A bold new display celebrating and commemorating the centenary of the Royal Air Force is now open to visitors at the RAF Museum Cosford.
Entitled RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018, the new display showcases the diversity and history of the RAF through personal stories and a collection of previously unseen artefacts.
Assistant curator Clare Carr says, “Items for the display have been carefully selected for their potential to engage visitors with a fresh perspective on the RAF story. Some of the more unusual items include rock blown from the Mohne Dam during the renowned Dambusters raid of 1943, a set of wire cutters smuggled into a POW camp, contents from a Christmas gift box given to personnel serving in Iraq in 2004, and a parachute release handle used by a pilot to escape his crashing Hurricane during the Battle of Britain. Many of the objects look perfectly ordinary but have remarkable stories to tell.”
RAF Museum Cosford is open daily from 10am and entry is FREE of charge. For more information visit rafmuseum.org/cosford.