â€œUp and at â€˜em, scramble!â€: Duxfordâ€™s Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Tribute
â€œWould you like to come to Duxford Air Museum with me?â€ is the question that the hapless airline pilot, Captain Martin Crieff, asks two women in BBC Radio 4â€™s brilliant aviation comedy Cabin Pressure. Whilst itâ€™s perhaps not the most conventional place for a date, I applaud the fictional AvGeek for his splendid choice.
Originally home to the RAFâ€™s famous No. 12 Group â€œBig Wingâ€ and Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, Duxford Aerodrome, in Cambridgeshire (UK), is currently a live airfield (IATA code: QFO), a branch of the Imperial War Museum (IWM), and home to a number of modern and classic military and civilian aircraft.