Athletes & Olympians : Sport in the RAF

The Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, London

Event location:
RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London
When:Event passed!
It was on
Tue 1st May 2012 to
Sun 30th Sep 2012

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Where:The Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, London NW9 5LL
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 Last admission: 17:30
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About the event

An exhibition about the importance of Sport in the Royal Air Force, featuring those athletes who were in the RAF at the time that they competed in the Olympic Games.

The famous hurdler, Don Finlay, (Bronze 1932, Silver 1936) will feature alongside Marathon runners, rowers, discus throwers, skiers and members of bobsleigh teams.

Also covered will be notable sportsmen and women in other disciplines who have achieved international success whilst in the RAF.

The Museum will also examine the contribution that sport makes within the Service and in the United Kingdom’s relations abroad, where friendly competition often blazes the trail for political contacts designed to diffuse tensions or win over ‘Hearts and Minds’.

A section of the exhibition will also cover the RAF or former RAF personnel who hope to compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the contribution made by RAF personnel who will officiate, referee and organize events this summer.

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