Spitfires and historic cars gather for a nostalgic day out at Duxford

This Spitfire pair will be at Duxford's Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day. They are a Mark V, left, and Mark IX.
This Spitfire pair will be at Duxford's Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day. They are a Mark V, left, and Mark IX.
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Spitfires gather again on Sunday at the airfield on which they entered service.

The Imperial War Museum Duxford is holding its Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day from 10am. The Spitfires will be on static display until 1.30pm and flying in the afternoon.

1953 Bentley R-type Special at IWM Duxford's Spitfires Merlins and Motors'Picture IWM

1953 Bentley R-type Special at IWM Duxford's Spitfires Merlins and Motors'Picture IWM

Five are confirmed for the day. The-Old Flying Machine Company’s Mark IX, top right, has been based at Duxford longer than any other. It will be joined by Air Leasing’s Mark IX Tropical and the Historic Aircraft Collection’s Mark V, top left, and Rolls-Royce Griffon-engined Mark XIV.

There will also be a chance to sit in a Spitfire owned by the Aircraft Restoration Company with the £15 fee going towards restoring a Blenheim bomber.

There will also be historic cars like the 1953 Bentley R-type above and vintage Rolls-Royces. Duxford’s re-enactors will give a flavour of wartime life.

World War Two re-enactors at IWM Duxford'Picture IWM

World War Two re-enactors at IWM Duxford'Picture IWM