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NELSAM to Recieve Skeeter Rrom RAF Museum

NELSAM to Recieve Skeeter Rrom RAF Museum

PRESS RELEASE – After careful consideration by its Collections Review and Disposals Recipient Selection Committees, the RAF Museum is pleased to announce the transfer of Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XM555 to North East Land Sea and Air Museum (NELSAM).The Skeeter is a two-seat training and scout helicopter which was produced by Saunders-Roe (“Saro”) of Cowes and Southampton. It has the distinction[Read More...]

British Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White’s Office Room Now Open For Public Viewing

British Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White’s Office Room Now Open For Public Viewing

PRESS RELEASE – The Museum is delighted to announce that from today, Monday 27th April, Claude Grahame-White’s office on the first floor of the Grahame-White Watchtower will be open to the public as part of the general exhibition.Claude Grahame-White (1879-1959) was an aviation pioneer and the most famous aviator in Britain before the First World War. Among his many achievements:[Read More...]

by April 28, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Battle of Britain – RAF/RCAF 75th Anniversary Schemes

Battle of Britain – RAF/RCAF 75th Anniversary Schemes

With the official 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain approaching this September, the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force have decided to commemorate “The Few” by painting some of their aircraft in celebratory schemes. The RAF have chosen to mark a 29 Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon with colors mimicking the Hawker Hurricane Mk.I that James Nicolson flew during his time with 249 Squadron[Read More...]

A Bristol Sycamore in similar markings and configuration to HR.14 XL824 which has just joined the Bristol Aerospace Center. (photo via Wikipedia)

Bristol Sycamore Joins the Bristol Aerospace Center

The Royal Air Force Museum has transferred its spare Bristol Sycamore HR.14, serial XL824, to the Bristol Aerospace Center in Filton, England. The Bristol Sycamore was the first British-designed helicopter to serve with the Royal Air Force. The type first flew in 1947 and served predominantly on search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare duties, although it did pioneer some of the front line roles[Read More...]

Shropshire Scale Model Show

Shropshire Scale Model Show

Photo / Interview Opportunity – Sunday 12th April at RAF Museum Cosford  Shropshire Scale Model Show Date: 12 April 2015 Time: 10.00am-4.00pm Cost: FREE entry  The Shropshire Scale Model Show attracts over 4,000 visitors each year and takes place nestled amongst the world-class collection of aircraft and military vehicles on display at the Museum. Thousands of intricately detailed models of[Read More...]