London Imperial War Museum Renovation Brings Notable Aircraft to Duxford

Flown by Flight Sub Lieutenant Stuart Culley on 11 August 1918 when he shot down Zeppelin L 53. Refuges From Lambeth At Duxford. Items moved from IWM London to Duxford for storage in preparation of the transformation of the Lambeth / London Museum. Duxford 17-02-13 ( Image Credit Richard Crockett)
Flown by Flight Sub Lieutenant Stuart Culley on 11 August 1918 when he shot down Zeppelin L 53. Refuges From Lambeth At Duxford. Items moved from IWM London to Duxford for storage in preparation of the transformation of the Lambeth / London Museum. Duxford 17-02-13 ( Image Credit Richard Crockett)
Flown by Flight Sub Lieutenant Stuart Culley on  August 11, 1918 when he shot down Zeppelin L 53.
On of the items moved from IWM London to Duxford for storage in preparation for the transformation of the Lambeth / London Museum. Duxford 2-17-13  (Image by Richard Crockett)

The British Imperial War Museums (IWM) held a free admission day at their Duxford Airfield branch in Cambridgeshire, England which saw large crowds in attendance to commemorate Armistice Day.

Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest arrivals from the IWM-London, which is being cleared of exhibits as the museum begins an extensive renovation for a scheduled reopening in the summer of 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in July 1914.

Two First World War aircraft have made the move to Duxford, the museum’s Sopwith 2F1 Camel N6182 was lowered from the ceiling at of the London facility for the journey to Duxford, as well as their Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c, s/n 2699.

Also shipped to Duxford was the Museum’s Heinkel 162A-1 Spatz WeNr 120235 and the nose sections of Avro Lancaster B.I DV372 and Handley Page Halifax VII PN323.

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