IWM Duxford commemorating 70th anniversary of D-Day landings with series of events

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings - Credit: Archant

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford has announced a series of events and exhibitions to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War Two D-Day Landings.

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings - Credit: Archant

One of the main highlights will be a D-Day Landings Tour, which will be run on April 5, April 30, May 3, May 21 and June 6.

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. William Bray. 7th Battalion, Th

IWM Duxford commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. William Bray. 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. - Credit: Archant

A guide will discuss the strategic planning for D-Day, the work of the resistance, how deceit and misinformation played a vital role in preparing for the D-Day Landings, the challenge of the mission itself and the specialist armoured vehicles that were used.

The D-Day Landings Tour starts at 11am in the entrance of AirSpace and runs for 90 minutes.

The tour is suitable for all ages but is primarily aimed at adults. Places must be booked in advance and can be booked online at iwm.org.uk


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Ticket prices (including admission to all IWM Duxford exhibitions): Adult (16-59 years) £20.75; Child (under 16 years) £3.25; Senior (60 years and over) and Student £16.60

Another upcoming event not to be missed is the The D-Day Anniversary Air Show on May 24-25, which will feature fighter, bomber and transport aircraft types that would have been seen over the beaches of France, together with thrilling ground content.

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Tickets are Adult (16 or over) £24.75, Child (5 to 15 years) £16.30, Disabled £16.30.

A Military Vehicle Show will be held on June 15, where you will get to explore military vehicles large and small, from motorcycles to jeeps, ambulances to huge trucks and tanks.

Tickets are Adult (16 to 59 years) £18.50; Senior (60 years and over) £14.80; Child (under 16 years) Free.

For more information about these events and what else is being put on at IWM Duxford over the coming months, go to iwm.org.uk

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