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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...]

The RAF Museum Unveils its RAF Centenary Celebration Plans

The RAF Museum Unveils its RAF Centenary Celebration Plans

PRESS RELEASE – The RAF Museum in Hendon today outlined its plans to celebrate and commemorate the Centenary of the RAF in 2018, after the Chancellor announced in his Budget last week that the museum is to receive a £2.5 million grant to support the programme.The museum revealed its ambitious programme of activities for the summer of 2018, as the[Read More...]

by March 23, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Chancellor of The Exchequer Provides RAF Museum with £2.5M in Today’s Budget

Chancellor of The Exchequer Provides RAF Museum with £2.5M in Today’s Budget

PRESS RELEASE – Financial penalties levied on banks involved in the LIBOR lending rate-fixing scandal will benefit the RAF Museum in North West London, the Chancellor announced in the last Budget before the General Election. George Osborne said the government will help renovate the RAF Museum in Hendon.The announcement came after Hendon MP Matthew Offord held discussions with the new[Read More...]