Veterans at Duxford

Monday 21 November 2016

Overcast skies didn’t dampen the spirits of a group of Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters on a visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire.

Entry tickets and a two-hour guided tour around the site were donated by the museum, which houses nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles and boats. Highlights of the visit included up-close views of a Lancaster Bomber and ‘bouncing bomb’, as well as privately owned historic aircraft including a rare Spitfire.

After lunch, a few ventured to the Land Warfare exhibition at the far end of the site. Among the displays were tanks and guns used by the former Army veterans in the Gulf War, Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

For some, seeing the equipment they had worked on brought back many memories.

“It’s been very enjoyable and informative to see the history on display. I worked on the 432 armoured personnel carrier in the Gulf. It’s been good to catch up with other Band of Brothers.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed today and made some good friends. Seeing the compo rations on display my memories came flooding back.”

“When you rarely go out, coming here and being together has felt like a safe environment.”

“It’s the first time I’ve been on a group outing with the Band of Brothers, it’s been a real benefit to me. You’re amongst others who have been through the same things you have, there is a common bond and you are one of their brothers.”

 

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