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Spitfires gather for annual show
More than 22,000 Spitfires were built during the war years
An air show featuring the largest gathering of the legendary Spitfire aircraft in the UK this year is taking place in Cambridgeshire this week.

The Spitfire Anniversary Air Show takes place at The Imperial War Museum at Duxford on 2 and 3 September.

The event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic aircraft which entered RAF service at the Duxford airfield in August 1938.

The show will feature 15 Spitfires of different marks.

The climax of the display will be a mass Spitfire flypast finale.

Tracey Woods, Duxford's marketing manager, said: "The Spitfire has a special place in the hearts and minds of many people, young and old, as well as a place in this country's history.

"It is only right that 70 years after its first flight, the Spitfire is commemorated here at Duxford where it began its service life."

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