History trip is soaring success

Boys from Year 9 had the opportunity to explore the development of aerial warfare and military equipment when they visited the Imperial War Museum’s site at Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

The site houses the American Air Museum, as well as a 1940s Operation Room and a host of planes and land-based military equipment. The trip was organised by History teacher Helen MacGregor, who said: “The boys particularly enjoyed tracing the development of military planes. The splendid sunshine made it possible for them to picnic outside and watch the various planes taking off and landing at the airfield.”""

In addition to the permanent exhibitions of World War I, WWII and the Cold War, Duxford is also home to more modern commercial planes, including Concorde. The museum sets out the different conservation techniques required to preserve planes from different eras.