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The Big Wing

During the London Blitz, Duxford Airfield became the home of squadrons of fighters – Spitfires. From Duxford came the Big Wing, a defensive tactic developed by Canadian Acting Squadron Commander Douglas Bader and Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory. 632 more words


75 Years of The Battle of Britain

11th November every year in the Commonwealth, we mark the anniversary of Armistice Day. Initially to mark the end of World War I, today it thanks all of our war dead from World War I, World War II and every conflict the UK, The Commonwealth and our allies have taken part in. 148 more words

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Newcastle Bunker 13 and the Battle of Britain

Newcastle Bunker 13 and the history behind it has been passed over until recently, It was so central to the air defence of the eastern UK, from Humberside up to the Shetland Isles, during WW2. 48 more words

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Duxford Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow - 19th and 20th September 2015

The last major airshow of 2015 came with Duxford’s Battle of Britain anniversary show in late September.

Saturday’s show was heavily affected by a road accident on the M11 early on in the flying program. 1,914 more words


1935 – First flight of the Hawker Hurricane

6 November

On this day in 1935, the prototype K5083 (Hawker Hurricane) took to the air for the first time at the hands of Hawker’s chief test pilot, Flight Lieutenant (later Group Captain) George Bulman.  174 more words