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Duxford Aerodrome

 

Duxford Aerodrome gate guardian Hawker Hurricane replica EWX P2954

Duxford Aerodrome gate guardian Hawker Hurricane replica EWX P2954. Photo by Ross Cannon

 

Duxford Aerodrome (formerly RAF Duxford) has roots going back to 1918 when many of the buildings were constructed. In the earlier years Duxford was the home to such aircraft as Bristol F.2 Fighters, Gloster Grebes and Bristol Bulldogs. In fact the RAF's first Spitfire Squadron, No. 19 Squadron was based at Duxford. Other RAF aircraft operated from Duxford, these included Hurricanes, Typhoons, Javelins and Hunters. Duxford was also used by the Americans for operating the Bell P-39 Airacobra and the P-51 Mustang.

Today Duxford is owned by the Imperial War Museum and its hangars are home to a varied selection of aircraft from the B-52 Bomber (which is the largest aircraft at Duxford) to one of the smallest, the Hawker Nimrod.

 

A few notes for your diary

D-Day Anniversary Air Show - 24 & 25 May 2014

Flying Legends - 12th & 13th July 2014

The Duxford Air Show - 13th & 14th September 2014

 

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

Travel information: Junction 10 off the M11, 15 minutes from Cambridge, 40 minutes from the M25. Ample free parking.

Please note that some Sat Nav systems do not yet recognise the new postcode CB22 4QR but do still recognise the old postcode CB2 4QR.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 835 000

Fax: +44 (0)1223 837 267
Email: duxford@iwm.org.uk
Ticket enquiries: duxfordtickets@iwm.org.uk

Opening times:

Open daily except 24th, 25th and 26th December.

 

For the Duxford Imperial War Museum section

Duxford Imperial War Museum website