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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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Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
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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Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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After winning the Battle of Britain in 1940, Fighter Command went on the offensive, mounting fighter ‘sweeps’ over occupied Europe. RAF fighters also served as bomber escorts and flew operations in support of the Allied armies after the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. The first Black volunteers were selected to train as fighter pilots in 1941.
Flying Officer Arthur Weekes, from Barbados (left) and Flight Sergeant Collins Joseph of Trinidad photographed in 1943. Both were Spitfire pilots with 132 (Bombay) Squadron. On 18 October 1943, Collins Joseph shot down a Messerschmitt Bf109 in France. Commissioned as an officer, Joseph was killed by ‘friendly fire’ near Malmedy, Belgium, on 31 December 1944. (Courtesy of IWM)
Warrant Officer James Hyde from Trinidad joined the RAF in 1942. He flew with 132 Squadron but was killed when his Spitfire was shot down by German fighters near Nijmegen, Holland, on 25 September 1944. James Hyde is pictured as a Flight Sergeant with ‘Dingo’ the Squadron’s mascot. (Courtesy of IWM)
Flight Lieutenant Vincent Bunting from Jamaica flew Spitfires from 1942 to October 1944 when he was posted to 154 Squadron, which operated Mustang fighters. On 27 March 1945, Bunting shot down a Focke-Wulf Fw190 near Lübeck in Germany. The photograph shows him as a Flight Sergeant in conversation with Group Captain Adolph ‘Sailor’ Malan at RAF Biggin Hill in January 1943. Malan was an expert fighter leader and tactician who later fought against apartheid in his native South Africa. (P015032)
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