which offer the best seats in the house at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show (Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May).

Gold Pass offers relaxed entertaining at its best. Enjoy a first-rate view of the flying action and access to our hospitality marquee, which will cater for all your refreshment needs. Choose a delicious dish from our in-house Gourmet Deli Bar or bring your own picnic lunch and relax in comfort as you enjoy the afternoon’s flying display.

Gold Pass prices:

Adult one day Gold Pass £80
Adult one day Gold Pass with meal £108
Adult two day Gold Pass £140
Adult two day Gold Pass with meal £196

Silver Pass has been created specifically with families in mind. Enjoy all the atmosphere and activities that the air show has to offer, with the convenience of the Silver Pass marquee. There will also be activities in the Silver Pass marquee to entertain all the family and a refreshment point selling drinks and snacks.

Silver Pass prices:

Adult one day Silver Pass £55
Child one day Silver Pass £20
Family one day Silver Pass £120
Adult two day Silver Pass £100
Child two day Silver Pass £35
Family two day Silver Pass £230

AIRSHOW NEWS: Latest Participation details for IWM Duxford D-Day Anniversary Air Show

TIWM Duxford have release further details of their D-Day Anniversary Air Show. Not only will the event include a gathering of C-47 Skytrains, but also massed gliders of all types to mark the Airborne Assaults mounted by the Allied forces during the D-Day Landings.

  • Douglas Dakota III – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
  • The Red Devils – The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – Aces High
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – Dakota Heritage
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, New York
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – Tradewind Aviation, Oxford, Connecticut
  • Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet x 8 – Patrouille de France, French Air Force
  • Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules flypast – 47 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
  • Supermarine Spitfire V – The Fighter Collection
  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT – Air Leasing
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX – Old Flying Machine Company
  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT – Aircraft Restoration Company / Historic Flying Ltd
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX – Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd
  • Supermarine Seafire XVII – Kennet Aviation
  • Piper L-4 Cub – FrazerBlades
  • Piper L-4 Cub – R Roberts
  • Piper L-4 Cub – Charlie November Cub Group
  • Piper L-4 Cub – Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd
  • Piper L-4 Cub (static display) – A Vogel
  • AgustaWestland Apache – 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps, Wattisham Flying Station
  • Hawker Hurricane – Historic Aircraft Collection
  • Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) – Aircraft Restoration Company / Historic Flying Ltd
  • Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) – R Lake
  • Fairey Swordfish – Royal Navy Historic Flight, RNAS Yeovilton
  • Grumman FM-2 Wildcat – The Fighter Collection
  • North American P-51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie – Old Flying Machine Company
  • North American TF-51D Mustang Miss Velma – The Fighter Collection
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B – B-17 Preservation
  • Eurofighter Typhoon – 29(R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby
  • Auster Autocrat – D & M Miller
  • Fournier RF4 – M Hill
  • Schleicher ASH-26E (Saturday only) – P Wells
  • Schleicher ASH-26E – P Sturley
  • Pilatus B4 – Skytricks
  • Slingsby Prefect – J Hopkins
  • SZD-41 Jantar – Essex Gliding Club
  • MDM-1 Fox (Saturday only) – G Westgate
  • Schempp-Hirth Ventus – M Philpott
  • Slingsby Kirby Cadet – R Moyse
  • Grob G109 – TBC
  • Grob G109 – TBC
  • Pilatus B4 – C Short
  • Piper Super Cub tug – Skytricks
  • Piper Pawnee tug – Essex Gliding Club
  • Piper Super Cub tug – M & B Fairclough
  • Piper Pawnee tug (Saturday only) – G Westgate
  • Robin tug – TBC
  • de Havilland Chipmunk tug – M Cuming
  • Robin tug – M Cuming
  • Piper Super Cub tug – TBC

for more information, please visit the IWM Duxford Homepage

AIRSHOW NEWS: Experience the unique atmosphere of the Flying Legends Air Show 2014

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentation of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.

