RAF Baton relay heads to Duxford for centenary commemorations

PUBLISHED: 18:01 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 03 July 2018

The RAF Baton Relay went to IWM Duxford at the weekend. Picture: @IWMDuxford

The RAF Baton Relay went to IWM Duxford at the weekend. Picture: @IWMDuxford

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The RAF Baton Relay headed to IWM Duxford on Sunday, as part of the RAF centenary commemorations.

The relay team, with their specially-designed centenary baton, were welcomed to IWM Duxford by executive director John Brown on the historic airfield next to the museum’s rare Mark I Supermarine Spitfire.

John Brown said: “We were delighted to welcome the RAF Centenary Baton Relay team to IWM Duxford.

“Visitors were pleased to see the baton at Duxford, which opened under the auspices of the newly-formed Royal Air Force in 1918.

The event is the start of IWM Duxford’s activities in partnership with the RAF centenary, culminating with the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, bringing to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

For more information go to www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

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