Tip of the Iceberg

Ken Ellis and photographer Darren Harbar visit Stafford to marvel at the Royal Air Force Museum’s hidden treasures

MUSEUMS

RAF MUSEUM

Left to right: Supermarine Seagull V A2-4, Percival Mew Gull replica ‘G-AEXF’, Hawker Hurricane I P3175 wreckage, Westland Wallace II K6035, V-2 rocket. ALL DARREN HARBAR UNLESS NOTED

Every museum has a cache of items – some yet to go on display, others retired from the public gaze or awaiting use in exchanges. As might be expected, the RAF Museum has a vast storage facility which contains around 65,000 objects ranging in size from a Supermarine Seagull V amphibian to a marble fragment from Adolf Hitler’s desk.

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