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Step back to wartime.

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be stepping back in time with a week of wartime nostalgia and aircraft access, aiming to keep the younger members of the family entertained.

Taking place from tomorrow until Sunday, June 2, families are invited to take part in a number of flight themed activities, including donning wartime clothing and getting up close to two First World War aircraft and two Cold War fighter jets.

Take part in the Spot the Slang trail and test your knowledge of wartime slang used by the military and get hands-on in the Fun 'n' Flight interactive zone, packed full of flight themed fun.

Exclusively for the half term break, families will be given an insight into life as an RAF pilot during the First World War with a rare chance to get a closer look inside the Sopwith Pup and Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter. As well as getting up close to wartime aircraft, families can try on clothing and uniform from the era - great for an unusual family photo, so don't forget to bring your camera.

The aircraft viewing and uniform experience will take place from Tuesday until Friday between 10.30am and 2.30pm and is free of charge. Throughout May half term the museum is challenging its younger visitors to find all the hidden wartime slang words, concealed in and around the War in the Air hangar.

The First World War brought together service personnel from different countries and backgrounds and slang words were often used to help people describe their experiences.

By following the 'Spot the Slang' trail, youngsters will discover the meanings behind First World War slang terms including 'Ace', 'Basket Case' and 'Whizzbang', some of which are still used today.


Families are invited to take part in a number of flight themed activities, including getting up close to two First World War aircraft

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:May 24, 2019
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