RAF museum launches wartime caravan expedition

If you’re looking for something to do during the weekend of 14th/15th September, head to the RAF Museum in Cosford, West Midlands, to enjoy a special exhibition looking at the role of caravans in wartime Britain.

“Caravans were used extensively throughout the war as accommodation for people whose homes had been destroyed and by military personnel, industrial and farm workers, including the Women’s Land Army,” a museum representative told the CaravanTimes website.

Given that caravanning was a relatively new hobby in the 1930s and 40s, and that production virtually shut down during the war to make way for essential manufacturing work, genuine wartime caravans are something of a rarity. Several of the models on show at the exhibition also feature period equipment and daily items such as gas masks and kitchenware,

Other activities taking place alongside the exhibition include a demonstration of a Griffon engine and actors bringing a World War II RAF operations room back to life.

The event is commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and Lancaster and Spitfire flypasts are also scheduled to take place during the weekend. Click here for more information.

Although Coast doesn’t insure wartime caravans, we do offer touring caravan insurance on leisure vehicles up to 10 years old. For a free quotation call Freephone 0800 614 849 or buy touring caravan insurance online.