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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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The Sound Barrier

22nd May 2014

The ‘Sound Barrier’ is a name given to the speed of sound; its speed varies depending on various conditions, the main one being temperature.
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The short life of 2Lt Kevin Robert Furniss

20th May 2014

2Lt Kevin Robert Furniss served with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Here, extracts from his collection tell the...
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Prisoner of War Log of Wg Cdr Clifford Cooper

7th May 2014

Prisoner of War log kept by Wg Cdr Clifford Cooper provides a fascinating insight into life at Stalag Luft III.
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Biggles and Chums - A Portrait of a Young Man

17th April 2014

In this blog, Paul Hudson, Head of Marketing, looks to the museum's First World War Art Exhibition and why a particular painting has...
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Research & Development Collection at Cosford

9th April 2014

When I joined the museum in 2010 I discovered I would be heavily involved with one of the most interesting collections in the RAF...
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Treasures from the Sir Alan Cobham Collection

1st April 2014

Find out why a tattered Union Flag is considered a treasure by the RAF Museum in this exciting new blog about the Sir Alan Cobham...
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