Thousands turn out for Flyings Legend Air Show at IWM Duxford

PUBLISHED: 09:25 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:59 15 July 2016

Red Bull's Corsair and P-38 Lightning. Credit Gerry Weatherhead,www.creativeeye.me.uk.

Red Bull's Corsair and P-38 Lightning. Credit Gerry Weatherhead,www.creativeeye.me.uk.

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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.

Duxford Air Show was enjoyed by thousands at the weekend. Credit Clive Porter.Duxford Air Show was enjoyed by thousands at the weekend. Credit Clive Porter.

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.

Tha Manhattan Dolls. Credit Clive Porter.Tha Manhattan Dolls. Credit Clive Porter.

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.

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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