RAF Museum London
On the Armed Forces Day celebratory weekend, the newly refurbished RAF Museum London was opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex. Supported by MBDA, the museums new exhibitions feature a number of our products which are or were historically in service with the RAF. MBDA Military Adviser to the Air Force, Rob Thornley, tells us about his experience working on this project.
I've been heavily involved in the refurbishment and upgrade of RAF Museum London over the past year or so. we're proud to have sponsored the museums introduction of two fantastic new exhibitions; The Age of Uncertainty and 100 Years of Flight. This is particularly timely as this year is, of course, RAF 100 - the centenary celebration of the Royal Air Force.
The sponsorship package highlights our long relationship with the RAF that stems back to World War II when propellers, built by one of MBDA's early predecessor companies, contributed to victory in the air.
A wide range of our current and legacy products including Skyflash, SPEAR and Brimstone are on display in the two new exhibitions. Some of the products have been sourced from as far away as RAF Lossiemouth while the ALARM on display in 'The Age of Uncertainty' missile wall was kindly donated by our share holder BAE Systems after they 'found' one at Warton. Under the management of the MBDA UK Air Advisor, Sales & Business Development were given the responsibility to deliver the hardware element of the display with a mix of real equipment and models.
It's great to see the phenomenal level of effort that has been contributed by MBDA and museum staff in recent months and to see how our work has directly supported the RAF throughout its history.
In addition to seeing many of our legacy and current products, you can also get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Sea King rescue helicopter flown by Prince William, see a full scale F-35 in the flesh as well as a range of platforms and products used by the Royal Air Force over the past 100 years. To find out more information about the museum and our involvement click here