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Only flying WW2 Bristol Blenheim aircraft soars over Duxford

The only flying Bristol Blenheim of its kind at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A restored second world war bomber was flown at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford in Cambridgeshire - ahead of the airfield's VE Day airshow over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Bristol Blenheim aircraft was rebuilt after crash landing at Duxford in 2003 and it's the only one of its kind still flying.

The restored Blenheim aircraft flying at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia
The aircraft was restored by John Romain and his team who are based at Duxford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The aircraft was restored by John Romain and his team who are based at Duxford.

And at the airfield on Saturday this Bristol Blenheim bomber will fly in its first display since being restored. It's part of the Imperial War Musuem's VE Day Anniversary airshow.

Ian Blair served as a gunner, navigator and also a bomb aimer on Blenheims during the war. He's 96 and lives in Huntingdon.

Ian Blair, 96 from Hunstanton, served on board Blenheims during WW2. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I was always in favour of the Mark 1 shape and contour - it's much better than the Mark 4. I flew quite a number of hours on Blenheims pre-War and wartime - dropped a few bombs in my day and fired a few rounds at hostiles."

– Ian Blair, WW2 Airman

Click below to watch a report on the Bristol Blenheim at Duxford by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

The VE Day anniversary airshow will explain the different roles aircraft played in the war.