Duxford Battle of Britain air show marks 100 years of RAF
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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.
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.