"How should you live if you are 20 and will be dead by the end of the summer?"
- Guy Mayfield, RAF Duxford Chaplain, 1940.
Gain a different perspective on the Battle of Britain with this new walking tour and discover the human stories behind a fighter station at war.
Led by Carl Warner, one of IWM’s top historians, hear accounts from Guy Mayfield, the Station Chaplin during the summer of 1940, and explore key areas around the historic site that once played a key part in the daily lives of Duxford’s young fighter pilots.
Created specifically as part of our 80th anniversary commemorations, this tour shines a light on the huge pressure that the battle had on those who lived and worked at RAF Duxford.
This tour has been inspired by the book Life and Death in the Battle of Britain by Carl Warner. It explores the diary of Guy Mayfield, providing a unique and intimate insight into one of the most pivotal moments in British history.
All participants will receive a souvenir signed copy of this book worth £9.99 at the end of the tour.
- This outdoor walking tour runs for approximately 60 minutes.
- Please note visitors are recommended to wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing for rain or shine.
- Please meet at The Guardroom 10 minutes before the tour commences.