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IOP joins historians and RAF to launch schools project in centenary year

IOP joins historians and RAF to launch schools project in centenary year

18 January 2018

IOP has teamed up with the RAF and the Historical Association to create the RAF100 Schools Project, launched at Bentley Priory Museum with the help of the RAF’s first female pilot, some school students and experts in how technological development has been entwined with the history of the RAF over the last 100 years

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