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The Aero Club Which Never Was: Gentlemanly Aeronauts versus The New Breed

By Dr Michele Haapamaki

The accepted anecdote is that the Aero Club of Great Britain was imagined during a hot air balloon outing over the lush countryside of Kent in 1901. 1,639 more words

Air Power History

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies - Inter- and Intra-Theatre Learning and British Coastal Air Power in the Second World War

On 14 February, Dr Richard Hammond will examine learning and the use of British coastal air power during the Second World War.


Success in the maritime environment was utterly essential to British survival, and later Allied victory, in the Second World War. 556 more words

Royal Air Force

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies - The Suez Operation, 1956: Planning a Strategic Air Campaign

On 20 October, Dr Tim Benbow of King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College examines the planning for the Suez operation in 1956. 628 more words

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Lecture by Professor Wörner: United Space in Europe

The Director General of the European Space Agency, Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner, gave an eloquent and uplifting talk at Britain’s Royal Aeronautical Society on 19 July. 124 more words