The Army Flying Museum has closed its doors due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but it has ramped up its offerings that people can access from home. These include a weekly mini lecture series, plus children’s activities and community outreach projects.
Following the Government’s nationwide lockdown the museum’s regular monthly lecture programme had to be postponed and, in some cases, scrapped. However, starting on Monday 13 April the museum will run a series of lectures, on its website, led by broadcaster and aviation historian Paul Beaver.
Each lecture starts at 7pm and there is a live Q&A session afterwards, giving a total run time of 30 minutes.
Paul said: “I have selected six topics which reflect the most recent lectures and I will preview other lectures.
“First up will be Air Operations of the SOE on Monday.
“Other lectures in the series will include the Last Days of the Luftwaffe, RAF Middle Wallop in the Battle of Britain, the Defence of Malta and, in keeping with the 80th anniversary, Secrets of the Battle of Britain
“We think this is a great way to maintain contact with our loyal followers. It will also bring a whole new audience. If you have a favourite lecture which you would like us to feature, please let us know.”
For children activities include glider and mask making, word searches and colouring in, Easter Activities and badge making. And, for those that can, there is also a pattern for knitted soldiers.
To find out more visit www.armyflying.com and click on one of the Lockdown tabs on the homepage.