“The First World War in the Air” at the RAF Museum

Given the chance I would very much like to see this exhibition.  It sounds and looks really great and it hasn’t even opened yet.  I saw some footage of the Duke of Edinburgh having an early tour, (Daily Telegraph image below).

The Duke of Edinburgh visited the RAF museum to see the First World War In The Air exhibition (Eddie Mulholland)

and I saw another news item about the descendents of Manfred von Richthofen and Albert Ball having met for the first time. (another Daily Telegraph image)

Vanda Day meets Baron Donat von Richthofen at the RAF Museum Photo: Eddie Mulholland

The other thing that I love is that the RAF Museum used some of the lottery funding they received for the exhibition to digitize most or all of the service records of the men who served in the RFC and RAF from 1914 to 1918. Check out the story – http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/museum-opens-up-royal-air-forces-archives/ and the site itself at http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/

Do me a favour. If you’re in the UK and you get the chance, go and see this exhibition and make me incredibly envious.


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