There has been an aerodrome at Duxford since 1918. During World War II it was where Douglas Bader was based and was part of Leigh-Mallory's "Big Wing" and later was assigned to the US Airforce.
After WWII it was used up until 1961 when it was abandoned. It was used as a location for the filming of the film Battle of Britain. I one time the Ministry of Defence planned to dispose of Duxford but plans for a prison and sports centre were never finalised.
Today Duxford is owned by the Imperial War Museum and is home to the Imperial War Museum Duxford and the American Air Museum.
I went inside a De Haviland Comet. A much more elegant form of flying.
Slightly more up market than now
A Lancaster has used in the Dambusters raid at the Ruhr dams.
There isn't a lot of room in it!
The Concorde at Duxford was a test plane.
The American Air Museum
This is a V1 or Doodlebug
This RAF crashed during WWII was left in the sand for decades.
Now I will admit I only went to Duxford as my friend Rebecca is a curator and she had worked on the new DX17 exhibit. I will admit being highly sceptical but it is very evocative and being immersed in darkness and hearing voices from the past via the lights works!