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The interior of our First World War in the Air exhibition
Visitors watching the content on the screen in 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at the RAF Museum
The interior of our First World War in the Air exhibition
The interior of our First World War in the Air exhibition

The First World War in the Air

11 years after the first powered flight, aviation emerged as a vital part of winning the First World War.

Discover the vital work of the service men and women on the ground as well as the changing roles of those in the air as the essential use of 'eyes in the sky' for reconnaissance was complemented by the introduction of new technologies for bombing and fighting high above the ground.

Many personal artefacts including medals, letters and uniforms are displayed alongside the finest collection of First World War aircraft bringing both moving and inspiring stories to life – and ensuring that the bravery and sacrifice of these aviation pioneers will never be forgotten.  

This exhibition is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and BAE Systems.

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