Current Exhibitions

‘Capture the Skies’, open October 2019

Come along and see the fantastic entries for our photography competition ‘Capture the Skies’.

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Previous Exhibitions

‘High Flying Women’

Featuring Amy Johnson, Baroness Raymonde de Laroche, Flt Lt Michelle Goodman and many more, our popular exhibition tells the fantastic stories of the women who fought against adversity to achieve aviation history.

If you missed the chance to view this exhibition, there is still the opportunity to ‘Discover More’ in our reference area.

 

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‘Gallantry in the Air’

To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price. This exhibition originally opened on 1 April of this year to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force honouring the aircrew who were decorated for their bravery during World War 2.

The exhibition features RAF personnel who were awarded UK gallantry medals including Guy Gibson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), Distinguished Service Order & Bar (DSO) and Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar (DFC). Gibson was most famous for leading No. 617 Squadron during the Dam Busters raid in 1943 and was awarded the VC, the highest award of the UK’s honours system. Two of the others that feature are Leonard Cheshire who was awarded the VC, DSO & 2 Bars, DFC; and ‘Ginger ‘Lacey, one of the RAF’s highest scoring fighter pilots during World War 2, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal & Bar.

If you missed the chance to view this exhibition, there is still the opportunity to ‘Discover More’ in our reference area.

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