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Sir Richard Branson narrates February podcast for Royal Air Force Museum

8th February 2010

The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that as part of its monthly podcast series aviation entrepreneur and the founder of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has generously given his time to narrate this month’s podcast “Bader: Fighter Pilot”.


Museum Launches Battle of Britain Podcast Series

25th January 2010

2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. To commemorate this defining moment in the history of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Air Force Museum has, today, launched the first of twelve monthly podcasts which will explore throughout 2010 the history and mythology behind this legendary aerial conflict.


Royal Air Force Museum Director General DR Michael Fopp To Retire

20th January 2010

Dr Michael Fopp, Director General of the Royal Air Force Museum for the last 22 years, will retire in June 2010, but will be retained by the Museum to assist a fund-raising campaign for a new visionary project to commemorate and celebrate the enduring legacy of the Battle of Britain.


Shropshire Praised for Role in the Birth of the Modern Olympics

2nd December 2009

The Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock has been praised by cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell and Olympic Gold medallist Jonathan Edwards for its status as the birthplace of the modern Olympics.


Shropshire Shines In CountryFile Magazine

5th November 2009

Shropshire is currently featuring in the November issue of the BBC CountryFile Magazine with a 7 page article on the county, which was generated as the result of a press trip hosted by Shropshire Tourism.


Museum Displays James May’s Spitfire

29th October 2009

Viewers of James May’s Toy Stories shown on BBC2 can now see the life size model Spitfire constructed during the show, at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums Celebrate Remarkable Visitor Figures

14th October 2009

2009 is proving to be a very memorable year for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.


Percival Prentice Arrives At Cosford

14th October 2009

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford recently took delivery of an RAF Percival Prentice that was flown in to RAF Cosford by pilot Ben Cross from Coventry.


Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

9th October 2009

Months of behind-the-scenes work from rail company Wrexham & Shropshire is rewarded as passengers are now able to take advantage of an improved weekday timetable.


Best Western Valley Hotel wins Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme

6th October 2009

The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is the first hotel in Shropshire to be awarded the coveted Gold award, under the Green Tourism Business Scheme, for demonstrating excellence in environmental practice.



The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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