Complementing the ‘wow!’ factor in the air is the authentic 1940s ambience that is enjoyed throughout the weekend. It’s the closest you can get to being back at RAF Duxford in its flying heyday. Here’s a taste of the unique atmosphere you can enjoy throughout the weekend.

Make yourself at home in our Vintage Village The Vintage Village is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

The Manhattan Dolls make a welcome return to the Flying Legends Air Show, jetting in from New York to thrill the crowds with memorable 1930s and 1940s songs. Their first-class forties style and uncanny Andrews Sisters vocals bring a Home Front flavour back to our historic
hangar base.

The Winslow Concert Band will perform Swing and Big Band hits of the 1930s and 1940s. We’d love to see you all up and dancing or singing along in true wartime spirit.

There’s a couple of likely characters causing havoc in the Vintage Village this year, who you might recognise as Hollywood legends Laurel and Hardy. Haurel and Lardy lookalikes Jem Frazer (Ollie) and Graeme Hardy (Stan) are ardent Laurel and Hardy fans. They are considered by many to be the best Laurel and Hardy tribute act in the world. Prepare to come face-to-face with the kings of slapstick comedy. Here’s a taste of the fun to come.

Climb aboard the Home Front Bus for a trip back to the 1940s Home Front. As you explore this classic double-decker bus, you’ll see detailed reconstructions of a 1940s living room, a wartime shop, a bombed-out street and an air raid shelter. Containing period features and artefacts, the Home Front Bus replicates the sights, sounds and smells of the Home Front, creating an authentic trip back in time.

Make-up and hair styling expert Alice Cormie will be demonstrating vintage hair dos and glamorous make up fit for a forties pin up. Enter into the spirit of the Vintage Village with an elegant wartime look. You can’t beat a victory roll and a jolly red lipstick for a touch of patriotic glamour.

Complete your 1940s experience by sitting in a replica Supermarine Spitfire. Have your photograph taken as a special memory of your nostalgic day. Sit in a Spitfire costs £15 per person.

Adjacent to the Vintage Village will be a static display of up to 20 First and Second World War model aircraft. These precise miniatures range from 1/5 scale up to 1/3 scale. The display includes a 1/3 scale P-51 Mustang which was used in the film Empire of the Sun.

Our picnic area has traditional deckchair seating and jauntily decorated picnic tables, enabling you to luncheon in comfort. Enjoy the taste of summer with a glass or two from our Pimms Bar.

Why not pre-order a picnic lunch or afternoon tea from our catering partners Elior and dine in style? Elior’s Keep Calm and Picnic Box offers the perfect picnic lunch for two, with a smoked salmon and potato salad, asparagus and pecorino cheese tart, three bean salad, homemade chocolate brownie, strawberries and cream and traditional lemonade, all served in a disposable hamper including cutlery, plates and glasses. A picnic lunch for two costs £26.50. Please place your order a minimum of three working days prior to the Flying Legends Air Show. Your Keep Calm and Picnic Box can then be collected on the day, anytime from 11am, from Wing Co Joe’s Café.

New for this year is the Keep Calm and Drink Tea afternoon tea experience. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea as you watch glorious historic aircraft soar in the skies above you. The Afternoon Tea box includes a range of dainty finger sandwiches (free range egg and watercress, gammon
ham and wholegrain mustard, cream cheese and cucumber), macaroons, homemade chocolate brownie and a selection of tea time cakes with a pot of English Garden tea. Your afternoon tea comes complete with a union flag tablecloth and an enamelware tea pot and mug to add to the vintage feel. Afternoon tea costs £16.50 per person and is served in either Wing Co Joe’s Café or The Mess Restaurant from 2.30pm. Please place your order a minimum of three working days prior to the Flying Legends Air Show.

To book your Keep Calm and Picnic picnic lunch for two or your Keep Calm and Drink Tea afternoon tea please contact Elior directly at duxfordevents@elior.com or by calling 01223 497 501.

The Bremont Flight Lounge

Make your visit to the Flying Legends Air Show even more memorable by purchasing tickets to the exclusive Bremont Flight Lounge. In addition to entry to the Flying Legends Air Show and the whole museum, you’ll also receive priority car parking close to the Bremont Flight Lounge and access to a private luxury marquee and garden with unrivalled views of the thrilling flying display.

