IWM Duxford Workshop
IWM Duxford provided a perfect venue for the workshop as the site was established during the First World War and retains many surviving structures and features from the Great War.
First World War Duxford
The TDS employed over 850 men and women during the First World War, employed to not only train the pilots but also run the airfield and maintain the aircraft.
Although only active for the final months of the war Duxford TDS trained 126 new pilots, making a valuable contribution to the war effort. 13 airmen died in training accidents on the airfield during this period.
Highlights from the workshop
The day started with an introduction to the Home Front Legacy 1914-18 and Living Legacies 1914-18 projects, as well as an introduction from Historic England’s Wayne Cocroft to the myriad of First World War Home Front sites that survive and remain to be re-discovered.
The day was rounded of with our Young Person’s learning resources where our delegates were given the opportunity to investigate and explore the First World War Home Front, using the resources to guide their journey of discovery.
Presentations from the day will be available within our Case Study section shortly.