RAF Centenary Exhibition: Behind the scenes

Planned entrance to the new site at RAF Museum, opening 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
Planned entrance to the new site at RAF Museum, opening 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
Planned entrance to the new site at RAF Museum, opening 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

The RAF Museum is busy developing it’s London site and preparing exhibits for the RAF Centenary next year  One of the areas in the new exhibition will be a timeline covering 100 years of the RAF.  Like the exhibition itself, it will not be looking to tell you the whole history of the RAF but will be taking events, some major, some minor and placing them in the appropriate position on the timeline.

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Accompanying the timeline will be a number of tactile models showing how aircraft of a similar role have evolved (representative models can be seen in the photos) and a miscellany of roughly 100 smaller objects highlighting many varied aspects of the RAF.  It covers technical equipment, (some high tech, some very low tech) and personal items from the mundane to the extraordinary.

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A couple of weeks ago we took a long list of roughly 150 items and laid them down on a 10 meter long table to see if we could whittle the list down to about 100.  This allowed us to group some of the objects together, see what items worked and which didn’t and get a general feel for what this part of the exhibition may look like. For more information visit www.rafmuseum.org.uk

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