Remembrance Day

Remembrance is a chance to think of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during conflicts and to remember the families who have lost their loved ones. It is also a time to think of the men and women who have returned from conflict with psychological and physical injuries. Remembrance Day poppy © Crown Copyright

There have been many conflicts since the Royal Air Force has been in existence, as well as in the years preceding its formation in 1918.

The First World War, 1914 – 1918, witnessed the deaths of, amongst many others, the men from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, which combined to form the Royal Air Force in 1918. Brothers in Armistice © Crown Copyright

In the Second World War many men and women of the Royal Air Force lost their lives fighting for the freedom of this country and others. From post-1945 conflicts such as Korea and Falklands, right up to the present day, men and women of the Royal Air Force killed in service have left, and continue to leave behind parents, partners, siblings and children.

What support was, and is, offered to them in their time of grief and loss?

This exhibition will look at some of the organisations supporting the families of serving Royal Air Force personnel in the event of death in action or in service.