Commemorating the fallen: RAF Museum Remembrance Service

Published on: 19 October 2021

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 14 November, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. 

Visitors who wish to reflect and pay their respects are invited to join the service, led by RAF Cosford Station Chaplain.  The Service will be supported by RAF Cosford personnel and include readings, with a bugler sounding ‘The Last Post’, followed by two minutes of silence.

Those attending will also enjoy hymns on arrival and throughout the service courtesy of the Cosford Military Wives Choir. Wreaths will be laid at the end of the service, in honour of those who have fallen in the line of duty.

The Remembrance Service will take place in the Museum’s Hangar 1 against a backdrop of aircraft, and free tickets for up to 300 guests are available to book in advance at rafmuseum.org/cosford.  Visitors are politely requested to assemble no later than 10:30am ready for the Service to commence at 10.45am. Visitors are also encouraged to take time to explore the Museum at their own leisure after the service.

In the build up to Remembrance Sunday, members of the public are invited to contribute a personal act of remembrance by writing a poem or short story, that will feature in a display at the Museum over the remembrance period.  Further information on how to get involved and a free remembrance template is available here.

The Museum is open daily from 10.00am.  While still offering FREE entry to all, visitors are kindly asked to pre-book their arrival time online at rafmuseum.org.

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