GALLERY: Thousands turn out for Duxford Air Show as Red Arrows perform
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Historic Second World War aircraft and the Red Arrows were among aircraft gracing the skies above Duxford as families turned out in their droves for a commemorative air show.
Thousands of people enjoyed a day out at the Duxford Air Show, a two-day event with displays going on throughout the weekend.
Visitors had the chance to hear former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Colonel Richard Graham’s experiences flying the aircraft.
Duxford Radio Society showed visitors authentic First World War radios and also radio equipment used in a Second World War Avro Lancaster.
There were also children’s rides and tank rides.
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Living history group Ops 39-45 recreated the wartime Royal Air Force with their dispersal hut and uncannily realistic Bomber Command briefings.
The flying display saw a pair of BAC Jet Provost T5 aircraft taking to the skies – in the 60th anniversary year of the first flight of the Hunting Percival Jet Provost.
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To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, visitors saw the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Douglas Dakota, while a trio of a de Havilland Beaver, a Piper L-4 Cub and a LeVier Cosmic Wind flew together before breaking into solo displays.
The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was also commemorated with a poignant display by the Great War Display Team.
The flypast featured replica First World War aircraft, which included three Fokker DR1 aircraft, a Junkers CLI, a Royal Aircraft Factory BE2, two Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a aircraft and a Sopwith triplane.