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
See what events are scheduled at Cosford
Find out the latest news and updates for our Cosford site
Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
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
See what events are planned at our London site
Read the latest news from our London Museum
Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
Want to know more about how to leave a Legacy to the RAF Museum?
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Want to become a Patron?
Find out more about our American Foundation?
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.
air transport auxiliary,women,ATA,
During the occupation of Poland the Germans and the Soviets killed over six million citizens or 20% of its population. Warsaw alone suffered 700,000 dead; a figure greater than the fatalities of the UK and USA combined. PAF special operations units supported the resistance fighters of the Polish Home Army and, despite heavy casualties, attempted to supply them during the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising of August to October 1944. To help protect those at home from reprisals, the exiles sometimes used false names or covered their faces in photographs.
After the Yalta Agreement of February 1945, the Poles watched helplessly as their country was taken over by the communists. As those that returned home risked death or imprisonment, most chose to remain in this country or began new lives abroad. For political reasons, Polish servicemen and women were excluded from the Victory Parade in London in June 1946.
The Poles, who had fought so hard and sacrificed so much, felt they had been betrayed. Nevertheless, veterans remembered their years of service with the RAF with pride and affection. The British in turn admired the men and women who had fought alongside them and hundreds of Poles were readmitted to the peacetime air force.
In November 1948, a memorial dedicated to the 2,408 Polish airmen killed during the war was unveiled at RAF Northolt. The memorial bears an apt inscription:
Stoczylem piekna walke, bieg ukonczylem, wiary nie stracilem.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
In 1990, 51 years after the German and Soviet invasions, Poland held open elections and at last took its place among the free nations of the world.
If you were a member of the Polish Air Force from 1940 to 1945, we would like to add your account of your service to this online exhibition.
If you would like to assist us please click here »
Prosimy bylych polskich lotników z lat 1940-1945 o nadsylanie wszelkich wspomnien dotyczacych tego okresu, w celu rozszerzenia naszego wirtualnego muzeum.
Aby zalaczyc wspomnienia prosimy kliknac tutaj »
Learn about aviation pioneers at our London site
The Royal Air Force Museum London offers a fun, enthralling...
For all the latest news and events
A world class collection for our visitors to enjoy
Plan your next visit to Cosford
Collecting stories throughout the world
Make a difference through a donation
For group bookings (10 or more persons) or to book...
In addition to our world renowned collection of aircraft,...
We look forward to welcoming your group visit to Cosford.
Learn the story of Cold War personalities at Cosford
Bringing the amazing stories of the RAF Museum's historic...
Great aviation gift ideas for all the family
Jam packed full of aviation gifts galore
Hold your next event at a unique venue!
And into the archives with our latest blog posts
Fascinating workshops to inspire the next generation
Discover the RAF’s unique story
Whether you are looking for a business meeting for...