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Battle of Britain Weekend

14 - 15 September 2013

  Battle of Britain Weekend
UPDATE: 14/9/13 - 
Sunday 15th September - Spitfire Flypast at 2:45pm - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The Museum will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Activities taking place over the weekend include real life working Griffon engine demonstrations lasting approximately 30 minutes and a chance to see how a WWII RAF Ops Room operated during the Battle of Britain era, brought to life by re-enactors.

One of the more unusual exhibits on display this year will be a collection of 1940s caravans. The caravans will be opened up for visitors to take a peek inside and see how the average family would have holidayed during the war years.  Plus, a land army re-enactment group will be digging for victory in the wartime garden.

New this year will be two performances from Marjorie Cartwright-Jones; an unintentionally comic 'Make do and Mend' class, watch as she attempts to dispense advice and thrifty tips to all you hard-pressed wartime housewives! The second class, 'Marjorie Cartwright-Jones is All Front' is a funny, heart-warming look at domestic life on the Home Front during the Second World War, interspersed with Marjorie's delightful renditions of everyone's favourite 1940s songs.

Latest News: - Flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting) will take place as follows:

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