RAF Museum Hendon – “Our Finest Hour” 14th September 2015

I can’t think of many more apt ways to spend the eve of Battle of Britain day and one of the biggest aerial commemoration of the Battle than unhindered access to arguably the most significant collection of complete aircraft of the era. Following on from building success of the Open Cockpit evenings at both sites … Continue reading RAF Museum Hendon – “Our Finest Hour” 14th September 2015

Vickers Wellington – A History and Survivors

When most people think of Bomber Command in World War Two attention instantly turns to the Lancaster or the Halifax. But before these four engined work horses came along there was another aircraft which provided the nations offensive back bone, the Vickers Wellington. In 1932 the government released Specification B.9/32, which called for a twin … Continue reading Vickers Wellington – A History and Survivors

First World War In the Air – RAF Museum – Exhibit Histories

Last week I posted my thoughts on the new First World War exhibition at the RAF Museum's Hendon site, this post looks at the history of the aircraft included in the display. Bleriot XXVII - "433":  This aircrafts history until around 1965 is not known, though it is highly likley that the aircraft was built … Continue reading First World War In the Air – RAF Museum – Exhibit Histories