First World War - War in the Air

D-Day 70th Anniversary

The D-Day Anniversary Air Show

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014

The D-Day Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 70th anniversary of this decisive military campaign, demonstrating the vital role that aerial warfare played in the invasion of Normandy.

The air show will feature fighter, bomber and transport aircraft types that would have been seen over the beaches of France. Confirmed participation to date includes Douglas Dakota, Douglas Skytrain x4, Supermarine Spitfire x 5, a Supermarine Seafire and Piper L-4 Cub x 4. 

Exciting news – we have just had confirmation that The Red Devils will perform a parachute drop from a Douglas Dakota as part of this commemorative flying display. For details of the aircraft taking part, take a look at the flying participation list.

16 Air Assault Brigade will present thrilling ground content, showcasing the Parachute Regiment’s contemporary capabilities.

This special D-Day anniversary air show is not to be missed.

IWM Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm. The flying display will start at approximately 2pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm, leaving plenty of time in the morning to explore the whole of the museum and our exhibition spaces. You can also enjoy great shopping experience at our trade stands and take part in activities across the site.

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Free child ticket with every adult ticket, plus 10% off, when you buy in advance.

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FAQ for bookings

Advance booking closes on Tuesday 13 May. For overseas postal delivery we strongly recommend booking tickets no later than Friday 9 May.

Family Activities

Join us for Spring half term activities and follow our D-Day trail across the museum.  

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D-Day exhibition 

This photographic exhibition features portraits of some of the last surviving British Normandy veterans.

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Air Show Hospitality

Book the best seats in the house at our air shows and experience unrivalled views of the flying display.

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