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History at the University of Plymouth will be supporting the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘RAF Stories Big Weekend’ by hosting one of the national story collecting events taking place around the country, capturing local stories relating to the Royal Air Force.

Plymouth is one of several venues across the UK participating in the RAF Stories Big Weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November. Whether you’re a veteran, current serviceman or servicewoman, an air cadet or have family links to the RAF, whatever your connection, however big or small, you’re invited to attend and share your favourite anecdotes.

RAF Museum Community Engagement Officer - RAF Stories, Jess Boydon said:

“We are extremely grateful to the staff and student volunteers at Plymouth for hosting one the RAF Stories Big Weekend events. With venue’s up and down the country taking part, it’s easier for members of the public to get involved and ensure their RAF memories are captured. Whether its stories about courage, love, tragedy, friendship, bravery, triumph, humour and everything in between, we hope people will find their local participating venue and take up the opportunity to share their story with us.

"Over the last two years, the RAF Museum has recorded hundreds of stories now available online for the public to view. By working together with venues such as Plymouth, the Museum is able to widen its reach and together this catalogue of stories will expand and enrich peoples understanding of the RAF today.”

RAF Stories is a global oral history project which digitalizes and makes accessible engaging, historical and contemporary stories of people’s personal connections to the RAF and the service’s influences on their lives. 

All stories captured over the RAF Stories Big Weekend will then be uploaded to the RAF Stories website for audiences around the world to hear first-hand some of the inspirational and ground-breaking recollections from former RAF personnel and their families about their RAF journey. 

Whether you have one anecdote or ten to share, join us at Plymouth on 2 November between 10.00 and 16.00. 

The RAF Stories project is proudly supported by National Lottery Players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Date: 2 November 2019
Time: 10.00-16.00
Where: Room 415, Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Cost: Free

Watch RAF stories on YouTube