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Redbond Lodge Residents Celebrate V.E. Day with a Memorable Visit to IMW Duxford

In honour of V.E. Day, residents of Redbond Lodge care home, part of the Runwood Homes group, visited the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford on Monday the 13th of May. This trip was particularly meaningful for one of the residents, Chris, who began his 15-year service in the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Duxford. Residents utilised their minibus to travel to and from the museum, further enhancing their journey and comfort.

During their visit, Chris had the opportunity to see the Javelin Plane with which he was once closely connected, bringing back many fond memories as they toured the AirSpace Hangar. The group was amazed by the sheer size and the meticulously restored and preserved collection of aircraft. Residents and staff shared lively conversations about the Concorde and the iconic Lancaster Bomber, while another resident, Ron, vividly recounted stories from his childhood during WWII, growing up as a ten-year-old in Leading Roding, Essex.

The excitement peaked when the group witnessed a small plane performing aerial stunts, adding a thrilling dimension to their visit. Ron expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you so much for organising this fantastic day.”

The visit to IWM Duxford was not just a trip down memory lane for the veterans and history enthusiasts but also an inspiring reminder of the resilience and bravery of those who served. Redbond Lodge continues to create meaningful experiences for its residents, fostering a sense of community and celebration of their remarkable histories.