Saturday, 29 October 2016

Royal Air Force Museum - What's On Nov 2016

Get your name on a Red Arrows Plane!

Milestones on a Winter's Day.
Our Winter Opening Hours
From 1 November we will be moving over to our winter opening hours. We will still be opening daily from 10.00 am, but we will close at 5.00 pm, with last admission to our London site at 4.30 pm from the above date.

Our winter opening hours will operate until 1 March 2017.

Also, don't forget to put your clocks back an hour on Saturday evening, before you go to bed as Daylight Savings Time will end at 2.00 am on Sunday morning.

The last thing we would want is for you to miss out on an extra hour's snuggling underneath the duvet or even worse turn up an hour early to your favourite Museum.
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Remembrance Poppies being laid out in Afghanistan
Remembrance Ceremony - 11 November
You are invited to attend a simple ceremony of Remembrance by the Museum's Lancaster Bomber starting at 10:55 am on Friday 11 November.

The ceremony will consist of the sounding of the Last Post, two minutes silence, a short dedication to the memories of the fallen and will conclude with the sounding of the Reveillé. 

You are also welcome to place memento mori by our exhibition about Remembrance 'Lest We Forget'. This is located at the entrance of the Museum's Bomber Hall.
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A Sopwith Camel
Free Lunchtime Lecture - 11 November
On 11 November at 12.30 pm Professor Niall Barr, the Military History Professor of Kings College London, will be giving a free lecture on the development of air defence during the First World War through the experience of his Great Uncle, Lieutenant William Aitken

By combining a personal history with the development of night-time defence during the air war, this talk provides a new and interesting perspective on the Roya Flying Corps / RAF during the First World War.

Free admission to this lecture is by ticket only. Please reserve your place here. This event will be held in our lecture theatre.
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Middlesex University Dance Sessions
First World War Dance Sessions : 11 - 13 November
As part of our Remembrance Week activities graduates from Middlesex University's Department of Dance will be performing three haunting and poignant works inspired by themes from our First World War in the Exhibition - luck and the randomness of war.

These performances will be at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm daily in our Grahame-White Factory. Admission to each performance is free. 
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The Boulton Paul Defiant
Members' Event - 18 November
On 18 November, Ian Thirsk, the Museum's Head of Collections, will be giving a fascinating talk to Museum Members about the logistical challenges associated with relocating aircraft across all three of the Museum's sites in support of the Museum's RAF Centenary 2018 Transformation Programme.

The talk will start at 7.00 pm and will last approximately an hour and a half. Tickets for this talk retail at £10 for Members and £15 for non-Members. Refreshments will be served.
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Win your Christmas Online Shop
Win Your Christmas Online Shop!
Last month we announced that we were giving one lucky person the opportunity to win back their purchase from our online shop during October.  Such was this promotion's popularity we will be repeating it in November.

Quite simply, everyone who purchases a gift from our online shop in November will have the opportunity to win back their purchase in a free prize draw. Just buy your gift (up to the value of £250) from our online shop, and we will do the rest.

The lucky winner will have their purchase re-imbursed back onto their credit
card. So why not treat yourself or someone you love? It could be you! Terms & Conditions apply.

Don't forget our Christmas Catalogue will be out soon. Reserve your copy now.
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