A Most Busy Summer

The RAF Museum’s Darren Priday tells Nigel Price about the latest projects in Cosford’s ever busy Michael Beetham Conservation Centre


The cockpit of Hampden P1344.

One thing guaranteed each year is that the staff at the RAF Museum’s internationally regarded Michael Beetham Conservation Centre are going to be kept very, very, busy. They’re tasked with keeping one of the world’s premier historical aeronautical collections in tip-top condition, performing breathtaking ground-up restorations on important aircraft and much more – it’s safe to say the RAF Cosford-based team are always on the go.

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