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Fundraising campaign for airfield tribute

Steve Beebee

The Friends of Lavenham Airfield is raising funds to build a memorial to the USAAF’s 487th Bomb Group.

Steve Beebee

RAF Museum London art exhibition to open

Steve Beebee

A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz (July 1940 – May 1941) is set to go on display at the Royal Air Force Museum London next month.

Steve Beebee
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Stratospheric Cold War warriors: Alconbury TR-1As

In 1983, the first Lockheed TR-1As arrived at RAF Alconbury...

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Japanese Phantoms approaching sunset

Midori Fukakusa

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Phantoms have been protecting the nation's airspace...

Midori Fukakusa

National Memorial to the Few launches new talks series

Steve Beebee

A fascinating story of bravery during World War Two will launch a new series of Sunday afternoon talks at the Battle of Britain Memorial.

Steve Beebee

New Zealand museum's photo archives online

Steve Beebee

Researchers can now browse and download thousands of images of New Zealand’s military aviation history.

Steve Beebee

Flying Legends Video

Chris Clifford

See Flying Legends 2020 Trailer Video

Chris Clifford

Hunter's new home in Belgium

Steve Beebee

A Hawker Hunter has found a new home at a museum in Belgium.

Steve Beebee

Cheviot Hills’ airmen remembered

Steve Beebee

In December a special flypast took place to salute airmen who lost their lives on the Cheviot Hills, Northumberland, during World War Two.

Steve Beebee

Seething Control Tower Museum looks to the future

Steve Beebee

After running several successful public events at the preserved, wartime Seething Tower in Norfolk, the volunteer-led museum is seeking new committee members to help take its work further in 2020.

Steve Beebee