Image courtesy of Mark Young
Duxfords Battle of Britain show got off to a misty start and with the possibility of rain later , this much awaited show could have been a disappointment to a lot of people but to everyone's delight the on crowd wind blew the mist away and the sun came out . Below we showcase some of the aircraft displaying over the weekend
First on the flying list. Three Spitfires and four Hurricanes . What better way to start, bearing in mind Duxford was a former Spitfire station.
And what better to follow those classic fighters than with two more Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Flight at RAF Coningsby,. These aircraft are always popular wherever they display.
And an item which a lot of people were waiting for was yet another Spitfire, this time Peter Teichmans beautifully restored Russian Spitfire.
Now we have the largest aircraft displaying over the weekend, the ever popular Sally B.
Now for the airfield attack from the Buchons and the American fighters,. Three Buchons, two P-51 Mustangs and a P-47 Thunderbolt, which certainly got the attention of the viewing public.
Now for something completely different, the Great Warbirds Display. These replica World War 1 aircraft were slow moving but put on a stunning display, with the coordinated pyrotechnics on the far side of the airfield.
Vintage helicopters, A rare sight at Duxford to see even one these days, but to see three together, wonderful. The Sea King, Whirlwind and Wessex.
Now a regular at Duxford, one of the home team, the Catalina. This aircraft type was used to rescue people adrift in the sea during the 2nd World War.
A long tradition at Duxford, a single aircraft displaying while the famous balboa forms up, commonly known as ‘ The Joker'
The Balboa consisting of twelve Spitfires and four Hurricanes.
Finally, to close the show, a solo display by the NHS Spitfire. This Spitfire is famous for its flypasts at NHS hospitals throughout the country during the Covid 19 outbreak.
All images courtesy of Mark Young