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A Centenary of Remembrance

10 - 11 November 2018

Members of the public are invited to attend a ceremony of Remembrance commemorating all those who have lost their lives in conflict.

A Poppy in RAF ColoursThis year not only marks 100 years since the birth of the RAF, but 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

We will be remembering those who lost their lives during the First World War, over a 100 years ago, with a weekend of events and activities. 

On Sunday 11 November there will be a small service followed by a performance from the North London Military Wives Choir. This will take place in Hangar 2, in our First World War in the Air Galleries surrounded by the stories of the men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom. 

Over Saturday and Sunday there will also be the chance to make and dedicate your own poppy under our Sunderland Flying Boat. Middlesex University will also be holding very special dance performances in Hangar 2, where our First World War in the Air exhibition is located, to commemorate the events 100 years ago and there will be a special talk about the fighter  pilot Albert Ball. 

Saturday 10 November

Poppy making 
11.00am – 3.00pm 
Under the Sunderland Flying Boat in Hangar 1

Create and dedicate a beautiful craft poppy to take home or contribute to our poppy installation under the Sunderland Flying Boat 

Dance Performance 
Read Between the Lines
1.30pm and 3.00pm 
Hangar 2

Inspired by the letters of British, German and French pilots, the piece explores the opposing emotions found within their letters home. Choreographed by Christina Binney

Sunday 11 November 

Remembrance Service 
10.45am
Hangar 2

The RAF Museum will be holding a Remembrance Service paying respect to those Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. Please note we have limited seating available.

North London Military Wives Choir 
11.10am
Hangar 2

The North London Military Wives Choir will be performing a selection of stirring pieces to honour and remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

Poppy Planting 
11.30am - 12.30pm 

Please join us after our Service to plant poppy seeds outside the First World War in the Exhibition and around our site. 

Albert Ball talk 
12pm 
Hangar 1

Albert Ball was England's greatest WW1 fighter ace at the time of his death in May 1917 with 44 victories to his name. His last mission was flying an RAF SE5 on the Western Front and he was only 20 years old when he died. Clare Paul will explore the life and character of Albert Ball.

Poppy making 
11.00am – 3.00pm
Under the Sunderland Flying Boat in Hangar 1

Discover history and create a beautiful craft poppy to contribute to our poppy installation under the Sunderland

Dance Performance 
Dekko, Fine. Line. & Read Between the Lines
1.30pm and 3.00pm in Hangar 2 

Dance students and graduates of Middlesex University present a special programme of dance performances to commemorate events from 100 years ago. 

Performances choreographed by Middlesex University Dance Graduates Emma Potter, Philly Rule and Christina Binney.

Remembrance activities at our Cosford Site


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