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Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museums display at this years show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.

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Peg planes and trench talk

Peg planes and trench talk

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

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   Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAFs centenary in 2018.

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Cosford serves up another tasty festival

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this years Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midlands has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this years festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.

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German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming Open Cockpits Evening taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017.

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Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

Conference accommodation at a University of Wolverhampton campus has been given a top rating by the national tourist board, confirming the high standard of facilities.

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Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britains military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.

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Model show returns to Cosford in April

Model show returns to Cosford in April

The popular Shropshire Scale Model Show will be returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2 April 2017.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshires Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution.

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German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.

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