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Friday, June 6, 2014
Children at Duxford Community Church of England School got the chance to ‘paint’ a historic spitfire to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
The Reception classes visited the Old Flying Machine Company, based at IWM Duxford, yesterday (June 5) to see its Subermarine Spitfire, which flew during D-Day operations.
The historic plane has been painted with commemorative invasion stripes to mark the anniversary. As part of their visit to the museum, the children enjoyed hand-printing and signing their names on the spitfire, on removable roundels which they were then able to take back to school to enjoy as a souvenir of their memorable day out.
• For information about Imperial War Museums’ programme of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, go to iwm.org.uk/d-day