Duxford's airshows: what have been the highlights from 50 years?

As IWM Duxford gets ready for its 50th anniversary airshow season, we look back at its half-century of highlights with the help of some of those who played their part

Memories of airshows at Duxford. Many have been powerful and exhilarating, others poignant and contemplative. Almost always they’ve entertained, at times they’ve amused. At others, alas, they’ve saddened. Recall the multiplicity of events staged there over the past 50 years, since the first on Sunday 14 October 1973, and the gamut of emotions comes flooding back. It’s that sort of place.


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