Battle of Britain Air show Imperial War Museum Duxford

Catalina Flying Boat.

My brother treated me to a visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum recently. There was an air show taking place, commemorating the Battle of Britain. The flying displays were fantastic, one can only marvel at the skill and airmanship of the pilots involved. Planes in action included not only Second World War veterans but also some from world war one, both British and German.

World War 1 Biplane

Duxford was itself a front line fighter station in world war two, The legendary Douglas Bader flew from there. All over East Anglia are the remains of airfields brought into action for the conflict a few remain as working aerodromes and airports.

I also had time to wander around some of the hangars, looking at the hardware of war. A young girl in RAF uniform, possibly a cadet was marching up and down a short piece of the road by one of the hangars, perfecting her movements?

Coastal defence gun from Gibraltar

There is a huge Coastal defence gun outside, on display from Gibraltar. In the hangars, I was filled with immense sadness as I moved from exhibit to exhibit on display. Humanity can always find more and more money to kill one another. If the money was more wisely spent on looking after one another, it would save a fortune and millions of lives.

V1. A lady I worked with had gone right through the Blitz in London, she told me these were the only things that had frightened her

We owe that at least to those who so generously sacrificed their lives for a better future for those who lived after them.

Hurricane

One response to this post.

  1. Haven’t been to Duxford since I accompanied one of my kids’ school trips back in the dark ages. My husband always spends ages over old planes (and other vehicles) when we visit museums on holiday but we’ve never been to the Duxford air show; that’s the weekend we avoid on our frequent trips down the M11.

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