While our doors are temporarily closed to visitors, we will continue to share #OurAmazingCollection at both London and Cosford online, with a series of photo highlights.
Today’s photo is of the Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina on display at Cosford. The Catalinas of RAF Coastal Command played a key role in the Battle of the Atlantic, sinking a number of German submarines. Beyond Europe, RAF and Commonwealth Catalinas patrolled the Indian and Pacific Oceans and flew in support of the Allied landings in North Africa. Today, a small number of civilian Catalinas are used as transport and fire fighting aircraft.
#WeMissYou and look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum when we re-open our doors on Saturday 5 December. Admission is free, simply book your arrival time online https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/, then it's chocks away as you explore the Museum’s vast collection of aircraft, vehicles, artefacts and the fascinating story of the RAF!
We look forward to seeing you soon ✈️