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Duxford Air Show line-up announced

A group of eight Supermarine Spitfires fly above the Imperial War Museum airfield at Duxford.
A group of eight Supermarine Spitfires fly above the Imperial War Museum airfield at Duxford. Credit: PA Images

The line-up for the Duxford Air Show's been announced.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, a Lancaster bomber and Spitfire will take to the skies above Cambridgeshire.

The historic aircraft will be performing a commemorative display at the two-day event next month.

Historic aircraft flies off on an aviation adventure

A Catalina plane

An historic aircraft will set off from Cambridgeshire this morning for an aviation adventure.

The Catalina G-PBYA plane will leave the Imperial War Museum Duxford to undertake the 1913 Circuit of Britain flight.

The 1,600 mile route was made famous when it was first flown 100 years ago by pilot Harry Hawker and mechanic Harry Kauper in a Sopwith Waterplane.

The crew is hoping to follow the original route as closely as possible. It is expected to take around five days.


Duxford welcomes Spitfires

Duxford hosts Spitfires, Merlins and Motors
Duxford hosts Spitfires, Merlins and Motors

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire will be celebrating the iconic Supermarine Spitfire on Sunday 28th July.

Five Spitfires will be on static display and taking to the air at the Spitfires, Merlins and Motors event.


New exhibit for Duxford

The Westland Lynx mark 7 helicopter
The Westland Lynx mark 7 helicopter Credit: Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford has taken delivery of a new exhibit.

The Westland Lynx Mark 7 helicopter has been given to the museum by the Ministry of Defence.

It flew with 7 Regiment Army Air Corps and has clocked up more than 6,500 flying hours.

Celebrating American Airmen in Cambridgeshire

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first American airmen at RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire is being marked in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which opens on April 13th

The base which is now home to the Imperial war museum, welcomed it's first US airmen in April 1943 Credit: ITV Anglia

It tells the stories of the men and women who arrived in 1943 and became part of the community in which they were based.

Aircraft are on display at the museum Credit: ITV Anglia

As well as aircraft, photographs and other historic artefacts the museum will also be hosting Americans in Britain Tours - telling the tales of individual air crew members, their bravery in conflict and their off duty exploits.

Events marking the anniversary will continue until December

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