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RAF Centenary exhibition opens at Green Lane Museum

RAF Centenary exhibition opens at Green Lane Museum

Fri, July 06, 2018

A new exhibition which commemorates the centenary of the Royal Air Force has opened this month at Green Lane Museum at Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady.

Curated by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museum Services, it allows visitors to explore the development of the RAF from its formation on 1st April 1918 until recent times. The exhibition examines the RAF’s connection to this region, including Coastal Command Airbases occupied during World War II at Limavady and Ballykelly along with Mullaghmore.

The exhibition, which is free to view, is complemented by images from the Imperial War Museum, Coleraine Chronicle & Constitution Archives and Ulster Aviation Society.

Visitors are encouraged to contribute to a ‘Memory Book’ by sharing any memories or knowledge they have of local airmen who served within the RAF.

‘The Royal Air Force Centenary 1918-2018’ exhibition will be on display at Green Lane Museum until September 30th. In July and August it is open Monday-Sunday 1pm-4.45pm. During these months visitors can also avail of a free guided tour each day at 2pm and 3pm.

In September, the museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday only from 1pm-4.45pm.

To find out more about Museum events near you, please pick up a ‘What’s On’ brochure at one of our venues or contact Museum Services by ringing 028 2766 0230 or email cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Air Marshal Sir Robert Cramer, Officer Commanding Maritime Air Forces, carrying out an inspection of airmen in 1971, marking the end of operational flying at Ballykelly. Courtesy of the Coleraine Chronicle.