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RAF Museum Secures National Lottery Investment for RAF Centenary Program

RAF Museum Secures National Lottery Investment for RAF Centenary Program

PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £4,595,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the next phase of its RAF Centenary Program at its London site. 2018 will mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and will be an occasion of national celebration and commemoration. As the[Read More…]

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Appeal for RAF Memories

The award-winning Royal Air Force Museum will celebrate and commemorate this anniversary through a major transformation of their visitor experience sharing the RAF story on site and online. New, innovative galleries will explore the first 100 years of the RAF, its roles today and invite visitors to imagine its future contribution and technology. A new digital sharing project will promote[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden was a British twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal Air Force serving in the Second World War. With the Whitley and Wellington, the Hampden bore the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe, taking part in the first night raid on Berlin and the first 1,000-plane raid on Cologne. The newest of the three medium bombers, the Hampden, known as the "Flying Suitcase" because of its cramped crew conditions,[1] was still unsuited to the modern air war and, after operating mainly at night, it was retired from Bomber Command service in late 1942.

Student helps restore Handley Page Hampden

A young student from London is nearing the end of a week’s work experience placement at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, working on her Great Grandfather’s aircraft.  Beth Halbard, aged 16 has spent the last few days working alongside the museum’s Technicians and Apprentices, helping to restore the wing box section with seat from the Handley Page Hampden P1344. [Read More…]

by June 24, 2016 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
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Britain’s Tactical Air Power During the Second World War

The history of Britain’s tactical air power development during the Second World War has largely neglected the work done by Army Co-operation Command.  The Command was influential in developing the theoretical air support system used in the Western Desert, North Africa, and Europe and was responsible for trials conducted in the wake of the Battle of France, 1940.  Working closely[Read More…]

Nimrod Tours Ready for Take-off

Nimrod Tours Ready for Take-off

PRESS RELEASE – As May half term fast approaches, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are gearing up for a busy week of family tours on-board one of the RAF’s most sophisticated aircraft.  From Saturday 28 May until Sunday 5 June, families can step inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role[Read More…]