Royal Air Force Museum

On 1 March 2017, St. David’s Day, I made a visit to the Royal Air Force Museum’s Hendon location.

Major works at the RAF Museum.

As can be seem from the photograph, the car park has all but disappeared.

The museum’s advice, stated on their web site, strongly recommends public transport. I took the No. 303 bus from Mill Hill Broadway rail station.

Once you arrive at the main entrance you are then directed along a well-marked walkway. The Echo-Alpha-Tango Restaurant has been demolished and replaced with an expanded Wessex Cafe (in its usual place). The Battle of Britain hanger, which also contained the Sunderland flying-boat, is closed and its aircraft distributed throughout the remaining buildings; except the Sunderland which is too big to move. It was covered in orange plastic sheeting, while remaining in the hanger.

All the work is being done, to provide new and expanded facilities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Air Force, which is 1st April 2018.

It’s still an excellent museum and well worth visiting.

For more information, I recommend the museum’s centenary site: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/centenary-programme/raf-centenary-programme-news.aspx