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The Battle of Britain and Bomber Command Museums

Peter Elliot and Ross Mahoney discuss the establishment of the Battle of Britain and Bomber Command Museums at RAF Hendon.

The Battle of Britain and Bomber Command Museums at RAF Hendon.

In this step, Peter and Ross examine the following statements and questions:

  1. Was there a defined strategy to develop the Hendon site beyond the Historic Hangers in 1972?
  2. The Battle of Britain Museum received a warm reception on its opening
  3. In the public’s memory, the Battle of Britain represents the historical pinnacle of the RAF
  4. The Bomber Command Museum was opened 15 years after the demise of Bomber Command
  5. This would have been one of the first public memorials to Bomber Command of any type
  6. With the advent of the National Cold War Exhibit at Cosford, the museum became The Bomber Hall. Was there any significant change in the emphasis of the collection?

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