Our very first week in England this past summer, on our way south from Cambridge, we noticed a sign on the motorway next to an airfield for the Imperial War Museums, Duxford. My Beloved Brit was familiar with the airfield and museums, but had never been. Even though it was raining, we decided to pop in for a little lunch and a look around.
Of course MBB was in heaven. All these planes and miles of British history in one spot. There are acres and acres of airplane hangers filled with exhibitions.
It was fun to explore British aviation history in building after building located at the actual site of the famous British WWI and WWII airfield. There are over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats. I think my favorite building was the Battle of Britain exhibition. It brought that part of history alive.
And another astonishing piece of “history”…The Concord, which I remember seeing taking off from Dulles Airport near Washington DC many years ago.
It looks so small now and dated, but amazing that it went from England to the U.S. in 2 hours and 56 minutes in 1974. Sounds like heaven after the 8 1/2 hour flight we had just had a few days earlier.
All in all, a fascinating day. Wishing everyone safe travels after the Thanksgiving Holiday.