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Dowding and WWI: The Making of a Commander

July 14, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Temporary Exhibition Gallery Explore the WWI experiences of Royal Flying Corps pilot Hugh Dowding, and how his experiences shaped his convictions and leadership as Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940 – based at RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore. This exhibition has been co-curated by volunteers and has been generously funded by the … Continue reading Dowding and WWI: The Making of a Commander

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10:00 am

Message in a bottle family trail

August 5, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

To complement our new WWI exhibition, our summer holiday activities are all World War I themed for 2017. Join us on any of our open days for our new garden trail. World War I pilots would drop messages from their aircraft down to ground crew below. Inspired by this, find the hidden clues ‘dropped’ around the gardens with … Continue reading Message in a bottle family trail

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11:00 am

WWI Object Handling

August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inspired by our new exhibition looking at Sir Hugh Dowding's experience as a WWI pilot, join us over the school summer holidays to explore our new WWI Object Handling collection. Available on Saturdays, 11am - 3pm, from Saturday 22nd July - Saturday 2nd September.

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