Saturday 3 March 2018

Royal Air force Museum - London's March 2018



The RAF 100 Logo
The RAF Centenary: 1 April
On Sunday 1 April the Royal Air Force will celebrate its 100th anniversary!

We will be sharing and celebrating RAF stories throughout the year, but you can join us to commemorate this very special birthday with theatre, family activities and a special appearance from the RAF Baton Relay team on EasterSunday. We will even provide the birthday cake!

Activities will start at 11.00am and will climax with the arrival of the RAF Baton Relay Team between 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Join us for this very special once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
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The Life and Works of W.E. Johns: 10 March
Roger Harris will be talking about the life and work of the famous children’s author and creator of 'Biggles' to mark the 50th anniversary of W.E. Johns' death.

As an enthusiast and collector of the works of W.E. Johns, Roger will look back at the life of the RAF pilot who inspired generations of young people with tales of heroism and bravery in the skies.

This talk will start at 1.00pm in the Museum's Lecture Theatre. Admission is free. Please reserve your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.
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The British Science Week logo
British Science Week: 12 - 17 March
Find out about the physics of flight.

Join us in the Main Reception to make your own quick ‘Bernoulli Blower’ experiment that you can take home to fascinate your friends and family.
This activity is free and suitable for ages 5 – 12.

Drop in any time between 11.00am and 3.00pm Monday 12 March - Friday 16 or from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 17 March. Our team will be ready to astound and amaze.
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An example of the models created by Ryecoteswood Students
RAF Inspired:The Furniture Makers
The furniture manufacturing industry has a long and distinguished association with the Royal Air Force, equipping its ranks with famous aircraft types as the Sopwith Camel, de Havilland Mosquito and the Airspeed troop-carrying glider.

Twenty five furniture design students from Ryecotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford have worked with the Museum, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, to produce concepts for public seating.

Their designs are based on an aspect of the RAF that has inspired them and will be on display in the Museum's Art Gallery daily until late September.
If you are a student of design or intrigued by good practical design we would urge you to visit.
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Can you find the bat and grasshopper in our Museum?
Animal Easter Trail: 31 March - 6 April
Specially created for our younger visitors, our 2018 Easter trail will have you searching for animals and the aircraft that they belong to within our galleries. Sucessfully complete the trail and you will receive a scrumptiously chocolatey reward - well it is Easter!

Trails are available daily from 11.00am - 3.30pm from the Museum's Main Entrance Return your completed trail by 4.15pm to claim your reward. Each trail costs £3.00.
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The Spitfire 100k Logo
Spitfire 100K Challenge: 1 April onwards
Looking for a new challenge?  Why not walk, run or jog your way to 100K in 100 days to mark the RAF's Centenary. Over 500 people across the world have already signed up. 

Starting on the 1 April you have 100 days in which to accomplish the challenge and on completion you will be awarded with an exclusive Spitfire 100K medal.  All you have to do is run, walk or jog 1K each day - if you own a dog you probably do more than that already! All funds raised are in support of the RAF100 Appeal.

It costs £20.00 per person to take part (booking fee applies). You have until the end of March to sign up and get involved.  Good luck!
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