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Posted on May 7, 2007 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Duxford Delights

By Phil Royal

Duxford also is home to a large collection of land warfare equipment, and once a year holds a Military Vehicle event. Many collectors bring their vehicles to display and a selection of the museums running examples are put through their paces in the arena adjacent to the Land Warfare Hall. The museum, not surprisingly, has a varied collection, including a number of Cold War and WW2 Russian vehicles.

Whatever your inclination, Duxford is a museum not to be missed. 2007 is a particularly important year with the opening of Airspace, and the Falklands War Commemorations. Another ‘special’ is the 2-hour airshow for the ‘Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Day’ on Saturday the 5th of May (this is the public launch of the BBMF’s 50th anniversary season and the whole of the Flight – air crew, ground crew, all the aircraft and support staff – will decamp down to Duxford for an up close and personal day). A similar USAF event is to be staged in July (no details available at the time of writing). The Legends Show will no doubt better all those that have gone before, and if luck is on the enthusiasts’ side there may be an appearance of Vulcan XH558 (in her first year back in the air) at one of the later shows. So get yourself along…!


B-25J Mitchell of the Duke of Brabant AF, Legends 2006

BBMF Lancaster approaches Duxford in stormy skies

HFL’s Spitfire T9  taxis towards the crowline

Lufthansa-operated Junkers JU-52 at Flying Lengends

The Fighter Collections P-51D  ‘Princess Elizabeth’

Historic Flying Ltd’s Spitfire XIVE RN201 taxis past the crowd

Re-enactors bring atmosphere to a Mustang line-up

Spitfire pair  …. Pure poetry in motion

A Spitfire Study


IWM Duxford

The Fighter Collection

OFMC Company

Aircraft Restoration Company

Plane Sailing Catalina Operations

Sally B

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