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During September the Museum received a valuable batch of WW1 wooden propellers including propellers from a Sopwith Pup, FE2, Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter, and a 4 bladed propeller from an SE5a. This last item has a plaque attached to it dated 1923 and linking it to the famous ace Captain Albert Ball VC, R.A.

From WW2 we have been given a (suitably deactivated!) incendiary bomb which was part of a cluster dropped near Gatwick Airport and an ‘operational’ teddy bear. This bear, who was named Wacker, is dressed in warm knitted clothing and accompanied its owner on more than 50 bombing missions over Germany. He flew inside his owners jacket and has a tiny burned hole in his front where he was hit by a hot shard of anti-aircraft shell on one operation.

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Ex-Spitfire Pilot Airborne Once More

On the 27th June Wing Commander Owen Hardy DFC and bar, AFC, former No 72 Sqn Second World War Spitfire pilot, visited the Museum to witness the…

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Chichester MP Visits Exhibition

On Saturday 19 August, Chichester’s MP, Gillian Keegan, visited the Polish and Czech Exhibition being held at the Museum this summer. She was accompanied…

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A Successful Family Day

On Sunday 6 August, the Museum held a very successful ‘family fun day’ that attracted almost 1,300 visitors.

There was much on offer for the…

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Polish and Czech Pilot Exhibition Opens

An exhibition on the Polish and Czech Pilots in the Second World War, curated by David Coxon, the Museum’s Deputy Director, has recently opened…

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