RAF Museum Volunteer wins ‘Going the Extra Mile’ Award

Published on: 17 September 2014

Ian Corfield with the  Museum's Crossley Tender

The RAF Museum is pleased to announce that one of its volunteers – Ian Corfield, was commended at last night’s London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2014 

The event was held at the Jewish Museum in Camden and included over 70 of London's museums. The "Going the Extra Mile" category included over 20 nominees for museum volunteers.

Ian Corfield is the Team Leader of the RAF Museum’s Vehicle Team who has over the years built an active volunteer workforce who make an outstanding contribution to the work of the Museum.

Two recent successful projects include the restoration of a Crossley Tender being the standard. RFC personnel carrier and a Model T Ford dating from the First World War. Both will be showcased in the Museum’s next major exhibition supported by the HLF – ‘First World War In the Air’

Says David Keen, Access Development Manager: “Ian is a real inspiration. He has changed his days at the Museum to assist with the training of our Apprentices and has co-operated fully  to direct members of the volunteer workforce to where they can be most effective. All of this has contributed enormously to the high standard of conservation and display of our large three dimensional artefacts.”

If you would like to read more about the work of Ian and his team you can do so by reading our Blog.

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