Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

At the centre of Duxford’s historic site discover how Britain protected its skies during the Second World War and see how Britain’s air defences developed from the First World War through to the Cold War.

See a genuine veteran of the Battle of Britain - the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and hear the memories of the young men who fought to defend Britain's skies.

In the Duxford’s People in the Battle of Britain exhibition, explore the personal stories of seven people who served at RAF Duxford during this famous aerial battle. RAF Duxford was pivotal in the Battle of Britain. The first Spitfires flew from RAF Duxford and Douglas Bader served here.