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Duxford: 25th anniversary for firm helping aviation fans relive the past

It's not just humans who support the theory that age is just a number.

The historic aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire are keen to show that, despite getting on for nearly 80 years old, they've still got what it takes to take to the air, carrying more than 7,000 visitors a year.

The pleasure flights are run by Classic Wings and to celebrate their 25th Birthday have taken to the skies for a special wing to wing flight.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey


Drivers warned to allow extra journey time ahead of Duxford Air show

The Imperial War Museum, Duxford Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers planning to attend the VE day anniversary air show at Duxford this weekend are being warned to allow extra journey time and plan ahead, as nearly 10,000 tickets have already been sold.

Highways England say it's to help keep traffic flowing and minimise disruption.

""Although there won't be any road closures, we expect the M11 at junction ten to be much busier than normal throughout the weekend.We'll have extra traffic officer patrols and recovery vehicles on standby, and we'll keep customers informed with real-time travel information online and via variable message signs."

– Nigel Allsopp, Highways England Events Planning Manager

Businessman gifts Ferraris to the RNLI

A pair of rare classic Ferraris owned by a Northamptonshire-based businessman will be auctioned to help the life-saving work of the RNLI.

The cars were left by Richard Colton who made his fortune in shoe distribution. Richard, who was said to be nervous of the sea, had owned the cars for forty years, travelling extensively around Europe in them.

The sale at Duxford in October is attracting worldwide attention and is expected to result in the most generous gift ever left to the charity.

Click below to Sarah Beecroft's report.


New material added to WW2 website

Texan WW2 veteran Huie Lamb and the fighter he flew at Duxford

New unseen historic material has been added to a website which showcases the stories of servicemen and women from the US Army Air Forces who found themselves in England during the Second World War.

The American Air Museum digital resource was launched in October last year following support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which awarded a grant of £980,000 towards the redevelopment of the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, and the creation of the website.

Since its launch, more than 45,000 people have visited the website from across the UK and US and now English Heritage has donated 700 aerial photographs of wartime airfields taken between 1940 and 1947.

You can visit the site

School visits to Duxford War Museum face axe says Union

A Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Credit: PA

A union has warned that school visits and educational programmes at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford are under threat because of funding cuts.

The museum - which also has branches in London and Belfast - could lose nearly £4m a year. The Prospect union has launched a petition calling on the Government to reverse the cuts.

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