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Defiant, Lysander and Gladiator Moved to Cosford

Just over two weeks ago the  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford received two new aircraft (click HERE). A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II were the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Over the  the Shropshire attraction[Read More…]

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Two New Aircraft Wing Their Way to RAF Museum at Cosford

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London.  Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
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…]

Galklands postcard

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