Saturday, 13 July 2013

Imperial War Museum Duxford.

I went to the Imperial War Museum Duxford today and took a few snaps that might be worth sharing. Have a look.

V1.


Hunter.


P4.


JS


Monty's Grant.


20mm Diorama (encased in glass).


Close up of buildings.


Spits.


Bogie.


Manhattan Doll.


Auditions for the next generation of Manhattan Dolls.


The Sally B. Don't, whatever you do, look too closely. Otherwise I'm breaking one of my mission statement rules.


If you've never been I recommend you head out there. Today was the annual flying display featuring some of the few remaining operational WW2 aircraft which is incredible and draws in thousands of people from dozens of nations. While I was keenest on the Spitfires and Hurricanes it was wonderful to see so many American and German aircraft in action too.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these, Warlord Paul! Looks like a fantastic place to see!

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    1. No problem! My pleasure. It is a grand day out for those who can make it on a clear day. The American display team 'The Horsemen' were there this year, flying Mustangs mainly, but I enjoyed seeing the Corsair in action too.

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  2. Ah such graceful shapes and sweeping curves...

    Oh and the Spits look pretty fine too ;)

    Its always great to see aircraft like that in flight - the highlight of Battlegroup North at Elvington was the fly past by a Lancaster and a Dakota. There was a Russian fighter buzzing around too as well as some kind of Biplane doing loop the loops!

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    1. Indeed!

      Lancasters are becoming a rare sight these days, that was certainly a treat worth savouring. My parents house is on the flight path between several major East Anglian airbases and London so every time the Queen has a do on at her place my folks get a treat as the classic aircraft pass over, going to and fro. The pilots often pause over towns and villages to have bit of a play on the way back too. Having been spoilt for aviation displays this way as a child I have high standards but Duxford always blows me away.

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  3. Ah I love Duxford. I try and pop in whenever I pass through the area. Sadly I keep missing the flying days though

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    1. It's worth it if you can make it to one of them some day. If the weather colludes with the organisers, the acrobatic stunts and formation flying are awe-inspiring. I will never forget the stunt known as the 'hangover' as long as I live.

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  4. Dude you were 15 mins away and didn't tell me!

    Duxfords great innit. Have some cool snaps of my eldest wearing some of the infantry kit they have there.

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    1. Sorry mate, I forgot you lived nearby! Don't take it hard, I was not far from my parents and I didn't tell them either! It is a great day out, I was a nipper myself the last time I made it to Duxford so it brought back good memories. I am looking forward to taking children there myself one day (the BOJ is too young at the moment and it was a bit too hot for him anyway).

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  5. Don't worry, truth be told I wasn't available just a dumb way of pointing out it was on my doorstep. I may have to sort out a few choice pics from my last trip, just me and the eldest, daddy bliss.

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  6. Missed this one. Nice pics. Just learning of the boob ban. I like your mission statement. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Sean! I put a lot of effort into the MS, mainly to keep myself in check! I have several hobby-curious female friends and acquaintances who find it tough to connect with the wider community for various reasons and I like to be mindful of that, though I try to show consideration for any newcomers for that matter. To be fair, I am also aware of one or two female bloggers who are not put off by the regular appearance of boobies in the slightest.

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