First Lecture in Australia!

As most of you are by now aware, I moved to Australia in late-2017. Having moved without a job, I am busy writing and preparing to get back into researching a couple of new project in due course. However, I am still trying to be active on the lecture scene, and I will be giving … Continue reading First Lecture in Australia!

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RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – From Habit to Dependency: Hendon and Military Aviation in the First World War

In this talk, the RAF Museum’s Archive, Library and Research Manager, Nina Hadaway, explores the relationship between Hendon and the development of military aviation during the First World War. TALK OUTLINE Hendon has a long association with aviation. As early as the 1910s experimental flights were undertaken across its green fields, and air races fired … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – From Habit to Dependency: Hendon and Military Aviation in the First World War

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – Watching, Killing: The Evolution of RAF Drone Warfare in the 21st Century

Dr Peter Lee, a noted expert on RAF drone operations, discusses 'Watching, Killing: The Evolution of RAF Drone Warfare in the 21st Century’ TALK OUTLINE Since the formation of 39 Squadron in 2007, and the subsequent formation of XIII Squadron in 2012, there has been a slow and at times uneasy progression towards a distinct … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – Watching, Killing: The Evolution of RAF Drone Warfare in the 21st Century

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Musical Entertainments in the RFC/RAF on the Western Front, 1914-18

In this lecture, Dr Emma Hanna will explore the will explore the musical sound worlds of the airmen on active service 1914-18. TALK OUTLINE Music was a keystone in the maintenance of servicemen’s morale in all three forces, but so far very little work has been done on the musical activities of the Royal Flying … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Musical Entertainments in the RFC/RAF on the Western Front, 1914-18

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Expansion of the Royal Indian Air Force in World War II, 1939-46

In this lecture, Aashique Iqbal will explore the expansion of the Royal Indian Air Force during the Second World War. TALK OUTLINE The establishment in 1933 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was a consequence of the colonial Government of India’s policy of handing Indians token military control to forestall popular calls for greater Indian … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Expansion of the Royal Indian Air Force in World War II, 1939-46

RAF Museum Cold War Lunchtime Lecture – Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957

On 17 March, as part of the RAF Museum Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series, Professor Keith Hayward will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War. TALK OUTLINE The period from the end of the Second World War through to the Sandys White Paper of 1957 was a major … Continue reading RAF Museum Cold War Lunchtime Lecture – Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957

2017 RAF Museum Research Programme

It has taken a while to finalise the details but here is the 2017 Research Programme for the RAF Museum. We have a great series of lectures with speakers from around the globe with a wide variety of subjects and themes being explored. You can download a copy of the programme here. Please note that … Continue reading 2017 RAF Museum Research Programme

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – France under Friendly Bombs, 1940-1945

On 9 March, Professor Andrew Knapp examines the Allied bombing campaign against targets in France during the Second World War. TALK OUTLINE Studies of the Allied strategic bombing offensive during the Second World War have tended, logically, to focus on the main target, Germany. Yet, over one in every five bombs dropped by the Allies … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – France under Friendly Bombs, 1940-1945

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Nervous Flyer: Psychological Disorders and the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945

TALK OUTLINE From the Second World War, the British public and historians have enjoyed a romantic relationship with the flyers of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The courtship began in the summer of 1940, when the Battle of Britain was fought in plain view of the villages of southern England. The rakishly-angled caps, silken cravats, … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Nervous Flyer: Psychological Disorders and the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen and the Creation of a Legend

Dr Nicholas Martin of the University of Birmingham will discuss 'The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen and the Creation of a Legend' as part of the RAF Museum's First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture series. TALK OUTLINE The lecture will examine Manfred von Richthofen’s memoir The Red Battle Flyer (1918) and attempt to … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen and the Creation of a Legend