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Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022


Added by Bob Wright on 09 September 2022

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Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Duxford Aviation Society is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to express condolences to all her family. 

As a mark of respect, it has been decided by the Trustees and Executive Board of IWM to close IWM Duxford on the day of HM The Queen's state funeral, which will be announced by the Royal Family in due course. This decision was taken in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

Until then, IWM Duxford remains open as usual, and the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will take place as planned this weekend. As a mark of respect, IWM will be honouring HM The Queen's life and service within Saturday and Sunday's flying programme. 

The Royal Family will shortly open a digital book of condolence, which you will be able to find on their official website.
https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence. The flag at IWM Duxford is being flown at half-mast.

The British Airliner Collection’s ex-Queen’s Flight BAe146 will be closed for the time being, including at this weekend’s Air Show. The cockpit roof Union Jack, historically displayed on arrival at a destination, will be flown at half mast. 

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