RAF100 bids farewell at RAF Duxford

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, one of the country’s most historic airfields, played host to the RAF during its Battle of Britain Air Show.

The air show, which saw vintage and modern aircraft fly together, rounded off the public RAF100 celebrations.

On the ground, visitors were given a glimpse into the RAF’s next century, a concept model of a brand-new, next-generation fighter jet, created by the Team Tempest partnership.

Displayed alongside two of the most iconic current-serving RAF aircraft – the Chinook and the Typhoon – the “Tempest” fighter jet has only been seen once before in the UK at its initial unveiling in July.

ctivities to encourage young people to engage with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects have been central to RAF100 and Duxford was no exception.

Filling an entire hangar, the RAF Inspire Showcase contained the largest display of educational and interactive STEM exhibits within the centenary programme to date.

Other activities designed to inspire the next generation included the finals of the RAF Engineering Competition. Bringing together finalists for the Youth Competition from the Air Scouts and Air Cadets and for the Senior Competition from across the RAF and University Air Squadrons, the entries were reviewed by judging panels consisting of RAF and industry personnel.

The overall youth winner was 1378 (Mold) & 1918 (Ruthin) Squadrons Air Training Corps' who made a state-of the-art flight simulator. The overall whole force winner was RAF Brize Norton – 47 Squadron for their waste oil bio-remediation system.