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New RAF photography exhibition coming to museum in Stanmore

Bentley Priory Museum is set to re-open for the New Year next Wednesday (18 January) and visitors will be able to see a new exhibition of photographs from the recent Royal Air Force Photographic Competition.

This annual competition captures RAF life and encourages entries from both amateur and professional photographers. The ‘People’s Choice’ category allowed the public to vote on their favourite image from a shortlist.

The Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced was held at the Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore in November last year and has also been hosted at the venue in previous years.

Jackie Goetcherian, Front of House Manager at Bentley Priory Museum: “The RAF photographic awards presentation is such a positive, lovely event – a highlight in the museum calendar. It is particularly interesting to see how the photographic styles and subject matter change year on year.”

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A formation flight of specially painted Chinook and Puma helicopter took place on 25th November 2021, to mark over 90 years of combined service. The occasion saw the aircraft take a commemorative flight over a number of locations in the South of England displaying their bespoke anniversary tail art.

For those who may be unfamiliar with the museum, Bentley Priory Museum is a listed building in Stanmore, Harrow and tells one of the most important narratives of modern history – how the Battle of Britain was won.

The building was used as the Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. with the museum exploring how technology, leadership and courage forged victory, enabling Britain’s darkest hour to also be her finest hour.

The RAF photography exhibition will be on display until mid-March and entry to the exhibition are included in Museum admission.