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RAF Museum Wins Best Heritage Project 2015
Congratulations to the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum’s First World War in the Air exhibition received over 7,000 votes to be named the UK’s Best Heritage Project in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded project. In the exhibition, personal artefacts are displayed alongside First World War aircraft, bringing inspiring stories to life and ensuring that the bravery and sacrifice of these aviation pioneers will never be forgotten. The exhibition tells the story of the evolution of air power, starting with the early days of flight - including such milestones as Blériot’s cross-Channel flight, and the first flight from London to Manchester. The Trustees of the Royal Aero Club Trust are pleased to support the RAF Museum’s WWI centenary commemoration by lending items from its Collection to the exhibition. The propeller from Blériot’s cross-Channel monoplane is shown (below left), together with the Rose Bowl presented to Claude Grahame-White (below right), following the London to Manchester Race – won by Louis Paulhan.