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Volunteer Wins London Museums' Award

17th September 2014

We are proud to announce that Ian Corfield, one of our volunteers, has been given the 'Going the Extra Mile' Award at a new ceremony...
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Two Dragons, or a Seal and a Walrus

8th September 2014

Assistant Curator Bryan Legate indulges his passion for military vehicles by writing about two lesser known RAF vehicles.
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A Few of the First: The RFC, August 1914

2nd September 2014

A hundred years ago, four squadrons of the Royal Flying Corps flew to France. This article examines the aircraft and their all-too...
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Knitting for Britain

28th August 2014

In our latest blog Lucy Woodbridge explains how working with English Heritage gave her the knitting bug.
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Treasures from the Sir Alan Cobham Collection 3

26th August 2014

Find out why this poster is a treasure from the Sir Alan Cobham Collection in this exciting new blog.
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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 2

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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