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

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Call for Speakers – RAF Museum Research Programme 2018

In anticipation of the Centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018, the RAF Museum seeks proposals from postgraduate students, early-career, and established researchers for our annual Research Programme. Our Research Programme consists of three lecture series: The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and … Continue reading Call for Speakers – RAF Museum Research Programme 2018

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

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 First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – The Use of Flight in the African Campaigns of World War 1

On 17 February 2017, Dr Anne Samson will explore the use of air power during the African campaign of the First World War. TALK OUTLINE When one thinks of the campaigns in Africa, one thinks of the long slog through the desert in South West, or the horrors of water, mud and jungle in East … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – The Use of Flight in the African Campaigns of World War 1

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Night Owls: Lieutenant William Aitken and No. 151 Squadron in 1918

On 11 November 2016, Professor Niall Barr examines the development of air defence during the First World War through the experience of his Great Uncle. TALK OUTLINE This talk blends part of Professor Barr's family history with an examination of the German bombing campaign against Britain in the First World War and the development of … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Night Owls: Lieutenant William Aitken and No. 151 Squadron in 1918

Call for Speakers – RAF Museum Research Programme for 2017

As part of our 2017 Research Programme, the RAF Museum is seeking proposals from postgraduate students, early-career and established researchers for our lecture series. These series consists of: The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the University of Wolverhampton in London and Wolverhampton respectively; The First … Continue reading Call for Speakers – RAF Museum Research Programme for 2017

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – ‘Havoc from the Heavens’

On 12 August 2016, Dr Jonathan Black of Kingston University will discuss the work of British war artist Lieutenant Sydney Carline of the RAF in a talk entitled '‘Havoc from the Heavens’: The Contribution of British Air Power to the Destruction of Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Turkish Forces in 1918 through the eyes of British War … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – ‘Havoc from the Heavens’

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

RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps

Dr Edward Bujak of Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, Indiana, will discuss 'Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps' as part of the RAF Museum's First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series. TALK OUTLINE The Royal Flying Corps was established in 1912. Six years later … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps