BFTS News

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Terrell Honors RAF Cadets Killed During World War II

The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony is set for 3 pm Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Oakland Memorial Park, 1000 W. Moore Avenue, followed by a Heritage Tea at the Museum, 119 Silent Wings Boulevard.

The Remembrance Day ceremony honors 20 British cadets who died in plane crashes while receiving their pilot training at the Terrell Municipal Airport before and during World War II. They are buried in a designated area of the cemetery under the British flag. The plots are lovingly maintained by Terrell residents under the supervision of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The simple ceremony includes prayers, scripture readings, poems and brief remarks. A wreath of poppies will be laid at the foot of the central monument by a current RAF officer and a member of the museum’s board of directors. A fly-over by World War II era planes concludes the ceremony.

After the remembrance ceremony, guests are invited to the museum for tea. Representatives of several British organizations – Daughters of the British Empire, Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association and the English Speaking Union – attend the event along with local officials, museum members and guests. The event is free and open to the public. For information visit  or call 972-551-1122.

Counting the days!

We’re in the countdown to re-opening on June 3rd!  We will be resuming our Wednesday – Saturday operating hours from 10 am to 4 pm. Needless to say, we’re excited about welcoming you back to the Museum!  We’ve missed you!

 We will be following the state-wide and local COVID-19 guidelines for museum re-opening that includes everyone wearing masks (except young children), maintaining social distancing, and constant cleaning. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer. 

Look forward to seeing you!


Rudy Bowling
Executive Director
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