This month, one lucky reader has the chance to win a pair of tickets to IWM Duxford, including the newly transformed American Air Museum.
Home to 850 objects, the newly transformed American Air Museum at IWM Duxford explores the story of Anglo-American military collaboration in the 20th and 21st centuries. It focuses on the key role played by American air power in conflicts from 1918 to the present day, with dramatic displays of historic and contemporary aircraft.
The new museum invites visitors to explore the history of its 18 aircraft, while learning about the personal experiences of people linked with the aircraft and objects on display.
Highlights include the C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft, a veteran of D-Day, which dropped troops and supplies into occupied Europe, and the remarkable story of ‘Duke’ Boswell, who parachuted from one into action on 6 June 1944.
Taking in the immense B-52 Stratofortress on display, those with an interest in the history of the Cold War can watch Jack Revelle as he recalls his experience as a bomb disposal officer during the Goldsboro incident, in which a B-52 armed with nuclear weapons crashed in North Carolinain 1961.
Other exhibits include equipment, uniforms, keepsakes, and photographs, many of which are on display for the very first time. Together with the aircraft, these items help tell the personal stories of those affected by British and American relations across almost a century of military flight.
Competition closes 9 May 2016