We are excited to launch our new Membership programme with a talk by celebrated historian, author and presenter James Holland on the Battle of Britain. The talk will be followed by an exclusive opportunity to get a unique view inside some of our Second World War aircraft.
This FREE event will take place from 5:30pm on 7 September. All we ask is that you book your free ticket: https://royalairforcemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/36141?catID=36165&
Author of the bestseller ‘The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History’, James Holland will be delivering a fascinating talk about one of the most important events in the history of the RAF and arguably this nation. On 7 September 1940 the Luftwaffe switched from attacking the RAF airfields to launching bombing raids on British cities.
Setting the scene with France falling to the invading N***s, he will show that Britain and its Empire stood alone against a seemingly unbeatable Luftwaffe. Yet through bravery of its multinational pilots, the effective Dowding System and several tactical mistakes by N**i Germany, the RAF prevailed. This will be followed by a Q&A opportunity.
After the talk you can get over the ropes and up close to our aircraft. Our Spitfire Mk I, Hurricane Mk I, Fiat CR.42 and Messerschmitt Bf 109E will have panels removed, offering you a unique insight view of these iconic fighter aircraft. Peek inside the cockpit of the Hawker Typhoon Mk I, Tempest Mk V and Junkers Ju 87 Stuka. Or crawl through the fuselage belly hatch of the main German bomber during the Battle, the Heinkel He 111, or stand under the iconic Avro Lancaster.
This event will also outline our new membership programme which will offer a wide range of perks with exclusive behind-the-scenes access. This is a MUST for every aviation and history enthusiast out there.