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IWM Duxford

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Duxford's historic site

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia (N3200) take off
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Duxford's historic site

Explore how Britain’s air defences developed from the First World War through to the Cold War, and discover how the RAF defended its skies during key battles in the Second World War.

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 the airfield that is still in use today.