Cold War Podcasts

Lightning

With the final stages of the Second World War came the first jet fighters; the British Gloster Meteor and the German Messerschmitt 262.This podcast tells the story of the development of the first British supersonic interceptor.
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RAF Humanitarian Operations

The Royal Air Force has long played a key role in humanitarian and disaster relief operations, both in Britain and overseas. This podcast summarises the Royal Air Force's involvement in humanitarian operations throughout its history, in areas of conf
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Operation Corporate: The RAF's role in the Falklands Campaign

This podcast tells the story of the RAF's response to an unexpected war 8000 miles away from Britain.
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Women of the Air Force

It is 70 years since the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (the WAAF) was formed on 28th June 1939. To commemorate the formation of the WAAF but also to raise awareness of the contribution made by women serving in the air force
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The Story of the TSR-2

Through the history of Britain's aircraft industry there are stories of projects that failed to get off the page, and those that scarcely got off the ground, before being cancelled. The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 is perhaps the most controver
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Remembrance: Key Stage 1

This podcast for younger listeners explains Remembrance: How can we remember people who died to protect us? And, why do we wear poppies and stand silenty for two minutes on the 11th November each year?
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Lucky Charms

Flying has always been a relatively dangerous thing to do, and this was especially true in the early days of aviation, and in wartime. For luck, many pilots took with them special items like rabbits feet and toy bears.
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