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Books & Periodicals

Just one of the many materials available in the Museum Collection.
An example of one of the many material available from the Museum's Reading Room.
An example of one of the many material available from the Museum.
Our earliest volume dates from 1783 and new material is added almost daily. The collection ranges from memoirs and historical studies to the more technical aspects of aviation and even includes a copy of Dickens' A Christmas Carol issued to British Prisoners of War in the First World War and a section of the Bible on microfilm which has orbited the Moon!

In addition to commercially published magazines from 1909 to date (such as Flight and The Aeroplane) we hold a substantial collection of periodicals produced by RAF stations and units, which provide a fascinating insight into service life.
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Shobha Earl

Shobha Earl

RAF Stories
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 Bernard Rice

Bernard Rice

First World War Pilot
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Historic Hendon Graphic Novel

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Ray Holmes

Ray Holmes

Unassuming Hero
Historic Hendon Graphic Novel