Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van 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.
A car parking charge Is payable
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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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There are lots of ways you can support us.
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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!)
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.
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Established in April 1942 the Empire Central Flying School (ECFS) was based at RAF Hullavington in the United Kingdom.
With flying training taking place on such a vast scale the School worked to maintain and improve flying training standards at the flying schools operating throughout the world.
It was a coming together of international flying personnel with considerable flying or ground instruction experience or of operations. Courses met to examine existing teaching methods, flying techniques and to try out ideas which were discussed.
Recommendations were made to the Air Ministry and some suggestions made by the School continue to form part of RAF flying training policy today.
Comparisons between the ECFS and the School of Special Flying have been made. During the 1940s as in the 1910s the emphasis was upon the knowledge of the principles behind flying training and the attainment of a standard rather than an accumulation of flying hours.
After the Second World War a reduction in flying training took place and the Central Flying School was re-established. In 1946 the ECFS was renamed Empire Flying School. It was disbanded in 1949 with some staff moving to RAF Manby to open the RAF Flying College.
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