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Past, Present And Future Aircraft Come Together At Duxford Air Show

The star of this year's event was the RAF's newest piece of weaponry - a stealth jet that will fly from the Royal Navy's new aircraft...

Cutting edge aircraft from the past, present and future came together for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

The star of this year's event was the RAF's newest piece of weaponry - a stealth jet that will fly from the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. 

It also saw the Tornado GR4 perform its last air display before going out of service.

The event continued on the ground where visitors were transported back to the 1940s and experienced the sights and sounds that kept spirits up during the Battle of Britain.

With many meeting re-enactors of the time. 

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Alistair Burgbroquere was a regular visitor of the airshow:

"I used to come here when I was a child and my dad used to take me to Duxford all the time."

The family holds the place close to their hearts and even named their son's second name after the Lysander aircraft.

Mike Bedford Stradling, who's part of the World War One Re-enactment Group, said he felt they were contributing to the RAF 100 celebrations.

"We've been very busy for the past four years and this being the centenary, we've been asked to go to lots of shows and we feel like we're contributing to an important part of the jigsaw that is RAF100."

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Eighty-four-year-old Robert Johnson is the oldest volunteer at Duxford Air Show - he spent the day sharing his experience of being a young boy during wartime with youngsters of today.

"Our big thing - especially the boys, was collecting shrapnel.

"We would even go outside when an air raid was on to collect shrapnel."

The wartime spirit was also brought to life by the heartfelt harmonies of the D-Day Darlings.

It was one of the final events being held to mark the Royal Air Force's centenary.

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