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Enjoy lunch in the Refuel Restaurant with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
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Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
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The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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On 4 January 1941 Amy set off from Prestwick in an Airspeed Oxford which was to be delivered to Kidlington near Oxford. She landed at Squires Gate near Blackpool and spent the night with her sister Molly. The next day's weather was poor, with thick cloud, snow showers and poor visibility and Amy was advised not to take off, but she insisted that she would "smell her way" to Kidlington.
Some five hours later, sailors in a convoy in the Thames Estuary saw a parachutist emerge from the blanket of cloud, followed by an aeroplane that seemed to be under control, making slow circles until it hit the sea. The parachutist also came down in the water and drifted toward HMS Haslemere. Witnesses heard a woman's voice shout, "Hurry, please hurry" but before she could be rescued the woman disappeared under the stern of the ship and was never seen again. The Haslemere's captain died of exposure after diving into the sea to rescue what he thought to be another airman, but in fact was probably Amy's leather bag.
Rumours about Amy's death soon appeared and many theories have been put forward, including:
The most likely explanation, however, is that Amy ran out of fuel whilst trying to find her way through the appalling weather and decided to bale out rather than risk a forced landing in poor visibility.
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