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Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022 Duxford Aviation Society is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to express condolences to all her family.  As a mark of respect, it has been decided by the Trustees and Executive Board of IWM to close IWM Duxford on the day of HM The Queen's state funeral, which will be announced by the Royal Family in due course. This decision was taken in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media... more >
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Marksman – Back on Track video

Click on image below to see the Marksman video.    more >
 

The famous five!

The famous five! Left to right: ZIL 131, Praga V3S, Bedford MJ 4X4, Scammel Explorer, AEC Militant. Spilt something nasty? Fire up the ZIL 131 - a 3.5 ton 6X6 decontamination tanker. All terrain challenge? The mighty Praga is... more >

FIRST RUNNING OF 2021

Today saw the first IWM Duxford flying day of 2021, which gave us the perfect opportunity to put on our own show of Military Vehicles. Heavy rain overnight made for a rather muddy arena, challenging some of the vehicles on their first... more >

 

Project Praga

Restoration has begun in Bay 1 of a Praga V3S Truck originally captured in Egypt in 1956. Duxford Aviation Society Military Vehicles took ownership in 2002. The plan is to give the Praga a complete mechanical overhaul and restore the bodywork... more >

FERRET PROGRESS REPORT

FERRET STRIPPED AND PRIMED Work continues apace. Most of the hull has been stripped of its old paint and grey primer applied. The interior has been stripped, cleaned and primed. The brake master-cylinder sent away for refurbishment... more >

 
Marksman

Marksman Overhaul

If there is one vehicle that the public love to see roaring around the DAS running area, it is our mighty Marksman turreted, Chieftain hulled anti-aircraft gun tank. This huge machine weighs in at 55 tons and is powered by a massive... more >

Rheinmetall gun

Taking aim for the Paras

Two 20mm anti aircraft guns have arrived in the yard for refurbishment on behalf of the Parachute regiment, Essex.  The guns have a dark history as they were used by the Argentine Air Force against British forces during the Falkland's... more >

 
 
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