Podcasts

The Royal Air Force Museum Podcast Series presents a monthly podcast on a variety of subjects, examining in detail elements of the history of the Royal Air Force and our sites at London, Cosford and Stafford.

No 617 Squadron After The Dams Raid

In this podcast, the Official Historian for No 617 Squadron Aircrew Association and author of Breaching the German Dams, Robert Owen, examines the history of No 617 Squadron after the Dams Raid including the First and Second Gulf Wars.
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Remembering Guy Gibson

In this podcast famous historian Professor Richard Morris examines the early influences on the young Guy Gibson, which lead to the development of a character that inspired his men to succeed against insurmountable odds.
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Photo Reconnaissance

The story of how aviation and photography were combined to aid military operations by use of photo reconnaissance.
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Hubert Allen: Learning to fly at Hendon

The memories of Hubert Allen, one of the men who started his aviation career at the Hendon Aerodrome before flying in the RNAS in World War 1.
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Royal Air Force Museum 40th Anniversary

This podcast tells the story of the long search for a site to house the RAF Museum. The Museum was opened on 15th November 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen.
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Pushing the Limits: The Experimental Aircraft Programme

The EAP was a British Design concept for testing the technologies which ultimately went into the Eurofighter Typhoon. This podcast tells the story of its development. [Images courtesy of BAe Systems]
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Lightning

With the final stages of the Second World War came the first jet fighters; the British Gloster Meteor and the German Messerschmitt 262.This podcast tells the story of the development of the first British supersonic interceptor.
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Women's Suffrage and Women Pilots

This podcast explains how the pursuit of aviation in the early days was not a wholly male pursuit. Women in Aviation paved the way for gender equality which resulted in women receiving the vote in 1918.
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Bristol 188 – Britain’s Fastest Aircraft?

The Bristol 188 is one of the most impressive and unusual aircraft in the RAF Museum Cosford’s Research & Development Collection. This is the story of the challenges involved in creating this experimental aeroplane.
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Bert Williams

In this podcast, Bert Williams discusses his life as a professional footballer and his career in the RAF during WWII. Hear about the other famous football stars of the day he played with in the RAF and his time stationed at RAF Cosford. In his own wo
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The FE.2 in the Royal Flying Corps

An FE2b has been rebuilt and is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum in London. This Podcast assesses the reputation of this unusual and influential aircraft which served in the First World War.
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RAF Humanitarian Operations

The Royal Air Force has long played a key role in humanitarian and disaster relief operations, both in Britain and overseas. This podcast summarises the Royal Air Force's involvement in humanitarian operations throughout its history, in areas of conf
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Siege of Malta Part 2

The second part of 'The Siege of Malta' tells of how the Island was eventually liberated by the Royal Air Force and the Maltese population. The Island was awarded the George Cross in recognition of their efforts.
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Siege of Malta Part 1

First of a two-part story of the Island of Malta in World War 2. In this podcast: how it was initially thought to be un-defendable against the Axis Powers.
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Soviet Overflights

In the early days of the Cold War, the Royal Air Force flew some overflights of the Soviet Union on behalf of our American allies. This podcast illustrates the dangers of flying into Soviet territory.
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