An opportunity for young people to tell the story of an RAF base and bring together their understanding of history and physics
The history of the RAF demonstrates how people and their needs have pushed scientific development. How can knowledge of those people and the technology they worked with push us to think about developments for the future?
On this website there is an interactive map showing all the RAF bases in the UK and another of all the RAF bases used globally. The maps start from the First World War period through to today.
Currently these maps only include very basic information about each of the bases. We would like schools and youth groups to provide the information about the bases. This information will be uploaded onto the site (following validation) and will provide the lasting data about that base. Young people will be directly contributing to the RAF100 legacy.
In addition to helping tell the story of each base, the competition offers an opportunity for young people to bring together their understanding of how scientific ideas and technology have developed in history to explore current and future technological developments that might shape the RAF and civilian world of the future.
The prizes include opportunities to attend commemorative events during the centenary year, as well as gifts for the school.
Additional history competitions for years 3-7 and A-level
We are now also running two supplementary history and local history competitions, one for years 3-7 and one for A-level students. Find out more and enter