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How An RAF Museum Is Expanding And Conquering

The only Royal Air Force Museum in mainland Europe is about to get a little bigger. Royal Air Force Laarbruch may have closed 17 years ago...

The only Royal Air Force Museum in mainland Europe is about to get a little bigger.
 
Royal Air Force Laarbruch may have closed 17 years ago but the memory lives on.
 
One of the air base's churches now houses a permament exhibition reflecting four and a half decades of RAF history.
 
It hold a collection that until now has filled two buildings - but is about to expand significantly.
 
A museum housed in shipping containers has arrived from RAF Marham in Norfolk.
 
It tells the story of 31 Squadron, which spent nearly half its 100-year existence in Germany.
 
It’s why 31 Squadron Association wanted Laarbruch to be the display’s permanent home. 
 
10 Field Squadron, whose job was fast runway repair, are also to be represented.
 
However, the star attraction is a Hawker Hunter, a single seat fighter based at another RAF base in Germany during the 1950s.
 
The intention is for the new museum to continue to expand further, so if you know of any artefacts linked to any RAF base in Germany, they’d love to hear from you.
 
 
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