You’ll be offered coffee and biscuits on arrival and you’ll have access to the flight line walk from 9am to 12.30pm, where you can get a closer look at the stunning historic aircraft that will be participating in the afternoon’s flying display.

Following a drinks reception with canapés, you’ll enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch with a choice of red or white wine. Relax in our television viewing area and peruse the daily newspapers and magazines on offer, or pore over your complimentary Flying Legends Air Show souvenir programme.

There’s afternoon tea, a complimentary bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks, and private luxury toilets within the Bremont Flight Lounge enclosure.

Entry to the Bremont Lounge costs £225 plus VAT per person per day. To book tickets for the Bremont Flight Lounge please email flyvip@fighter-collection.com

Gold Pass

Gold Pass offers relaxed entertaining at its best. Enjoy a first-rate view of the flying action and access to our hospitality marquee, which will cater for all your refreshment needs. Choose a delicious dish from our in-house Gourmet Deli Bar or bring your own picnic lunch and relax in
comfort as you enjoy the afternoon’s flying display.

You’ll have access to VIP parking, will receive a complimentary copy of the Flying Legends Air Show souvenir programme and will enjoy entry to the flight line walk. When the flying display commences, you’ll be at the heart of the action in our seated outdoor garden enclosure.

Due to popular demand, we’ve increased the capacity for Gold Pass this year.

Ticket Prices are:

One Day Gold Pass £80
One Day Gold Pass with lunch £111.50
Two Day Gold Pass £145
Two Day Gold Pass with lunch £208

Gold Pass tickets can be purchased online at iwm.org.uk or by calling our box office on 01223 499 353.

We’ll be announcing the flying programme for the 2014 Flying Legends Air Show soon!

AIRSHOW NEWS: Duxford D-Day Anniversary Show Participation (01/04/2014)

The D-Day Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 70th anniversary of this decisive military campaign, demonstrating the vital role that aerial warfare played in the invasion of Normandy.

The air show will feature fighter, bomber and transport aircraft types that would have been seen over the beaches of France. Confirmed participation to date includes Douglas Dakota, Douglas Skytrain x4, Supermarine Spitfire x 5, a Supermarine Seafire and Piper L-4 Cub x 4.

The Red Devils will perform a parachute drop from a Douglas Dakota as part of this commemorative flying display.

16 Air Assault Brigade will present thrilling ground content, showcasing the Parachute Regiment’s contemporary capabilities.

IWM Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm. The flying display will start at approximately 2pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm, leaving plenty of time in the morning to explore the whole of the museum and our exhibition spaces. You can also enjoy great shopping experience at our trade stands and take part in activities across the site.

Flying participation by aircraft type and operator

  • Douglas Dakota III and The Red Devils – The Red Devils supported by the Battle of Britain
    Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – Aces High
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – Dakota Heritage
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, New York
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain – TBC
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX
    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT – Air Leasing
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX – Old Flying Machine Company
  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT – Aircraft Restoration Company / Historic Flying Ltd
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX – Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd
  • Supermarine Seafire XVII – Kennet Aviation
  • Piper L-4 Cub – FrazerBlades
  • Piper L-4 Cub – R Roberts
  • Piper L-4 Cub – Charlie November Cub Group
  • Piper L-4 Cub – Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd
  • AgustaWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 – 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps, Wattisham
  • Hawker Hurricane – Historic Aircraft Collection
  • Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) – Aircraft Restoration Company / Historic Flying Ltd
  • Fairey Swordfish
    Royal Navy Historic Flight, RNAS Yeovilton
  • Grumman FM-2 Wildcat – The Fighter Collection
  • North American P-51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie – Old Flying Machine Company
  • North American TF-51D Mustang Miss Velma – The Fighter Collection
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B – B-17 Preservation
  • Eurofighter Typhoon – 29(R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby
  • Auster Autocrat – D & M Miller

Tickets are available from http://www.iwm.org.uk/duxford – for ticket prices click here.

 

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