Transformation of Duxford air museum marks facelift for US display

PUBLISHED: 08:32 06 May 2016

VE Day Air Show Duxford 2015

VE Day Air Show Duxford 2015

IWM

The spring bank holiday weekend at the end of the month will see the American Air Show at IWM Duxford celebrating the reopening of the American Air Museum.

Over the weekend – Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 – vibrant flying displays will be accompanied by evocative living history, veterans’ voices and film and music to show the developing relationship between Britain and America through the world wars, Cold War and into the present day.

In addition to the dynamic flying display, visitors will be able to meet living history groups representing the United States Air Force in the Second World War and during the Vietnam era, listen to nostalgic music performed by Miss Holliday Swing, The Bluebird Belles and Pete Wayre and explore the newly-transformed American Air Museum, which curators say contains the best collection of American aircraft on display outside North America.

The story of British and American collaboration in conflict concludes with an exploration of modern warfare and the causes of conflict in the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Visit www.iwm.org.uk for more information.

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