Airborne Assault, Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces
How to get here:
IWM Duxford is 5 miles south of Cambridge just
off the M11 at Junction 10.
Located in the spectacular AirSpace gallery,
Airborne Assault tells the story of men who go to
war from the air. Using weapons, equipment,
medals, uniforms, and multi-media techniques it
celebrates the heritage of today's airborne
The full history of The Parachute
Regiment and Airborne Forces is dramatically
depicted, from inception by Churchill in 1940,
through actions in Africa, Sicily, Suez, Borneo,
the Falklands, Iraq, to present day operations in
Afghanistan. Highlights include: original Second
World War briefing models from Normandy, Pegasus
Bridge, Rhine Crossing and Bruneval; a Horsa
glider nose cone; heavy drop equipment; and Bing
the Paradog, who dropped in Operation Varsity,
The new conservation-standard Archive, with full
facilities for historians and researchers, is
also housed separately on the Duxford site.
ParaData, the definitive digital database of men,
units, operations, campaigns, photographs, film
and memorabilia of Airborne Forces is accessible
through touch screens at the museum and online
through the internet.
Entry to IWM includes entry to the Museum of the
Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.
Full tariff at www.iwm.org.uk concessions
available to groups of cadets, serving soldiers
and PRA members by prior appointment with
Curator. Details on website and through curator.
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