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Duxford

Major
Also known as: Duxford Aerodrome / Imperial War Museum Duxford / IWM Duxford / RAF Duxford / The Duckpond (nickname) / USAAF Station 357
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Aviation / Museum
Date: Opened March 1918
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / Civil / USAAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • B-17 Preservation/The B-17 Charitable Trust
  • de Havilland Support Ltd
  • Duxford Aviation Society
  • Duxford History Group
  • Duxford Lodge Hotel
  • Duxford Parish Council
  • Duxford Radio Society
  • Herts County Auto and Aero Club
  • Historic Flying Limited
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • National Aviation Heritage Skills Initiative
  • Old Dux Association
  • The Aircraft Restoration Company
  • The American Air Museum in Britain
  • The Catalina Society
  • The Fighter Collection
  • The Old Flying Machine Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 FTS
  • No 2 Sqn

  • No 3 Sqn
  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 5 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 5 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 8 Sqn

  • No 19 Sqn

  • 23rd Aero Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 35 TDS

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 67 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 74 (Signals) Wing Calibration Flight
  • 78th FG

  • No 80 Sqn

  • 82nd FS
  • 83rd FS
  • 84th FS
  • No 91 Sqn

  • No 92 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 119 Sqn

  • No 123 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 129 Sqn
  • No 133 Sqn

  • 137th Aero Sqn
  • 151st Aero Sqn
  • 159th Aero Sqn
  • No 165 Sqn

  • No 169 Sqn

  • No 181 Sqn

  • No 195 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • 256th Aero Sqn
  • No 258 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 266 Sqn

  • 268th Aero Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn

  • No 310 Sqn

  • No 312 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 787 Sqn

  • No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flight

  • No 1448 (Rota) Flight

  • No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2752 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2825 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4036 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Fighting Development Unit
  • Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment

  • Cambridge UAS

  • East Anglian GC

  • RAF Meteorological Flight

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The AirSpace hangar at Duxford, 9 November 2005. © Richard Flagg

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Officers' Mess and Quarters at Duxford, 8 July 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Duxford, 18 May 2010. © Richard Flagg

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A Coupled General Service Flight Shed at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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A Coupled General Service Flight Shed at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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A Coupled General Service Flight Shed at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Interior of a Coupled General Service Flight Shed at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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The American Air Museum hangar at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Coupled T2 Type Aircraft Shed, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Operations Block at Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Main entrance of Duxford, 24 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

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A Link Trainer building, 7 September 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Central heating station at Duxford, 14 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Duxford, 7 March 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking south-west across Duxford, 7 March 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Looking south-west down the runway at Duxford, 7 March 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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The Airspace hangar at Imperial War Museum Duxford, 4 May 2009.

Footage of various aircraft at Duxford, 1939. Courtesy of British Pathé

The first Supermarine Spitfires at Duxford. Courtesy of Imperial War Museums

American Veterans talking about serving at Duxford. Courtesy of Imperial War Museums

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Yeaovilton

Satellite(s):

Fowlmere

Decoy Airfield(s):

Great Eversden / Horseheath

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