Stories of life in and with the RAF are being requested.
The Royal Air Force Museum is teaming up with venues across the country for the RAF Stories Big Weekend, a national story collecting event capturing local stories relating to the Royal Air Force. Taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, the RAF Museum aims to capture hundreds of stories with the help of participating venues and events at both its Cosford and London sites.
Whether you’re a veteran, current serviceman or servicewoman, an air cadet or have family links to the RAF, whatever your connection, however big or small, you’re invited to attend and share your favorite anecdotes at a venue near you.
RAF Museum Community Engagement Officer – RAF Stories, Jess Boydon said: “We are extremely grateful to all the participating venues for hosting one the RAF Stories Big Weekend events. With venue’s up and down the country taking part, it’s easier for members of the public to get involved and ensure their RAF memories are captured.
“Whether its stories about courage, love, tragedy, friendship, bravery, triumph, humour and everything in between, we hope people will find their local participating venue and take up the opportunity to share their story with us.
“Over the last two years, the RAF Museum has recorded hundreds of stories now available online for the public to view. By working together with other venues, the Museum is able to widen its reach and together this catalogue of stories will expand and enrich peoples understanding of the RAF today.”
RAF Stories is a global oral history project which digitalizes and makes accessible engaging, historical and contemporary stories of people’s personal connections to the RAF and the service’s influences on their lives.
All stories captured over the RAF Stories Big Weekend will then be uploaded to the RAF Stories website for audiences around the world to hear first-hand some of the inspirational and ground-breaking recollections from former RAF personnel and their families about their RAF journey.
Whether you have one anecdote or ten to share, vist the RAF Museum Cosford and RAF Museum London on 2nd and 3rd November between 10.00am and 4.00pm, or search for your nearest venue at rafmuseum.org