London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

British Military Aviation in 1972

1 May
No.90 (Signals) Group is transferred from Strike Command to Maintenance
Command.

1 July

No.38 Group, Air Support Command, is transferred to Strike Command.

1September
Strike Command and Air Support Command are merged to form a new command
entitled Strike Command. The assets previously controlled by Air Support
Command are grouped in No.46 Group, Strike Command, which is formed with
effect from this date.

15 November
Queen Elizabeth II opens the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon, which is
chosen as the most suitable site for the Museum due to its long aviation
history.