Duxford Battle of Britain air show marks 100 years of RAF

PUBLISHED: 16:19 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:23 27 September 2018

Airmen re-enactors at the Duxford air show last weekend. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Airmen re-enactors at the Duxford air show last weekend. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

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Imperial War Museum Duxford welcomed visitors in their tens of thousands to its Battle of Britain Air Show at the weekend.

BBMF Lancaster escorted by F35 Lightning and Tornado. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadBBMF Lancaster escorted by F35 Lightning and Tornado. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

The show celebrated 100 years of RAF history and a provided a vision of its future, both on the ground and in the air.

During the flying display, more than 51,000 spectators saw a wide range of RAF aircraft – including the Red Arrows display team, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

In celebration of the prestigious 617 Squadron, there was a display of the squadron’s aircraft past, present and future, featuring the Avro Lancaster, Tornado GR4 – seen for the last time at an air show before it goes out of service in 2019 – and F-35B Lightning II, the RAF’s newest fighter aircraft.

Across the museum, activities celebrated the RAF’s past, present and future, and visitors were able to catch a glimpse of the newly unveiled Future Fighter aircraft.

Boeing B17 Sally B. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadBoeing B17 Sally B. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

F35 Lightning. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadF35 Lightning. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Lancaster of the BBMF. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadLancaster of the BBMF. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Mig 15UTI and two P51 Mustangs. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadMig 15UTI and two P51 Mustangs. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Red Arrows Hawk. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadRed Arrows Hawk. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Red Arrows cross over. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadRed Arrows cross over. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Spitfire Mk. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadSpitfire Mk. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Spitfire at rest. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadSpitfire at rest. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

Typhoon at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018. Picture: Gerry WeatherheadTyphoon at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018. Picture: Gerry Weatherhead

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