As part of the ‘Cheltenham Remembers’ programme the Jet Age Museum at Staverton will host an exhibition on behalf of the Cheltenham Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, to commemorate the formation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, together with the creation of the aircraft industry in Cheltenham.
The exhibition will include a three-quarter scale RAF SE.5a model, a replica airfield workshop and an operational airfield tableau.
It will include memorabilia from the H. H. Martyn aircraft factory, RAF at Rendcomb and Flight Cadets in Cheltenham and contemporary RAF memorabilia.
Marking its long association with the RAF, there will be a display from GCHQ of previously top secret cryptographic and other items released for the first time to the local public.
The exhibition will be opened by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, this Saturday, March 31.
Local schools are being invited for weekday visits for a special participatory programme.
Further information – Exhibition co-ordinator, AVM Tony Mason: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry: Free (donations encouraged)