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Armed Forces Weekend

29 - 30 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

Join us on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a weekend of nostalgic activities for the whole family to enjoy.  
 
The Museum will come alive with living historians, interpreters, children's activities and much more across the whole site. Celebrating and paying tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets. 
  • Chat among Second World War pilots, have a go at plotting maps and meet the ground crew preparing themselves for a mission
  • Join family friendly interactive talks, including a Vulcan pilot and his team preparing to scramble
  • Take a closer look inside the cockpit of the world’s oldest Spitfire
  • Watch Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk500 and Bristol Hercules Mk216 engine demonstrations (Saturday 29 June only)
  • Dress up in RAF attire and grab some props from the Museum’s handling collection and take photos as a memento of your day
  • Free family flag decorating
  • Record your RAF Story – as part of the RAF’s Centenary celebrations last year, the Museum launched the RAF Stories project.  This is a digital online project that collects and shares RAF stories. If you would like to record your RAF story the team will be on hand to capture this.
  • Climb inside the Hunter and Phantom cockpit and experience what it was like to fly these amazing aircraft
  • Try out the new Virtual Reality Experience which will give you the thrill of flying in a Spitfire!(charges apply)

Plotting tableVulcan story telling


On Saturday 29 June, Time & Again Theatre Company will be performing ‘Greyhounds’ at 11.00am and 3.00pm.   Set in 1941 in the fictional village of Shuttlefield; while the country is in the grips of the Second World War, the hapless residents are preparing to perform Shakespeare’s Henry V to raise money for their local Spitfire fund.  Click here to book tickets and find out more information. 

Time and Again Theatre

We anticipate that the weekend will be extremely busy, parking is limited at the Museum, however, a free shuttle bus will be operating from the Cosford Railway Station on both Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  Parking charges at the Museum will apply as usual.

Do you have a display or are interested in participating at this event? Please email admin@eventplan.co.uk for more information.

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