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

Conference 2020: The RAF in a World Transformed, 1945–49

The Royal Air Force Museum will host a Virtual Conference on 28 – 29 September exploring the RAF’s transition from war to peace.

You may watch the conference for free below.

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This conference will bring together a broad range of academics and scholars to how the RAF reacted to a period of widespread changes which effected both the service and the world it operated in.

The Conference consists of an exciting line-up of speakers covering a wide range of areas including panels exploring Industry, Technology and Environmental Perspectives; RAF Operations in South-East Asia; Post-War Operational Design and Policy; and Fostering Air Forces? The RAF and its International Relationships. In addition to these panels, the Conference Papers will explore themes related to:

– The RAF in the Far East
– Air Power
– Science, Technology, and Industry
– Environmental Perspectives
– The RAF and Windrush
– Research and Design
– The RAF’s interpretation of role in the Second World War
– Strategic Bombing
– Post-War Operational Design and Policy
– Social History
– The RAF and International Relations

More information regarding the topics and the outlines of the programme can be found here.

With the running order of the papers and speakers available here.

However, if you wish to ask any questions at a particularly seminar, please register your attendance, which is also free.