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Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Cold War Cafe in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
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
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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3rd October - 31st October
"In their 'finest hour' the British behaved quite differently from the way in which they usually seek to portray themselves. They exhibited a talent for planning and organisation which, in its Teutonic thoroughness, far outstripped that of the Germans. They left little to chance, planned for the worst case and did not rely on luck. Given all this, it is hardly surprising that they won."
During October, that pressure remained obvious to Fighter Command. As it became clear to the Germans that the British fighter force had not been destroyed the Battle changed.
Luftwaffe daylight attacks were scaled back and these now largely consist of single-engined fighter-bombers. On clear days raids of up to 100 took place: these Bf 109s were hard to catch on the way in, and still deadly on the way out. 11 Group's squadrons were still on alert, and often flew three or four 'scrambles' per day. Aerodromes were not now prime targets, but shorter days and dangerous weather brought a new kind of strain.
Mid-October like mid-September, had another peak. The 29th was the last significant daylight battle. The Luftwaffe suffered more than 20 losses. The Italian Air Force took a brief look at Kent, and turned away discouraged by anti-aircraft fire.
German strategy had changed and the plan was no longer to defeat the RAF but rather bomb Britain into submission, attacking its centre of Government, civilian population and the whole war economy. From early October to early November, London remained the primary target. Most raids averaged 150 bombers; 300 or more appeared on a few nights during the full moon period in mid-October
From November, some pressure came off London as the 'Battle' spread further afield. It was clear that a new and different battle the 'Blitz' had already begun.
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