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D-Day Weekend

01 June - 02 June 2024

2024 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, also known as D-Day. At the RAF Museum London, we will be marked this significant anniversary with a weekend long celebration of music, dancing, children’s activities and much, much more!

Musical Programme

Join us for a weekend of 1940s-themed music with outdoor music and fun. This is free for all and will be taking place from 10am to 5pm outside on the airfield.

Featuring such acts as The Barn-Ettes, the English Jazz Orchestra, the London Youth Concert Band and many more.

Check out the running orders below to make sure you don’t miss your favourite!

Saturday 1 June                         Sunday 2 June

Memory Lane Singing Group 11:00am-11:45am English Jazz Orchestra 11:00am-1:00pm
Barnet Education Arts Trust Band 12:00pm-1:30pm The Barn-ettes (Set 1) 1:45pm-2:30pm
The Barn-ettes (Set 1) 1:45pm-2:30pm The Barn-ettes (Set 2) 3:00pm-3:30pm
The Barn-ettes (Set 2) 3:00pm-3:30pm London Youth Concert Band 3:30pm-5:00pm
Kitty Mazinsky 4:00pm-4:45pm

 

Swing Dancing Workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at Swing Dancing? Now you can! Come and join Swing Dance UK and they teach you how to swing, twirl and groove to the music of the 1940s. Come and experience Swing Dance as well as Big Apple! This is a free and drop-in activity, so come and join us in Hangar 1.

Tickets: FREE
Location:
Hangar 1, Sunderland Side
Date:
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June
Timings:
30 min drop-in sessions at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Recommended Age:
Suitable for any age!

D-Day Family Activities

The Allies used paratroopers and gliders as part of their D-Day operations. While learning about these brave individuals, families will have to work together to create a structure capable of ensuring the precious cargo remains undamaged on its fall to the ground.

Once young aviators have perfected their parachute, they can also design a Second World War glider to fly over model bridges, get involved in some D-Day themed colouring and try out our D-Day aircraft drawing challenge. Little ones can also explore our Normandy beach sand play area.

Tickets: FREE
Location:
Hangar 4, Dermot Boyle Wing
Date:
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June
Timings:
Drop-in sessions 11:00am to 1:00pm then 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Recommended Age:
3+

Interactive Lancaster Talks

Join us in Hangar 5 as our Special Operatives Executive and pilot talk you through their adventures. Interactive talks will be running all weekend, are sure to include interactive fun, dress-up and a chance to learn how aircraft fought in the Second World War.

Tickets: FREE (Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled talk)
Location:
Hangar 5, in front of the Lancaster
Date:
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June
Timings:
11:00am, 1:30pm and 3.00pm
Recommended Age:
3+

Open Archive Sessions

The RAF Museum’s Library and Archive Team is excited to amaze and educate all on the history of the D-day landings. They will share their knowledge with all as they embrace the chance to view fascinating D-Day material that is not regularly on display.

Tickets: FREE 
Location:
Hangars 3/4, near the Fighter Four
Date:
Saturday 1 June
Timings:
11:00am to 4:00pm
Recommended Age:
10+


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