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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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Gift To The Museum

We are delighted to have received as a donation from his family, a set of tools previously belonging to the late Group Captain Alan…

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161 Next Generation Get-Together

On Sunday 17 July the Museum hosted a get-together of the families of three No 161 (Special Duties) Squadron Lysander pick-up pilots who…

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Phantom XV408 Gifted To The Museum

In November 2005 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 XV408 arrived at the Museum on loan from the RAF Museum. This loan delighted the Museum’s present…

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Légion d'Honneur Investiture at Tangmere

On Friday 24 June, the Museum played host to an investiture at which three RAF veterans of the Second World War were presented with…

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