To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the RAF, on 1st April 2018, London Councils is producing an article in the forthcoming RAF100 Commemorative Album. This will tell London’s part in the national story about the success of the RAF and celebrate the diverse contributions of all Londoners to the RAF. The album will be distributed in the summer of 2018.
In support of the RAF100 appeal, London Councils attended the launch event of the RAF100 Cookbook to represent the London boroughs. The cookbook tells the story of the RAF over 100 years in 100 countries, showcasing 100 regional recipes. Order your copy now.
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The RAF and London’s part
The RAF has historic connections with many of the London boroughs. Find out on the map below how your borough has contributed, or continues to contribute, to the RAF.
RAF-related public attractions
There are various attractions opening across London to celebrate the RAF's achievements and commemorate the contribution of all those who have served in or supported the RAF. Find out more below.
RAF Museum re-launch
A multi-million-pound transformation of the RAF Museum’s London home will welcome visitors to discover a new green heart of the community in Colindale, reflecting the historic RAF Hendon airfield.
New, innovative galleries will explore the first 100 years of the RAF, its roles today and invite visitors to imagine its future contribution and technology, opening in June 2018.
A new digital sharing project will promote a conversation with a global audience and help connect people to the RAF story.
You can sign up to their Centenary Programme e-newsletter here.
Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
The Biggin Hill Memorial Museum will tell the story of the famous fighter station and its role during the Second World War as well as honour those who served at Biggin Hill.
The building of the new museum and conservation of the historic Chapel started in September 2017, which will take just over a year to complete.
Battle of Britain Bunker
Hillingdon Council is investing in a new visitor and education centre opening adjacent to the Battle of Britain Bunker. The centre will be open to public visits on 30 March, when the bunker will also reopen. Bunker tours take place regularly throughout the day and must be pre-booked.
The Centenary Baton Relay will begin its journey at the Royal Courts of Justice on 1 April and will end 100 days later on 10 July on Horseguards Parade. There will be various stops at 100 sites associated with the RAF, over the 100 days, including the Battle of Britain Bunker on 2 April.