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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 the Wessex Café in Historic Hangars? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
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Lancaster Membership has been designed for people that wish to support the Museum from afar
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RADAR Magazine is a thrice yearly publication of the RAF Museum, bringing you access behind-the-scene
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
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Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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.
Not all Americans in the RAF fought with the Eagle Squadrons, nor where they only involved in the Second World War. During both the First and Second World Wars thousands of Americans joined, usually by pretending to be Canadian. Many of these personnel were not even recognised as Americans, and were liable for service with any RAF units.
Some 300 American citizens served with the British flying services during the First World War, more than with the celebrated Lafayette Escadrille of American pilots in the French Air Service. Most joined before the United States entered the war in April, 1917, either through a desire to help Britain or simply for adventure. Others joined even after America entered the war, believing that the British flying services had better aircraft and greater experience than the new US Air Services.
Of the roughly 300 who volunteered, 28 would become 'Aces'. In all, 59 Americans were killed in service with the British, 37 more wounded or injured, and 32 made prisoners of war. Below are the stories of just a few of these men:
Hundreds of members of the US Air Services also served with the British on attachment to gain experience of air fighting.
The Americans who joined the RAF via Charles Sweeney or through the Clayton Knight Committee were the minority. Many more joined alone, usually by travelling to Canada and pretending to be Canadian. Below are the stories of a few of the non-Eagles.
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