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Enjoy lunch in the Refuel Restaurant with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
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
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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.
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.
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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Over the last hundred years, the role of women within society has changed radically. This is particularly true in relation to Britain's Armed Forces. During wartime, vital support roles were undertaken so that men could be released for combat. Today, women are serving permanently in their own right.
War is a powerful catalyst for change. During the First and Second World Wars women serving with Britain's Armed Forces contributed greatly to the country's war effort and in doing so broke down social gender stereotypes. Given the opportunity and training they proved that women could successfully undertake male military roles under difficult circumstances.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has always recognised the important contribution which women can make. Its female counterpart, the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) was created on the same date of 1 April 1918 and disbanded in 1920. Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service, was established as a permanent branch of the RAF in 1923. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), formed for war in 1939 was continued after the Second World War ended. It was re-formed as the WRAF, a permanent female peacetime force in 1949 and was fully integrated into the RAF in 1994. Today, complete integration has broken down the barriers further. For example, female aircrew including pilots now fly operationally in the RAF.
With 2009 marking the 70th anniversary of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and the 60th anniversary of the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) this exhibition focuses on the history of these women's air services and the experiences of those who served.
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