London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

The Falklands Chapel

In 1983, shortly after the Falklands Conflict, a suggestion was made to re-work a shipping container into a chapel for the island’s airfield at RAF Stanley. It …

Oil Painting ‘Noon’

In this oil painting by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, a Royal Flying Corps wireless operator gathers intelligence by listening to messages sent from an aircraft observing the accuracy …

Seaplane Tender 206

Following successful trials with prototype vessel RAF 200 undertaken by Aircraftman TE Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia) in March 1931, ST 206 was ordered as one of the …

Teddy Cooper, born 1925

Aircrew are understandably suspicious. Many carry charms or undertake rituals in the belief that these will help protect them. This bear was the companion of Flight Sergeant …