IWM Duxford marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day over the weekend at their summer air show.

The Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 took place on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Royston Crow: A Curtis Hawk at the Summer Air ShowA Curtis Hawk at the Summer Air Show (Image: Gary Brown)

Both Saturday and Sunday featured the D-Day Squadron. On Saturday 11 C-47 and DC-3 Dakotas closed the flying programme with a mass parachute jump, featuring more than 100 parachutists.

On Sunday the D-Day Squadron performed a mass formation flypast at noon as they departed for Cherbourg.

Royston Crow: A P51 Mustang and a B17 Sally-BA P51 Mustang and a B17 Sally-B (Image: Gary Brown)

The commemorative weekend then concluded with the famous Red Arrows performing their iconic aeronautic display.

Other displays over the weekend included the French Rafale Solo Display team - demonstrating the capabilities of the frontline fighter jet, the P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen' - one of the best-performing allied fighters of the Second World War, and the Piper L4 Grasshopper - which was flown on D-Day to support the US Navy.

Royston Crow: A Fairey Swordfish at the Summer Air ShowA Fairey Swordfish at the Summer Air Show (Image: Gary Brown)

There were also displays from the B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B', Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and the Supermarine Spitfire MK1.

On the ground, visitors could experience D-Day themed activities and events, such as a special display by the Airborne Assault Museum to highlight the vital role of paratroopers and airborne intelligence.

Royston Crow: The Rafale fighter jetThe Rafale fighter jet (Image: Gary Brown)

The Military Village taught visitors more about the role of current serving members of the military, while swing bands and living history groups brought the spirit and atmosphere of historic Duxford to life with period music and dancing.

IWM Air Show event manager Phil Hood said: "Each year we aim to bring together a mix of crowd favourites and new, exhilarating additions to our Summer Air Show.

Royston Crow: A Spitfire commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-DayA Spitfire commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day (Image: Gary Brown)

"For this commemorative year of D-Day 80, we really wanted to create a special programme for the audience."

Duxford's flying season continues this summer with Flying Days: The Americans on Friday, July 26, Flying Evening on Saturday, August 17, Flying Days: 19 Squadron on Saturday, August 31.

In the autumn, the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will take place on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, while the Flying Finale will be held on Saturday, October 5.

All 2024 flying events are available to book on the Duxford website.