Friday 3 February 2017

RAFM London's February 2017


Start the adventure by going Underground
From  6 February major landscaping works will commence at our London site, as part of our preparations for the Centenary commemorations of the foundation of the Royal Air Force in 2018.

Our site will be open, as normal, from 10.00 am daily offering visitors a fantastic day out. However, parking at our site will be heavily restricted. This means that during our most popular days in February, Half Term and weekends, we cannot guarantee parking.

In order to help us, we are asking those of our visitors who can, to leave their cars at home and to travel to us via public transport. Further details can be found on our website.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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The Airfix Logo
Half Term Activities : 13- 17 February
Entertain the kids this February Half Term by making an Airfix kit together!

We will be making the First World War Albatros and Sopwith Pup for £3. You'll be given a kit, glue, paints and your very own hangar to take your finished aircraft home in.

Taking place in our First World War in the Air Hangar,  take inspiration from the actual aircraft on display and design your own paint scheme.

Airfix Make and Take is aimed at families with children aged 8 and above, for younger children there will be a wooden biplane to assemble and decorate.

As an added bonus the Museum will be offering participants 10% discount on model kits from the souvenir shop so you can continue the fun at home!
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Free Lecture - 14 February, 6.30 pm 
On Valentine's Day evening the next talk in our Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies will be held at the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Given by Dr. Richard Hammond, Lecturer in Defence Studies at Kings College London, the lecture will explore the use of British coastal air power during the Second World War.

Admission to this talk is free of charge, but is by advance ticket only. To reserve your place for this fascinating talk, please click here.  
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Voisin LAS of  No 8 Squadron RNAS of East Africa
Free Lecture - 17 February, 12:30 pm
On 17 February Dr. Anne Samson, Co-ordinator of the Great War in Africa Association, will be giving a free lecture on 'The Use of Flight in the African Campaigns of World War One'.

Dr. Samson will discuss the often-forgotten importance of aerial combat in Africa during World War One and the impact of altitude, environment and lack of supplies on those serving in this arena.

Admission to this event is free of charge but is by advanced ticket only. To reserve your place in London's Lecture Theatre please click here
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The Little Swifts Logo
Little Swifts - 23 February, 10.30 am
If you have children of pre-school age come and join us on 23 February for 'Little Swifts', our new activity for under 5s.

Costing £3 per child, Little Swifts introduces children aged 2 - 5 to London's amazing collections through songs, games, arts and crafts.

Places for this activity are strictly limited : please email to reserve a space.  
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