Residents from a Stisted care home have enjoyed a trip to the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

The outing was planned to support residents in enjoying their interests, fuel nostalgia, and allow them to get out.

At the museum, the group from Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court ventured through three hangers filled with various aircraft, some being worked on by mechanics for future displays.

Braintree and Witham Times: The residents at the Imperial War Museum DuxfordThe residents at the Imperial War Museum Duxford

The residents got the chance to ask some technical questions bout the mechanics work.

Roy Cleaver, a 92-year-old resident and former RAF member, donned his RAF hat throughout the excursion with palpable excitement.

His fellow resident, 103-year-old Ron Thompson, a World War Two veteran who has many medals, took interest in the Battle of Britain hanger displaying numerous British planes used during that theatre of war.

Braintree and Witham Times: Roy Cleaver and Bill CullinanRoy Cleaver and Bill Cullinan

The shared experience ignited rich discussions and rekindled personal wartime memories.

Resident Bill Cullinan said: "It has been a smashing trip.

"I’m surprised I have never been here before, because it is wonderful; so big and looks grand."

Fellow resident Peter Cable said he would like to attend one of the museum’s air shows in the near future.

The residents travelled 40 miles to the museum in Cambridgeshire in the home's minibus.

They were accompanied by activities coordinator Sophie George and five other staff members.

Ms George said: "Our residents and staff had a fascinating time visiting the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

"Some of our residents have a real interest in planes and wartime events, and it was very special to hear about their knowledge and experiences.

"Trips like these really support our residents’ health and wellbeing, helping them to form new memories as well as recall old ones."

Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, Essex, run by RMBI Care Co. and part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, aims to enhance residents’ lives with these outings.

The care home is a Grade II listed property with period features dating back to 1825.

The home provides residential care and residential dementia support for up to 50 residents.

For more information visit the care homes website.