RAF stages Battle of Britain celebrations

London’s RAF Museum is set to commemorate the bravery of those who took part in the Battle of Britain with a special weekend of events.

The Battle of Britain Weekend is an annual pageant, including talks, tours and concerts, with a Spitfire flypast set to entertain visitors to central London hotels.

Saturday and Sunday will see concerts of music inspired by the heroics of the Battle of Britain, which will be performed by the Barnet Band and the Royal Air Force Associations’ Presidents Band.

Kids will also be catered to, with model makers Airfix being present throughout the entire weekend in the Dermot Boyle Wing.

Airfix will give children of all ages the opportunity to make and paint their own Spitfire for free.

Additionally, the event will see the return of the Land Army experience due to “popular demand”. It will showcase the various animals that housewives were encouraged to have at home, including rabbits, chickens and goats.

Guided tours around the Battle of Britain Hall will be given by resident experts and talks explaining how the Operations Rooms worked will take place on both days.

Visitors will also be treated to a live interpretation of a 1940s squadron scramble, showcasing the organisational skills needed during the era.

Furthermore, history buffs may enjoy the museum’s showing of archived film footage and newsreels from the Battle of Britain as well as classic films, such as Angels 15 and the 1969 epic Battle of Britain.

Guests at The Montcalm hotel can easily travel to the venue, via the local Marble Arch station, which is located near Colindale station – on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

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