Thousands turn out for Flyings Legend Air Show at IWM Duxford
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Thousands of spectators from all over the world visited IWM Duxford over the weekend for a 1940s feast of nostalgia at the annual Flying Legends Air Show.
They were transported back to the Second World War, meeting living history groups representing Battle of Britain-era Royal Air Force pilots and ground crew, US medical personnel and the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army Air Forces.
Musical entertainment was provided by New York-based The Manhattan Dolls and also the Umbrella Big Band.
Visitors encountered a remarkable display of World War Two vehicles, met ‘Laurel and Hardy’ with their Model T Ford car, and had the opportunity for a 1940s hair and make-up transformation.
The flying display commenced with a sky full of Spitfires, in a dramatic tail chase.
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It was followed by a display of aircraft including the P-51 Mustang, Dakota DC-3 and Hawker Hurricane.
The flying display concluded with the spectacular balbo - a massed flypast by many of the aircraft that had taken part.
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