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Hurricane on the move to make room to the Centenary Program.(photo by ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’)

Chocks Away For The RAF Centenary

April 1 2017 marks 99 years since the Royal Air Force was founded.  With the services 100th anniversary approaching next year, the RAF Museum is hard at work preparing for the historic occasion by delivering a £26m RAF Centenary Program, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Forged in the crucible of the First World War, the story of the Royal[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
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German Fighters Highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017.With just 300 tickets available per evening, organisers are anticipating the event will be hugely popular with aviation fans eager[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
The Handley Page Victor was a British jet-powered strategic bomber, developed and produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company, which served during the Cold War.

RAF Museum Cosford Launches New Cold War Lecture Series

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’.  In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Planned entrance to the new site at RAF Museum, opening 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

RAF Centenary Exhibition: Behind the scenes

The RAF Museum is busy developing it’s London site and preparing exhibits for the RAF Centenary next year  One of the areas in the new exhibition will be a timeline covering 100 years of the RAF.  Like the exhibition itself, it will not be looking to tell you the whole history of the RAF but will be taking events, some[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
The RAF Centenary Anthology

The RAF Centenary Anthology

The RAF Museum is proud to announce the launch of the RAF Centenary Anthology, a handmade, limited edition of 1,500 books of which 250 are signed exemplary copies.Forged in the crucible of the First World War, the Royal Air Force will commemorate its Centenary on 1 April, 2018.The story of the RAF has shaped the modern world. By inspiring technological[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum