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This Half Term who will reign supreme? Biggles or the Red Baron?

Published on: 03 February 2017

Who will be supreme? Biggles or the Red Baron?As part of our on-going activities commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, we will be offering visitors the opportunity to make and take a 1:72 scale Sopwith Camel or a 1:72 scale Albatros DV.a, courtesy of Airfix, for a very affordable £3 per kit.

Sessions will run daily from 13 to 17 of February in our First World War in the Air Gallery.

Timings will be 11am to 3pm and visitors are welcome to be as creative as possible with their models colour schemes. If visitors require inspiration for their colour schemes both aircraft can be viewed at our London site.

In his earlier books W.E Johns described Biggles' favourite aircraft as the Sopwith Camel. During his career Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, flew an Albatros D.V. Both of these aircraft can be viewed in our First World War in the Air Exhibition.

Please Note:
The Airfix activity is not suitable for children under the age of 8. Children will need to be supervised by an adult and may require assistance with the model making.

For younger children there is a wooden biplane to assemble and decorate together. Participation costs £3.00 per person and all materials will be supplied by the Museum. Tickets can be purchased on the day from the reception on arrival.

Our First World War in the Air exhibition and associated programme of events are supported by
BAE Systems and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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