6 June 2021

10am - 6pm

IWM Duxford


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6 June 2021

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6 June 2021

Duxford played a pivotal role in Operation Overlord, providing air support for D-Day operations. Commemorate D-Day at IWM Duxford with a special flying display and ground entertainment honouring our place in history.

The Allied invasion of Normandy was a turning point of the Second World War. Launched on D-Day 6 June 1944, it began the liberation of western Europe from Nazi occupation.

It's success depended on the cooperation of naval, air and ground forces on a gigantic scale.

Join us 77 years later, on 6 June 2021 to commemorate D-Day.


About Flying Days

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About Flying Days

Our Duxford Air Shows team have been working hard to create a series of great day out, aerial display events throughout the year.

Each event is themed allowing us to work with flying partners who call Duxford home, plus peers across the UK aviation community. We'll bring you the best of flying, aerial choreography, storytelling and conservation success stories from IWM Duxford. Wrapped into thrilling flying displays.

Keep looking out for Flying List updates, coming soon.

Flying Day FAQs

IWM Members go free

If you are an IWM Member, you can access your free Flying Days ticket using your Members promo code. If you'd like to become a member after you've visited a Flying Day, you can join us at the Visitor Centre on the day or online.

Flying Days: Commemorating D-Day


Entry to IWM Duxford 

Aerial Display (subject to weather and serviceability)


Includes onsite parking 

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IWM Duxford

Entry to IWM Duxford for the day is included in your ticket price. IWM Duxford stands apart from other aviation museums because the site is an exhibit itself.

It played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War.

Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, tanks and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and discover stories about the people whose lives they have affected.

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