Bishop Grosseteste University together with Wings to the Past, are delivering a project at RAF Cosford from November 2021 to June 2022.
The title for this project is ‘RAF Cosford - A Story of Resilience’ and will run over eight months offering serving personnel time to learn something new and spend time with their loved ones.
The Cosford project will involve using archaeological techniques to research, survey and record some of the most fragile historical buildings on the site.
A second aspect of the project will be to research the lesser-known history and heritage of RAF Cosford. The project will focus on stories of resilience, such as the prisoners of war that were repatriated through Fulton Block. Research the community hospital, and record how some of the wooden huts were at the heart of the community in the 1930s. At the start of the project participants will also be able to join a series of online lectures given by Dr Derwin Gregory from Bishop Grosseteste University.
Dr Derwin Gregory, Programme Leader for Archaeology and Heritage at BGU said: “Wings to the Past not only helps to uncover some of the rich history found within RAF sites, but offers the opportunity for military personnel and their dependants to take part in archaeological fieldwork to help discover more about the community they are part of while enjoying family time together."