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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.
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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.
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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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Felicity Peake was appointed Director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force on 12 October 1946, following a meteoric rise through the ranks. At 33, she was remarkably young for the post but proved herself more than capable, using her influence to achieve much in a short space of time. As Director, she oversaw the demobilisation of the auxiliary wartime service and was responsible for implementing plans for a permanent peacetime force.
In February 1949, the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) was formed and, with her drive and energy, Felicity Peake was the natural choice for its first head. Her main priority was integration with the RAF, particularly in relation to pay and conditions. Felicity Peake was adamant that their rates of pay be linked to the men's "otherwise there would be a battle over every issue". Her pragmatic approach enabled the same conditions of service to be applied to both sexes, and allowed women to qualify on equal terms for careers and long term service. In fact, the administrative structure instituted by Felicity Peake was so effective that it remained little changed during the life of the WRAF.
Felicity Peake retired from service in July 1950. In her two years as WRAF Director she had created an efficient peacetime force that was fully integrated with the RAF, to the extent that WRAF officers were given the same status and power of command as their male counterparts. Her achievements were formally recognised when she was made Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 1949.
"Architect of the permanent WRAF"
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