As part of our WWII project, Primary 5/6 visited the National Museum of Flight to take part in a ‘Draft Day’.
We were shown round by Sue. She told us lots of interesting facts and information about life at East Fortune air-field during the war. We found out what RAF uniforms were like. People in the RAF had many pieces to their uniform, such as a hat, a heavy jacket made of wool, thick boots and a gas mask. Every morning they had to arrange their uniform on their bed in a special way. If they didn’t, they would have to do it again and again until they got it right! They also had to march across the air-field – ATTENTION!
We got a chance to see some planes from WWII such as a Spitfire (a famous British plane) and a Nazi plane, called a Messerschmitt Komet. We even got to try on pilots uniforms. They were made of sheepskin and leather and were very heavy but fluffy and cosy inside to keep the pilots warm.
As if that wasn’t enough, we learnt lots about flight at the ‘fantastic flight’ exhibition and finished our day at the assault course! Sue said she was really impressed by how much we knew about WWII. We had a fantastic, action-packed day!