The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight workshop involves a tour of the hangar to explore the historical aircraft in this fantastic working RAF museum. Topics such as ‘Heroes’ and ‘My Brother Flies Lancasters’ set the context for investigating what happened and who was involved in flying during World War II. An optional workshop to complement the tour provides the Home Front context for the Battle. The gallery exhibition showcases the collection and details of this unique site.
The workshop session includes:
Hangar tour: visit the amazing Battle of Britain Memorial Flight hangar with our guide. The tours have themes such as ‘Heroes’ and/or ‘My Brother Flies Lancasters’ and give an insight into the experiences of those involved at the time.
Home Front: Aspects of the Home Front are explored to set the context for the hangar tour visit.
Gas masks, shelters and the Blitz preparations: What preparations were made for evacuation and bombing of cities? 2/3 children are chosen to be a warden and one to be a police officer. Explain why children were sent away. Ask what they would pack today. Then the wardens sound the rattle and children have to don their gas masks. Ask if they saw the shelter.
We also plan closely with the LCC Aviation team and RAF Coningsby Engagement Centre so if you would prefer a dual site visit then please discuss this with the learning team.
Aircraft Hangar Experience (BB01)
10.00 – 10.30
Arrival, coats and bags in the learning room and visit toilets. Welcome & introduction from learning staff
Aircraft Hangar Tour
World War Two Home Front Workshop
Lunch: The dedicated lunchroom is available should you wish to have lunch and visit the exhibition.