Animals at war at Duxford

Imperial War Museum at Duxford has announced its special events for 2013.

Kicking off the seaon will be the Spring Car Show on Sunday, May 5 which features hundreds of contemporary and classic vehicles from around the UK.

A differnt scene will be hosted at the Military Vehicle Show on father’s Day, Sunday, June 16.

there will be the opportunity to get inside some veicles, try out equipment used by current serving personnel and m Meet and chat to a variety of living

history groups who will demonstrate equipment, uniforms and vehicles from a wide range of military campaigns.

On Sunday, July 28 there will be the Spitfires, Merlins and Motors show.

Sunday 28 July

Adding to the vintage feel will be living history groups, bringing the 1940s to life. Hear the instantlyrecognisable Merlin engine roar into life and see a number of classic and contemporary cars on display.

Enjoy a fun and nostalgic day at IWM Duxford, the spiritual home of the Spitfire.

And on Sunday, August 11, there will be an Animals in War day when visitors will discover more about the surprising and courageous roles played by animals during war and conflict.

Hear about members of the animal kingdom who helped to win the war. Meet some four-legged military

mascots and working animals. Learn how animals have always played their part in military campaigns and

continue to serve within the Armed Forces today.