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.

Who Won The Battle of Britain

This podcast examines the reasons for the Battle of Britain's progress, and some of the alternative invasion plans which may have come about in the summer of 1940.
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Phases of the Battle of Britain

This podcast describes the distinct phases, identified by the RAF and many historians, of the Battle of Britain.
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VC Winners : Reginald Warneford

A short biography of Reginald Warneford, the first member of the Royal Naval Air Service to receive a Victoria Cross, for shooting down a Zeppelin.
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Roger Bushell - Mastermind of the Great Escape

A biography of Roger Bushell, the RAF Volunteer Reserve pilot who went on to lead No.92 Squadron. His capture and escape plans have been fictionalised on film but his true story is equally remarkable.
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The RAF in 1939

This podcast provides a snapshot of the state of the Royal Air Force in 1939. Massive organisational changes and expansion would ensure that it was prepared for the Battle of Britain.
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Robert Stanford Tuck

A biography of Robert Stanford Tuck, a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace.
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'Douglas Bader: Fighter, Pilot' as narrated by Sir Richard Branson

When he was a child, Richard Branson's father and mother were close family friends of Douglas Bader. Accordingly, Douglas would often look after the young Richard Branson. In this podcast Sir Richard narrates Douglas' fascinating story.
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Introduction to the Battle of Britain

In this first of a series of podcasts exploring the history of the Battle of Britain, we introduce the opponents in the Battle and set the scene for what was the Royal Air Force's defining moment.
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Letters Home

A selection of letters and memoirs written during the Christmas period.
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Bomber Pilot's Memoir

Squadron Leader Tony Iveson's memories of being part of RAF Bomber Command aircrew in World War II. More than 55,000 men of Bomber Command died, and a permanent memorial to them is to be erected.
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Henry Allingham: 1896-2009

An obituary of Henry Allingham, the last member of the Royal Flying Corps, featuring an interview with him conducted in 2003.
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VC Winners : William Rhodes-Moorehouse

A short biography of William Rhodes Moorehouse, the first man to receive a Victoria Cross for action in the air.
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Operation Jericho: The Amiens Raid

On the 18th February 1944, the Royal Air Force launched one of its most daring wartime raids. Operation Jericho, a raid on a prison in Amiens to free resistance prisoners who faced execution, is a little-known but was an incredibly daring raid by the
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601 - The Flying Sword

The Royal Air Force Museum London, as part of its Veterans' Day celebrations of May 2009, unveiled a memorial to the members of 601 Squadron. The Squadron itself was stationed intermittently on the Museum's site between 1927 and 1949
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Operation Corporate: The RAF's role in the Falklands Campaign

This podcast tells the story of the RAF's response to an unexpected war 8000 miles away from Britain.
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