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Experiences of the RFC at the Battle of Mons

21st August 2014

Using extracts from diaries and memoirs this blog tells the story of the RFC's role in the Battle of Mons in the words of those who...
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What does an Aviation Historian do exactly?

18th August 2014

Ross Mahoney, the Royal Air Force Museum's resident Aviation Historian, writes about his role here at the museum.
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"Dooleybird" Mustang pilot's logbook donation

14th August 2014

Arthur "Joe" Doley's log books were recently donated to the Museum's Archives. They a fascinating record of this distinguished wartime...
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Department of Many Things (Aircraft & Exhibits)

7th August 2014

Andy Simpson, Curator of Aircraft & Exhibits, describes his role and some interesting new additions to the collection.
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Treasures from the Sir Alan Cobham Collection

5th August 2014

Find out why these tarnished silver plaques are considered treasures of the Sir Alan Cobham Collection in this exciting new blog.
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Preparing for War: The RFC's Concentration Camp

29th July 2014

The Royal Flying Corps' timely trail mobilization of June 1914 ensured that the RFC was ready for war if and when it came.
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The Outbreak of War

24th July 2014

The Archive and Library team is preparing to mark the centenary of Great Britain entering the First World War
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The Adventures of Grace Mary Berry WRAF

17th July 2014

A fascinating insight into the life of a WRAF in the First World War, the diary of Member Grace Mary Berry is digitised.
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An unusual find in North Wales

1st July 2014

World War I bomber wings were part of a derelict building's roof
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Getting ready to go out

23rd June 2014

Marc Miller describes some of the work he is involved with getting the museum’s objects ready for the forthcoming ‘First World War...
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More Ugly Duckling Than Sparrow

18th June 2014

Images from the photographic archive of an extraordinary aircraft designed by the Admiralty to counter the Zeppelin Menace.
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D-Day Archive Viewings

12th June 2014

Our D-Day commemoration events on 7 and 8 June in London featured an opportunity for visitors to view selected material from our collections....
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Recovering the Dornier Do 17 - 1 year on

10th June 2014

It is difficult to believe that a year has passed since the world's last surviving Dornier Do 17 bomber was successfully recovered...
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A Titan Slain

3rd June 2014

In the second of his blogs about Biggles and Chums, Paul Hudson looks at how new technology brought the First World War terrifyingly...
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Identifying Historic Aircraft Joysticks

29th May 2014

Take a look at some of the information in our Library that can help us identify historic aircraft items like joysticks.
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