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March 2018

100 Years of Air Defence

30 March - 10 November

Temporary Exhibition Gallery. To celebrate 100 years of the RAF, join us to explore the origins of the Dowding System and its legacy in later years. This exhibition has been co-curated by volunteers.

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June 2018

Friday Morning Talks: ‘Battle of Britain Fighter Aircraft’

15 June at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for another Friday morning talk, when we discover the iconic fighter aircraft of the RAF and Luftwaffe. By AM Cliff Spink Included in Museum admission, or £3 donation. Booking not required, simply come along on the day. About Air Marshal Cliff Spink When he left the Service in 2003, Cliff Spink’s RAF career as a fighter pilot had extended over more than 40 years and 7000 flying hours. During that time, he had flown Lightnings, Phantoms and the…

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Friday Morning Talks: ‘Secret War: RAF Tempsford and the SOE’

29 June at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for another Friday Morning Talk, when we discover the Special Operations Executive (SOE), enlisted by Churchill to help wage a secret war in occupied territory in Europe against Hitler’s armies, and the Lysander aircraft that made their missions possible. By Debbie Land, from The Shuttleworth Collection Included in Museum admission, or £3 donation. Booking not required, simply come along on the day.

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Armed Forces Day 2018

30 June at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Commemorate Armed Forces Day with tours and family friendly activities at the Museum. Please check back here for more details nearer the time. Standard admission charges apply.

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July 2018

Friday Morning Talks: ‘Berlin Airlift and other RAF Humanitarian Operations’

13 July at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for another Friday Morning Talk, when Seb Cox, historian and Head of the Royal Air Force’s Air Historical Branch, will explore the RAF’s largest ever humanitarian operation, The Berlin Airlift. From June 1948 to May 1949 the RAF delivered over 3 million tons of food, fuel and machinery in the first crisis of The Cold War. By Seb Cox Included in Museum admission, or £3 donation. Booking not required, simply come along on the day.

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RAF100 Afternoon Tea

14 July at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday 14th July 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force with a scrumptious, handmade afternoon tea in the Museum's vintage cafe. £19.50 per person (£24.50 including Museum admission). £21.50 per person including a special themed biscuit (£26.50 including Museum admission). Advance booking required by Friday 6th July. Click here to book online Alternatively, call 020 8950 5526 or email enquiries@bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk to book.

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August 2018

National Play Day

1 August at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Play Day Offer: All Children 6-15 are FREE Make the most of National Play Day with free admission for all children aged 15 and under. Join in with our existing Summer Holiday activities and additional activities. Check back here for more information nearer the time.  

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September 2018

Friday Morning Talks: ‘Operation Black Buck: The Vulcan in the Falklands’

7 September at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 1982, after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, Britain responded by sending a Taskforce of more than 100 ships and some 25,000 troops to retake the islands 8,000 miles away. There was only one runway on the islands which could be used by aircraft to attack and possibly sink our fleet, so action had to be taken to prevent the Argentinians from using this runway. The only bomber which could possibly reach this runway was the Vulcan. Join us for…

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Friday Morning Talks: ‘Gulf War One – Tornado’

28 September at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for another Friday Morning Talk, when we are joined by Tornado pilot Squadron Leader John Peters who will share with us his harrowing experiences during Gulf War 1. John came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. It was his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression. His war was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week…

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