D-Day remembered: Duxford

by In Reach Of The Skies June. 06, 2021 160 views

I was a little lucky with this. As last year, IWM Duxford has organised a few 'Flying Days'. They are ticket only but the first three had sold out before I remembered to properly check Some further tickets were issued for the first one last month but I was too slow again although, in the end, the weather was poor. Then a few more tickets were released for the D-Day remembered date today. At the time the flying list was only confirmed as one Spitfire but as my membership gets me in with no additional cost it seemed worth booking up. Despite a forecast for the odd shower we had a dry day and were treated to flying by the aforementioned Spitfire, 3 Piper Cubs, Buchon 109, P-51, Wildcat, Corsair, C-47, P-47, Harvard and Sally b, which was a surprise.

Masks were in evidence inside but outdoors limited numbers meant plenty of space and although I didn't venture in all hangars this time there was ample distancing possible inside too so I got a few pictures to take away. I had a chance to catch up with Steve off the Sally B crew who spent some of last year helping with the repaint and she was looking very smart today. I also met Neill from Grafton Underwood who is involved with the group aimimg to open a new museum there (link here). I wish them every success with the venture.

As always I managed to take quite a few snaps so a first post of stuff in hangars and on the ground.

Peter

BBMF Lanc under maintenance

BBMF Lanc under maintenance

Gladiator wings

Gladiator wings

P40C 'incognito'

P40C 'incognito'

Gladiator

Gladiator

Staggerwing coming back together

Staggerwing coming back together

This seating area is new since my last visit

This seating area is new since my last visit


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Marcus Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing the pictures Peter - I certainly have grown fond of Duxford over the years and any time I see pictures it takes me back.

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In Reach Of The Skies Replied to Marcus Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hopefully you will get there again sometime.

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Marcus Smith Replied to In Reach Of The Skies 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh I will - for sure smile

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