An unofficial history of one of the RAF's most distinguished airfields
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Duxford airfield, situated eight miles south-west of Cambridge, England, has had a long and distinguished service career. The following pages chart the airfield's history, from it's beginning in 1918 as a Royal Flying Corps training station up to the present day as the finest aviation museum in Europe.

Service Career
  • Home
  • First World War
  • (1914-1918)
  • Between the wars
  • (1919-1938)
  • Second World War
  • Royal Air Force
  • American Period
  • (1939-1945)
  • Post-war
  • Battle of Britain
  • (1946-1974)
    (United Artists 1968)
  • Imperial War Museum*
  • (1975-present)                                 
    References and acknowledgements

    * in association with Duxford Aviation Society and Cambridgeshire County Council.

    The contents of this UNOFFICIAL website does not in any way reflect the opinions or ideas of any owner or operator present or past involved with the location popularly known as Duxford Airfield.


    I am always looking to improve this site so if you have any comments or suggestions about its content, or information about the airfield you would be willing to share, please do email me

    Copyright © 1998 Tim Cheek, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
    This site is under construction, last update: 26 May 2000
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