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Armed Forces€™ Day For All 3 Services

Armed Forces’ Day For All 3 Services

Saturday 26th June 2010 - 10.30am – 3pm - All guests must pre-register



Come and celebrate the Museum’s annual joint service Armed Forces Day on 26th June.

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting Veterans, young and old, from all three services to join as one to celebrate the Museum’s Armed Forces’ Day on Saturday 26th June. During this special reunion, hosted by Museum staff, all Veterans will be treated to a full day’s programme of events and activities including a talk entitled ‘An Event on 30th August 1940’, plus special film screenings.  Both depict the Battle of Britain, marking this years 70th Anniversary. 

Veterans will be treated to tours around the Museum’s Conservation Centre.  Here, Veterans and their guests will be able to view work on current restoration projects, such as the Handley Page Hampden, in an area not normally open to the public.

In addition to these activities the Museum will be holding a raffle on the day enabling Veterans to win tickets to some of the top local attractions, specially commissioned items and much much more.

Attendance at this event is by pre-registration only; with all pre-registered Veterans and their guests receiving a FREE drink on arrival.  There will be a special lunch available at a discounted rate for guests to enjoy together in a designated area surrounded by aircraft.  There will also be a chance to speak to some of the exhibitors including the Aerospace Museum Society, Robert Harrop figurines and Tony Bramham military drawings.

All-in-all this promises to be an exciting day that will enable Veterans to meet up with old friends, reminisce over shared experiences, and enjoy themselves in the authentic atmosphere and setting of the Royal Air Force Museum. With former Service Men and Women joining in from across Shropshire and the West Midlands, Armed Forces’ Day is set to be a truly memorable and sentimental gathering for Veterans and their guests to enjoy.

To make your reservation please call 01902 376 252 or send an email to the Museum at cosfordarmedforcesday@rafmuseum.org, stating your name, telephone number, service you were in and the name of your guest.
 
Entry to the Museum is free of charge.  The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm).  For further details about Armed Forces’ Day please visit www.rafmuseum.org.


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