Duxford: Honouring the Airborne Forces past and present at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show

17:12 13 May 2014

Corporal Thomas Gibbons (Royal Corps of Signals) in modern parachuting equipment and Lance Corporal Tim Mayanrd (Royal Corps of Signals) in second world war vintage paratrooper equipment . Photo by Corporal Andy Reddy RLC

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Corporal Thomas Gibbons (Royal Corps of Signals) in modern parachuting equipment and Lance Corporal Tim Mayanrd (Royal Corps of Signals) in second world war vintage paratrooper equipment . Photo by Corporal Andy Reddy RLC Email: andyreddy@mediaops.army.mod.uk richardwatt@mediaops.army.mod.uk shanewilkinson@mediaops.army.mod.uk

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The Airborne Forces past and present will be honoured at the D-Day Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford, on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25.

It offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet with serving soldiers from today’s airborne forces alongside living history groups who will bring D-Day airborne history to life.

The highly-skilled soldiers of the Airborne Forces form the core of the British Army’s high-readiness force and can be deployed at short notice to anywhere in the world.

The Band of the Parachute Regiment will perform rousing tunes at 10.30am and midday.

Major General Adrian Freer OBE (retd), chairman of the Trustees of the Airborne Assault Museum, based at IWM Duxford, said: “The Airborne Assault Museum is delighted that IWM Duxford has asked The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces to contribute to their commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

“I am delighted to see our regular and reserve soldiers displaying capabilities and recruitment opportunities which highlight the tremendously varied roles on offer.”

Advance ticket prices are: Adult (16 or over) £24.75; child (five to 15 years) £16.30; disabled £16.30. Visit iwm.org.uk

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